College Algebra Essentials

ISBN-10: 0136154344

ISBN-13: 9780136154341

Edition: 8th 2008

Authors: Michael Sullivan

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Thenbsp;Eighth Edition of this highly dependable book retains its best features-accuracy, precision, depth, and abundant exercise sets-while substantially updating its content and pedagogy. Striving to teach mathematics as a way of life, Sullivan provides understandable, realistic applications that are consistent with the abilities of most readers.Chapter topics include Graphs; Polynomial and Rational Functions; Conics; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Counting and Probability; and more.For individuals with an interest in learning algebra as it applies to their everyday lives.
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Book details

List price: $128.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Review
Real Numbers
Algebra Essentials
Geometry Essentials
Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Synthetic Division
Rational Expressions
nth Roots; Rational Exponents
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations
Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System
Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form; Factorable Equations
Solving Inequalities
Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, and Constant Rate Job Applications
Graphs
The Distance and Midpoint Formulas
Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry
Lines
Circles
Variation
Functions and Their Graphs
Functions
The Graph of a Function
Properties of Functions
Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions
Graphing Techniques: Transformations
Mathematical Models: Building Functions
Linear and Quadratic Functions
Linear Functions and Their Properties
Building Linear Functions from Data
Quadratic Functions and Their Properties
Quadratic Models; Building Quadratic Functions from Data
Inequalities Involving QuadraticFunctions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Polynomial Functions and Models
Properties of Rational Functions
The Graph of a Rational Function
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function
Complex Zeros: Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Composite Functions
One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Logarithmic and Exponential Equations
Compound Interest
Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newtonrsquo;s Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models
Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination
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