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Algebra with Trigonometry for College Students

ISBN-10: 0534432956
ISBN-13: 9780534432959
Edition: 5th 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $344.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 12/20/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1024
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

This text, written by best-selling developmental mathematics author Pat McKeague, features a more streamlined review of elementary algebra, allowing for earlier coverage of intermediate topics. An early introduction to graphing presents the foundation for a wide variety of graphing problems throughout the text. Early coverage of functions helps students feel comfortable with the many examples and graphs of functions that occur in later chapters. The first ten chapters of this book cove the topics usually found in a college-level algebra course. The last three chapters cover the essential topics from trigonometry. Optional technology sections and integrated throughout text as a way for students to better understand the material being discussed.

Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.

Preface to the Instructor
Preface to the Student
Basic Properties and Definitions
Fundamental Definitions and Notation
Properties of Real Numbers
Arithmetic With Real Numbers
Exponents and Scientific Notation
Polynomials, Sums, Differences, and Products
Factoring
Special Factoring
Recognizing Patterns
Summary
Review
Test
Projects
Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Linear and Quadratic Equations in One Variable
Formulas
Applications
Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Equations With Absolute Value
Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Paired Data and the Rectangular Coordinate System
The Slope of a Line
The Equation of a Line
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Introduction to Functions
Function Notation
Algebra With Functions
Variation
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Introduction to Determinants
Cramer's Rule
Applications
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Rational Expressions and Rational Functions
Basic Properties and Reducing to Lower Terms
Division of Polynomials
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
Applications
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Rational Exponents and Roots
Rational Exponents
More Expressions Involving Rational Exponents
Simplified Form for Radicals
Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions
Equations With Radicals
Complex Numbers
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Quadratic Functions
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations
Equations Quadratic in Form
Graphing Parabolas
Quadratic Inequalities
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
The Inverse of a Function
Logarithms Are Exponents
Properties of Logarithms
Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms
Exponential Equations and Change of Base
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Sequences and Series
Sequences
Series
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
The Binomial Expansion
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Conic Sections
The Circle
Ellipses and Hyperbolas
Second-Degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Introduction to Trigonometry
Degrees, Radians, and Special Triangles
Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric Functions and Calculators
Graphing I: Amplitude and Period
Graphing II: Phase Shift
Finding an Equation from Its Graph
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Trigonometric Identities and Equations
Introduction to Identities
Proving Identities
Sum and Difference Formulas
Double-Angle and Half-Angle Formulas
Solving Trigonometric Equations
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Triangles
Definition II: Right Triangle Trigonometry
The Law of Sines
The Ambiguous Case
The Law of Cosines
Summary
Review
Test
Cumulative Review
Projects
Synthetic Division
Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems
Conditional Statements
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems, Chapter Reviews, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews
Index

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