College Algebra / Edition 7

College Algebra / Edition 7

by Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, Robert P. Hostetler, Robert Hostetler
     
 

As the best-seller in its field, College Algebra, 5/e, offers both instructors and students a more solid, comprehensive, and flexible program than ever before. The text's unparalleled exercises, motivating real-life applications, cutting-edge design, and innovative ancillaries and technology resources make it the most supportive program available for teachingSee more details below

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As the best-seller in its field, College Algebra, 5/e, offers both instructors and students a more solid, comprehensive, and flexible program than ever before. The text's unparalleled exercises, motivating real-life applications, cutting-edge design, and innovative ancillaries and technology resources make it the most supportive program available for teaching and learning college algebra.

  • Interactive College Algebra 2.0 CD-ROM provides detailed solutions to every odd exercise in the text, self-assessment testing, a built-in Meridian Graphing Calculator Emulator, animations, video clips, simulations and editable graphs, and the entire contents of the text. For those who prefer a web-based program, Internet College Algebra 1.0 is an interactive text-specific subscription web site offering all of the above features plus opportunities for interaction online with peers and instructors.
  • Four student success tools designed to help students approach the material with confidence include a chapter-opening guide, How to study this chapter; section-opening objectives and real-life applications, What you should learn and Why you should learn it; and chapter summaries, What did you learn?
  • Each exercise set concludes with Synthesis Exercises, promoting further exploration, critical thinking, and writing; and ReviewExercises.
  • Special Algebra of Calculus exercises help prepare students for the future study of calculus.
  • Exploration sections introduce select topics to engage students in active discovery of mathematical concepts and relationships, often using the power of technology.
  • Additionallearning tools are placed throughout the text to create a rich learning environment: Study Tips, Historical Notes, Writing about Mathematics, Chapter projects, Chapter Review Exercises, Chapter Tests, Cumulative Tests, and an extensive art program.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618643103
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/05/2006
Series:
Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
Edition description:
7
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


P. PREREQUISITES. Review of Real Numbers and Their Properties. Exponents and Radicals. Polynomials and Special Products. Factoring Polynomials. Rational Expressions. The Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphs. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 1. EQUATIONS, INEQUALITIES, AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING. Graphs of Equations. Linear Equations in One Variable. Modeling with Linear Equations. Quadratic Equations and Applications. Complex Numbers. Other Types of Equations. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Other Types of Inequalities. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 2. FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS. Linear Equations in Two Variables. Functions. Analyzing Graphs of Functions. A Library of Parent Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions. Inverse Functions. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters P-2. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 3. POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS. Quadratic Functions and Models. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree. Polynomial and Synthetic Division. Zeros of Polynomial Functions. Mathematical Modeling and Variation. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 4. RATIONAL FUNCTIONS AND CONICS. Rational Functions and Asymptotes. Graphs of Rational Functions. Conics. Translations of Conics. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 5. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions and Their Graphs. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Exponential and Logarithmic Models. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters 3-5. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 6. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Two-Variable Linear Systems. Multivariable Linear Systems. Partial Fractions. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 7. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS. Matrices and Systems of Equations. Operations with Matrices. The Inverse of a Square Matrix. The Determinant of a Square Matrix. Applications of Matrices and Determinants. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. 8. SEQUENCES, SERIES, AND PROBABILITY. Sequences and Series. Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums. Geometric Sequences and Series. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem. Counting Principles. Probability. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters 6-8. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving. APPENDIX A: ERRORS AND THE ALGEBRA OF CALCULUS. APPENDIX B: CONCEPTS IN STATISTICS (WEB). Representing Data. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion. Least Squares Regression.

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