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# College Algebra : Graphs and Models

**by**Bittinger, Marvin L.; Beecher, Judith A.; Ellenbogen, David J.; Penna, Judith A.

3rd

### 9780321279095

0321279093

Hardcover

1/1/2009

Addison Wesley

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## Summary

With a visual, graphical approach that emphasizes connections among concepts, this text helps students make the most of their study time. The authors show how different mathematical ideas are tied together through their zeros, solutions, and x-intercepts theme; side-by-side algebraic and graphical solutions; calculator screens; and examples and exercises. By continually reinforcing the connections among various mathematical concepts as well as different solution methods, the authors lead students to the ultimate goal of mastery and success in class.

## Table of Contents

The Real-Number System | |

Integer Exponents, Scientific Notation, and Order of Operations | |

Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication of Polynomials | |

Factoring | |

Rational Expressions | |

Radical Notation and Rational Exponents | |

The Basics of Equation Solving | |

Graphs, Functions, and Models | |

Introduction to Graphing | |

Functions and Graphs | |

Linear Functions, Slope, and Applications | |

Equations of Lines and Modeling | |

More on Functions | |

The Algebra of Functions | |

Symmetry and Transformations | |

Functions, Equations, and Inequalities | |

Linear Equations, Functions, and Models | |

The Complex Numbers | |

Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Models | |

Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Functions | |

More Equation Solving | |

Solving Linear Inequalities | |

Polynomial and Rational Functions | |

Polynomial Functions and Models | |

Graphing Polynomial Functions | |

Polynomial Division | |

The Remainder and Factor Theorems | |

Theorems about Zeros of Polynomial Functions | |

Rational Functions | |

Polynomial and Rational Inequalities | |

Variation and Applications | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Inverse Functions | |

Exponential Functions and Graphs | |

Logarithmic Functions and Graphs | |

Properties of Logarithmic Functions | |

Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations | |

Applications and Models: Growth and Decay | |

Compound Interest | |

Systems of Equations and Matrices | |

Systems of Equations in Two Variables | |

Systems of Equations in Three Variables | |

Matrices and Systems of Equations | |

Matrix Operations | |

Inverses of Matrices | |

Determinants and Cramer's Rule | |

Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming | |

Partial Fractions | |

Conic Sections | |

The Parabola | |

The Circle and the Ellipse | |

The Hyperbola | |

Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Inequalities | |

Sequences, Series, and Combinatorics | |

Sequences and Series | |

Arithmetic Sequences and Series | |

Geometric Sequences and Series | |

Mathematical Induction | |

Combinatorics: Permutations | |

Combinatorics: Combinations | |

The Binomial Theorem | |

Probability | |

Appendices | |

Basic Concepts of Geometry | |

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