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This is the 5th edition with a publication date of 12/28/2007.
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These authors understand what it takes to be successful in mathematics, the skills that students bring to this course, and the way that technology can be used to enhance learning without sacrificing math skills. As a result, they have a created a textbook with an overall learning system involving preparation, practice, and review to help students get the most out of the time they put into studying. In sum, Sullivan and Sullivan'sCollege Algebra: Enhanced with Graphing Utilitiesgives students a model for success in mathematics.

Author Biography

Mike Sullivan is a Professor of Mathematics at Chicago State University and received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Illinois Institute of Technology. Mike has taught at Chicago State for over 30 years and has authored or co-authored over fifty books. Mike has four children, all of whom are involved with mathematics or publishing: Kathleen, who teaches college mathematics; Mike III, who co-authors this series and  teaches college mathematics; Dan, who is a Pearson Education sales representative; and Colleen, who teaches middle-school mathematics. When he's not writing, Mike enjoys gardening or spending time with his family, including nine grandchildren.  


Mike Sullivan III is a professor of mathematics at Joliet Junior College.  He holds graduate degrees from DePaul University in both mathematics and economics.  Mike is an author or co-author on more than 20 books, including a statistics book and a developmental mathematics series. Mike is the father of three children and an avid golfer who tries to spend as much of his limited free time as possible on the golf course.

Table of Contents

Real Numbers
Algebra Essentials
Geometry Essentials
Factoring Polynomials
Synthetic Division
Rational Expressions
nth Roots; Rational Exponents
Graphs, Equations, and Inequalities
Rectangular Coordinates; Graphing Utilities; Introduction to Graphing Equations
Solving Equations Using Graphing Utility; Linear and Rational Equations
Quadratic Equations
Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System
Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form; Absolute Value Equations; Factorable Equations
Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, Constant Rate Jobs
Solving Inequalities
Intercepts and Symmetry; Graphing Key Equations
Functions and Graphs
The Graph of a Function
Properties of Functions
Library of Functions; Piecewise-Defined Functions
Graphing Techniques: Transformations
Mathematical Models: Building Functions
Linear and Quadratic Functions
Linear Functions,Their Properties, and Linear Models
Building Linear Models from Data
Quadratic Functions and Their Properties
Building Quadratic Models from Verbal Descriptions and from Data
Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions
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
Composite Functions
One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Logarithmic and Exponential Equations
Financial Models
Exponential Growth and Decay; Newton s Law; Logistic Growth and Decay
Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Models from Data
Analytic Geometry
The Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination
Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices
Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants
Matrix Algebra
Partial Fraction Decomposition
Systems of Nonlinear Equations
Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming
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