1.1 Review Introduction


In Chapter 1 we review selected topics in algebra and pre-calculus.

These topics are prerequisites for more advanced topics in MATH110.

Some topics and their applications to MATH110 are summarized in the table below:

Chapter 1 topics
Algebra Topic Prerequisite for MATH110 Calculus Topic
Slope and Writing Equation of Straight Lines Write the equation of tangent line to a curve at a point
Factoring polynomial expressions Identify regions of increasing and decreasing functions by solving polynomials equations
Solving Quadratic and Polynomial Equations Solving equations involving the first and second derivatives of function


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