Questing Vole Press
Essential Advanced Precalculus

Essential Advanced Precalculus: A Self-Teaching Guide
by Tim Hill

Description

Can a set be a member of itself? How do we know that the square root of 2 is irrational? Can a graph really represent a function accurately? Is a function just a rule? Does canceling (crossing out) terms mask important algebraic properties? This entirely practical book is for the curious precalculus student who asks such questions and pursues the answers for their own sake.

Success in calculus depends on having a reasonable command of all that went before, yet most precalculus students are taught only simple tools and techniques, leaving them with a superficial understanding of problem-solving. Tim Hill explains why things are true and encourages students to go beyond merely memorizing ways of solving a few problems to pass exams. The result: a future calculus professor delighted (and amazed) at your command of the prerequisite material on the first day of class.

Contents

1. Sets
2. The Real Number System
3. Functions
4. Graphs
5. Solutions

Excerpt

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