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College Algebra A Graphing Approach 5th Edition



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Part of the market-leadingGraphing Approach Seriesby Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards,College Algebra: A Graphing Approach,5/e, is an ideal student and instructor resource for courses that require the use of a graphing calculator. The quality and quantity of the exercises, combined with interesting applications and innovative resources, make teaching easier and help students succeed. Continuing the series' emphasis on student support, the Fifth Edition introducesPrerequisite Skills Review.For selected examples throughout the text, thePrerequisite Skills Reviewdirects students to previous sections in the text to review concepts and skills needed to master the material at hand. In addition, prerequisite skills review exercises in Eduspace (see below for description) are referenced in every exercise set. The Larson team achieves accessibility through careful writing and design, including examples with detailed solutions that begin and end on the same page, which maximizes the readability of the text. Similarly, side-by-side solutions show algebraic, graphical, and numerical representations of the mathematics and support a variety of learning styles. New!TheNutshell Appendixreviews the essentials of each function, discussed in theLibrary of Functionsfeature, and offers study capsules with properties, methods, and examples of the major concepts covered in the textbook. This appendix is an ideal study aid for students. New!Progressive Summariesoutline newly introduced topics every three chapters and contextualize them within the framework of the course. New!Make a Decisionexercises--extended modeling applications presented at the end of selected exercise sets--give students the opportunity to apply the mathematical concepts and techniques they've learned to large sets of real data. Updated!TheLibrary of Functions,threaded throughout the text, defines each elementary function and its characteristics at first point of use. The Fifth Edition incorporates new exercises that tests students' understanding of these functions. All elementary functions are also presented in a summary on the front endpapers of the text for convenient reference. Updated!TheChapter Summarieshave been updated to include the Key Terms and Key concepts that are covered in the chapter. These chapter summaries are an effective study aid because they provide a single point of reference for review. Updated!TheProofs of Selected Theoremsare now presented at the end of each chapter for easy reference. The Larson team provides an abundance of features that help students use technology to visualize and understand mathematical concepts.Technology Tipspoint out the pros and cons of technology use in certain mathematical situations. They also provide alternative methods of solving or checking a problem using a graphing calculator. Students may sometimes be misled by the visuals generated by graphing calculators, so the authors use color to enhance the graphing calculator displays in the textbook, where appropriate. This enables students to visualize concepts accurately and efficiently.Technology Supportnotes appear throughout the text and refer students to theTechnology Support Appendix,where they can learn how to use specific graphing calculator features to enhance their understanding of the concepts presented. TheTechnology Supportnotes also direct students to theGraphing Technology Guide,on the textbook's website, for keystroke support for numerous calculator models. Carefully positioned throughout the text,Explorationsengage students in active discovery of mathematical concepts, strengthening critical thinking skills and helping them to develop an intuitive understanding of theoretical concepts. What You Should

Table of Contents

Real Numbers
Exponents and Radicals
Polynomials and Factoring
Rational Expressions
The Cartesian Plane
Representing Data Graphically
Functions and Their Graphs Introduction to Library of Parent Functions
Graphs of Equations
Lines in the Plane
Graphs of Functions
Shifting, Reflection, and Stretching Graphs
Combinations of Functions
Inverse Functions
Solving Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations and Problem Solving
Solving Equations Graphically
Complex Numbers
Solving Quadratic Equations Algebraically
Solving Other Types of Equations Algebraically
Solving Inequalities Algebraically and Graphically
Linear Models and Scatter Plots Cumulative Test: Chapters P-2 Progressive Summary: Chapters P-2
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions and Asymptotes
Graphs of Rational Functions
Quadratic Models
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Properties of Logarithms
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Nonlinear Models Progressive Summary: Chapters P-4
Linear Systems and Matrices
Solving Systems of Equations
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Multivariable Linear Systems
Matrices and Systems of Equations
Operations with Matrices
The Inverse of a Square Matrix
The Determinant of a Square Matrix
Applications of Matrices and Determinants Cumulative Test: Chapters 3-5
Sequences, Series, and Probability
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums
Geometric Sequences and Series
Mathematical Induction
The Binomial Theorem
Counting Principles
Conics and Parametric Equations
Circles and Parabolas
Parametric Equations Cumulative Test: Chapters 6-7 Progressive Summary: Chapters P-7
Technology Support Guide
Concepts in Statistics
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Least Squares Regression
Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Inequalities
Solving Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming
Study Capsules
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