# Chapter 2: Algebra with Functions and Expressions

(Credit to Vecteezy for vector graphics)

Chapter 2 examines the properties and algebraic transformations of the functions in Chapter 1. The topics and techniques highlighted in this chapter are intended to support Calculus 1 students’ algebra skills and strategies as they learn to take derivatives. This chapter has the seven sections listed below.

Section 2.1: Composition of Functions

Section 2.2: Simplifying Difference Quotients

Section 2.3: Properties of Exponents and Logarithms

Section 2.4: Properties of Trigonometric Functions

Section 2.5: Inverse Functions

Section 2.6: Solving Multivariable Equations for One Variable

Section 2.7: Decoding Word Problems Involving Rates