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The Barnett/Ziegler/Byleen/Sobecki College Algebra series is designed to give students a solid grounding in pre-calculus topics in a user-friendly manner. The series emphasizes computational skills, ideas, and problem solving rather than theory. Explore/Discuss boxes integrated throughout each text encourage students to think critically about mathematical concepts. All worked examples are followed by Matched Problems that reinforce the concepts being taught. New to these editions, Technology Connections illustrate how concepts that were previously explained in an algebraic context may also be solved using a graphing calculator. Students are always shown the underlying algebraic methods first so that they do not become calculator-dependent. In addition, each text in the series contains an abundance of exercises - including numerous calculator-based and reasoning and writing exercises - and a wide variety of real-world applications illustrating how math is useful.
College Algebra, 9e CHAPTER R: BASIC ALGEBRAIC OPERATIONS R-1 Algebra and Real Numbers R-2 Exponents R-3 Radicals R-4 Polynomials: Basic Operations Chapter R Review CHAPTER 1: EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES 1-1 Linear Equations and Applications 1-2 Linear Inequalities 1-3 Absolute Value 1-4 Complex Numbers 1-5 Quadratic Equations and Applications 1-6 Equations Involving Radicals Chapter 1 Group Activity: Solving a Cubic Equation Chapter 1 Review CHAPTER 2: GRAPHS 2-1 Cartesian Coordinate System 2-2 Distance in the Plane 2-3 Equations of a Line 2-4 Linear Equations and Models Chapter 2 Group Activity: Rates of Change Chapter 2 Review CHAPTER 3: FUNCTIONS 3-1 Functions 3-2 Graphing Functions 3-3 Transformations of Functions 3-4 Quadratic Functions 3-5 Combining Functions; Composition 3-6 Inverse Functions Chapter 3 Group Activity: Mathematical Modeling - Choosing a Long-Distance Calling Plan Chapter 3 Review 1, 2, & 3 Cumulative Review Exercises CHAPTER 4: POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS 4-1 Polynomial Functions And Models 4-2 Real Zeros and Polynomial Inequalities 4-3 Complex Zeros and Rational Zeros of Polynomials 4-4 Rational Functions and Inequalities 4-5 Variation and Modeling Chapter 4 Group Activity: Interpolating Polynomials Chapter 4 Review CHAPTER 5: EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS 5-1 Exponential Functions 5-2 Exponential Models 5-3 Logarithmic Functions 5-4 Logarithmic Models 5-5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Chapter 5 Group Activity: Growth of Increasing Functions Chapter 5 Review 4 & 5 Cumulative Review Exercises CHAPTER 6: ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 6-1 Conic Sections; Parabola 6-2 Ellipse 6-3 Hyperbola Chapter 6 Group Activity: Focal Chords Chapter 6 Review CHAPTER 7: SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES; MATRICES 7-1 Systems of Linear Equations 7-2 Solving Linear Systems Using Gauss-Jordan Elimination 7-3 Matrix Operations 7-4 Solving Linear Systems Using Inverse Matrices 7-4 Determinants and Cramer's Rule 7-5 Chapter 7 Group Activity: Modeling with Systems of Linear Equations 7-6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations 7-7 Systems of Linear Inequalities 7-8 Linear Programming Chapter 7 Review CHAPTER 8: SEQUENCES AND SERIES 8-1 Sequences and Series 8-2 Mathematical Induction 8-3 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences 8-4 Counting Techniques: Multiplication Principle, Permutations, and Combinations 8-5 Sample Spaces and Probability 8-6 Binomial Formula Chapter 8 Group Activity: Sequences Specified by Recursion Formulas Chapter 8 Review 6, 7, & 8 Cumulative Review Exercises APPENDIX A: SPECIAL TOPICS A-1 Scientific Notation and Significant Digits A-2 Partial Fractions A-3 Parametric Equations APPENDIX B B-1 Geometric Formulas