Pre-Calculus Know-It-ALL

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October 26, 2009


Electronic book text, 608 pages

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007162709X / 9780071627092

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Master pre-calculus from the comfort of home!

Want to "know it ALL" when it comes to pre-calculus? This book gives you the expert, one-on-one instruction you need, whether you're new to pre-calculus or you're looking to ramp up your skills. Providing easy-to-understand concepts and thoroughly explained exercises, math whiz Stan Gibilisco serves as your own private tutor--without the expense! His clear, friendly guidance helps you tackle the concepts and problems that confuse you the most and work through them at your own pace.

Train your brain with ease!

Pre-Calculus Know-It-ALL features:

  • Checkpoints to help you track your knowledge and skill level
  • Problem/solution pairs and chapter-ending quizzes to reinforce learning
  • Fully explained answers to all practice exercises
  • A multiple-choice exam to prepare you for standardized tests
  • "Extra Credit" and "Challenge" problems to stretch your mind

Stan's expert guidance gives you the know-how to:

  • Calculate distance in Cartesian two-and three-space
  • Perform vector multiplication
  • Work with cylindrical and spherical coordinates
  • Understand relations and functions
  • Learn the properties of conic sections
  • Graph exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric curves
  • Define curves with parametric equations
  • Work with sequences, series, and limits
  • Take college entrance examinations with confidence
  • And much more!

Table of contents

PART ONE: COORDINATES AND VECTORS; Chapter 1. Cartesian Two-Space; Chapter 2. A Fresh Look at Trigonometry; Chapter 3. Polar Two-Space; Chapter 4. Vector Basics; Chapter 5. Vector Multiplication; Chapter 6. Complex Numbers and Vectors; Chapter 7. Cartesian Three-Space; Chapter 8. Vectors in Cartesian Three-Space; Chapter 9. Alternative Three-Space; Chapter 10. Review Questions and Answers; PART TWO: ANALYTIC GEOMETRY; Chapter 11. Relations in Two-Space; Chapter 12. Inverse Relations in Two-Space; Chapter 13. Conic Sections; Chapter 14. Exponential and Logarithmic Curves; Chapter 15. Trigonometric Curves; Chapter 16. Parametric Equations in Two-Space; Chapter 17. Surfaces in Three-Space; Chapter 18. Lines and Curves in Three-Space; Chapter 19. Sequences, Series, and Limits; Chapter 20. Review Questions and Answers; Final Exam; Appendix A: Worked-Out Solutions to Exercises: Chapter 1-9;Appendix B: Worked-Out Solutions to Exercises: Chapter 11-19;Appendix C: Answers to Final Exam Questions;Appendix D: Special Characters in Order of Appearance;Suggested Additional Reading;Index

Author comments

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill’s most prolific authors, with more than two dozen highly successful titles to his credit, including the wildly popular Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Physics DeMYSTiFied, Algebra Know-it-ALL, and Calculus Know-it-ALL.

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