College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences / Edition 3

College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences / Edition 3

by Ronald J. Harshbarger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 032157060X

ISBN-13: 2900321570603

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Pearson

For courses in college algebra.

Mathematics from Classroom to Career

College Algebra in Context, Fifth Edition is ideal for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. The authors use modeling, applications, and real-data problems to develop skills, giving students the practice they need to become adept

Overview

For courses in college algebra.

Mathematics from Classroom to Career

College Algebra in Context, Fifth Edition is ideal for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. The authors use modeling, applications, and real-data problems to develop skills, giving students the practice they need to become adept problem solvers in their future courses and careers. This edition offers new sections on conics and the binomial theorem.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900321570603
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768

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Table of Contents

Preface

To the Student

1. Functions, Graphs, and Models; Linear Functions

Algebra Toolbox

1-1 Functions and Models

1-2 Graphs of Functions

1-3 Linear Functions

1-4 Equations of Lines

Summary

Key Concepts and Formulas

Chapter 1 Skills Check

Chapter 1 Review

Group Activities/Extended Applications

2. Linear Models, Equations, and Inequalities

Algebra Toolbox

2-1 Algebraic and Graphical Solution of Linear Equations

2-2 Fitting Lines to Data Points: Modeling Linear Functions

2-3 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

2-4 Solutions of Linear Inequalities

Summary

Key Concepts and Formulas

Chapter 2 Skills Check

Chapter 2 Review

Group Activities/Extended Applications

3. Quadratic, Piecewise-Defined, and Power Functions

Algebra Toolbox

3-1 Quadratic Functions; Parabolas

3-2 Solving Quadratic Equations

3-3 Piecewise-Defined Functions and Power Functions

3-4 Quadratic and Power Models

Summary

Key Concepts and Formulas

Chapter 3 Skills Check

Chapter 3 Review

Group Activities/Extended Applications

4. Additional Topics with Functions

Algebra Toolbox

4-1 Transformations of Graphs and Symmetry

4-2 Combining Functions; Composite Functions

4-3 One-to-One and Inverse Functions

4-4 Additional Equations and Inequalities

Summary

Key Concepts and Formulas

Chapter 4 Skills Check

Chapter 4 Review

Group Activities/Extended Applications

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Algebra Toolbox

5-1 Exponential Functions

5-2 Logarithmic Functions; Properties of Logarithms

5-3 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

5-4 Exponential and Logarithmic Models

5-5 Exponential Functions and Investing

5-6 Annuities; Loan Repayment

5-7 Logistic and Gompertz Functions

Summary

Key Concepts and Formulas

Chapter 5 Skills Check

Chapter 5 Review

Group Activities/Extended Applications

6. Higher-Degree Polynomial and Rational Functions

Algebra Toolbox

6-1 Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions

6-2 Modeling with Cubic and Quartic Functions

6-3 Solution of Polynomial Equations

6-4 Polynomial Equations Continued; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

6-5 Rational Functions and Rational Equations

6-6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

Summary

Key Concepts and Formulas

Chapter 6 Skills Check

Chapter 6 Review

Group Activities/Extended Applications

7. Systems of Equations and Matrices

Algebra Toolbox

7-1 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

7-2 Matrix Solution of Systems of Linear Equations

7-3 Matrix Operations

7-4 Inverse Matrices; Matrix Equations

7-5 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

7-6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations

Summary

Key Concepts and Formulas

Chapter 7 Skills Check

Chapter 7 Review

Group Activities/Extended Applications

8. Special Topics in Algebra

8-1 Systems of Inequalities

8-2 Linear Programming: Graphical Methods

8-3 Sequences and Discrete Functions

8-4 Series

8-5 Preparing for Calculus

8-6 The Binomial Theorem

8-7 Conic Sections: Circles and Parabolas

8-8 Conic Sections: Ellipses and Hyperbolas

Summary

Key Concepts and Formulas

Chapter 8 Skills Check

Chapter 8 Review

Group Activity/ Extended Applications

Appendices

A. Basic Graphing Calculator Guide

B. Basic Guide to Excel 2010 and Excel 2013

Photo Credits

Answers to Selected Exercises

Index

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