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# College Algebra

**by**Gustafson, R. David; Frisk, Peter D.; Hughes, Jeff

10th

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0495558885

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12/2/2008

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## Summary

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 | |

Polynomials | |

Factoring Polynomials | |

Algebraic Fractions | |

Equations and Inequalities | |

Equations | |

Applications of Linear Equations | |

Quadratic Equations | |

Applications of Quadratic Equations | |

Complex Numbers | |

Polynomial and Radical Equations | |

Inequalities | |

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 | |

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 | |

Determinants | |

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 | |

Probability | |

Computation of Compound Probabilities | |

Odds and Mathematical Expectation | |

A Proof of the Binomial Theorem | |

An Alternate Approach to Circles and Parabolas | |

Tables | |

Powers and Roots | |

Base-10 Logarithms | |

Base-e Logarithms | |

Answers to Selected Exercises | |

Index | |

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