College Algebra: Graphing and Data Analysis / Edition 2

College Algebra: Graphing and Data Analysis / Edition 2

by Michael Sullivan, Michael J. Sullivan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130879169

ISBN-13: 9780130879165

Pub. Date: 08/16/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The goal of this book is to provide a solid mathematical foundation via visualization of real world data. Technology is used as a tool to solve problems, motivate concepts, explore and preview mathematical concepts and to find curves of best fit to the data. Most mathematical concepts are developed and illustrated both algebraically and graphically, with the more

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The goal of this book is to provide a solid mathematical foundation via visualization of real world data. Technology is used as a tool to solve problems, motivate concepts, explore and preview mathematical concepts and to find curves of best fit to the data. Most mathematical concepts are developed and illustrated both algebraically and graphically, with the more intuitive and appropriate method presented first. The authors use their extensive teaching and writing experiences to guide and support readers through the typical difficult areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130879165
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/16/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
761
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Table of Contents

(NOTE: Chapters end with Chapter Review.)
1. Graphs.

Data and its Representation. Rectangular Coordinates; Graphing Utilities; Data in Ordered Pairs. Graphs of Equations. Lines. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Circles. Linear Curve Fitting. Variation.

2. Functions and Their Graphs.
Functions. More About Functions. Graphing Techniques. Operations on Functions; Composite Functions. Mathematical Models: Constructing Functions.

3. Equations and Inequalities.
Solving Equations Using A Graphing Utility. Linear and Quadratic Equations. Setting Up Equations: Applications. Other Types of Equations. Inequalities. Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value.

4. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
Quadratic Functions; Curve Fitting. Power Functions; Curve Fitting. Polynomial Functions; Curve Fitting. Rational Functions. The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function. Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations with a Negative Discriminant. Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Logarithmic and Exponential Equations. Compound Interest. Growth and Decay. Non-Linear Curve Fitting. Logarithmic Scales.

6. Conics.
Preliminaries. The Parabola. TheEllipse. The Hyperbola.

7. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution; Elimination. Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices. Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants. Matrix Algebra. Partial Fraction Decomposition. Systems of Nonlinear Equations. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming.

8. Sequences; Induction; Counting; Probability.
Sequences. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem. Sets and Counting. Permutations and Combinations. Probability.

Appendix Review:
Topics from Algebra and Geometry. Polynomial and Rational Expressions. Radicals; Rational Exponents. Solving Equations. Completing the Square. Synthetic Division.

Answers.
Index.

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