College Algebra Concepts and Models

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/28/2002
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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College Algebra: Concepts and Models provides a solid understanding of algebra, using modeling techniques and real-world data applications. The text is effective for students who will continue on in mathematics, as well as for those who will end their mathematics education with college algebra. Instructors may also take advantage of optional discovery and exploration activities that use technology and are integrated throughout the text. A brief version of this text, College Algebra: A Concise Course, provides a shorter version of the text without the introductory review.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes a Mid-Chapter Quiz
Review Exercises, and Chapter Test
Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
Real Numbers: Order and Absolute Value
The Basic Rules of Algebra
Integer Exponents
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Polynomials and Special Products
Fractional Expressions Make a Decision Project: Musical Notes and Frequencies
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Mathematical Modeling
Quadratic Equations
The Quadratic Formula
Other Types of Equations
Linear Inequalities
Other Types of Inequalities Make a Decision Project: Salaries in Professional Baseball Cumulative Test: Chapters R1–R2
Functions and Graphs
Graphs of Equations
Lines in the Plane
Linear Modeling and Direct Variation
Graphs of Functions
Transformations of Functions
The Algebra of Functions
Inverse Functions Make a Decision Project: Demographics
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions and Models
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Polynomial Division
Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Complex Numbers
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions Make a Decision Project: Renewable Energy
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Models Make a Decision Project: Newton's Law of Cooling Cumulative Test: Chapters 1–3
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Linear Systems Using Substitution
Solving Linear Systems Using Elimination
Linear Systems in Three or More Variables
Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming Make a Decision Project: Newspapers
Matrices and Determinants
Matrices and Linear Systems
Operations with Matrices
The Inverse of a Square Matrix
The Determinant of a Square Matrix
Applications of Matrices and Determinants Make a Decision Project: Market Share
Sequences, Series, and Probability
Sequences and Summation Notation
Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums
Geometric Sequences and Series
The Binomial Theorem
Counting Principles
Mathematical Induction Make a Decision Project: The Multiplier Effect Cumulative Test: Chapters 4–6
An Introduction to Graphing Utilities
Conic Sections
Conic Sections
Conic Sections and Translations
Further Concepts in Statistics (Available on the web/CD only)
Data and Linear Modeling
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
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