College Algebra with Modeling and Visualization

ISBN-10: 0321542304

ISBN-13: 9780321542304

Edition: 4th 2010

Authors: Gary K. Rockswold

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Gary Rockswold teaches algebra in context, answering the question, ldquo;Why am I learning this?rdquo; By experiencing math through applications, students see how it fits into their lives, and they become motivated to succeed. Rockswoldrsquo;s focus on conceptual understanding helps students make connections between the concepts and as a result, students see the bigger picture of math and are prepared for future courses. Introduction to Functions and Graphs; Linear Functions and Equations; Quadratic Functions and Equations; More Nonlinear Functions and Equations; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Trigonometric Functions; Trigonometric Identities and Equations; Further Topics in Trigonometry; Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Conic Sections; Further Topics in Algebra For all readers interested in college algebra.
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List price: $188.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 697
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Introduction to Functions and Graphs
Numbers, Data, and Problem Solving
Visualizing and Graphing Data
Functions and Their Representations
Types of Functions
Functions and Their Rates of Change
Linear Functions and Equations
Linear Functions and Models
Equations of Lines
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Quadratic Functions and Equations
Quadratic Functions and Models
Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Inequalities
Transformations of Graphs
More Nonlinear Functions and Equations
More Nonlinear Functions and Their Graphs
Polynomial Functions and Models
Division of Polynomials
Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational Functions and Models
More Equations and Inequalities
Radical Equations and Power Functions
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 Systems of Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Solutions to Linear Systems Using Matrices
Properties and Applications of Matrices
Inverses of Matrices
Conic Sections
Further Topics in Algebra
The Binomial Theorem
Mathematical Induction
Reference: Basic Concepts from Algebra and Geometry
Formulas from Geometry
Integer Exponents
Polynomial Expressions
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Radical Notation and Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions
Using the Graphing Calculator
A Library of Functions
Partial Fractions
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