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College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences,9780201729542
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College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

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Addison Wesley
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College Algebra in Context is application driven and uses numerous real data problems to motivate interest in the skills and concepts of algebra. This text provides the algebraic skills and concepts for a core course in college algebra, in a setting that includes applications from business, economics, biology, and the social sciences. It is intended to provide the algebraic background needed for subsequent courses, with a special focus on the applied calculus course. The text is designed to show students how to analyze and investigate solution methods for the problems that they will encounter in future courses and/or in future careers.

Table of Contents

Functions, Graphs, And Models
Linear Functions
Algebra Toolbox
Functions and Graphs
Graphs of Functions; Mathematical Models
Linear Functions
Equations of Lines, Constant Rates of Change
Algebraic and Graphical Solution of Linear Equations
Fitting Lines To Data Points: Modeling Functions
Models in Business and Economics
Solutions of Linear Inequalities
Quadratic And Other Non-Linear Functions
Algebra Toolbox
Quadratic Functions; Parabolas
Solving Quadratic Equations
Power Functions And Transformations
Quadratic and Power Models
Combining Functions; Reciprocal, Absolute Value, And Piecewise-Defined Functions
Inverse Functions
Quadratic and Power Inequalities
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra Toolbox
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Solving Exponential Equations
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Exponential Functions and Investing
Loan Repayment
Logistic and Gompertz Functions
Higher Degree Polynomial and Rational Functions
Algebra Toolbox
Higher Degree Polynomial Functions
Modeling Cubic and Quartic Functions
Solution of Polynomial Equations
Solution of Polynomial Equations Using Synthetic Division
Complex Solutions
Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Systems of Equations and Matrices
Algebra Toolbox
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Matrix Solutions
Systems of Linear Equations with Non-unique Solutions
Basic Operations
Inverse of a Matrix
Matrix Equations
Special Topics
Sequences and Discrete Functions
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Linear Programming
Graphical Methods
Preparing for Calculus
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