## Description

This **digital book contains 6 lectures on** practically everything STEM students need to know about **Elementary Functions** to succeed in their courses. The Lecture Notes contain useful Summaries (Cheat Sheets) and description of necessary Study Skills, including tips for preparing for tests and exam. The Notes are also supplied with answers to Socratic questions dispersed throughout and Solutions to suggested Home Exercises (Worked Examples).

The emphasis is on disentangling and explaining the necessary concepts. Teachers using these notes would enhance the quality of their teaching and by implication, students success. The Notes can be used on their own or to complement standard classroom materials.

**Product Summary:**

Product Summary:

- Comprehensive Lecture Notes on College Algebra and Basic Calculus
- Socratic Questions and Suggested Answers
- Useful Summaries (also known as Cheat Sheets)
- A mathematics-specific Study Skills Guide, including tips for exam preparation.
- Solutions to Exercises suggested for Self-study (Worked Examples)

**Table of Contents:**

I. INTRODUCTION

II. CONCEPT MAPS

III. LECTURES

Lecture 1. ALGEBRA: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers

1.1 Variables

1.2 Variables and operations on variables

1.3 General remarks

1.4 Glossary of terms introduced in this Lecture

1.5 Historical notes

1.6 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 2. Applications of Elementary ALGEBRA: Solving Simple Equations

2.1 Revision: Factorisation

2.2 Revision: Adding fractions

2.3 Decision Tree for Solving Simple Equations

2.4 Applications of equations

2.5 A historical note

2.6 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 3. ALGEBRA: Exponentiation, Roots and Logarithms of Real Numbers

3.1 Types of variables and operations on variables (ctd.)

3.2 Applications

3.3 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 4. FUNCTIONS

4.1 Variables

4.2 Functions

4.3 Elementary operations on functions

4.4 Order of Operations (extended)

4.5 Applications of real functions of real variable and operations on such functions

4.6 A historical note

4.7 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 5. Real FUNCTIONS of One Real Variable: Graphs, Polynomials

5.1 Graphical representation of real functions of one real variable

5.2 How to use graphs of real functions y = f(x) of one real variable

5.3 Applications of graphs

5.4 Elementary functions: monomials (natural powers) and polynomials

5.5 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 6. Real FUNCTIONS of One Real Variable: Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions, Inverse Functions

6.1 Exponential functions

6.2 Logarithmic functions

6.3 Revision: Trigonometry

6.4 A historical note

6.5 Instructions of self-study

Lecture 7. Real FUNCTIONS of One Real Variable: Trigonometric Functions, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Hyperbolic Functions

7.1 Trigonometric functions

7.2 Inverse trigonometric functions

7.3 Hyperbolic functions and their inverses

7.4 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 8. Real FUNCTIONS of One Real Variable: Sketching and Using Graphs, Simple Transformations

8.1 Sketching graphs using a table

8.2 Using graphs to find y1 given x1

8.3 Using graphs to find x1 given y1

8.4 Sketching graphs using simple transformations

8.5 Sketching graphs using several simple transformations

8.6 Sketching a parabola by simple transformations

8.7 Applications of simple transformations

8.8 Instructions for self-study

Lecture 9. Real FUNCTIONS of One Real Variable: Sketching Graphs by Simple Transformations (ctd.)

9.1 Sketching graphs using several simple transformations (ctd.)

9.2 Sketching graphs using pointwise operations

9.3 Instructions for self-study

IV. SUMMARIES

Algebra Summary

Functions Summary

Order of Operations Summary

Quadratics Summary

Trigonometry Summary

Decision Tree For Solving Simple Equations

Sketching Graphs by Simple Transformations

V. GLOSSARY

VI. STUDY SKILLS

VII. TEACHING METHODOLOGY (FAQs)

VIII. SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES FOR SELF-STUDY (WORKED EXAMPLES)

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 4

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 5

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 6

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 7

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 8

Solutions to Exercises in Lecture 9

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