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College Algebra

ISBN-10: 0132191415
ISBN-13: 9780132191418
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $179.33
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/29/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 832
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.840
Language: English

Gets Them Engaged. Keeps Them Engaged nbsp; Blitzers philosophy: present the full scope of mathematics, while always (1) engaging the student by opening their minds to learning (2) keeping the student engaged on every page (3) explaining ideas directly, simply, and clearly so they dont get "lost" when studying and reviewing.

Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers
Evaluate algebraic expressions
Use mathematical models
Find the intersection of two sets
Find the union of two sets
Recognize subsets of the real numbers
Use inequality symbols
Evaluate absolute value
Use absolute value to express distance
Identify properties of the real numbers
Simplify algebraic expressions
Exponents and Scientific Notation
Use the product rule
Use the quotient rule
Use the zero-exponent rule
Use the negative-exponent rule
Use the power rule
Find the power of a product
Find the power of a quotient
Simplify exponential expressions
Use scientific notation
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Evaluate square roots
Simplify expressions of the form Ouml;a 2
Use the product rule to simplify square roots
Use the quotient rule to simplify square roots
Add and subtract square roots
Rationalize denominators
Evaluate and perform operations with higher roots
Understand and use rational exponents
Polynomials
Understand the vocabulary of polynomials
Add and subtract polynomials
Multiply polynomials
Use Foil in polynomial multiplication
Use special products in polynomial multiplication
Perform operations with polynomials in several variables
Mid-Chapter Check Point
Factoring Polynomials
Factor out the greatest common factor of a polynomial
Factor by grouping
Factor trinomials
Factor the difference of squares
Factor perfect square trinomials
Factor the sum and difference of two cubes
Use a general strategy for factoring polynomials
Factor algebraic expressions containing fractional and negative exponents
Rational Expressions
Specify numbers that must be excluded from the domain of rational expressions
Simplify rational expressions
Multiply rational expressions
Divide rational expressions
Add and subtract rational expressions
Simplify complex rational expressions
Equations and Inequalities
Graphs and Graphing Utilities
Plot points in the rectangular coordinate system
Graph equations in the rectangular coordinate system
Interpret information about a graphing utilityrsquo;s viewing rectangle or table
Use a graph to determine intercepts
Interpret information given by graphs
Linear Equations and Rational Equations
Solve Linear equations in one variable
Solve linear equations containing fractions
Solve rational equations with variables in the denominators
Recognize identities, conditional equations, and inconsistent equations
Models and Applications
Use linear equations to solve problems
Complex Numbers
Add and subtract complex numbers
Multiply complex numbers
Divide complex numbers
Perform operations with square roots of negative numbers
Quadratic Equations
Solve quadratic equations by factoring
Solve quadratic equations by the square root property
Solve quadratic equations by completing the square
Solve quadr

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