College Algebra / Edition 3

College Algebra / Edition 3

by Robert Blitzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131013653

ISBN-13: 9780131013650

Pub. Date: 02/17/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Exceptionally accessible and user-friendly, this introduction to college algebra features an abundance of interesting real-world applications that relate to readers' everyday lives. Filled with scenarios, examples, study tips, exercises, etc., it takes the intimidation out of learning algebra, and gets readers up to speed quickly and painlessly. Prerequisites:

Overview

Exceptionally accessible and user-friendly, this introduction to college algebra features an abundance of interesting real-world applications that relate to readers' everyday lives. Filled with scenarios, examples, study tips, exercises, etc., it takes the intimidation out of learning algebra, and gets readers up to speed quickly and painlessly. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra. Equations, Inequalities, and Mathematical Models. Functions and Graphs. Polynomial and Rational Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Systems of Equations and Inequalities. Matrices and Determinants. Conic Sections. Sequences, Induction, and Probability. For anyone wanting a user-friendly introduction to college algebra.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131013650
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/17/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.26(d)

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Table of Contents

(*Each chapter ends with Summary, Review Exercises, and Chapter Test sections.)
P. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra.

Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions. Exponents and Scientific Notation. Radicals and Rational Exponents. Polynomials. Factoring Polynomials. Rational Expressions. Complex Numbers. Graphs and Graphing Utilities.

1. Equations, Inequalities, and Mathematical Models.
Linear Equations. Formulas and Applications. Quadratic Equations. Other Types of Equations. Linear Inequalities. Quadratic and Rational Inequalities.

2. Functions and Graphs.
Lines and Slope. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines and Circles. Introduction to Functions. Graphs of Functions. Transformations and Combinations of Functions. Composite and Inverse Functions.

3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
Quadratic Functions. Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs. Dividing Polynomials: Remainder and Factor Theorems. Zeros of Polynomial Functions. More on Zeros of Polynomial Functions. Rational Functions and Their Graphs. Modeling Using Variation.

4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.

5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
Systems of LinearEquations in Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables. Partial Fractions. Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming.

6. Matrices and Determinants.
Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems. Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Their Applications. Matrix Operations and Their Applications. Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations. Determinants and Cramer's Rule.

7. Conic Sections.
The Ellipse. The Hyperbola. The Parabola.

8. Sequences, Induction, and Probability.
Sequences and Summation Notation. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem. Counting Principles, Permutations, and Combinations. Probability.

Appendix: Where Did That Come From? Selected Proofs.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
Subject Index.
Photo Credits.

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