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Precalculus is a mathematics course typically taught in secondary schools and in colleges. Precalculus courses assume a prerequisite knowledge of concepts in intermediate algebra, and is generally designed to prepare students for the study of Calculus.

Topics that are typically covered in precalculus are exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and trigonometric functions as well as complex numbers, polar coordinates, parametric equations, vectors. Topics in trigonometry include trigonometric graphs and identities as well as applications.
After completing Algebra 2 in 9th grade, my teacher determined that I was too smart for precalculus and therefore I enrolled in Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry.
автор: Matthew Garlick 3 декабря 2007
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shitty wast of time that really fucking sucks if you take advanced. dont even waste your time trying to go for a challenge at this level of math. Take the dipshit level class and maybe you can pass with a d+
Precal student: This sucks. Pre calculus is really fucking dumb.
автор: nikkikikiki 1 марта 2010
A course on outdated mathematics that is not necessary when a higher level of math has been reached. Its main purpose is to amplify the beauty of Calculus, where everything is so much easier thanks to the derivative.
Pre-Calculus Student: Hey, can you help me with my pre-calculus homework?
Me: No, I'm a mathematician.
автор: Urban Dictionary 7 мая 2007

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