Fundamentals of College Algebra / Edition 10

Fundamentals of College Algebra / Edition 10

by Earl Swokowski, Jeffrey Cole
     
 

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

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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)

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Table of Contents

List of Graphing Calculator Topicsviii
Prefacexi
Chapter 1Fundamental Concepts of Algebra1
1.1Real Numbers2
1.2Exponents and Radicals19
1.3Algebraic Expressions31
1.4Fractional Expressions45
Chapter 1 Review Exercises56
Chapter 1 Discussion Exercises58
Chapter 2Equations and Inequalities59
2.1Equations60
2.2Applied Problems69
2.3Quadratic Equations80
2.4Complex Numbers94
2.5Other Types of Equations101
2.6Inequalities110
2.7More on Inequalities119
Chapter 2 Review Exercises127
Chapter 2 Discussion Exercises130
Chapter 3Functions and Graphs131
3.1Rectangular Coordinate Systems132
3.2Graphs of Equations141
3.3Lines157
3.4Definition of Function175
3.5Graphs of Functions193
3.6Quadratic Functions209
3.7Operations on Functions224
3.8Inverse Functions235
3.9Variation245
Chapter 3 Review Exercises252
Chapter 3 Discussion Exercises258
Chapter 4Polynomial and Rational Functions261
4.1Polynomial Functions of Degree Greater Than 2262
4.2Properties of Division273
4.3Zeros of Polynomials281
4.4Complex and Rational Zeros of Polynomials295
4.5Rational Functions303
Chapter 4 Review Exercises321
Chapter 4 Discussion Exercises323
Chapter 5Exponential and Logarithmic Functions325
5.1Exponential Functions326
5.2The Natural Exponential Function338
5.3Logarithmic Functions348
5.4Properties of Logarithms364
5.5Exponential and Logarithmic Equations372
Chapter 5 Review Exercises385
Chapter 5 Discussion Exercises388
Chapter 6Systems of Equations and Inequalities391
6.1Systems of Equations392
6.2Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables401
6.3Systems of Inequalities410
6.4Linear Programming419
6.5Systems of Linear Equations in More Than Two Variables428
6.6The Algebra of Matrices443
6.7The Inverse of a Matrix453
6.8Determinants460
6.9Properties of Determinants467
6.10Partial Fractions475
Chapter 6 Review Exercises481
Chapter 6 Discussion Exercises484
Chapter 7Sequences, Series, and Probability487
7.1Infinite Sequences and Summation Notation488
7.2Arithmetic Sequences504
7.3Geometric Sequences511
7.4Mathematical Induction520
7.5The Binomial Theorem527
7.6Permutations536
7.7Distinguishable Permutations and Combinations543
7.8Probability552
Chapter 7 Review Exercises565
Chapter 7 Discussion Exercises568
Chapter 8Topics from Analytic Geometry571
8.1Parabolas572
8.2Ellipses582
8.3Hyperbolas596
Chapter 8 Review Exercises608
Chapter 8 Discussion Exercises609
Appendixes611
ICommon Graphs and Their Equations612
IIA Summary of Graph Transformations614
Answers to Selected Exercises1
Index of Applications54
Index58

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