College Algebra

College Algebra

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This text is highly dependable, having been fine-tuned over many years. Hallmarks are accuracy, precision, depth, strong student support and abundant, thorough, varied exercise sets. This title is fairly traditional and has optional graphing calculator coverage throughout. Part of a four title more

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  • Hardback | 791 pages
  • 198.12 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,655.6g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130914533
  • 9780130914538

Table of contents

R. Review. Real Numbers. Algebra Review. Geometry Review. Integer Exponents. Polynomials. Factoring Polynomials. Rational Expressions. Square Roots; Radicals. Rational Exponents. 1. Equations and Inequalities. Equations. Setting up Equations: Applications. Quadratic Equations. Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form. Solving Inequalities. Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value. 2. Graphs. Rectangular Coordinates. Graphs of Equations. Lines. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Circles. Scatter Diagrams; Linear Curve Fitting. Variation. 3. Functions and Their Graphs. Functions. Properties of Functions. Library of Functions; Piecewise-Defined Functions. Graphing Techniques: Transformations. Operations on Functions; Composite Functions. Mathematical Models: Constructing Functions. 4. Polynomial and Rational Functions. Quadratic Functions and Models. Polynomial Functions. Rational Functions I. Rational Functions II: Analyzing Graphs. Polynomial and Rational Inequalities. 5. The Zeros of a Polynomial Function. Synthetic Division. The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function. Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations with a Negative Discriminant. Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. 6. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms; Exponential and Logarithmic Models. Logarithmic and Exponential Equations. Compound Interest. Growth and Decay; Newton's Law; Logistic Models. Logarithmic Scales. 7. The Conics. Preliminaries. The Parabola. The Ellipse. The Hyperbola. 8. Systems of Equations and Inequalities. Systems of Linear Equations: Two Equations Containing Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations: Three Equations Containing Three Variables. Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices. Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants. Matrix Algebra. Partial Fraction Decomposition. Systems of Nonlinear Equations. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. 9. Sequences; Induction; The Binomial Theorem. Sequences. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem. 10. Counting and Probability. Sets and Counting. Permutations and Combinations. Probability. Appendix: Graphing Utilities. The Viewing Rectangle. Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations. Using a Graphing Utility to Locate Intercepts and Check for Symmetry. Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Equations. Square Screens. Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Inequalities. Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Systems of Linear more

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