College Algebra / Edition 4by Robert F. Blitzer
Pub. Date: 01/05/2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall
KEY TOPICS: Chapter topics include equations, inequalities, and mathematical models; functions/i>
This book presents the traditional content of Precalculus in a manner that answers the age-old question of "When will I ever use this?" Highlighting truly relevant applications, this book presents the material in an easy to teach from/easy to learn from approach.
KEY TOPICS: Chapter topics include 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; and sequences, induction, and probability. For engineers of every kind, manufacturing personnel, technologists, technicians, and technical marketing professionals.
Table of Contents(*Each chapter ends with Review Grids, Review Exercises, and Chapter Test sections.)
P. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra.
1. Equations, Inequalities, and Mathematical Models.
2. Functions and Graphs.
3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
6. Matrices and Determinants.
7. Conic Sections.
8. Sequences, Induction, and Probability.
Appendix: Where Did That Come From? Selected Proofs.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
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