This course prepares students for success in calculus. A brief review of college algebra topics is presented including linear, polynomial, radical, rational and absolute value, functions, and equations. Students also examine systems of equations, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions as well as analytic geometry. In addition, students are introduced to sequences and series.
Trigonometric Equations, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and Polar Coordinates
Convert coordinates between polar and rectangular.
Convert equations between polar and rectangular.
Solve oblique triangles using the laws of sines and cosines.
Solve trigonometric equations.
Systems of Equations
Calculate solutions using Gaussian elimination.
Calculate solutions using inverse matrices.
Solve systems of linear equations in two variables.
Solve systems of linear equations in three variables.
Calculate solutions using Cramer’s rule.
Precalculus Content Review
Review all topics and objectives from Weeks One through Six.
Introduction to Functions
Analyze graphs of functions including inverse functions.
Graph functions including inverse functions.
Use different methods to find the roots of polynomials.
Apply the fundamental theorem of algebra.
Apply the use of functions to real-world situations.
Rational, Logarithmic, and Exponential Functions
Determine the domain of a rational function.
Identify the vertical, horizontal, and slant asymptotes of a rational function.
Solve exponential and logarithmic functions.
Analyze the relationship between exponential and logarithmic functions.
Analyze graphs of exponential and logarithmic functions.
Apply exponential and logarithmic functions to real-world problems.
Conic Sections, Sequences, and Series
Differentiate among the equations for conic sections.
Examine how transformations affect conic sections.
Use sequence and summation notation.
Solve arithmetic series.
Solve geometric sequences and series.
Trigonometric Functions and Identities
Convert angle measures between degrees and radians.
Construct the unit circle.
Use the unit circle to find the values of trigonometric functions.
Analyze values of inverse trigonometric functions.
Apply trigonometric functions to solve right triangles.
Describe the graphs of trigonometric functions.
Manipulate trigonometric identities.
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