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The most fucked up class in mathematics, designed to make students hate higher level math before they even get to it. Combines concepts from algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and every lower level denomination of math into a confusing clusterfuck of topics that has no correlation with Calculus- and doesn't even introduce the derivative. Forces students to memorize about 50 different formulas and be able to call them to attention on demand. To name a few; quadratic formula, slope intercept formula, point slope formula, completing the square formula, partial fraction decomposition formula, midpoint formula, factoring by grouping, distance formula, Pythagorean formula, and many more. This course should not exist.
"Hey dude could you help me with this Pre-Calculus problem?"
"No way man, I'm in calc 1- that shit is way too confusing for me"
by AfghanPanther September 25, 2018
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shitty wast of time that really fucking sucks if you take advanced. dont even waste your time trying to go for a challenge at this level of math. Take the dipshit level class and maybe you can pass with a d+
Precal student: This sucks. Pre calculus is really fucking dumb.
by nikkikikiki March 01, 2010
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Precalculus is a mathematics course typically taught in secondary schools and in colleges. Precalculus courses assume a prerequisite knowledge of concepts in intermediate algebra, and is generally designed to prepare students for the study of Calculus.

Topics that are typically covered in precalculus are exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and trigonometric functions as well as complex numbers, polar coordinates, parametric equations, vectors. Topics in trigonometry include trigonometric graphs and identities as well as applications.
After completing Algebra 2 in 9th grade, my teacher determined that I was too smart for precalculus and therefore I enrolled in Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry.
by Matthew Garlick December 03, 2007
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A course on outdated mathematics that is not necessary when a higher level of math has been reached. Its main purpose is to amplify the beauty of Calculus, where everything is so much easier thanks to the derivative.
Pre-Calculus Student: Hey, can you help me with my pre-calculus homework?
Me: No, I'm a mathematician.
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Also known as Math Analysis, Precalculus is an incredibly easy class consisting mostly of Algebra 2 concepts. This is a class in which you can do other things such as your AP Chemistry homework or listen to that one Sum 41 album you have stuck in your head. Homework is an insignificant part of the grade and if you have a good teacher, he only checks it once a week.
Alg 2 Student: "How do I solve this compound interest problem??!?"
Precalc Student: "Come on, you should have learned that back in Algebra 1!"

Student 3: "What did you guys do in precalculus today?"
Precalc Student: "We took a nap for a few minutes, then chilled out and listened to some Dubstep while the girls on the other side of the room giggled about random shit the whole time."
by TormentDubz February 13, 2018
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