This animated gif
illustrates de Moivre's Theorem applied to the number 1. Each
successive image shows the roots of one plotted on a unit circle in
the complex plane. Image credit:
Root of Unity -- from Wolfram MathWorld
Pre-calculus is the study of functions
and relations, linear functions, exponential and logarithmic functions,
power, polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions, polar
functions, and parametric functions as a preparation for the study of
calculus. The introductory calculus topics of limits, continuity, rate of
change, derivatives and integrals are presented. Activities and
instruction emphasize the Rule of Four (analytic, graphical, numerical,
and verbal) approach to understanding and applying the topics and
techniques of this course.
Click on the
link below for current class information, assignments, pictures from class
activities, and selected notes from class.
11 March 2016
California has not defined standards for
Pre-Calculus. Our course, however, meets the State's standards for
Trigonometry, Linear Algebra, and Mathematical Analysis.
to see how our course is aligned with these
Links to Pre-calculus Resources:
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