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College Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0470470771

ISBN-13: 9780470470770

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sheldon Axler

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College Algebra, First Edition will appeal to those who want to give important topics more in-depth, higher-level coverage. This text offers streamlined approach accompanied with accessible definitions across all chapters to allow for an easy-to-understand read. College Algebra contains prose that is precise, accurate, and easy to read, with straightforward definitions of even the topics that are typically most difficult for readers
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List price: $200.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

About the Author
Preface to the Instructor
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Student
The Real Numbers
The Real Line
Construction of the Real Line
Is Every Real Number Rational?
Problems
Algebra of the Real Numbers
Commutativity and Associativity
The Order of Algebraic Operations
The Distributive Property
Additive Inverses and Subtraction
Multiplicative Inverses and the Algebra of Fractions
Symbolic Calculators
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Inequalities
Positive and Negative Numbers
Lesser and Greater
Intervals
Absolute Value
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions
Combining Algebra and Geometry
The Coordinate Plane
Coordinates
Graphs of Equations
Distance Between Two Points
Length, Perimeter, and Circumference
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Lines
Slope
The Equation of a Line
Parallel Lines
Perpendicular Lines
Midpoints
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Quadratic Expressions and Conic Sections
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Circles
Ellipses
Parabolas
Hyperbolas
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Area
Squares, Rectangles, and Parallelograms
Triangles and Trapezoids
Stretching
Circles and Ellipses
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions
Functions and Their Graphs
Functions
Definition and Examples
The Graph of a Function
The Domain of a Function
The Range of a Function
Functions via Tables
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Function Transformations and Graphs
Vertical Transformations: Shifting, Stretching, and Flipping
Horizontal Transformations: Shifting, Stretching, Flipping
Combinations of Vertical Function Transformations
Even Functions
Odd Functions
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Composition of Functions
Combining Two Functions
Definition of Composition
Order Matters in Composition
Decomposing Functions
Composing More than Two Functions
Function Transformations as Compositions
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Inverse Functions
The Inverse Problem
One-to-one Functions
The Definition of an Inverse Function
The Domain and Range of an Inverse Function
The Composition of a Function and Its Inverse
Comments about Notation
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
A Graphical Approach to Inverse Functions
The Graph of an Inverse Function
Graphical Interpretation of One-to-One
Increasing and Decreasing Functions
Inverse Functions via Tables
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Integer Exponents
Positive Integer Exponents
Properties of Exponents
Defining x0
Negative Integer Exponents
Manipulations with Exponents
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Polynomials
The Degree of a Polynomial
The Algebra of Polynomials
Zeros and Factorization of Polynomials
The Behavior of a Polynomial Near 1
Graphs of Polynomials
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Rational Functions
Ratios of Polynomials
The Algebra of Rational Functions
Division of Polynomials
The Behavior of a Rational Function Near 1
Graphs of Rational Functions
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Complex Numbers
The Complex Number System
Arithmetic with Complex Numbers
Complex Conjugates and Division of Complex Numbers
Zeros and Factorization of Polynomials, Revisited
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions
Exponents and Logarithms
Exponents and Exponential Functions
Roots
Rational Exponents
Real Exponents
Exponential Functions
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Logarithms as Inverses of Exponential Functions
Logarithms Base 2
Logarithms with Any Base
Common Logarithms and the Number of Digits
Logarithm of a Power
Radioactive Decay and Half-Life
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Applications of Logarithms
Logarithm of a Product
Logarithm of a Quotient
Earthquakes and the Richter Scale
Sound Intensity and Decibels
Star Brightness and Apparent Magnitude
Change of Base
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Exponential Growth
Functions with Exponential Growth
Population Growth
Compound Interest
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions
e and the Natural Logarithm
Defining e and ln
Estimating Area Using Rectangles
Defining e
Defining the Natural Logarithm
Properties of the Exponential Function and ln
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Approximations with e and ln
Approximation of the Natural Logarithm
Inequalities with the Natural Logarithm
Approximations with the Exponential Function
An Area Formula
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Exponential Growth Revisited
Continuously Compounded Interest
Continuous Growth Rates
Doubling Your Money
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Equations and Systems of Equations
Solving an Equation
Solving a System of Equations
Systems of Linear Equations
Matrices
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Gaussian Elimination
Gaussian Elimination with Matrices
Special Cases-No Solutions
Special Cases-Infinitely Many Solutions
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Matrix Algebra
Adding and Subtracting Matrices
Multiplying Matrices
The Inverse of a Matrix
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions
Sequences, Series, and Limits
Sequences
Introduction to Sequences
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
Recursively-Defined Sequences
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Series
Sums of Sequences
Arithmetic Series
Geometric Series
Summation Notation
The Binomial Theorem
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Limits
Introduction to Limits
Infinite Series
Decimals as Infinite Series
Special Infinite Series
Exercises, Problems, and Worked-out Solutions
Chapter Summary and Chapter Review Questions