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Overview

Gets Them Engaged. Keeps Them Engaged

This text is perfect for those wanting to learn College Algebra from an exciting text that demonstrates the relevancy of math to everyday life. Blitzer's philosophy: present the full scope of mathematics, while always (1) engaging the reader by opening their minds to learning (2) keeping the readerengaged on every page (3) explaining ideas directly, simply, and clearly. Blitzer exposed the critical concept of frunctions right away in Chapter One preparing the reader for further study in mathematics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131870277
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/5/2006
  • Series: Blitzer Algebra Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences fro Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade College for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Prentice Hall.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents for Blitzer’s College Algebra, An Early Functions Approach, 1st Edition

Chapter P. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra.

P.1 Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers

P.2 Basic Rules of Algebra

P.3 Exponents and Scientific Notation

P.4 Radicals and Rational Exponents

P.5 Polynomials

Mid-Chapter Check Point

P.6 Factoring Polynomials

P.7 Rational Expressions

Chapter 1. Functions and Graphs

1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities

1.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs

1.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs

1.4 Linear Functions and Slope

1.5 More on Slope

Mid-Chapter Check Point

1.6 Transformations of Functions

1.7 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions

1.8 Inverse Functions

1.9 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles


Chapter 2. Equations and Inequalities

2.1 Linear Equations and Rational Equations

2.2 Models and Applications

2.3 Complex Numbers

2.4 Quadratic Equations

Mid-Chapter Check Point

2.5 Other Types of Equations

2.6 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities

Chapter 3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.

3.1 Quadratic Functions

3.2 Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs

3.3 Dividing Polynomials: Remainder and Factor Theorems

3.4 Zeros of Polynomial Functions

3.5 More on Zeros of Polynomial Functions

Mid-Chapter Check Point

3.6 Rational Functions and Their Graphs

3.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

3.8 Modeling Using Variation

Chapter 4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.

4.1 Exponential Functions

4.2 Logarithmic Functions

4.3 Properties of Logarithms

Mid-Chapter Check Point

4.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

4.5 Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data

Chapter 5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.

5.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables.

5.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

5.3 Partial Fractions

5.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables

Mid-Chapter Check Point

5.5 Systems of Inequalities.

5.6 Linear Programming

Chapter 6. Matrices and Determinants.

6.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems

6.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Their Applications

6.3 Matrix Operations and Their Applications

Mid-Chapter Check Point

6.4. Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations

6.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule

7. Conic Sections.

7.1 The Ellipse

7.2 The Hyperbola

Mid-Chapter Check Point

7.3 The Parabola

8. Sequences, Induction, and Probability.

8.1 Sequences and Summation Notation

8.2 Arithmetic Sequences

8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

Mid-Chapter Check Point

8.4 Mathematical Induction

8.5 The Binomial Theorem

8.6 Counting Principles, Permutations, and Combinations

8.7 Probability

Appendix: Where Did That Come From? Selected Proofs.

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