College Algebra / Edition 5by Mark Dugopolski
Pub. Date: 01/28/2011
With an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, Mark Dugopolski’s College Algebra, Sixth Edition gives students the essential strategies to help them develop the comprehension and confidence they need to be successful in this course. Students will find carefully placed learning aids and review tools to help them do the math.
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Table of ContentsP. Prerequisites.
Real Numbers and Their Properties.
Rational Exponents and Radicals.
1. Equations and Inequalities.
Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities.
Quadratic and Rational Inequalities.
2. Functions and Graphs.
The Cartesian Coordinate System.
Graphs of Relations and Functions.
Transformations and Symmetry of Graphs.
Operations with Functions.
3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
Zeros of Polynomial Functions.
The Theory of Equations.
Graphs of Polynomial Functions.
Graphs of Rational Functions.
4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Properties of Logarithms.
More Equations and Applications.
5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables.
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables.
Nonlinear Systems of Equations.
Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables.
6. Matrices and Determinants.
Solving Linear Systems Using Matrices.
Operations with Matrices.
Multiplication of Matrices.
Inverses of Matrices.
Solution of Linear Systems in Two Variables.
Solution of Linear Systems in Three Variables UsingDeterminants.
7. The Conic Sections.
The Ellipse and the Circle.
8. Sequences, Series, and Probability.
Geometric Sequences and Series.
Counting and Permutations.
Combinations, Labeling, and the Binomial.
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