Topics in this chapter include: function minimums and maximums, increasing and decreasing functions, end behavior, function families, transformations, operations and compositions, and mathematical models.
This chapter focuses on concepts and skills relevant to solving problems involving polynomial and rational functions. Analytical, graphical and numerical methods are considered for solving polynomial and rational equations.
Topics in the chapter include: inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, properties of logarithms, exponential and logarithmic models and equations, compound interest and growth and decay applications.
Students explore and learn about limits from an intuitive approach, computing limits, tangent lines and rates of change, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, conceptual basis for integration and The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.