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Course SummaryEarn a Precalculus Certificate in just a few weeks with this fun, interactive course. Just watch our short video lessons and take our quizzes and final exam to get a certificate you can use as a stepping stone to more advanced mathematics educational courses.
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About This Course
Earn a Precalculus Certificate in just a couple of weeks by watching fun and concise video lessons that introduce fundamental precalculus concepts in an engaging manner. After watching these short lessons, you can take quick quizzes to gauge your comprehension of logarithmic functions, quadratic equations, piecewise functions and more.
Who's This For?
This precalculus certificate course can help individuals who have never studied calculus examine introductory concepts in this field. Computer programmers, engineers and other professionals who want to refresh their knowledge of precalculus concepts might also find this course useful.
Prerequisites aren't necessary for this course.
Benefits of the Certificate
Whether you're looking to move up in your career or just want to learn new skills, this course can help you. Some benefits include:
- Serves as a useful stepping stone to a more advanced calculus course.
- Provides you with a foundation in concepts like complex numbers and properties of functions.
- Shows employers that you're committed to continuing education and have a solid background in basic math principles.
- Enhances your LinkedIn profile and resume.
Precalculus Program Breakdown
This chapter teaches you how to use function notation, shift graphs on a plane and perform function operations.
Evaluating Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Examine graphs of exponential growth and decay, and learn to graph logarithmic functions. This chapter also introduces you to logarithmic properties and methods for solving exponential and logarithmic equations.
Learn to graph 1- and 2-variable inequalities as well as absolute value inequalities. Examine systems of inequalities and compound inequalities.
Foundations and Linear Equations
Go back to the basics in this chapter, which covers the different types of numbers and parts of a graph. Learn to write linear equations, graph undefined slopes and use a system of equations.
Graphing and Rational Equations
Learn to graph reflections, find the least common denominator and solve rational equations in this chapter.
Factoring and Graphing Quadratic Equations
Examine parabolas in standard, intercept and vertex form. Learn to use FOIL and solve quadratic equations.
Exponents and Polynomials
This chapter teaches you to define zero and negative exponents, simplify expressions with exponents and divide polynomials using long and synthetic division.
Piecewise and Composite Functions
Learn to find the domain of piecewise functions and graph them. This chapter also covers techniques for translating piecewise functions and manipulating functions.
Geometry and Trigonometry
Discover methods for visualizing geometry problems and calculating the volume of spheres and pyramids. Learn how to find distance with the Pythagorean Theorem and graph sines and cosines.
Using Scientific Calculators
This chapter teaches you how to use a scientific calculator to solve equations.
Finish up this course by graphing sine, cosine and tangent functions as well as their transformations. Learn to solve trigonometric equations for x, use the double angle formula and identify properties of special right triangles.
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