# Algebra for College Students / Edition 3

ISBN-10: 0136129080

ISBN-13: 9780136129080

Pub. Date: 03/21/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Algebra for College Students is typically used in a very comprehensive 1-semester Intermediate Algebra course serving as a gateway course to other college-level mathematics courses. The goal of the Intermediate Algebra course is to provide students with the mathematical skills that are prerequisites for courses such as College Algebra, Elementary Statistics,

## Overview

Algebra for College Students is typically used in a very comprehensive 1-semester Intermediate Algebra course serving as a gateway course to other college-level mathematics courses. The goal of the Intermediate Algebra course is to provide students with the mathematical skills that are prerequisites for courses such as College Algebra, Elementary Statistics, Liberal-Arts Math and Mathematics for Teachers. This Algebra for College students text may also be used in a 1-semester, lower-level College Algebra course as a prerequisite to Precalculus.

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136129080
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/21/2007
Series:
Angel Developmental Algebra Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
960
Sales rank:
596,320
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.45(d)

## Related Subjects

Note: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, and Chapter Practice Test and after Chapter 1, Cumulative Review Test.

Preface

To the Student

CHAPTER 1: Basic Concepts

1.1 Study Skills for Success in Mathematics, and Using a Calculator

1.2 Sets and Other Basic Concepts

1.3 Properties of and Operations with Real Numbers

1.4 Order of Operations

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 1.1—1.4

1.5 Exponents

1.6 Scientific Notation

CHAPTER 2: Equations and Inequalities

2.1 Solving Linear Equations

2.2 Problem Solving and Using Formulas

2.3 Applications of Algebra

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 2.1—2.3

2.5 Solving Linear Inequalities

2.6 Solving Equations and Inequalities Containing Absolute Values

CHAPTER 3: Graphs and Functions

3.1 Graphs

3.2 Functions

3.3 Linear Functions: Graphs and Applications

3.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 3.1—3.4

3.5 The Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation

3.6 The Algebra of Functions

3.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities

CHAPTER 4: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 4.1—4.3

4.4 Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices

4.5 Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

4.6 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

CHAPTER 5: Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

5.1 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

5.2 Multiplication of Polynomials

5.3 Division of Polynomials and Synthetic Division

5.4 Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial and Factoring by Grouping

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 5.1—5.4

5.5 Factoring Trinomials

5.6 Special Factoring Formulas

5.7 A General Review of Factoring

5.8 Polynomial Equations

CHAPTER 6: Rational Expressions and Equations

6.1 The Domains of Rational Functions and Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
6.2 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
6.3 Complex Fractions

6.4 Solving Rational Equations

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 6.1—6.4

6.5 Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
6.6 Variation

CHAPTER 7: Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers

7.2 Rational Exponents

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 7.1—7.4

7.7 Complex Numbers

8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

8.3 Quadratic Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 8.1—8.3

8.4 Writing Equations in Quadratic Form

8.6 Quadratic and Other Inequalities in One Variable

CHAPTER 9: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

9.1 Composite and Inverse Functions

9.2 Exponential Functions

9.3 Logarithmic Functions

9.4 Properties of Logarithms

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 9.1—9.4

9.5 Common Logarithms

9.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

9.7 Natural Exponential and Natural Logarithmic Functions

CHAPTER 10: Characteristics of Functions and Their Graphs

10.1 Continuous and Discontinuous Functions

10.2 Characteristics of Graphs of Polynomial Functions

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 10.1—10.2

10.3 Finding the Rational Zeros of a Polynomial Function

10.4 Finding the Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function

10.5 Characteristics of Graphs of Rational Functions

CHAPTER 11: Conic Sections

11.1 T he Parabola and the Circle

11.2 The Ellipse

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 11.1—11.2

11.3 The Hyperbola

11.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Their Applications

11.5 Nonlinear Systems of Inequalities

CHAPTER 12: Sequences, Series, and Probability

12.1 Sequences and Series

12.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

12.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 12.1—12.3

12.4 Mathematical Induction

12.5 The Binomial Theorem

12.6 The Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations

12.7 Probability

APPENDIX Geometric Formulas

Graphing Answer Section *found only in the Annotated Instructor's Edition

Applications Index

Index

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