College Algebra

ISBN-10: 0471659584
ISBN-13: 9780471659587
Edition: 2006
List price: $185.95
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Description: Take the fear out of math once and for all! By following a distinctive approach in explaining algebra, "College Algebra helps alleviate the readers’ anxiety toward math. The book encourages them to develop sound study and problem solving skills. In  More...

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Book details

List price: $185.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Take the fear out of math once and for all! By following a distinctive approach in explaining algebra, "College Algebra helps alleviate the readers’ anxiety toward math. The book encourages them to develop sound study and problem solving skills. In order to make the material more accessible, examples are integrated throughout the chapters that contain more detailed annotations using everyday language. Also, after an example is presented, an exercise is typically included to help readers apply the material right away in order to reinforce the concepts.

Prerequisites and Review
Real Numbers
Exponents and Radicals
Polynomials: Basic Operations
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Equations
Complex Numbers
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Applications Involving Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form
Linear Inequalities
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Absolute Value in Equations and Inequalities
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Graphs
Basic Tools: Cartesian Plane, Distance, and Midpoint
Graphing Equations: Point Plotting and Symmetry
Straight Lines
Circles
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Functions and Their Graphs
Functions
Graphs of Functions: Common Functions and Piecewise-Defined Functions
Graphing Techniques: Transformations
Operations on Functions and Composition of Functions
One-to-One Functions and Inverse Functions
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Dividing Polynomials: Long Division and Synthetic Division
Properties and Tests of Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Rational Functions
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Exponential Functions with Base e
Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Multivariable Linear Equations
Partial Fractions
Systems of Nonlinear Equations
Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Matrices
Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Equations: Augmented Matrices
Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants
Matrix Algebra
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Conics
Conic Basics
The Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Sequences, Series, and Probability
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Sequences and Series
Mathematical Induction
The Binomial Theorem
Counting, Permutations, and Combinations
Probability
Oops!
Tying It All Together
Review
Review Exercises
Practice Test
Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises
Applications Index
Subject Index

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