Factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations
There's no doubt that algebra can be easy to some while extremely challenging to others. If you're vexed by variables, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the plain-English, easy-to-follow guidance you need to get the right solution every time!
Now with 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand reference not only explains algebra in terms you can understand, but it also gives you the necessary tools to solve complex problems with confidence. You'll understand how to factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations.Includes revised and updated examples and practice problems Provides explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods Other titles by Sterling: Algebra II For Dummies and Algebra Workbook For Dummies
Whether you're currently enrolled in a high school or college algebra course or are just looking to brush-up your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficult-to-grasp subject.
Do quadratic equations make you queasy? Does the mere thought of logarithms make you feel lethargic? You're not alone! Algebra can induce anxiety in the best of us, especially for the masses that have never counted math as their forte. But here's the good news: you no longer have to suffer through statistics, sequences, and series alone. Algebra II For Dummies takes the fear out of this math course and gives you easy-to-follow, friendly guidance on everything you'll encounter in the classroom and arms you with the skills and confidence you need to score high at exam time.
Gone are the days that Algebra II is a subject that only the serious 'math' students need to worry about. Now, as the concepts and material covered in a typical Algebra II course are consistently popping up on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, the demand for advanced guidance on this subject has never been more urgent. Thankfully, this new edition of Algebra II For Dummies answers the call with a friendly and accessible approach to this often-intimidating subject, offering you a closer look at exponentials, graphing inequalities, and other topics in a way you can understand.Examine exponentials like a proFind out how to graph inequalitiesGo beyond your Algebra I knowledgeAce your Algebra II exams with ease
Whether you're looking to increase your score on a standardized test or simply succeed in your Algebra II course, this friendly guide makes it possible.
Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles... mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications in fields as broad as financial analysis, music theory, biology, medical imaging, cryptology, game development, and seismology.
From sines and cosines to logarithms, conic sections, and polynomials, this friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry, explaining basic concepts in plain English and offering lots of easy-to-grasp example problems. It also explains the "why" of trigonometry, using real-world examples that illustrate the value of trigonometry in a variety of careers.Tracks to a typical Trigonometry course at the high school or college levelPacked with example trig problemsFrom the author of Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies
Trigonometry For Dummies is for any student who needs an introduction to, or better understanding of, high-school to college-level trigonometry.
About the Book
Established as a successful practical workbook series with over 30 titles in the language learning category, Practice Makes Perfect now provides the same clear, concise approach and extensive exercises to key fields within mathematics.
The key to the Practice Makes Perfect series is the extensive exercises that provide learners with all the practice they need for mastery.
Market / Audience
For students who need to review and practice trigonometry, whether to keep up with class work or to prepare for a test or exam (such as SAT and ACT in the US, or GCSE in the UK).
International suitability: High
Benefit to the Customer
Workbook is not exam specific, yet it provides thorough coverage of the trigonometry skills required in most math tests.
About the Authors
Carolyn Wheater ( Hawthorne, NJ) teaches middle school and upper school mathematics at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. Educated at Marymount Manhattan College and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has taught math and computer technology for 30 years to students from preschool through college. She is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools.
Getting ready for calculus but still feel a bit confused? Haveno fear. Pre-Calculus For Dummies is an un-intimidating,hands-on guide that walks you through all the essential topics,from absolute value and quadratic equations to logarithms andexponential functions to trig identities and matrix operations.
With this guide's help you'll quickly and painlessly get ahandle on all of the concepts — not just the number crunching— and understand how to perform all pre-calc tasks, fromgraphing to tackling proofs. You'll also get a new appreciation forhow these concepts are used in the real world, and find out thatgetting a decent grade in pre-calc isn't as impossible as youthought.Updated with fresh example equations and detailedexplanationsTracks to a typical pre-calculus classServes as an excellent supplement to classroom learning
If "the fun and easy way to learn pre-calc" seems like acontradiction, get ready for a wealth of surprises inPre-Calculus For Dummies!
Algebra II builds on your Algebra I skills to prepare you fortrigonometry, calculus, and a of myriad STEM topics. Workingthrough practice problems helps students better ingest and retainlesson content, creating a solid foundation to build on for futuresuccess.
Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps youlearn Algebra II by doing Algebra II. Author and math professorMary Jane Sterling walks you through the entire course, showing youhow to approach and solve the problems you encounter in class.You'll begin by refreshing your Algebra I skills, because you'llneed a strong foundation to build upon. From there, you'll workthrough practice problems to clarify concepts and improveunderstanding and retention.Revisit quadratic equations, inequalities, radicals, and basicgraphsMaster quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functionsTackle conic sections, as well as linear and nonlinearsystemsGrasp the concepts of matrices, sequences, and imaginarynumbers
Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition includessections on graphing and special sequences to familiarize you withthe key concepts that will follow you to trigonometry and beyond.Don't waste any time getting started. Algebra II Workbook ForDummies, 2nd Edition is your complete guide to success.