Overview of the Student Precalculus Subpackage
Calling SequenceDescriptionVisualizationComputationInteractiveGetting Help with a Command in the PackagePrecalculus Study Guide
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Student:-Precalculus:-command(arguments)
command(arguments)
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The Student:-Precalculus subpackage is designed to help teachers present and students understand the basic material of a standard precalculus course.
Note: Throughout the help pages for the Precalculus subpackage, the terms function and expression are generally used interchangeably, and refer to the mathematical objects that can be manipulated using the operations of calculus. The routines in the subpackage are referred to using the terms routine or command.
Each command in the Student:-Precalculus subpackage can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the command calling sequence.
The long form, Student:-Precalculus:-command, is always available. The short form can be used after loading the package.
The Maple Command Completion facility is helpful for entering the names of Student package commands.
Many of the commands in the Student:-Precalculus package can be accessed through the context panel. First, load the package. Then, these commands are consolidated under the Student Precalculus name.
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The visualization routines provide tools to create plots related to precalculus concepts. They allow you to see the geometric interpretation of these concepts.
For more information on this functionality, see Student/Precalculus/VisualizationOverview.
The visualization commands are:CompositionPlotFunctionSlopePlotLimitPlotRationalFunctionPlot
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The computation routines provide tools that perform standard precalculus operations.
For more information on this functionality, see Student/Precalculus/ComputationOverview.
The computation commands are:CenterOfMassCompleteSquareDistanceLineMidpointSlope
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The interactive routines use the Maple Maplet technology to assist you to work through the standard problems of precalculus in a visually directed manner. These commands display one or more dialog boxes allowing you to plot a function and change the various plot options. They act as an interface to the visualization routines.
For more information on this functionality, see Student/Precalculus/InteractiveOverview.
The interactive commands are:CompositionTutorConicsTutorFunctionSlopeTutorLimitTutorLinearInequalitiesTutorLineTutorPolynomialTutorRationalFunctionTutorStandardFunctionsTutor
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To display the help page for a particular Student:-Precalculus command, see Getting Help with a Command in a Package.
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In addition to the Student:-Precalculus package, Maple includes the Precalculus Study Guide, an exercise-based e-book version of a Precalculus textbook. Covering 11 key topics, this focused review of precalculus gives you multiple ways to solve each problem.
See AlsoCommand CompletionPrecalculus Study GuideStudent