College Algebra

ISBN-10: 0534357717

ISBN-13: 9780534357719

Edition: 5th 2003

Authors: David Cohen, Ross Rueger

List price: $337.95
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David Cohen's COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Fifth Edition, focuses on teaching mathematics, using a graphical perspective throughout to provide a visual understanding of college algebra. The author is known for his clear writing style and the numerous quality exercises and applications he includes in his respected texts. In this new edition, graphs, visualization of data, and functions are now introduced much earlier and receive greater emphasis. Many sections now contain more examples and exercises involving applications and real-life data. While this edition takes the existence of the graphing calculator for granted, the material is arranged so that one can teach the course with as much or as little graphing utility work as he/she wishes.
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List price: $337.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 10/17/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 880
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

David Cohen is a British joutnalist who has written for The Independent, The Guardian, and British GQ, as well as The New York Times. In 1997, he was the recipient of a harkness fellowship hosted by Columbia University, which enabled him to write this book. He lives in london with his wife and two daughters.

Sets of Real Numbers
Absolute Value
Solving Equations (Review and Preview)
Rectangular Coordinates. Visualizing Data
Graphs and Graphing Utilities
Equations of Lines
Symmetry and Graphs. Circles
Equations and Inequalities
Quadratic Equations: Theory and Examples
Other Types of Equations
Applied Problems (A Warm-up)
More on Inequalities
The Definition of a Function
The Graph of a Function
Shapes of Graphs. Average Rate of Change
Techniques in Graphing
Methods of Combining Functions. Iteration
Inverse Functions
Polynomial and Rational Functions. Applications to Optimization
Linear Functions
Quadratic Functions
Using Iteration to Model Population Growth (Optional Section)
Setting Up Equations That Define Functions
Maximum and Minimum Problems
Polynomial Functions
Rational Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
The Exponential Function y = e[superscript x]
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Equations and Inequalities with Logs and Exponents
Compound Interest
Exponential Growth and Decay
Systems of Equations
Systems of Two Linear Equations in Two Unknowns
Gaussian Elimination
The Inverse of a Square Matrix
Determinants and Cramer's Rule
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming
Roots of Polynomial Equations
The Complex Number System
Division of Polynomials
The Remainder Theorem and the Factor Theorem
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Rational and Irrational Roots
Conjugate Roots and Descartes's Rule of Signs
Introduction to Partial Fractions
More about Partial Fractions
The Conic Sections
The Parabola
Tangents to Parabolas (Optional Section)
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
The Focus-Directrix Property of Conics
Additional Topics in Algebra
Mathematical Induction
The Binomial Theorem
Introduction to Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Sequences and Series
Permutations and Combinations
Introduction to Probability
Significant Digits
Properties of Real Numbers
[radical]2 Is Irrational
Review of Integer Exponents
Review of nth Roots
Review of Rational Exponents
Review of Factoring
Review of Fractional Expressions
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