9780136154341

College Algebra Essentials

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  • ISBN13:

    9780136154341

  • ISBN10:

    0136154344

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Summary

The Eighth Edition of this highly dependable book retains its best features-accuracy, precision, depth, and abundant exercise sets-while substantially updating its content and pedagogy. Striving to teach mathematics as a way of life, Sullivan provides understandable, realistic applications that are consistent with the abilities of most readers.Chapter topics include Graphs; Polynomial and Rational Functions; Conics; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Counting and Probability; and more.For individuals with an interest in learning algebra as it applies to their everyday lives.

Table of Contents

Review
Real Numbers
Algebra Essentials
Geometry Essentials
Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Synthetic Division
Rational Expressions
nth Roots; Rational Exponents
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System
Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form; Factorable Equations
Solving Inequalities
Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, and Constant Rate Job Applications
Graphs
The Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry
Lines
Circles
Variation
Functions and Their Graphs
Functions
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 and Their Properties
Building Linear Functions from Data
Quadratic Functions and Their Properties
Quadratic Models; Building Quadratic Functions from Data
Inequalities Involving QuadraticFunctions
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
Compound Interest
Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newtonrsquo;s Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models
Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination
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