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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|
|Radicals and Rational Exponents|
|Polynomials and Special Products|
|Equations and Inequalities|
|The Quadratic Formula|
|Other Types of Equations|
|Other Types of Inequalities Cumulative Test: Chapters R1-R2|
|Functions and Graphs|
|Graphs of Equations|
|Lines in the Plane|
|Linear Modeling and Direct Variation|
|Graphs of Functions|
|Transformations of Functions|
|The Algebra of Functions|
|Polynomial and Rational Functions|
|Quadratic Functions and Models|
|Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree|
|Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions|
|The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra|
|Exponential and 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|
|Mathematical Induction (Optional Topic) Cumulative Test: Chapters 4-6|
|Introduction to Graphing Utilities|
|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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