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Just-in-Time Algebra and Trigonometry for Early Transcendentals Calculus, 4th Edition

By Guntram Mueller, Ronald I. Brent

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 15, 2012

Description

Are you ready to ace calculus at the college level? With this book, you will be! Professors often say “Students don’t fail the calculus, they fail the algebra.” In other words, even if you understand calculus, your algebra and trigonometry skills can hold you back. Here’s a quick quiz—do you remember how to:

  • Factor trinomials?
  • Solve equations containing exponents and logs?
  • Work with inverse trig functions?

 

If not, that’s where this book comes in handy! Just-in-Time is designed to bolster the algebra and trigonometry skills you’ll need while you study calculus. As you make your way through the course, Just-in-Time is with you every step of the way, showing you the exact algebra or trigonometry topics that you’ll need and pointing out potential problem spots. The easy-to-use Table of Contents features the calculus subject listed directly across from the algebra/trigonometry skills needed to master that topic. Use this book as your study companion and put your anxiety to rest!

Table of Contents

Calculus Topic: Review of Basics

1. Numbers and Their Disguises

Multiplying and dividing fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, parentheses, exponents, roots, percent, scientific notation, calculators, rounding, intervals

 

Calculus Topic: Circles, Parabolas, etc.

2. Completing the Square

Completing the square in one and two variables

 

Calculus Topic: Equations

3. Solving Equations

Equations of degree 1 and 2, solving other types of equations, rational equations, the zero-factor property

 

Calculus Topic: Algebraic Functions and Graphs

4. Functions and Their Graphs

Introduction, equations of lines, power functions, shifting graphs, intersection of curves

 

Calculus Topic: Transcendental Functions

5. Cyclic Phenomena: The Six Basic Trigonometric Functions

Angles, definitions of the six trigonometric functions, basic identities, special angles, sum formulas, graphs of complex trigonometric functions

 

6. Exponential Functions

The family of exponentials, the function ex

 

7. Composition and Inverse Functions

Composite functions, the idea of inverses, finding an inverse of f given by a graph, finding the inverse of f given by an expression

 

8. Logarithmic Functions

Definition of logarithms, logs as inverses of exponential functions, laws of logarithms, the natural logarithm

 

9. Inverse Trigonometric Functions

The definition of arcsin x, the functions arctan x and arcsec x, inverse trigonometric identities

 

Calculus Topic: Limits

10. Changing the Form of a Function

Factoring, canceling, long division, rationalizing, extracting a factor from under a root

 

Calculus Topic: Derivatives

11. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Working with difference quotients and rational functions, canceling common factors, rationalizing expressions

 

Calculus Topic: The Chain Rule

12. Decomposition of Functions

Inner, outer, and outermost functions, decomposing composite functions

 

Calculus Topic: Implicit Differentiation

13. Equations of Degree 1 Revisited

Solving linear equations involving derivatives

 

Calculus Topic: Related Rates, Applied Max-Min Problems

14. Word Problems, Algebraic and Transcendental

Applied Max-Min Problems, Algebraic word problems, the geometry of rectangles, circles and spheres, trigonometric word problems, right angle triangles, the law of sines and the law of cosines, exponential growth and decay

 

Calculus Topic: Integrating Trigonometric Functions

15. Trigonometric Identities

Rewriting trigonometric expressions using identities.

 

Appendices

A. The Binomial Theorem

B. Derivation of The Quadratic Formula

 

Answers to Exercises

Index

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