In mathematics education, Precalculus, an advanced form of secondary school algebra, is a foundational mathematical discipline. Mathematics education is a term that refers both to the practice of Teaching and Learning Mathematics, as well as to a field of scholarly Research Elementary algebra is a fundamental and relatively basic form of Algebra taught to students who are presumed to have little or no formal knowledge of Mathematics beyond Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and It is sometimes considered to be an honors course. Courses and textbooks in precalculus are intended to prepare students for the study of calculus. A textbook is a manual of instruction or a standard book in any branch of study Calculus ( Latin, calculus, a small stone used for counting is a branch of Mathematics that includes the study of limits, Derivatives Precalculus typically includes a review of algebra and trigonometry, as well as an introduction to exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, conic sections, and analytic geometry. Algebra is a branch of Mathematics concerning the study of structure, relation, and Quantity. Circle-trig6svg|300px|thumb|right|All of the Trigonometric functions of an angle θ can be constructed geometrically in terms of a unit circle centered at O. The exponential function is a function in Mathematics. The application of this function to a value x is written as exp( x) In Mathematics, the logarithm of a number to a given base is the power or Exponent to which the base must be raised in order to produce The Mathematical concept of a function expresses dependence between two quantities one of which is given (the independent variable, argument of the function Complex plane In Mathematics, the complex numbers are an extension of the Real numbers obtained by adjoining an Imaginary unit, denoted In Mathematics, a conic section (or just conic) is a Curve obtained by intersecting a cone (more precisely a circular Conical surface Analytic geometry, also called coordinate geometry and earlier referred to as Cartesian geometry or analytical geometry, is the study of Geometry Equivalent college courses are introduction to analysis, college algebra, and trigonometry. Analysis has its beginnings in the rigorous formulation of Calculus. Algebra is a branch of Mathematics concerning the study of structure, relation, and Quantity. Circle-trig6svg|300px|thumb|right|All of the Trigonometric functions of an angle θ can be constructed geometrically in terms of a unit circle centered at O.

In detail, precalculus deals with: