9780321491855

Essentials of College Algebra, Alternate Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321491855

  • ISBN10:

    0321491858

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Summary

Essentials of College Algebra , Updated Edition, 1/e,has been specifically designed to provide a more compact and less expensive alternative to better meet the needs of colleges whose algebra courses do not include the more advanced topics. The authors have focused the content of this book on helping students master the basic functions in college algebra and their graphs, while including a strong review of intermediate algebra at the beginning of the text and an introduction to systems of linear equations in Chapter Five.

Table of Contents

Review of Basic Concepts
Real Numbers and Their Properties
Order and Absolute Value
Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Applications and Modeling with Linear Equations
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations
Applications and Modeling with Quadratic Equations
Other Types of Equations
Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Graphs and Functions
Graphs of Equations
Functions.Linear Functions
Equations of Lines; Curve Fitting
Graphs of Basic Functions
Graphing Techniques
Function Operations and Composition
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions and Models
Synthetic Division
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Polynomial Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models
Rational Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models
Variation
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Inverse Functions.Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Evaluating Logarithms and the Change-of-Base Theorem
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications and Models of Exponential Growth and Decay
Systems and Matrices
Systems of Linear Equations
Matrix Solutions of Linear Systems
Determinant Solution of Linear Systems
Partial Fractions
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming
Properties of Matrices
Matrix Inverses
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