College Algebra

College Algebra

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Bob Blitzer has inspired thousands of students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present the full scope of mathematics with vivid applications in real-life situations. Students stay engaged because Blitzer often uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives, showing that their world is profoundly more

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  • Hardback | 896 pages
  • 220.98 x 276.86 x 20.32mm | 1,859.72g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • colour illustrations, colour tables
  • 0321782283
  • 9780321782281
  • 1,466,791

About Robert F. Blitzer

Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade College for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Trigonometry all published by more

Table of contents

P. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of AlgebraP.1 Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real NumbersP.2 Exponents and Scientific NotationP.3 Radicals and Rational ExponentsP.4 Polynomials Mid-Chapter Check PointP.5 Factoring PolynomialsP.6 Rational Expressions SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER P TEST 1. Equations and Inequalities1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities1.2 Linear Equations and Rational Equations1.3 Models and Applications1.4 Complex Numbers1.5 Quadratic Equations Mid-Chapter Check Point1.6 Other Types of Equations1.7 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER 1 TEST 2. Functions and Graphs2.1 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs2.2 More on Functions and Their Graphs2.3 Linear Functions and Slope2.4 More on Slope Mid-Chapter Check Point2.5 Transformations of Functions2.6 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions2.7 Inverse Functions2.8 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER 2 TEST CUMULATIVE REVIEW EXERCISES (CHAPTERS 1-2) 3. Polynomial and Rational Functions3.1 Quadratic Functions3.2 Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs3.3 Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems3.4 Zeros of Polynomial Functions Mid-Chapter Check Point3.5 Rational Functions and Their Graphs3.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities3.7 Modeling Using Variation SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER 3 TEST CUMULATIVE REVIEW EXERCISES (CHAPTERS 1-3) 410 4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions4.1 Exponential Functions4.2 Logarithmic Functions4.3 Properties of Logarithms Mid-Chapter Check Point4.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations4.5 Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER 4 TEST CUMULATIVE REVIEW EXERCISES (CHAPTERS 1-4) 5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities5.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables5.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables5.3 Partial Fractions5.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables Mid-Chapter Check Point5.5 Systems of Inequalities5.6 Linear Programming SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER 5 TEST CUMULATIVE REVIEW EXERCISES (CHAPTERS 1-5) 6. Matrices and Determinants6.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems6.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Their Applications6.3 Matrix Operations and Their Applications Mid-Chapter Check Point6.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations6.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER 6 TEST CUMULATIVE REVIEW EXERCISES (CHAPTERS 1-6) 7. Sequences, Induction, and Probability7.1 Sequences and Summation Notation7.2 Arithmetic Sequences7.3 Geometric Sequences and Series Mid-Chapter Check Point7.4 Mathematical Induction7.5 The Binomial Theorem7.6 Counting Principles, Permutations, and Combinations7.7 Probability SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER 8 TEST CUMULATIVE REVIEW EXERCISES (CHAPTERS 1-8) 8. Conic Sections8.1 The Ellipse8.2 The Hyperbola Mid-Chapter Check Point8.3 The Parabola SUMMARY, REVIEW, AND TEST REVIEW EXERCISES CHAPTER 7 TEST CUMULATIVE REVIEW EXERCISES (CHAPTERS 1-7) Appendix: Where Did That Come From? Selected ProofsAnswers to Selected ExercisesSubject IndexPhoto Creditsshow more

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