College Algebra / Edition 2

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Overview

Applications are the hallmark of this series, along with student-friendly pedagogy and engaging examples and exercises. The integration of Connect Hosted by ALEKS, along with new lecture and exercise videos, provides students with the support they need to understand the key concepts of college algebra.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077276492
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/8/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 459,076
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Coburn grew up in the Hawaiian Islands, the seventh of sixteen children. He received his Associate of Arts degree in 1977 from Windward Community College, where he graduated with honors. In 1979 he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Hawaii. After being lured into the business world for five years, he returned to his first love, accepting a teaching position in high school mathematics where he was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1987. Soon afterward, the decision was made to seek a Masters Degree, which he received two years later from the University of Oklahoma. For the last fifteen years, he has been teaching mathematics at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, where he is now a full professor. During his tenure there he has received numerous nominations as an outstanding teacher by the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, two nominations to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and was recognized as Teacher of the year in 2004 by the Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis (MEGSL). He has made numerous presentations and local, state and national conferences on a wide variety of topics. His other loves include his family, music, athletics, games and all things beautiful, and hopes this love of life comes through in his writing, and serves to make the learning experience an interesting and engaging one for all students.

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Table of Contents

College Algebra, 3e Chapter R: A Review of Basic Concepts and SkillsChapter 1: Equations and InequalitiesChapter 2: Relations, Functions and GraphsChapter 3: More on FunctionsChapter 4: Polynomial and Relational FunctionsChapter 5: Exponential and Logarithmic FunctionsChapter 6: Systems of Equations and InequalitiesChapter 7: Matrices and Matrix ApplicationsChapter 8: Analytical Geometry and the Conic SectionsChapter 9: Sequences and Series: Counting and ProbabilityAppendix I: Proof PositiveAppendix II: More on Synthetic DivisionAppendix III: More on DeterminantsAdditional Topics OnlineGeometry Review with Unit Conversion

Expressions, Tables, and the Graphing Calculator

Mathematical Induction

Conditional Probability; Expected Value

Probability and the Normal Curve

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