Precalculus for Everybody

The most efective introduction to Calculus

A self-teaching guide for anyone who wants to learn the concepts that precede Calculus in a clear and concise way. It employs a friendly writing tone, many solved and proposed exercises, stories and even jokes; standing apart from the classic academic book.

This book covers all the essential topics of Precalculus, including:

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This title is the result of several decades of the author’s experience teaching Calculus at university education level. In fact, this book was originally an opening chapter of a Calculus book, since the author considered it crucial to fill the academic gaps of elementary and middle school education.

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Chapter 1: Preliminaries

  • An Overview of Logic and Set Theory
  • The Real Number System
  • Radicals and Rational Exponents
  • Some Topics of Algebra
  • Polynomial Equations
  • Order Axioms and Inequations
  • Absolute Value

Chapter 2: The Cartesian Plane and The Line

  • The Cartesian Plane
  • Equation Graphs. Symmetry and Translations
  • Lines and Linear Equations

Chapter 3: The Conics

  • Introduction
  • The Parabola
  • The Ellipse
  • The Hyperbola
  •  General 2nd Degree Equation. Rotations

Chapter 4: Real Functions

  • Real Functions and their Graphs
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • New Functions from Old Functions
  • Inverse Functions
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Exponential Functions
  • Logarithmic Functions
  • Function Applications

Author: Jorge A. Sáenz

ISBN: 978-612-48516-2-9

Edition: First edition, 2023

Number of pages: 340

Format: Paperback

Measures: 6×9 inches

Weight: 1.2 pounds