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College Algebra



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This market-leading book continues to provides users with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Designed for a one-term course that prepares users for further study in mathematics, the new Eighth Edition retains the features that have always made College Algebra a complete solution for users: interesting applications, pedagogically effective design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully developed examples and exercises.

Table of Contents

P. Prerequisites
Review of Real Numbers and Their Properties
Exponents and Radicals
Polynomials and Special Products
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
The Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphs
Equations, Inequalities, and Mathematical Modeling
Graphs of Equations
Linear Equations in One Variable
Modeling with Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations and Applications
Complex Numbers
Other Types of Equations
Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Other Types of Inequalities
Functions and Their Graphs
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Analyzing Graphs of Functions
A Library of Functions
Transformations of Functions
Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions
Inverse Functions
Polynomial Functions
Quadratic Functions and Models
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Polynomial and Synthetic Division
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Mathematical Modeling and Variation
Rational Functions and Conics
Rational Functions and Asymptotes
Graphs of Rational Functions
Translations of Conics
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Two-Variable Linear Systems
Multivariable Linear Systems
Partial Fractions
Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming
Matrices and Determinants
Matrices and Systems of Equations
Operations with Matrices
The Inverse of a Square Matrix
The Determinant of a Square Matrix
Applications of Matrices and Determinants
Sequences, Series, and Probability
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums
Geometric Sequences and Series
Mathematical Induction
The Binomial Theorem
Counting Principles
Errors and the Algebra of Calculus
Concepts in Statistics (WEB)
Representing Data
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Least Squares Regression
Alternative/Expanded Version of Chapter P (Web)
Operations with Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Algebraic Expressions
Operations with Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Factoring Trinomials
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