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Just-In-Time Algebra for Students of Calculus in the Management and Life Sciences,9780201746112

Just-In-Time Algebra for Students of Calculus in the Management and Life Sciences

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Strong algebra skills are crucial to success in applied calculus. This text is designed to bolster these skills while students study applied calculus. As students make their way through the calculus course, this supplemental text shows them the relevant algebra topics and points out potential problem spots. the table of contents is organized so that the algebra topics are arranged in the order in which they are needed for applied calculus.

Table of Contents

Numbers and Their Disguises
Fractions, decimals, percent, powers, roots, scientific notation, calculators, rounding, intervals
Solving Equations
Equations of degree 1 and 2, the zero-factor property
Introducing Functions and Graphs
Various types of graphs, functions, domain and range, equations of lines, power functions, shifting, intersection of curves
Changing the Form of a Function
Factoring, canceling, rationalizing, extracting a factor from under a root
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Working with difference quotients and rational functions, canceling common factors, rationalizing expressions
Composition and Decomposition of Functions
Composite functions, inner, outer, and outermost functions, decomposing composite functions
Equations of Degree 1 Revisited
Solving linear equations involving derivatives
Word Problems
The geometry of rectangles, triangles, and circles, expressing one quantity as a function of one or more other quantities
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Working with graphs, expressions and equations of exponential functions, inverse functions, and logarithmic functions
Completing the Square and Deriving the Quadratic Formula
The Binomial Theorem
Answers to Exercises
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