American Government

ISBN-10: 0618427783
ISBN-13: 9780618427789
Edition: 7th 2005 (Brief Edition)
Authors: James Wilson
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Description: The brief edition maintains the framework of the complete text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what end. Revisions include updated examples, tables, and figures; complete coverage through  More...

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Book details

List price: $161.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518

The brief edition maintains the framework of the complete text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what end. Revisions include updated examples, tables, and figures; complete coverage through the 2004 Presidential election; and expanded discussion of domestic and foreign and defense policy in two new chaptersChapter 12, Making Domestic Policy and Chapter 13, Making Foreign and Military Policy. Additional updates include discussions of current topics such as the U.S.A Patriot Act, recent Supreme Court decisions, and the Department of Homeland Security. An expanded discussion on education addresses how students may be influenced by interactions with campus organizations, political movements, and social contacts and how they may in turn affect public opinion. To augment the chapter summary and help students synthesize and think critically about what they learn, Revisiting the Enduring Questions appear at the end of each chapter as mini-essays and expand on the classic questions about democracy posed at the beginning of the chapter. In-text pedagogy includes key terms, end-of-chapter summaries, World Wide Web boxes, and suggested readings.

True/False Exercises
Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test
Preliminary Concepts
The Real Number System
Intervals, Absolute Value, and Distance
Integer and Rational Number Exponents
Polynomials
Factoring
Rational Expressions Exploring Concepts with Technology: Can You Trust Your Calculator?
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Formulas and Applications
Quadratic Equations
Other Types of Equations
Inequalities
Variation and Applications Exploring Concepts with Technology: The Mandelbrot Replacement Procedure
Functions and Graphs
A Two-Dimensional Coordinate System and Graphs
Introduction to Functions
Linear Functions
Quadratic Functions
Properties of Graphs
The Algebra of Functions
Modeling Data Using Regression Exploring Concepts with Technology: Graphing Piecewise Functions with a Graphing Calculator
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Polynomial Division and Synthetic Division
Polynomial Functions
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions and Their Graphs Exploring Concepts with Technology: Finding Zeros of a Polynomial Using Mathematica
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
Logarithms Functions and Their Graphs
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Modeling Data with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Exploring Concepts with Technology: Using a Semi-Log Graph to Model Exponential Decay
Topics in Analytic Geometry
Parabolas
Ellipses
Hyperbolas Exploring Concepts with Technology: Using a Graphing Calculator to Illustrate a Property of Parabolas
Systems of Equations
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in More Than Two Variables
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Partial Fractions
Inequalities in Two Variables and Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming Exploring Concepts with Technology: Ill-Conditioned Systems of Equations
Matrices
Gaussian Elimination Method
The Algebra of Matrices
The Inverse of a Matrix
Determinants
Cramer's Rule Exploring Concepts with Technology: Stochastic Matrices
Sequences, Series, and Probability
Infinite Sequences and Summation Notation
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Sequences and Series
Mathematical Induction
The Binomial Theorem
Permutations and Combinations
Introduction to Probability Exploring Concepts with Technology: Mathematical Expectation Solutions to Selected Exercises
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Glossary
Index

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