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College Algebra Through Modeling and Visualization

ISBN-10: 0321081374

ISBN-13: 9780321081377

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Gary K. Rockswold

List price: $116.00
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Description:

When introducing mathematical ideas, this book moves from the concrete to the abstract, rather than the reverse. It is the authors philosophy that learning is increased when students can relate a concept to something in their lives. This approach increases both interest and motivation. Students see the importance of a topic from a practical and intuitive point of view, with models and applications playing a central part in the learning process.
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Book details

List price: $116.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/9/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Introduction To Functions and Graphs
Numbers, Data, and Problem Solving
Visualization of Data
Functions and Their Representations
Types of Functions and Their
Rates of Change
Linear Functions and Equations
Linear Functions and Models
Equations of Lines
Linear Equations and Problem Solving
Linear Inequalities
Piecewise-Defined Linear Functions
Linear Approximation
Quadratic Functions and Equations
Quadratic Functions and Models
Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
Quadratic Inequalities
Transformations of Graphs
Nonlinear Functions and Equations
Nonlinear Functions and Their Graphs
Polynomial Functions and Models
Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions and Models
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Power Functions and Radical Equations
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Combining Functions
Inverse Functions and Their Representations
Exponential Functions and Models
Logarithmic Functions and Models
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Constructing Nonlinear Models
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Functions and Equations of More Than One Variable
Linear Systems of Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Solutions of Linear Systems Using Matrices
Properties and Applications of Matrices
Inverses of Matrices
Determinants
Conic Sections
Parabolas
Ellipses
Hyperbolas
Further Topics in Algebra
Sequences
Series
Counting
The Binomial Theorem
Probability
Basic Algebraic Concepts
Formulas from Geometry
Circles
Integer Exponents
Polynomial Expressions
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
A Library of Functions
TI-83/Plus Graphing Calculators