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Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade College for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Pearson Prentice Hall.
Preface | |
Acknowledgments | |
To the Student About the Author | |
Applications Index P. Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra | |
Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers | |
Basic Rules of Algebra | |
Exponents and Scientific cotation | |
Radicals and Rational Exponents | |
PolynomialsMid-Chapter Check Point | |
Factoring Polynomials | |
Rational Expressions | |
Summary, Review, and Test | |
Review Exercises | |
Functions and Graphs | |
Graphs and Graphing Utilities | |
Basics of Functions and Their Graphs | |
More on Functions and Their Graphs | |
Linear Functions and Slope | |
More on Slope | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Transformations of Functions | |
Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions | |
Inverse Functions | |
Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles | |
Summary, Review, and Test | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Equations and Inequalities | |
Linear Equations and Rational Equations | |
Models and Applications | |
Complex Numbers | |
Quadratic Equations | |
Other Types of Equations | |
Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities | |
Summary, Review, and Test | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-2) | |
Polynomial and Rational Functions | |
Quadratic Functions | |
Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs | |
Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems | |
Zeros of Polynomial Functions | |
Rational Functions and Their Graphs | |
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities | |
Modeling Using Variation | |
Summary, Review, and Test | |
Review Exercises | |
Test Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-3) | |
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |
Exponential Functions | |
Logarithmic Functions | |
Properties of Logarithms | |
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations | |
Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data | |
Summary, Review, and Test | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-4) | |
Systems of Equations and Inequalities | |
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables | |
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables | |
Partial Fractions | |
Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables | |
Systems of Inequalities | |
Linear Programming | |
Summary, Review, and Test | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-5) | |
Matrices and Determinants | |
Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems | |
Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Their Applications | |
Matrix Operations and Their Applications | |
Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations | |
Determinants and Cramer's Rule | |
Summary, Review, and Test | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-6) | |
Conic Sections | |
The Ellipse | |
The Hyperbola | |
The Parabola | |
Summary, Review, and Test | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-7) | |
Sequences, Induction, and Probability | |
Sequences and Summation Notation | |
Arithmetic Sequences | |
Geometric Sequences and Series | |
Mathematical Induction | |
The Binomial Theorem | |
Counting | |
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