College Algebra Essentials

College Algebra Essentials

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For courses in College Algebra.This book takes the same approach as the regular Blitzer College Algebra 3e version, but has been condensed by deleting the last 3 chapters (Chapter 6 Matrices and Determinants, Chapter 7 Conic Sections and Analytic Geometry, and Chapter 8 Sequences, Induction, and Probability). This text explores math the way it evolved: by describing real problems and how math explains them. It is interesting, lively (with applications you won't see in any other math book), and exceedingly clear. Blitzer's philosophy: present the full scope of mathematics, while always (1) engaging the student by opening their minds to learning (2) keeping the student engaged on every page (3) explaining ideas directly, simply, and clearly. Students are strongly supported by a consistent pedagogical framework. A "See it, Hear it, Try it?" format consistently walks students through each and every example in just the same way that an instructor would teach this example in class. Blitzer liberally inserts voice balloons and annotations throughout the text helping clarify the more difficult concepts for students.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 198.1 x 256.5 x 25.4mm | 1,247.39g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131090402
  • 9780131090408

Table of contents

(*Each chapter ends with Review Grids, Review Exercises, and Chapter Test sections.)P. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra. Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions. Exponents and Scientific Notation. Radicals and Rational Exponents. Polynomials. Factoring Polynomials. Rational Expressions.1. Equations, Inequalities, and Mathematical Models. Graphs and Graphing Utilities. Linear Equations. Formulas and Applications. Complex Numbers. Quadratic Equations. Other Types of Equations. Linear Inequalities. Quadratic and Rational Inequalities.2. Functions and Graphs. Lines and Slope. Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles. Basics of Functions. Graphs of Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions. Inverse Functions.3. Polynomial and Rational Functions. Quadratic Functions. Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs. Dividing Polynomials: Remainder and Factor Theorems. Zeros of Polynomial Functions. More on Zeros of Polynomial Functions. Rational Functions and Their Graphs. Modeling Using Variation.4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables. Partial Fractions. Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. Appendix: Where Did That Come From? Selected Proofs. Answers to Selected Exercises. Subject Index. Photo Credits.show more

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