This course covers topics including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, periodic, and trigonometric functions, along with equations, identities, and practical word problems. This text takes an application-motivated conceptual approach, aiming to be student readable. This course includes complete text, videos, practice problems, sample quizzes and exams, lecture notes, and online assessments.
This course is based on the open textbook Precalculus, by David Lippman and Melonie Rasmussen.
Precalculus: Lippman and Rasmussen is available as an OHM course.
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