This title in the Homework Helpers series will reinforce mathematical foundations and bolster students' confidence in pre-calculus. The concepts are explained in everyday language before the examples are worked. Good habits, such as checking your answers after every problem, are reinforced.
There are practice problems throughout the book, and the answers to all of the practice problems are included. The problems are solved clearly and systematically, with step-by-step instructions provided.
Particular attention is placed on topics that students traditionally struggle with the most. While this book could be used to supplement a standard pre-calculus textbook, it could also be used by college students or adult learners to refresh long-forgotten concepts and skills.
Homework Helpers: Pre-Calculus is a straightforward and understandable introduction to differential calculus and its applications. It covers all of the topics in a typical Calculus class, including:
- Linear functions
- Rational functions
- Exponential functions
- Logarithmic functions
- Systems of equations
This book also contains a review of the pre-calculus concepts that form the foundation on which calculus is built.
Denise Szecsei earned BS degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Redlands. She served four years as a technical instructor in the U.S. Navy before she went on to receive her doctorate degree in Mathematics from the Florida State University. She has been teaching since 1985 and is currently teaching Mathematics at Stetson University. She is the author of Homework Helpers: Algebra, Calculus, and Trigonometry.