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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077989002
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/28/2014
  • Edition number: 9
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

College Algebra, 9e


R-1 Algebra and Real Numbers

R-2 Exponents

R-3 Radicals

R-4 Polynomials: Basic Operations

Chapter R Review


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


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


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


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


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


6-1 Conic Sections; Parabola

6-2 Ellipse

6-3 Hyperbola

Chapter 6 Group Activity: Focal Chords

Chapter 6 Review


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


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


A-1 Scientific Notation and Significant Digits

A-2 Partial Fractions

A-3 Parametric Equations


B-1 Geometric Formulas

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