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The Eighth Edition of this highly dependable book retains its best featuresaccuracy, precision, depth, and abundant exercise setswhile 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
|Chapter R Review|
|Equations and Inequalities|
|Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System|
|Equations Quadratic in Form|
|Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value|
|Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, and Constant Rate Job Applications|
|The Distance and Midpoint Formulas|
|Graphs of Equations in Two Variables|
|Functions and Their Graphs|
|The Graph of a Function|
|Properties of Functions|
|Library of Functions|
|Graphing Techniques: Transformations|
|Mathematical Models: Building Functions|
|Linear and Quadratic Functions|
|Linear Functions and Their Properties|
|Building Linear Functions from Data|
|Quadratic Functions and Their Properties|
|Building Quadratic Functions from Data|
|Inequalities Involving QuadraticFunctions|
|Polynomial and Rational Functions|
|Polynomial Functions and Models|
|Properties of Rational Functions|
|The Graph of a Rational Function|
|Polynomial and Rational Inequalities|
|The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function|
|Complex Zeros: Fundamental Theorem of Algebra|
|Exponential and Logarithmic Functions|
|Properties of Logarithms|
|Logarithmic and Exponential Equations|
|Exponential Growth and Decay Models|
|Logistic Growth and Decay Models|
|Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data|
|Systems of Equations and Inequalities|
|Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination|
|Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices|
|Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants|
|Partial Fraction Decomposition|
|Systems of Nonlinear Equations|
|Systems of Inequalities|
|Induction the Binomial Theorem|
|The Binomial Theorem|
|Counting and Probability|
|Sets and Counting|
|Permutations and Combinations|
|Probability Appendix Graphing Utilities|
|The Viewing Rectangle|
|Graphing Equations in Two Variables|
|Locating Intercepts and Checking for Symmetry|
|Solving Equations Using a Graphing Utility|
|Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables|
|Solving Systems of Linear Equations|
|Graphing a Polar Equation 9 Graphing Parametric Equations|
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