College Algebra Concepts and Models

ISBN-10: 061849281X

ISBN-13: 9780618492817

Edition: 5th 2006

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Description: "College Algebra: Concepts and Models" provides a solid understanding of algebra, using modeling techniques and real-world data applications. The text is effective for students who will continue on in mathematics, as well as for those who will end their mathematics education with college algebra. Instructors may also take advantage of optional discovery and exploration activities that use technology and are integrated throughout the text. A brief version of this text, "College Algebra: A Concise Course," provides a shorter version of the text without the introductory review."Make a Decision" features thread through each chapter beginning with the Chapter Opener application, followed by examples and exercises, and ending with the end-of-chapter project. Students are asked to choose which answer fits within the context of a problem, to interpret answers in the context of a problem, to choose an appropriate model for a data set, or to decide whether a current model will continue to be accurate in future years."Chapter Projects" extend applications designed to enhance students understanding of mathematical concepts. Real data is previewed at the beginning of the chapter and then analyzed in detail in the Project at the end of the chapter. Here the student is guided through a set of multi-part exercises using modeling, graphing, and critical thinking skills to analyze the data.Questions involving skills, modeling, writing, critical thinking, problem-solving, applications, and real data sets are included throughout the text. Exercises are presented in a variety of question formats, including free response, true/false, and fill-in the blank.""In the News"" Articles from current mediasources (magazines, newspapers, web sites, etc.) are found in every chapter. Students answer questions that connect the article and the algebra learned in that section. This feature allows students to see the relevancy of what they are learning, and the importance of everyday mathematics."Discussing the Concept" activities end most sections and encourage students to think, reason, and write about algebra. These exercises help synthesize the concepts and methods presented in the section. Instructors can use these problems for individual student work, for collaborative work or for class discussion. In many sections, problems in the exercise sets have been marked with a special icon in the instructor's edition as alternative discussion/collaborative problem."Discovery" activities provide opportunities for the exploration of selected mathematical concepts. Students are encouraged to use techniques such as visualization and modeling to develop their intuitive understanding of theoretical concepts."Eduspace" Houghton Mifflin's online learning tool powered by Blackboard, is a customizable, powerful and interactive platform that provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content.

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List price: $249.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/26/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.762
Language: English

The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College Bio: Robert P. Hostetler received his Ph.D. in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He has taught at Penn State for many years and has authored several calculus, precalculus, and intermediate algebra textbooks. His teaching specialties include remedial algebra, calculus, and math education, and his research interests include mathematics education and textbooks.

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An Introduction to Graphing Utilities
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Mathematical Modeling
Quadratic Equations
The Quadratic Formula
Other Types of Equations
Linear Inequalities
Other Types of Inequalities Chapter Project: Salaries in Professional Baseball
The Cartesian Plane and Graphs
The Cartesian Plane
Graphs of Equations
Graphing Utilities
Lines in the Plane
Linear Modeling Chapter Project: Demographics Cumulative Test: Chapters 12
Functions and Graphs
Functions
Graphs of Functions
Transformations of Functions
The Algebra of Functions
Inverse Functions Chapter Project: Carbon Monoxide Emissions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions and Models
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Polynomial Division
Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Complex Numbers
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions Chapter Project: Analyzing a Bouncing Ball
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Models Chapter Project: Newton's Law of Cooling Cumulative Test: Chapters 35
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Equations
Linear Systems in Two Variables
Linear Systems in Three or More Variables
Systems of Inequalities
Linear Programming Chapter Project: Consumer Credit Outstanding
Matrices and Determinants
Matrices and Linear Systems
Operations with Matrices
The Inverse of a Square Matrix
The Determinant of a Square Matrix
Applications of Matrices and Determinants Chapter Project: Market Share
Sequences, Series, and Probability
Sequences and Summation Notation
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Sequences and Series
The Binomial Theorem
Counting Principles
Probability
Mathematical Induction Chapter Project: The Multiplier Effect Cumulative Test: Chapters 68
Appendices
Review of Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
Real Numbers: Order and Absolute Value
The Basic Rules of Algebra
Integer Exponents
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Polynomials and Special Products
Factoring A.7 Fractional Expressions and Probability
Conic Sections B.1 Conic Sections
Conic Sections and Translations
Further Concepts in Statistics
Data and Linear Modeling
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
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