College Algebra / Edition 5by Mark Dugopolski
Pub. Date: 01/26/2010
Dugopolski’s College Algebra, Fifth Edition gives readers the essential strategies to help them develop the comprehension and confidence they need to be successful in this course. Readers will find enough carefully placed learning aids and review tools to help them do the math without getting distracted from their objectives. Regardless of their goals beyond
Dugopolski’s College Algebra, Fifth Edition gives readers the essential strategies to help them develop the comprehension and confidence they need to be successful in this course. Readers will find enough carefully placed learning aids and review tools to help them do the math without getting distracted from their objectives. Regardless of their goals beyond the course, all readers will benefit from Dugopolski’s emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, which is enhanced by the addition of nearly 1,000 exercises in this edition.
Table of Contents
Real Numbers and Their Properties.
Rational Exponents and Radicals.
1. Equations and Inequalities.
Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities.
Quadratic and Rational Inequalities.
2. Functions and Graphs.
The Cartesian Coordinate System.
Graphs of Relations and Functions.
Transformations and Symmetry of Graphs.
Operations with Functions.
3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
Zeros of Polynomial Functions.
The Theory of Equations.
Graphs of Polynomial Functions.
Graphs of Rational Functions.
4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Properties of Logarithms.
More Equations and Applications.
5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables.
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables.
Nonlinear Systems of Equations.
Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables.
6. Matrices and Determinants.
Solving Linear Systems Using Matrices.
Operations with Matrices.
Multiplication of Matrices.
Inverses of Matrices.
Solution of Linear Systems in Two Variables.
Solution of Linear Systems in Three Variables UsingDeterminants.
7. The Conic Sections.
The Ellipse and the Circle.
8. Sequences, Series, and Probability.
Geometric Sequences and Series.
Counting and Permutations.
Combinations, Labeling, and the Binomial.
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