9780547052694

Larson College Algebra with Applications for Business and Life Sciencesfirst Edition

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    9780547052694

  • ISBN10:

    0547052693

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-28
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

College Algebra with Applications for Business and Life Sciences meets the demand for courses that emphasize problem solving, modeling, and real-world applications for business and the life sciences. The authors provide a firm foundation in algebraic concepts and prompt students to apply their understanding to relevant examples and applications they are likely to encounter in college or in their careers. Additional technology components available through CL MATHSpace enhance instruction and motivate learners. The program addresses the needs of students at all levels--and in particular those who may have struggled in previous algebra courses--offering an abundance of examples and exercises that reinforce concepts and make learning more dynamic. The early introduction of functions in Chapter 1 ensures compatibility with syllabi and provides a framework for student learning. Optional Discovery and Exploration activities are integrated throughout the text; instructors can also opt to use graphing technology as a tool for problem solving and review or retention.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter begins with a Chapter Opener, includes a Mid-Chapter Quiz, and concludes with a Chapter Project, a Chapter Summary, Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test
Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
Real Numbers: Order and Absolute Value
The Basic Rules of Algebra
Integer Exponents
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Polynomials and Special Products
Factoring
Fractional Expressions
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Mathematical Modeling
Quadratic Equations
The Quadratic Formula
Other Types of Equations
Linear Inequalities
Other Types of Inequalities Cumulative Test: Chapters R1-R2
Functions and Graphs
Graphs of Equations
Lines in the Plane
Linear Modeling and Direct Variation
Functions
Graphs of Functions
Transformations of Functions
The Algebra of Functions
Inverse Functions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions and Models
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Polynomial Division
Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Complex Numbers
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Models Cumulative Test: Chapters 1-3
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Linear Systems using Substitution
Solving Linear Systems using Elimination
Linear Systems in Three or More Variables
Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming (Optional Topic)
Matrices and Determinants
Matrices and Linear Systems
Operations with Matrices
The Inverse of a Square Matrix
The Determinant of a Square Matrix
Applications of Matrices and Determinants
Sequences, Series, and Probability
Sequences and Summation Notation
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Sequences and Series
The Binomial Theorem
Counting Principles
Probability
Mathematical Induction (Optional Topic) Cumulative Test: Chapters 4-6
Introduction to Graphing Utilities
Conic Sections
Conic Sections
Conic Sections and Translations
Further Concepts in Statistics (web/CD only)
Data and Linear Modeling
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
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