College Algebra

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/2/2008
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Clearly written and comprehensive, the tenth edition of Gustafson/Frisk/Hughes' popular book, COLLEGE ALGEBRA, 10E, provides in-depth and precise coverage, incorporated into a framework of tested teaching strategy. The authors combine carefully selected pedagogical features and patient explanation to give students a book that preserves the integrity of mathematics, yet does not discourage them with material that is confusing or too rigorous. Long respected for its ability to help users quickly master difficult problems, this book also helps them develop the skills they'll need in future courses and in everyday life. This new edition has the mathematical precision instructors have come to expect, and by bringing in new co-author, Jeff Hughes, the authors have focused on making the text more modern to better illustrate to users the importance of math in their world.

Table of Contents

Index of Applications
Review of Basic Algebra
Sets of Real Numbers
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Rational Exponents and Radicals
Factoring Polynomials
Algebraic Fractions
Equations and Inequalities
Applications of Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Complex Numbers
Polynomial and Radical Equations
Absolute Value
The Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphs of Equations
The Rectangular Coordinate System
The Slope of a Nonvertical Line
Writing Equations of Lines
Graphs of Equations
Proportion and Variation
Functions and Function Notation
Quadratic Functions
Polynomial and Other Functions
Translating and Stretching Graphs
Rational Functions
Operations on Functions
Inverse Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Applications of Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Applications of Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Solving Polynomial Equations
The Remainder and Factor Theorems: Synthetic Division
Descartes' Rule of Signs and Bounds on Roots
Rational Roots of Polynomial Equations
Irrational Roots of Polynomial Equations
Linear Systems
Systems of Linear Equations
Gaussian Eliminations and Matrix Methods
Matrix Algebra
Matrix Inversion
Partial Fractions
Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Linear Programming
Conic Sections and Quadratic Systems
The Circle and the Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations
Natural Number Functions and Probability
The Binomial Theorem
Sequences, Series, and Summation Notation
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
Mathematical Induction
Permutations and Combinations
Computation of Compound Probabilities
Odds and Mathematical Expectation
A Proof of the Binomial Theorem
An Alternate Approach to Circles and Parabolas
Powers and Roots
Base-10 Logarithms
Base-e Logarithms
Answers to Selected Exercises
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