College Algebra with Integrated Review plus MyMathLab Student Access Card and Worksheets

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  • Copyright: 2016-04-14
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Rockswold’s College Algebra with Integrated Review is a new co-requisite course solution, offering a complete college algebra MyMathLab® course with integrated review of select topics from intermediate  algebra. This course solution may be used in a co-requisite course model, or simply to help under-prepared students master prerequisite skills and concepts.


About College Algebra, Fifth Edition:

By connecting applications, modeling, and visualization, Gary Rockswold motivates students to learn mathematics in the context of their experiences. In order to both learn and retain the material, students must see a connection between the concepts and their real lives. In this new edition, connections are taken to a new level with “See the Concept” features, where students make important connections through detailed visualizations that deepen understanding.


Gary Rockswold is also known for presenting the concept of a function as a unifying theme, with an emphasis on the rule of four (verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic representations). A flexible approach allows instructors to strike their own balance of skills, rule of four, applications, modeling, and technology.


This package consists of the textbook, MyMathLab access kit, and Integrated Review worksheets.

013430585X / 9780134305851 College Algebra with Integrated Review plus MyMathLab Student Access Card and Worksheets


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0134306171 / 9780134306179 Worksheets for College Algebra with Integrated Review

0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyMathLab -- Glue-in Access Card

0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyMathLab Inside Star Sticker

0321826132 / 9780321826138 College Algebra with Modeling & Visualization

Author Biography

Dr. Gary Rockswold has taught mathematics for 25 years at all levels from seventh grade to graduate school, including junior high and high school students, talented youth, vocational, undergraduate and graduate students, and adult education classes. He graduated with majors in mathematics and physics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State University. He has an interdisciplinary background and has also taught physical science, astronomy, and computer science. Outside of mathematics, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Functions and Graphs

R Review

  1. Numbers, Data, and Problem Solving
  2. Visualizing and Graphing Data
  3. Functions and Their Representations
  4. Types of Functions and Their Rates of Change

2 Linear Functions and Equations

R Review

  1. Equations of Lines
  2. Linear Equations
  3. Linear Inequalities
  4. More Modeling with Functions
  5. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

3 Quadratic Functions and Equations

R Review

  1. Quadratic Functions and Models
  2. Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
  3. Complex Numbers
  4. Quadratic Inequalities
  5. Transformations of Graphs

4 More Nonlinear Functions and Equations

R Review

  1. More Nonlinear Functions and Their Graphs
  2. Polynomial Functions and Models
  3. Division of Polynomials
  4. Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
  5. The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
  6. Rational Functions and Models
  7. More Equations and Inequalities
  8. Radical Equations and Power Functions

5 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

R Review

  1. Combining Functions
  2. Inverse functions and Their Representations
  3. Exponential Functions and Models
  4. Logarithmic Functions and Models
  5. Properties of Logarithms
  6. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
  7. Constructing Nonlinear Models

6 Systems of Equations and Inequalities

R Review

  1. Functions and Systems of Equations in Two Variables
  2. Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables
  3. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
  4. Solutions to Linear Systems Using Matrices
  5. Properties and Applications of Matrices
  6. Inverses of Matrices
  7. Determinants

7 Conic Sections

  1. Parabolas
  2. Ellipses
  3. Hyperbolas

8 Further Topics in Algebra

R Review

  1. Sequences
  2. Series
  3. Counting
  4. The Binomial Theorem
  5. Mathematical Induction
  6. Probability

R Reference: Basic Concepts from Algebra and Geometry

  1. Formulas from Geometry
  2. Integer Exponents
  3. Polynomial Expressions
  4. Factoring Polynomials
  5. Rational Expressions
  6. Radical Notation and Rational Exponents
  7. Radical Expressions


Appendix A: Using the Graphing Calculator, no exercises necessary

Appendix B: A Library of Functions, no exercises necessary

Appendix C: Partial Fractions

Appendix D: Percent Change and Exponential Functions


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