Precalculus

This textbook is meant as a review of the essential mathematics needed to succeed in calculus and as an emphasis on problem solving.

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Precalculus

**Publication date**: 02 Sep 2011

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Precalculus

This textbook is meant as a review of the essential mathematics needed to succeed in calculus and as an emphasis on problem solving.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

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From the Author Note:

More information is available at the course webpage.

David H. Collingwood, K. David Prince, and Matthew M. Conroy wrote:Why are we using this text?

Prior to 1990, the performance of a student in precalculus at the University of Washington was not a predictor of success in calculus. For this reason, the mathematics department set out to create a new course with a specific set of goals in mind:

• A review of the essential mathematics needed to succeed in calculus.

• An emphasis on problem solving, the idea being to gain both experience and confidence in working with a particular set of mathematical tools.

This text was created to achieve these goals and the 2004-05 academic year marks the eleventh year in which it has been used. Several thousand students have successfully passed through the course.

More information is available at the course webpage.

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About The Author(s)

David H. Collingwood is a Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington.

Matthew M. Conroy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Director of Math Study Center at the University of Washington.

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