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College Algebra

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780130800053

ISBN10:
0130800058
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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Summary

The Eighth Edition of this highly dependable book retains its best features-accuracy, precision, depth, and abundant exercise sets-while substantially updating its content and pedagogy. Striving to teach mathematics as a way of life, Sullivan provides understandable, realistic applications that are consistent with the abilities of most readers. Chapter topics include Graphs; Polynomial and Rational Functions; Conics; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Counting and Probability; and more. For individuals with an interest in learning algebra as it applies to their everyday lives.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor ix(4)
Preface to the Student xiii(8)
List of Applications xxi(4)
Photo Credits xxv
CHAPTER 1 PRELIMINARIES
1(86)
1.1 Real Numbers
3(18)
1.2 Approximations; Calculators
21(4)
1.3 Integer Exponents
25(8)
1.4 Polynomials
33(11)
1.5 Factoring Polynomials
44(8)
1.6 Rational Expressions
52(11)
1.7 Square Roots; Radicals
63(8)
1.8 Rational Exponents
71(6)
1.9 Geometry Topics
77(5)
Chapter Review
82(5)
CHAPTER 2 EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
87(74)
2.1 Equations
89(9)
2.2 Setting Up Equations: Applications
98(11)
2.3 Quadratic Equations
109(14)
2.4 Other Types of Equations
123(4)
2.5 Inequalities
127(10)
2.6 Linear Inequalities
137(7)
2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
144(8)
2.8 Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
152(5)
Chapter Review
157(4)
CHAPTER 3 GRAPHS
161(66)
3.1 Rectangular Coordinates; Scatter Diagrams
163(11)
3.2 Graphs of Equations
174(11)
3.3 Lines
185(13)
3.4 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Circles
198(10)
3.5 Linear Curve Fitting
208(7)
3.6 Variation
215(7)
Chapter Review
222(5)
CHAPTER 4 FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS
227(78)
4.1 Functions
229(19)
4.2 More about Functions
248(17)
4.3 Graphing Techniques: Transformations
265(13)
4.4 Operations on Functions; Composite Functions
278(10)
4.5 Mathematical Models: Constructing Functions
288(10)
Chapter Review
298(7)
CHAPTER 5 POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS
305(106)
5.1 Quadratic Functions; Curve Fitting
307(19)
5.2 Polynomial Functions
326(17)
5.3 Rational Functions
343(25)
5.4 Synthetic Division
368(4)
5.5 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function
372(17)
5.6 Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations with a Negative Discriminant
389(9)
5.7 Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
398(7)
Chapter Review
405(6)
CHAPTER 6 EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS
411(82)
6.1 One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions
413(11)
6.2 Exponential Functions
424(13)
6.3 Logarithmic Functions
437(9)
6.4 Properties of Logarithms; Curve Fitting
446(13)
6.5 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations
459(7)
6.6 Compound Interest
466(9)
6.7 Growth and Decay
475(8)
6.8 Logarithmic Scales
483(5)
Chapter Review
488(5)
CHAPTER 7 THE CONICS
493(40)
7.1 Preliminaries
495(1)
7.2 The Parabola
496(10)
7.3 The Ellipse
506(12)
7.4 The Hyperbola
518(12)
Chapter Review
530(3)
CHAPTER 8 SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
533(100)
8.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution; Elimination
535(13)
8.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices
548(16)
8.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants
564(12)
8.4 Matrix Algebra
576(18)
8.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition
594(7)
8.6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations
601(10)
8.7 Systems of Inequalities
611(8)
8.8 Linear Programming
619(8)
Chapter Review
627(6)
CHAPTER 9 SEQUENCES; INDUCTION; COUNTING; PROBABILITY
633(76)
9.1 Sequences
635(9)
9.2 Arithmetic Sequences
644(6)
9.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series
650(12)
9.4 Mathematical Induction
662(4)
9.5 The Binomial Theorem
666(9)
9.6 Sets and Counting
675(5)
9.7 Permutations and Combinations
680(11)
9.8 Probability
691(10)
Chapter Review
701(8)
APPENDIX GRAPHING UTILITIES
709
1. The Viewing Rectangle
709(3)
2. Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations
712(4)
3. Using a Graphing Utility to Locate Intercepts
716(4)
4. Square Screens
720(1)
5. Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Inequalities
721
Answers AN 1
Index I 1


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