# Precalculus

## the Mathematics of Numbers, Functions and Equations

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more 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 | 4.6★ based on 12 ratings |
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Length | 5 weeks |

Effort | 6 hours per week |

Starts | Dec 13 (30 weeks ago) |

Cost | $59 |

From | University of Padova via FutureLearn |

Instructors | Carlo Mariconda, Alberto Tonolo, Francis Clarke, Valentina Franceschi, Francesco Mattiello |

Download Videos | Only via web browser |

Language | English |

Subjects | Programming Engineering |

Tags | C R Science, Engineering & Maths |

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**avoid using papers**
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It could have better exercise material (to avoid using papers which I hate) but that's just me.

**difficult equations etc**
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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**
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the hardest part was inequalities involving absolute values.

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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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Rating | 4.6★ based on 12 ratings |
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Length | 5 weeks |

Effort | 6 hours per week |

Starts | Dec 13 (30 weeks ago) |

Cost | $59 |

From | University of Padova via FutureLearn |

Instructors | Carlo Mariconda, Alberto Tonolo, Francis Clarke, Valentina Franceschi, Francesco Mattiello |

Download Videos | Only via web browser |

Language | English |

Subjects | Programming Engineering |

Tags | C R Science, Engineering & Maths |

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