# Fundamentals of College Algebra / Edition 10

ISBN-10: 0534377580

ISBN-13: 9780534377588

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Cengage Learning

A classic in the series of highly respected Swokowski and Cole mathematics books, the Tenth Edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA retains the elements that have made it so popular. Once again, the book provides a clear writing style, an appealing uncluttered layout, clear exposition, time-tested exercise sets that feature a variety of applications, and…  See more details below

## Overview

A classic in the series of highly respected Swokowski and Cole mathematics books, the Tenth Edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF COLLEGE ALGEBRA retains the elements that have made it so popular. Once again, the book provides a clear writing style, an appealing uncluttered layout, clear exposition, time-tested exercise sets that feature a variety of applications, and problems that are appropriate and consistent in level of difficulty. This book is clearly sets itself apart from the competition—it is mathematically sound, prepares students for further mathematics courses, and offers excellent problem sets. This new edition has been improved and all of the chapters now include numerous technology inserts with specific keystrokes for the TI-83 Plus and the TI-86 graphing calculators, which is very helpful to students who are working with a calculator for the first time.

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534377588
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.13(d)

## Related Subjects

 List of Graphing Calculator Topics viii Preface xi Chapter 1 Fundamental Concepts of Algebra 1 1.1 Real Numbers 2 1.2 Exponents and Radicals 19 1.3 Algebraic Expressions 31 1.4 Fractional Expressions 45 Chapter 1 Review Exercises 56 Chapter 1 Discussion Exercises 58 Chapter 2 Equations and Inequalities 59 2.1 Equations 60 2.2 Applied Problems 69 2.3 Quadratic Equations 80 2.4 Complex Numbers 94 2.5 Other Types of Equations 101 2.6 Inequalities 110 2.7 More on Inequalities 119 Chapter 2 Review Exercises 127 Chapter 2 Discussion Exercises 130 Chapter 3 Functions and Graphs 131 3.1 Rectangular Coordinate Systems 132 3.2 Graphs of Equations 141 3.3 Lines 157 3.4 Definition of Function 175 3.5 Graphs of Functions 193 3.6 Quadratic Functions 209 3.7 Operations on Functions 224 3.8 Inverse Functions 235 3.9 Variation 245 Chapter 3 Review Exercises 252 Chapter 3 Discussion Exercises 258 Chapter 4 Polynomial and Rational Functions 261 4.1 Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater Than 2 262 4.2 Properties of Division 273 4.3 Zeros of Polynomials 281 4.4 Complex and Rational Zeros of Polynomials 295 4.5 Rational Functions 303 Chapter 4 Review Exercises 321 Chapter 4 Discussion Exercises 323 Chapter 5 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 325 5.1 Exponential Functions 326 5.2 The Natural Exponential Function 338 5.3 Logarithmic Functions 348 5.4 Properties of Logarithms 364 5.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 372 Chapter 5 Review Exercises 385 Chapter 5 Discussion Exercises 388 Chapter 6 Systems of Equations and Inequalities 391 6.1 Systems of Equations 392 6.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 401 6.3 Systems of Inequalities 410 6.4 Linear Programming 419 6.5 Systems of Linear Equations in More Than Two Variables 428 6.6 The Algebra of Matrices 443 6.7 The Inverse of a Matrix 453 6.8 Determinants 460 6.9 Properties of Determinants 467 6.10 Partial Fractions 475 Chapter 6 Review Exercises 481 Chapter 6 Discussion Exercises 484 Chapter 7 Sequences, Series, and Probability 487 7.1 Infinite Sequences and Summation Notation 488 7.2 Arithmetic Sequences 504 7.3 Geometric Sequences 511 7.4 Mathematical Induction 520 7.5 The Binomial Theorem 527 7.6 Permutations 536 7.7 Distinguishable Permutations and Combinations 543 7.8 Probability 552 Chapter 7 Review Exercises 565 Chapter 7 Discussion Exercises 568 Chapter 8 Topics from Analytic Geometry 571 8.1 Parabolas 572 8.2 Ellipses 582 8.3 Hyperbolas 596 Chapter 8 Review Exercises 608 Chapter 8 Discussion Exercises 609 Appendixes 611 I Common Graphs and Their Equations 612 II A Summary of Graph Transformations 614 Answers to Selected Exercises 1 Index of Applications 54 Index 58