Precalculus

the Mathematics of Numbers, Functions and Equations

This course is for anyone who wants to brush up on their basic mathematical skills, particularly students in the last year of high school, or at the beginning of undergraduate studies, who intend to take a first course in calculus. You can use the hashtag #FLprecalculus to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Numbers: integers, rationals, real numbers, absolute value, induction.
  • Functions: graphs, integer powers, roots and radicals, rational powers.
  • Algebra: polynomials and their roots, quadratic polynomials, polynomial division, finding roots, binomial coefficients.
  • Equations: types of equations, equivalence, polynomial equations, equations involving a radical, equations with several radicals/with absolute values, equations in several variables.
  • Inequalities: linear and polynomial inequalities, inequalities involving radicals and absolute values.

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Rating 4.7 based on 10 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 6 hours per week
Starts Jan 11 (last week)
Cost $59
From University of Padova via FutureLearn
Instructors Carlo Mariconda, Alberto Tonolo, Francis Clarke, Valentina Franceschi, Francesco Mattiello
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths

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difficult equations etc in one review

This course takes a lot of time and work, you must have a pretty good base of algebra to start with as you are expected to be able to manipulate difficult equations etc easily....or be really quick at learning!

inequalities involving absolute in one review

the hardest part was inequalities involving absolute values.

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I would like a career in mathematics or astrophysics.

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One thing I particularly liked about this course was the use of quizzes and the thorough answers to questions.

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University of Padova

Rating 4.7 based on 10 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 6 hours per week
Starts Jan 11 (last week)
Cost $59
From University of Padova via FutureLearn
Instructors Carlo Mariconda, Alberto Tonolo, Francis Clarke, Valentina Franceschi, Francesco Mattiello
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering
Tags C R Science, Engineering & Maths