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Intermediate Algebra (Book with CD-ROM)

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6th
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9780534384845

ISBN10:
0534384846
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Pub. Date:
10/31/2001
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Brooks Cole
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Summary

Known for its clear, no-nonsense explanations as well as for mathematical accuracy and rigor, Gustafson and Frisk has long been counted among the tried-and-true algebra texts. The Sixth Edition features an early introduction to functions. Long-time Gustafson/Frisk users will appreciate the updates the authors have made while non-users now have plenty of reasons to take a closer look.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts
1(79)
The Real Number System
2(11)
Arithmetic and Properties of Real Numbers
13(13)
Exponents
26(12)
Scientific Notation
38(7)
Solving Equations
45(10)
Using Equations to Solve Problems
55(11)
More Applications of Equations
66(14)
Projects
73(1)
Chapter Summary
74(4)
Chapter Test
78(2)
Graphs, Equations of Lines, and Functions
80(65)
Graphing Linear Equations
81(15)
Slope of a Nonvertical Line
96(10)
Writing Equations of Lines
106(12)
Introduction to Functions
118(10)
Graphs of Other Functions
128(17)
Projects
138(1)
Chapter Summary
139(4)
Chapter Test
143(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
143(2)
Systems of Equations
145(55)
Solutions by Graphing
146(8)
Solution by Elimination
154(15)
Solutions of Three Equations in Three Variables
169(9)
Solution by Matrices
178(8)
Solution by Determinants
186(14)
Projects
196(1)
Chapter Summary
197(1)
Chapter Test
198(2)
Inequalities
200(53)
Linear Inequalities
201(10)
Equations and Inequalities with Absolute Values
211(12)
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
223(8)
Systems of Inequalities
231(6)
Linear Programming
237(16)
Projects
246(1)
Chapter Summary
247(3)
Chapter Test
250(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
251(2)
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
253(70)
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
254(9)
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
263(5)
Multiplying Polynomials
268(10)
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
278(9)
The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
287(7)
Factoring Trinomials
294(11)
Summary of Factoring Techniques
305(3)
Solving Equations by Factoring
308(15)
Projects
316(2)
Chapter Summary
318(4)
Chapter Test
322(1)
Rational Expressions
323(81)
Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
324(11)
Proportion and Variation
335(13)
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
348(8)
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
356(9)
Complex Fractions
365(9)
Equations Containing Rational Expressions
374(10)
Dividing Polynomials
384(6)
Synthetic Division (Optional)
390(14)
Projects
397(1)
Chapter Summary
398(3)
Chapter Test
401(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
402(2)
Radicals and Rational Exponents
404(60)
Radical Expressions
405(12)
Applications of Radicals
417(7)
Rational Exponents
424(8)
Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions
432(9)
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
441(8)
Radical Equations
449(15)
Projects
456(2)
Chapter Summary
458(4)
Chapter Test
462(2)
Quadratic Functions, Inequalities, and Algebra of Functions
464(70)
Completing the Square and the Quadratic Formula
465(11)
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
476(11)
Complex Numbers
487(10)
The Discriminant and Equations That Can Be Written in Quadratic Form
497(6)
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
503(7)
Algebra and Composition of Functions
510(7)
Inverses of Functions
517(17)
Projects
526(1)
Chapter Summary
527(4)
Chapter Test
531(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
532(2)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
534(61)
Exponential Functions
535(12)
Base-e Exponential Functions
547(7)
Logarithmic Functions
554(9)
Base-e Logarithms
563(6)
Properties of Logarithms
569(9)
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
578(17)
Projects
587(2)
Chapter Summary
589(4)
Chapter Test
593(2)
More Graphing and Conic Sections
595(51)
The Circle and the Parabola
596(13)
The Ellipse
609(9)
The Hyperbola
618(10)
Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations
628(6)
Piecewise-Defined Functions and the Greatest Integer Function
634(12)
Projects
640(1)
Chapter Summary
641(2)
Chapter Test
643(1)
Cumulative Review Exercises
644(2)
Miscellaneous Topics
646
The Binomial Theorem
647
The nth Term of a Binomial Expansion
653
Arithmetic Sequences
655
Geometric Sequences
662
Infinite Geometric Sequences
670
Permutations and Combinations
673
Projects
683
Chapter Summary
684
Chapter Test
687
Cumulative Review Exercises
688
Appendix I Symmetries of Graphs A-1
Appendix II Sample Final Examination A-6
Appendix III Tables A-9
Table A Powers and Roots
A-9
Table B Base-10 Logarithms
A-10
Table C Base-e Logarithms
A-11
Appendix IV Answers to Selected Exercises A-13
Index I-1


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