ISBN-10:
1285434773
ISBN-13:
9781285434773
Pub. Date:
01/01/2014
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
College Algebra / Edition 8

College Algebra / Edition 8

by Richard N. Aufmann, Richard D. Nation

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ISBN-13: 9781285434773
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 976,277
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling Developmental Math series and a bestselling College Algebra and Trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Arts degree in Mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught Math, Computer Science and Physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development.


Richard Nation received a B.A. in mathematics from Morningside College and a M.S. degree in mathematics from the University of South Dakota. Mr. Nation also attended a National Science Foundation academic year institute in mathematics at San Diego State University. Mr. Nation taught math at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 20 years. He has over 38 years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and college levels. He is the co-author of several Aufmann titles. Today, Mr. Nation's professional interests include the impact of technology on curriculum development and on the teaching of mathematics at the precalculus level.

Table of Contents

P. PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS. The Real Number System. Integer and Rational Number Exponents. Polynomials. Mid-Chapter P Quiz. Factoring. Rational Expressions. Complex Numbers. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter P Test Prep. Chapter P Review Exercises. Chapter P Test. 1. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Linear and Absolute Value Equations. Formulas and Applications. Quadratic Equations. Mid-Chapter 1 Quiz. Other Types of Equations. Inequalities. Variation and Applications. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter 1 Test Prep. Chapter 1 Review Exercises. Chapter 1 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 2. FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS. Two-Dimensional Coordinate System and Graphs. Introduction to Functions. Linear Functions. Mid-Chapter 2 Quiz. Quadratic Functions. Properties of Graphs. Algebra of Functions. Modeling Data using Regression. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter 2 Test Prep. Chapter 2 Review Exercises. Chapter 2 Test. Chapter 2 Cumulative Review Exercises. 3. POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS. Remainder Theorem and Factor Theorem. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree. Zeros of Polynomial Functions. Mid-Chapter 3 Quiz. Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Graphs of Rational Functions and Their Applications. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter 3 Test Prep. Chapter 3 Review Exercises. Chapter 3 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 4. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Inverse Functions. Exponential Functions and Their Applications. Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications. Properties of Logarithms and Logarithmic Scales. Mid-Chapter 4 Quiz. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Exponential Growth and Decay. Modeling Data with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter 4 Test Prep. Chapter 4 Review Exercises. Chapter 4 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 5. TOPICS IN ANALYTIC GEOMETRY. Parabolas. Ellipses. Mid-Chapter 5 Quiz. Hyperbolas. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter 5 Test Prep. Chapter 5 Review Exercises. Chapter 5 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 6. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables. Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Mid-Chapter 6 Quiz. Partial Fractions. Inequalities in Two Variables and Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter 6 Test Prep. Chapter 6 Review Exercises. Chapter 6 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 7. MATRICES. Gaussian Elimination Method. Algebra of Matrices. Inverse of a Matrix. Mid-Chapter 7 Quiz. Determinants. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter 7 Test Prep. Chapter 7 Review Exercises. Chapter 7 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 8. SEQUENCES, SERIES, AND PROBABILITY. Infinite Sequences and Summation Notation. Arithmetic Sequences and Series. Geometric Sequences and Series. Mid-Chapter 8 Quiz. Mathematical Induction. Binomial Theorem. Permutations and Combinations. Introduction to Probability. Exploring Concepts with Technology. Chapter 8 Test Prep. Chapter 8 Review Exercises. Chapter 8 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. SOLUTIONS TO THE TRY EXERCISES. ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES. INSTRUCTOR ADDITIONAL ANSWERS. INDEX.

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