Fundamentals of College Algebra / Edition 10

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $50.00   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

This tenth edition of this mathematical textbook adds graphing calculator examples (with color coded keystrokes) for the TI-83 and the TI-86, as well as new examples, figures, and exercises. It begins with real numbers, exponents and radicals, eventually working its way through quadratic equations, polynomial functions, matrices and permutations, and concluding with a chapter on analytical geometry. Appendixes include common graphs and their equations, and answers to selected problems in the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534377588
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)