College Algebra / Edition 4

College Algebra / Edition 4

by Robert F. Blitzer
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0132191415

ISBN-13: 9780132191418

Pub. Date: 01/05/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132191418
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/05/2006
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

(*Each chapter ends with Review Grids, 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.

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

2. Functions and Graphs.
Lines and Slope. Distance and Midpoint Formulas: Circles. Basics of Functions. Graphs of Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions. 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 Linear Equations 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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >