Topics covered in AMS 3

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Precalculus, 7th edition, by Sullivan and Sullivan

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2. Functions and Their Graphs

2.1 Functions
2.2 The Graph of a Function
2.3 Properties of Functions
2.4 Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions
2.5 Graphing Techniques: Transformations
2.6 Mathematical Models: Building Functions

3. Linear and Quadratic Functions

3.1 Properties of Linear Functions and Linear Models
3.2 Building Linear Models from Data
3.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Properties
3.4 Build Quadratic Models from Verbal Descriptions and from Data
3.5 Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions

4. Polynomial and Rational Functions

4.1 Polynomial Functions and Models
4.2 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function
4.3 Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
4.4 Properties of Rational Functions
4.5 The Graph of a Rational Function
4.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5.1 Composite Functions
5.2 One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions
5.3 Exponential Functions
5.4 Logarithmic Functions
5.5 Properties of Logarithms
5.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations
5.7 Financial Models
5.8 Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newton’s Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models
5.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Models from Data

6. Trigonometric Functions

6.1 Angles and Their Measure
6.2 Trigonometric Functions: Unit Circle Approach
6.3 Properties of the Trigonometric Functions
6.4 Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions
6.5 Graphs of the Tangent, Cotangent, Cosecant, and Secant Functions
6.6 Phase Shift; Sinusoidal Curve Fitting

7. Analytic Trigonometry

7.1 The Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions
7.2 The Inverse Trigonometric Functions (Continued)
7.3 Trigonometric Equations
7.4 Trigonometric Identities
7.5 Sum and Difference Formulas
7.6 Double-angle and Half-angle Formulas
7.7 Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas

8. Applications of Trigonometric Functions

8.1 Right Triangle Trigonometry; Applications
8.2 The Law of Sines
8.3 The Law of Cosines
8.4 Area of a Triangle
8.5 Simple Harmonic Motion; Damped Motion; Combining Waves

9. Polar Coordinates; Vectors

9.1 Polar Coordinates
9.2 Polar Equations and Graphs
9.3 The Complex Plane; DeMoivre’s Theorem
9.4 Vectors
9.5 The Dot Product
9.6 Vectors in Space
9.7 The Cross Product

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