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Precalculus lessons expand on basic mathematics for learners interested in professions that require deeper understanding of the field. Learn more about precalculus with online courses delivered through edX.

What is precalculus?

Precalculus prepares learners for future calculus courses by covering advanced mathematical concepts, functions, and theories that may not be covered in algebra, geometry, and other classes in a mathematics curriculum. Precalculus will commonly focus on the properties of functions with the study of trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. It can prepare learners for higher-level calculus and other mathematics courses.

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Precalculus course curriculum

To understand precalculus, learners have the option to pursue coursework in the subject in an engaging and effective online learning environment, complete with interactive video tutorials, quizzes, and more. Courses can cover linear, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and trigonometric functions, as well as how to apply them to real-world problems. edX makes it easy to explore all available programs, courses, and certificate options.

Careers in precalculus

A strong educational foundation in precalculus can lead a learner to an exciting career in fields related to the understanding of higher-level mathematics. Aerospace engineers, economists, actuaries, architects, and others use calculus. Explore how you can benefit from precalculus courses delivered through edX and begin your educational journey today.