Algebra for College Students / Edition 5

Algebra for College Students / Edition 5

by Robert Blitzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131492640

ISBN-13: 9780131492646

Pub. Date: 03/17/2005

Publisher: Pearson

The goal of this series is to provide readers with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each book is designed to develop readers' critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare readers for subsequent Algebra courses as well as "service" math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and

Overview

The goal of this series is to provide readers with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each book is designed to develop readers' critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare readers for subsequent Algebra courses as well as "service" math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and encouraging modeling and problem-solving. Algebra and Problem Solving. Functions, Linear Functions, and Inequalities. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities. Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring. Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents. Quadratic Equations and Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem. For anyone interested in introductory and intermediate algebra and for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131492646
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/17/2005
Series:
Blitzer Hardback Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1056
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Algebra and Problem Solving.
The Real Numbers and the Number Line. Operations with the Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions. Graphing Equations. Properties of Integral Exponents. Scientific Notation. Solving Linear Equations. Mathematical Models. Strategies for Solving Problems.

2. Functions, Linear Functions, and Inequalities.
Introduction to Functions. Linear Functions and Slope. The Point-Slope Equation of a Line. Solving Linear Inequalities. Compound Inequalities. Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value. Linear Inequalities Containing Two Variables.

3. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities.
Linear Systems of Equations in Two Variables. Problem Solving and Modeling Using Systems of Equations. Linear Systems of Equations in Three Variables. Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems. Solving Linear Systems of Equations Determinants and Cramer's Rule. Systems of Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming. Cumulative Review Problems.

4. Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring.
Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions. Multiplication of Polynomials. Greatest Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials. Factoring Special Forms. A General Factoring Strategy. Polynomial Equations, Modeling, and Problem Solving. Cumulative Review Problems.

5. Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations.
Rational Expressions and Functions:Multiplying and Dividing. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions. Dividing Polynomials. Rational Equations, Modeling, and Problem Solving. Modeling Using Variation. Cumulative Review Problems.

6. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents.

Radicals and Radical Functions. Inverse Properties of nth Powers and nth Roots; Rational Exponents. Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions. Dividing and Simplifying Radical Expressions. Further Operations with Radicals. Radical Equations. Imaginary and Complex Numbers. Cumulative Review Problems.

7. Quadratic Equations and Functions.
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Method. Completing the Square and Graphs of Quadratic Functions. The Quadratic Formula. Problem Solving and Equations Quadratic in Form. Solving Quadratic and Rational Inequalities. Cumulative Review Problems.

8. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Exponential Functions. Composite and Inverse Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithmic Functions. Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Cumulative Review Problems.

9. Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems of Equations.
Conic Sections: Circles and Parabolas. Conic Sections: Ellipses and Hyperbolas. Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Cumulative Review Problems.

10. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem.
Sequences and Series. Arithmetic Sequences and Series. Geometric Sequences and Series. The Binomial Theorem.

Appendix: Review Problems Covering the Entire Book.

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