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Essentials of College Algebra

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ISBN-10: 032166499X

ISBN-13: 9780321664990

Edition: 10th 2011

Authors: Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider, Teresa McGinnis

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Key Benefit:Essentials of College Algebraby Lial, Hornsby, and Schneider, gives readers a solid foundation in the basic functions of college algebra and their graphs, starting with a strong review of intermediate algebra concepts and ending with an introduction to systems and matrices. This brief version of theCollege Algebra, Tenth Editionhas been specifically designed to provide a more compact and less expensive book for courses that do not include the more advanced topics covered in the longer book. Focused on helping readers develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary to experience success in mathematics, the authors present each mathematical topic in…    
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Book details

List price: $166.60
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 1/3/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.476
Language: English

Review of Basic Concepts
Real Numbers and Their Properties
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Applications and Modeling with Linear Equations
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations
Applications and Modeling with Quadratic Equations
Other Types of Equations and Applications
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Graphs and Functions
Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs
Linear Functions
Equations of Lines; Curve Fitting
Graphs of Basic Functions
Graphing Techniques
Function Operations and Composition
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions and Models
Synthetic Division
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Polynomial Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models
Rational Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models
Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Evaluating Logarithms and the Change-of-Base Theorem
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications and Models of Exponential Growth and Decay
Systems and Matrices
Systems of Linear Equations
Matrix Solution of Linear Systems
Determinant Solution of Linear Systems
Partial Fractions
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming
Properties of Matrices
Matrix Inverses
Solutions to Selected Exercises
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index of Applications