Precalculus

• Precalculus Course Description from the HAHS Course of Studies:

Prerequisite: 76% in Plane Geometry (PS) (recommended average) and 86% in Algebra 2 (recommended average)

This course is designed for those students who plan to take Calculus. It includes a thorough discussion of solving equations and inequalities. An introduction to theory of equations is also covered along with sequences. The study of trigonometry covers the basic definitions and properties. Identities are covered in depth along with their use in solving equations. Solution of right and oblique triangles is studied along with using logarithms to perform more complex arithmetic operations and to solve logarithmic equations. Graphing of functions is covered in depth including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric.

Syllabus:

Graphs and Functions (1.1-1.5)

Inverse, Quadratic and Polynomial Functions (1.6,1.7,2.1,2.2)

Polynomial and Rational Functions (2.2-2.7)

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions (3.1-3.3)

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations (3.4-3.5)

Trigonometric Functions (4.1-4.4)

Graphing Trigonometric Functions and Inverse Trigonometric Functions (4.5-4.8)

Analytic Trigonometry (5.1-5.5)

Additional Topics in Trigonometry (6.1-6.2)

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