Algebra for College Students

ISBN-10: 0534463878

ISBN-13: 9780534463878

Edition: 7th 2005 (Revised)

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Description: Tried and true, Gustafson and Frisk's ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS teaches solid mathematical skills while supporting the student with careful pedagogy. Each book in this series maintains the authors' proven style through clear, no-nonsense explanations, as well as the mathematical accuracy and rigor that only Gustafson and Frisk can deliver. The text's clearly useful applications emphasize problem solving to effectively develop the skills students need for future mathematics courses, such as college algebra, and for real life. The Seventh Edition of ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS also features a robust suite of online course management, testing, and tutorial resources for instructors and students. This includes BCA/iLrn Testing and Tutorial, vMentor live online tutoring, the Interactive Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM with MathCue, a Book Companion Web Site featuring online graphing calculator resources, and The Learning Equation (TLE), powered by BCA/iLrn. TLE provides a complete courseware package, featuring a diagnostic tool that gives instructors the capability to create individualized study plans. With TLE, a cohesive, focused study plan can be put together to help each student succeed in math.

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Book details

List price: $293.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.312
Language: English

Basic Concepts
The Real Number System
Arithmetic and Properties of Real Numbers
Exponents
Scientific Notation
Solving Equations
Using Equations to Solve Problems
More Applications of Equations
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Graphs, Equations of Lines, and Functions
Graphing Linear Equations
Slope of a Nonvertical Line
Writing Equations of Lines
Introduction to Functions
Graphs of Other Functions
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Systems of Equations
Solutions by Graphing
Solution by Elimination
Solutions of Three Equations in Three Variables
Solution by Matrices
Solution by Determinants
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Inequalities
Linear Inequalities
Equations and Inequalities with Absolute Values
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Factoring Trinomials
Summary of Factoring Techniques
Solving Equations by Factoring
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Rational Expressions
Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
Proportion and Variation
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations Containing Rational Expressions
Dividing Polynomials
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions
Applications of Radicals
Rational Exponents
Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Radical Equations
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Quadratic Functions and Inequalities
Completing the Square and the Quadratic Formula
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Complex Numbers
The Discriminant and Equations That Can Be Written in Quadratic Form
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
More Functions and Operations on Functions
Symmetry and Stretchings of Graphs
Piecewise-Defined Functions and the Greatest Integer Function
More Rational Functions
Partial Fractions
Algebra and Composition of Functions
Inverses of Functions
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Base-e Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Base-e Logarithms
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Solving Polynomial Equations
The Remainder and Factor Theorems; Synthetic Division
Descartes' Rule of Signs and Bounds on Roots
Rational Roots of Polynomial Equations
Irrational Roots of Polynomial Equations
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Conic Sections and Quadratic Systems
The Circle
The Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Natural Number Functions and Probability
The Binomial Theorem
Sequences, Series, and Summation Notation
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
Mathematical Induction
Permutations and Combinations
Probability
Computation of Compound Probabilities
Odds and Mathematical Expectation
Projects
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Matrix Algebra
Matrix Algebra
Matrix Inversion
Tables
Powers and Roots
Base-10 Logarithms
Base-e Logarithms
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index
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