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About This Book Conventions Used in This Book Foolish Assumptions How This Book Is Organized Part I: Set It Up, Solve It, Graph It Part II: The Essentials of Trigonometry Part III: Analytic Geometry and System Solving Part IV: The Part of Tens Icons Used in This Book Where to Go from Here

Part I: Set It Up, Solve It, Graph It Part II: The Essentials of Trigonometry Part III: Analytic Geometry and System Solving Part IV: The Part of Tens

Chapter 1: Pre-Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus: An Overview All the Number Basics (No, Not How to Count Them!) The multitude of number types: Terms to know The fundamental operations you can perform on numbers The properties of numbers: Truths to remember Visual Statements: When Math Follows Form with Function Basic terms and concepts Graphing linear equalities and inequalities Gathering information from graphs Get Yourself a Graphing Calculator Chapter 2: Playing with Real Numbers Solving Inequalities Recapping inequality how-tos Solving equations and inequalities when absolute value is involved Expressing solutions for inequalities with interval notation Variations on Dividing and Multiplying: Working with Radicals and Exponents Defining and relating radicals and exponents Rewriting radicals as exponents (or, creating rational exponents) Getting a radical out of a denominator: Rationalizing Chapter 3: The Building Blocks of Pre-Calc: Functions Qualities of Even and Odd Functions and Their Graphs Dealing with Parent ...

Pre-Calculus: An Overview All the Number Basics (No, Not How to Count Them!) The multitude of number types: Terms to know The fundamental operations you can perform on numbers The properties of numbers: Truths to remember Visual Statements: When Math Follows Form with Function Basic terms and concepts Graphing linear equalities and inequalities Gathering information from graphs Get Yourself a Graphing Calculator

The multitude of number types: Terms to know The fundamental operations you can perform on numbers The properties of numbers: Truths to remember

Basic terms and concepts Graphing linear equalities and inequalities Gathering information from graphs

Solving Inequalities Recapping inequality how-tos Solving equations and inequalities when absolute value is involved Expressing solutions for inequalities with interval notation Variations on Dividing and Multiplying: Working with Radicals and Exponents Defining and relating radicals and exponents Rewriting radicals as exponents (or, creating rational exponents) Getting a radical out of a denominator: Rationalizing

Recapping inequality how-tos Solving equations and inequalities when absolute value is involved Expressing solutions for inequalities with interval notation

Defining and relating radicals and exponents Rewriting radicals as exponents (or, creating rational exponents) Getting a radical out of a denominator: Rationalizing

Qualities of Even and Odd Functions and Their Graphs Dealing with Parent ...