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Algebra for College Students (with Interactive Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM and iLrn™ Student Tutorial Printed Access Card)

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Edition:
8th
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9780495105107

ISBN10:
0495105104
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/23/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Make math a snap with ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. Using everyday language and lots of examples, Kaufman and Schwitters show you how to apply algebra concepts and ace the test. This volume also comes with Interactive Skillbuilder CD-ROM. This program is packed with over 8 hours of video instruction to help it all make sense. Plus, you'll get the powerful web-based iLrn Homework program that makes your assignments a breeze. Get the grade you need with ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts and Properties
1(43)
Sets, Real Numbers, and Numerical Expressions
2(9)
Operations with Real Numbers
11(11)
Properties of Real Numbers and the Use of Exponents
22(8)
Algebraic Expressions
30(14)
Chapter 1 Summary
40(1)
Chapter 1 Review Problem Set
41(2)
Chapter 1 Test
43(1)
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
44(64)
Solving First-Degree Equations
45(8)
Equations Involving Fractional Forms
53(8)
Equations Involving Decimals and Problem Solving
61(8)
Formulas
69(11)
Inequalities
80(7)
More on Inequalities and Problem Solving
87(9)
Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
96(12)
Chapter 2 Summary
103(1)
Chapter 2 Review Problem Set
104(3)
Chapter 2 Test
107(1)
Polynomials
108(57)
Polynomials: Sums and Differences
109(6)
Products and Quotients of Monomials
115(7)
Multiplying Polynomials
122(7)
Factoring: Use of the Distributive Property
129(8)
Factoring: Difference of Two Squares and Sum or Difference of Two Cubes
137(6)
Factoring Trinomials
143(8)
Equations and Problem Solving
151(14)
Chapter 3 Summary
159(1)
Chapter 3 Review Problem Set
160(2)
Chapter 3 Test
162(1)
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1--3)
163(2)
Rational Expressions
165(59)
Simplifying Rational Expressions
166(6)
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
172(5)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
177(8)
More on Rational Expressions and Complex Fractions
185(10)
Dividing Polynomials
195(6)
Fractional Equations
201(8)
More Fractional Equations and Applications
209(15)
Chapter 4 Summary
220(1)
Chapter 4 Review Problem Set
221(2)
Chapter 4 Test
223(1)
Exponents and Radicals
224(54)
Using Integers as Exponents
225(7)
Roots and Radicals
232(12)
Combining Radicals and Simplifying Radicals That Contain Variables
244(6)
Products and Quotients Involving Radicals
250(6)
Equations Involving Radicals
256(5)
Merging Exponents and Roots
261(7)
Scientific Notation
268(10)
Chapter 5 Summary
274(1)
Chapter 5 Review Problem Set
275(2)
Chapter 5 Test
277(1)
Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
278(55)
Complex Numbers
279(8)
Quadratic Equations
287(8)
Completing the Square
295(5)
Quadratic Formula
300(8)
More Quadratic Equations and Applications
308(12)
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
320(13)
Chapter 6 Summary
327(1)
Chapter 6 Review Problem Set
328(2)
Chapter 6 Test
330(1)
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1--6)
331(2)
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
333(58)
Rectangular Coordinate System and Linear Equations
334(15)
Graphing Nonlinear Equations
349(8)
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
357(5)
Distance and Slope
362(12)
Determining the Equation of a Line
374(17)
Chapter 7 Summary
387(1)
Chapter 7 Review Problem Set
388(2)
Chapter 7 Test
390(1)
Functions
391(72)
Concept of a Function
392(10)
Linear Functions and Applications
402(8)
Quadratic Functions
410(11)
More Quadratic Functions and Applications
421(10)
Transformations of Some Basic Curves
431(11)
Combining Functions
442(8)
Direct and Inverse Variation
450(13)
Chapter 8 Summary
459(1)
Chapter 8 Review Problem Set
460(2)
Chapter 8 Test
462(1)
Polynomial and Rational Functions
463(57)
Synthetic Division
464(5)
Remainder and Factor Theorems
469(5)
Polynomial Equations
474(12)
Graphing Polynomial Functions
486(11)
Graphing Rational Functions
497(11)
More on Graphing Rational Functions
508(12)
Chapter 9 Summary
517(1)
Chapter 9 Review Problem Set
518(1)
Chapter 9 Test
519(1)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
520(69)
Exponents and Exponential Functions
521(8)
Applications of Exponential Functions
529(12)
Inverse Functions
541(11)
Logarithms
552(10)
Logarithmic Functions
562(8)
Exponential Equations, Logarithmic Equations, and Problem Solving
570(19)
Chapter 10 Summary
580(1)
Chapter 10 Review Problem Set
581(3)
Chapter 10 Test
584(1)
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1--10)
585(4)
Systems of Equations
589(59)
Systems of Two Linear Equations in Two Variables
590(12)
Systems of Three Linear Equations in Three Variables
602(7)
Matrix Approach to Solving Linear Systems
609(11)
Determinants
620(10)
Cramer's Rule
630(7)
Partial Fractions (optional)
637(11)
Chapter 11 Summary
643(1)
Chapter 11 Review Problem Set
644(2)
Chapter 11 Test
646(2)
Algebra of Matrices
648(38)
Algebra of 2 x 2 Matrices
649(6)
Multiplicative Inverses
655(7)
m x n Matrices
662(9)
Systems of Linear Inequalities: Linear Programming
671(15)
Chapter 12 Summary
682(1)
Chapter 12 Review Problem Set
683(2)
Chapter 12 Test
685(1)
Conic Sections
686(48)
Circles
687(8)
Parabolas
695(9)
Ellipses
704(9)
Hyperbolas
713(11)
Systems Involving Nonlinear Equations
724(10)
Chapter 13 Summary
731(1)
Chapter 13 Review Problem Set
732(1)
Chapter 13 Test
733(1)
Sequences and Mathematical Induction
734(34)
Arithmetic Sequences
735(8)
Geometric Sequences
743(9)
Another Look at Problem Solving
752(6)
Mathematical Induction
758(10)
Chapter 14 Summary
764(1)
Chapter 14 Review Problem Set
765(2)
Chapter 14 Test
767(1)
Counting Techniques, Probability, and the Binomial Theorem
768(51)
Fundamental Principle of Counting
769(6)
Permutations and Combinations
775(9)
Probability
784(6)
Some Properties of Probability: Expected Values
790(11)
Conditional Probability: Dependent and Independent Events
801(9)
Binomial Theorem
810(9)
Chapter 15 Summary
815(1)
Chapter 15 Review Problem Set
816(2)
Chapter 15 Test
818(1)
Appendix A: Prime Numbers and Operations with Fractions 819(12)
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and All Chapter Review, Chapter Test, Cumulative Review, and Appendix A Problems 831
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