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    Coordinates in Two Dimensions Help

    Introduction to Coordinates in Two Dimensions We locate points in the plane by using two coordinate lines (instead of the single line that we used in one dimension). Refer to Fig. 1.6. We determine the coordinates of the given point P by first determining ...

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    The Slope of a Line in the Plane Help

    Introduction to The Slope of a Line in the Plane A line in the plane may rise gradually from left to right, or it may rise quite steeply from left to right (Fig. 1.13).

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    The Equation of a Line Help

    Introduction to The Equation of a Line The equation of a line in the plane will describe—in compact form—all the points that lie on that line. We determine the equation of a given line by writing its slope in two different ways and then equating them. ...

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    Loci in the Plane Help

    Introduction to Loci in the Plane The most interesting sets of points to graph are collections of points that are defined by an equation. We call such a graph the locus of the equation. We cannot give all the theory of loci here, but instead consider a ...

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    Trigonometry Review for Calculus Help

    Introduction to Trigonometry Review for Calculus Here we give a whirlwind review of basic ideas of trigonometry. When we first learn trigonometry, we do so by studying right triangles and measuring angles in degrees. Look at Fig. ...

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    Sets and Functions Help

    Introduction to Sets and Functions A set is a collection of objects. We denote a set with a capital roman letter, such as S or T or U. If S is a set and s is an object in that set then we write s

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    A Few Words About Logarithms and Exponentials Help

    Introduction to a A Few Words About Logarithms and Exponentials We will give a more thorough treatment of the logarithm and exponential functions in Chapter 6. For the moment we record a few simple facts so that we may use these functions in ...

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    Calculus Basics Practice Test

    Review the following concepts if needed: Number Systems Help Coordinates in One Dimension Help ...

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    Graphs of Functions Help

    Introduction to Graphs of Functions It is useful to be able to draw pictures which represent functions. These pictures, or graphs , are a device for helping us to think about functions. In this book we will only graph functions whose domains and ranges ...

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    Plotting the Graph of a Function Help

    Introduction to Plotting the Graph of a Function Until we learn some more sophisticated techniques, the basic method that we shall use for graphing functions is to plot points and then to connect them in a plausible manner.

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