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The Third Edition of the BittingerGraphs and Modelsseries helps readers succeed in algebra by emphasizing a visual understanding of concepts. This latest edition incorporates a new Visualizing for Success feature that helps readers make intuitive connections between graphs and functions without the aid of a graphing calculator. In addition, readers learn problem-solving skills from theBittinger hallmark five-step problem-solving processcoupled with Connecting the Concepts and Aha! Exercises. As you have come to expect with any Bittinger text, we bring you a complete supplements package including MyMathLabtrade; and the New Instructor and Adjunct Support Manual.KEY TOPICS: Basics of Algebra and Graphing; Functions, Linear Equations, and Models; Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving; More Equations and Inequalities; Polynomials and Polynomial Functions; Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions; Exponents and Radicals; Quadratic Functions and Equations; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conic Sections; Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem.MARKET: For all readers interested in Algebra.

Table of Contents

Basics of Algebra and Graphing
Some Basics of Algebra
Operations with Real Numbers
Equivalent Algebraic Expressions
Exponential and Scientific Notation
Mathematical Models
Functions, Linear Equations and, Models
Solving Linear Equations
Applications and Formulas
Linear Functions: Graphs and Models
Another Look at Linear Graphs
Introduction to Curve Fitting: Point-Slope Form and Linear Regression
The Algebra of Functions
Systems of Equations and Problem Solving
Systems of Equations in Two Variables
Solving by Substitution or Elimination
Applications and Models Using Systems of Two Equations
Systems of Equations in Three Variables
Applications Using Systems of Three Equations
Elimination Using Matrices
Business and Economics Applications
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-3
Inequalities and Problem Solving
Inequalities and Applications
Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities
Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities
Inequalities in Two Variables
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Multiplication of Polynomials
Polynomial Equations and Factoring
Equations Containing Trinomials of the Type x2+ bx + c
Equations containing Trinomials of the Type ax2+ bx + c
Equations Containing Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares
Applications of Polynomial Equations
Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing
Rational Expressions and Functions: Adding and Subtracting
Complex Rational Expressions
Rational Equations
Applications and Models Using Rational Functions
Division of Polynomials
Formulas and Models
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-6
Exponents and Radical Functions
Radical Expressions, Functions, and Models
Rational Numbers as Exponents
Multiplying, Adding, and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radical Expressions
More with Multiplication and Division
Solving Radical Equations
Geometric Applications
The Complex Number
Quadratic Functions and Equations
Quadratic Equations
The Quadratic Formula
Applications Involving Quadratic Equations
More on Quadratic Equations
Variation and Problem Solving
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
More About Graphing Quadratic Equations
Applications and Models Involving Quadratic Functions
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Composite and Inverse Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithmic Functions
Natural Logarithms and Changing Bases
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications and Models Using Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-9
Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Sequences and Series
The Binomial Theorem
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-10
Index of Applications
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