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College Algebra

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Edition:
9th
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9780495012665

ISBN10:
0495012661
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/3/2006
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

Clearly written and comprehensive, the ninth edition of Gustafson and Frisk's popular book 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 students quickly master difficult problems, this book also helps them develop the skills they'll need in future courses and in everyday life.

Table of Contents

A Review of Basic Algebra
1(78)
Sets of Real Numbers
2(12)
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
14(12)
Rational Exponents and Radicals
26(12)
Polynomials
38(12)
Factoring Polynomials
50(9)
Algebraic Fractions
59(20)
Problems and Projects
69(2)
Chapter Summary
71(6)
Chapter Test
77(2)
Equations and Inequalities
79(85)
Equations
80(9)
Applications of Linear Equations
89(10)
Quadratic Equations
99(11)
Applications of Quadratic Equations
110(8)
Complex Numbers
118(10)
Polynomial and Radical Equations
128(7)
Inequalities
135(12)
Absolute Value
147(17)
Problems and Projects
155(1)
Chapter Summary
156(5)
Chapter Test
161(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
162(2)
The Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphs of Equations
164(77)
The Rectangular Coordinate System
165(15)
The Slope of a Nonvertical Line
180(12)
Writing Equations of Lines
192(15)
Graphs of Equations
207(17)
Proportion and Variation
224(17)
Problems and Projects
231(2)
Chapter Summary
233(6)
Chapter Test
239(2)
Functions
241(91)
Functions and Function Notation
242(12)
Quadratic Functions
254(10)
Polynomial and Other Functions
264(13)
Translating and Stretching Graphs
277(10)
Rational Functions
287(17)
Operations on Functions
304(10)
Inverse Functions
314(18)
Problems and Projects
323(1)
Chapter Summary
324(4)
Chapter Test
328(2)
Cumulative Review Exercises
330(2)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
332(63)
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
333(13)
Applications of Exponential Functions
346(6)
Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
352(10)
Applications of Logarithmic Functions
362(6)
Properties of Logarithms
368(10)
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
378(17)
Problems and Projects
387(2)
Chapter Summary
389(5)
Chapter Test
394(1)
Solving Polynomial Equations
395(38)
The Remainder and Factor Theorems; Synthetic Division
396(9)
Descartes' Rule of Signs and Bounds on Roots
405(7)
Rational Roots of Polynomial Equations
412(9)
Irrational Roots of Polynomial Equations
421(12)
Problems and Projects
427(1)
Chapter Summary
428(3)
Chapter Test
431(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
432(1)
Linear Systems
433(93)
Systems of Linear Equations
434(14)
Gaussian Elimination and Matrix Methods
448(12)
Matrix Algebra
460(13)
Matrix Inversion
473(8)
Determinants
481(12)
Partial Fractions
493(8)
Graphs of Linear Inequalities
501(7)
Linear Programming
508(18)
Problems and Projects
518(1)
Chapter Summary
519(5)
Chapter Test
524(2)
Conic Sections and Quadratic Systems
526(53)
The Circle and the Parabola
527(14)
The Ellipse
541(13)
The Hyperbola
554(10)
Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations
564(15)
Problems and Projects
570(2)
Chapter Summary
572(4)
Chapter Test
576(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
577(2)
Natural-Number Functions and Probability
579(66)
The Binomial Theorem
580(6)
Sequences, Series, and Summation Notation
586(8)
Arithmetic Sequences
594(6)
Geometric Sequences
600(8)
Mathematical Induction
608(5)
Permutations and Combinations
613(10)
Probability
623(6)
Computation of Compound Probabilities
629(5)
Odds and Mathematical Expectation
634(11)
Problems and Projects
637(2)
Chapter Summary
639(4)
Chapter Test
643(2)
The Mathematics of Finance
645
Interest
646(10)
Annuities and Future Value
656(6)
Present Value of an Annuity; Amortization
662
Problems and Projects
668(1)
Chapter Summary
669(3)
Chapter Test
672(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
672
Appendix I A Proof of the Binomial Theorem
1(2)
Appendix II An Alternate Approach to Circles and Parabolas
3(20)
Appendix III Tables
23(3)
Table A Powers and Roots
23(1)
Table B Base-10 Logarithms
24(1)
Table C Base-e Logarithms
25(1)
Appendix IV Answers to Selected Exercises
26
Index 1


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