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Intermediate Algebra for College Students / Edition 6
     

Intermediate Algebra for College Students / Edition 6

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by Robert F. Blitzer
 

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ISBN-10: 0321758935

ISBN-13: 2900321758933

Pub. Date: 01/10/2012

Publisher: Pearson

The goal of this series is to provide readers with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each book is designed to develop readers' critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare readers for subsequent Algebra courses as well as "service" math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and

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The goal of this series is to provide readers with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each book is designed to develop readers' critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare readers for subsequent Algebra courses as well as "service" math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and encouraging modeling and problem-solving.Algebra and Problem Solving. Functions, Linear Functions, and Inequalities. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities. Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring. Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents. Quadratic Equations and Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Polynomial and Rational Functions. Sequences, Probability, and Mathematical Induction.For anyone interested in introductory and intermediate algebra and for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900321758933
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
976

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Table of Contents

(NOTE: (Each chapter ends with Group Projects, Summary, Review Exercises, Chapter test, and Cumulative Review Exercises.)
1. Algebra, Mathematical Models, and Problem Solving.
Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers. Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions. Graphing Equations. Solving Linear Equations. Problem Solving and Using Formulas. Problems of Integral Exponents. Scientific Notation.

2. Functions and Linear Functions.
Introduction to Functions. The Algebra of Functions. Linear Functions and Slope. The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line.

3. Systems of Linear Equations.
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Problem Solvingand Business Applications Using Systems of Equations. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables. Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems. Determinants and Cramer's Rule.

4. Inequalities and Problem Solving.
Solving Linear Inequalities. Compound Inequalities. Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Linear Programming.

5.Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring.
Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions. Multiplication of Polynomials. Greatest Common Factors and Factoring By Grouping. Factoring Trinomials. Factoring Special Forms. A General Factoring Strategy. Polynomial Equations and Their Applications.

6. Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations.
Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions. Complex Rational Expressions. Division of Polynomials. Synthetic Division and theRemainder Theorem. Rational Equations. Formulas and Applications of Rational Equations. Modeling Using Variation.

7. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents.
Radical Expressions and Functions. Rational Exponents. Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions. Adding, Subtracting, and Dividing Radical Expressions. Multiplying with More Than One Term and Rationalizing Denominators. Radical Equations. Complex Numbers.

8. Quadratic Equations and Functions.
The Square Root Property and Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs. Equations Quadratic in Form. Quadratic and Rational Inequalities.

9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Exponential Functions. Composite and Inverse Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data.

10. Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems of Equations.
Distance and Midpoint Formulas: Circles. The Ellipse. The Hyperbola. The Parabola; Identifying Conic Sections. Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables.

11. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem.
Sequences and Summation Notation. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences and Series. The Binomial Theorem.

Appendix: Review Problems Covering the Entire Book.

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