Investigating College Algebra with Technology, Student CD-ROM with Access Code Card

ISBN-10: 0470413301
ISBN-13: 9780470413302
Edition: 2006
List price: $169.95
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Description: Technology and an investigative pedagogy are powerful tools for fostering in-depth understanding of mathematics concepts. Investigating College Algebra with Technology presents the core concepts of College Algebra and Trigonometry within a  More...

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Book details

List price: $169.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/16/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 697
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Technology and an investigative pedagogy are powerful tools for fostering in-depth understanding of mathematics concepts. Investigating College Algebra with Technology presents the core concepts of College Algebra and Trigonometry within a technology-oriented, data-driven, applied framework that embraces investigative, collaborative learning. With this text, readers use graphing calculators, and optionally Microsoftr Excel and other technologies, to explore patterns and to make, test, and generalize conjectures. Most importantly, investigations-which engage readers in analysis of real-world data-promote collaboration and bring relevance to the mathematics readers are learning.

Annotated Contents
Preface
To the Student
To the Instructor
Acknowledgments
Problem Solving
Pictures, Graphs, and Diagrams
Symbolic Representation
Organizing Information
Measures of Central Tendency and Box Plots
Measures of Spread
Review
Patterns and Recursion
Recursively Defined Sequences
Modeling Growth and Decay
A First Look at Limits
Graphing and Sequences
Loans and Investments
Review
Linear Models and Systems
Linear Equations
Revisiting Slope
Fitting a Line to Data
Linear Systems
Substitution and Elimination
Review
Functions , Relations, and Transformations
Interpreting Graphs
Function Notation
Lines in Motion
Translations and the Quadratic Family
Reflections and the Square Root Family
Stretches and Shrinks and the Absolute Value Family
Transformations and the Circle Family
Compositions of Functions
Review
Exponential , Power, and Logarithmic Functions
The Exponential Function
Properties of Exponents
Fractional Exponents and Roots
Applications of Power Equations
Building Inverses of Functions
The Logarithmic Function
Properties of Logarithms
Applications of Logarithms
Review
Quadratic and Other Polynomial Functions
Polynomial Degree and Finite Differences
Equivalent Quadratic Forms
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Complex Numbers
Factoring Polynomials
Higher-Degree Polynomials
More about Finding Solutions
Review
Matrices and Linear Systems
Matrix Representations
Matrix Operations
The Row Reduction Method
Solving Systems with Inverse Matrices
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Linear Programming
Review
Parametric Equations and Trigonometry
Graphing Parametric Equations
Converting Parametric to Nonparametric Equations
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Using Trigonometry to Set a Course
Projectile Motion
The Law of Sines
The Law of Cosines
Review
Conic Sections and Rational Functions
Using the Distance Formula
Circles and Ellipses
Parabolas
The Hyperbola
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Introduction to Rational Functions
Graphs of Rational Functions
Operations with Rational Expressions
Review
Series
Arithmetic Series
Infinite Geometric Series
Partial Sums of Geometric Series
Review
Probability
Randomness and Probability

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