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This package consists of the textbook plus an access kit for MyMathLab/MyStatLab. #xA0; Essentials of College Algebraby Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider, gives readers a solid foundation in the basic functions of college algebra and their graphs, starting with a strong review of intermediate algebra concepts and ending with an introduction to systems and matrices. This brief version of the College Algebra, Tenth Editionhas been specifically designed to provide a more compact and less expensive#xA0;book for courses that do not include the more advanced topics covered in the longer book. #xA0; Focused on helping#xA0;readers develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary to experience success in mathematics, the authors present each mathematical topic in this text using a carefully developed learning system to actively engage students in the learning process. The book addresses the diverse needs of today's students through a clear design, current figures and graphs, helpful features, careful explanations of topics, and a comprehensive package of available supplements and study aids. #xA0; MyMathLabprovides a wide range of homework, tutorial, and assessment tools that make it easy to manage your course online. #xA0;

Table of Contents

R. Review of Basic Concepts


Real Numbers and Their Properties


Factoring Polynomials

Rational Expressions

Rational Exponents

Radical Expressions

1. 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 and Applications


Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

2. Graphs and Functions

Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs



Linear Functions

Equations of Lines; Curve Fitting

Graphs of Basic Functions

Graphing Techniques

Function Operations and Composition

3. 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


4. Inverse, 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

5. Systems and Matrices

Systems of Linear Equations

Matrix Solution 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

Solutions to Selected Exercises
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index of Applications

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