Section 1.2

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Section 1.2 Basic Classes of Functions

Text for Section 1.2 Basic Classed of Functions

Learning Outcomes

  • Calculate the slope of a linear function and interpret its meaning.
  • Recognize the degree of a polynomial.
  • Find the roots of a quadratic polynomial.
  • Describe the graphs of basic odd and even polynomial functions.
  • Identify a rational function.
  • Describe the graphs of power and root functions.
  • Explain the difference between algebraic and transcendental functions.
  • Graph a piecewise-defined function.
  • Sketch the graph of a function that has been shifted, stretched, or reflected from its initial graph position.


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