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# College Algebra

**by**Ratti, J. S.; McWaters, Marcus S.

1st

### 9780321296443

0321296443

Hardcover

1/1/2008

Addison Wesley

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## Summary

Ratti and McWaters write at a level that professors want and in a way that will engage students. Included are relevant and interesting applications; clear, helpful examples; and lots and lots of exercises--all the tools that you and your students need to succeed.

## Table of Contents

Basic Concepts of Algebra | |

The Real Numbers and Their Properties | |

Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation | |

Polynomials | |

Factoring Polynomials | |

Rational Expressions | |

Rational Exponents and Radicals | |

Topics in Geometr? | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B | |

Equations and Inequalities | |

Linear Equations in One Variable | |

Applications of Linear Equations | |

Complex Numbers | |

Quadratic Equations | |

Solving Other Types of Equations | |

Linear Inequalities | |

Polynomial and Rational Inequalities | |

Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B | |

Graphs and Functions | |

The Coordinate Plane | |

Graphs of Equations | |

Lines | |

Relations and Functions | |

A Library of Functions | |

Transformations of Functions | |

Combining Functions; Composite Functions | |

Inverse Functions | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B | |

Cumulative Review Chapters P-2 | |

Polynomial and Rational Functions | |

Quadratic Functions | |

Polynomial Functions | |

Dividing Polynomials and Rational Zeros Test | |

Zeros of a Polynomial Function | |

Rational Functions | |

Variation | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B Cumulative Review Chapters 1-3 | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Exponential Functions | |

The Natural Exponential Function | |

Logarithmic Functions | |

Rules of Logarithms | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B Cumulative Review Chapters 1-4 | |

Systems of Equations and Inequalities | |

Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables | |

Partial-Fraction Decomposition | |

Systems of Linear Inequalities; Linear Programming | |

Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Inequalities | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B Cumulative Review Chapters 1-5 | |

Matrices and Determinants | |

Matrices and Systems of Equations | |

Matrix Algebra | |

The Matrix Inverse | |

Determinants and Cramers Rule | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B Cumulative Review Chapters 1-6 | |

The Conic Sections | |

Conic Sections: Overview | |

The Parabola | |

The Ellipse | |

The Hyperbola | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B Cumulative Review Chapters 1-7 | |

Further Topics in Algebra | |

Sequences and Series | |

Arithmetic Sequences; Partial Sums | |

Geometric Sequences and Series | |

Mathematical Induction | |

The Binomial Theorem | |

Counting Principles | |

Probability | |

Summary | |

Review Exercises | |

Practice Test A | |

Practice Test B Cumulative Review Chapters 1-8? | |

Answers to Selected Exercise? | |

Credits | |

Index of Applications | |

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