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Contemporary College Algebra A Graphing Approach

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ISBN-10: 0534466567

ISBN-13: 9780534466565

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas W. Hungerford

List price: $249.95
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Thomas Hungerford's CONTEMPORARY COLLEGE ALGEBRA is known and well respected for its thorough integration of the graphing calculator, clear writing, and outstanding applications problems. Many adopters laud the use of real data in examples and exercises, and they appreciate the flexibility of the book's organization. This market-leading text is now accompanied by an outstanding array of innovative supplements that facilitate teaching and enhance learning, such as iLrn--a robust suite of online course management, testing, and tutorial resources for instructor and student, with vMentor live online tutoring. The text also includes a free Interactive Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM with MathCue, and…    
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Book details

List price: $249.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 9/21/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Thomas W. Hungerford received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Washington and at Cleveland State University, and is now at St. Louis University. His research fields are algebra and mathematics education. He is the author of many notable books for undergraduate and graduate level courses. In addition to ABSTRACT ALGEBRA: AN INTRODUCTION, these include: ALGEBRA (Springer, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, #73. 1974); MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, Tenth Edition (Pearson, 2011; with M. Lial and J. Holcomb); and CONTEMPORARY PRECALCULUS, Fifth Edition (Cengage, 2009; with D. Shaw).

Algebra Review
The Real Number System
Special Topics: Decimal Representation of Real Numbers
Integral Exponents
Roots, Radicals, and Rational Exponents
Rational Expressions.
Chapter 0 Review
Discovery Project 0
Graphs And Technology
The Coordinate Plane
Graphs and Graphing Technology
Linear Models.
Chapter 1 Review
Discovery Project 1
Equations And Inequalities
First-Degree Equations and Applications
Special Topics: Variation
Quadratic Equations and Applications
Solving Equations Graphically and Numerically
Polynomial, Radical, and Absolute Value Equations
Linear Inequalities
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.
Chapter 2 Review
Discovery Project 2
Functions And Graphs
Functional Notation
Graphs of Functions
Special Topics: Parametric Graphing
Graphs and Transformations
Special Topics: Symmetry
Operations on Functions
Rates of Change
Special Topics: Instantaneous Rates of Change.
Chapter 3 Review
Discovery Project 3
Polynomial And Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions and Models
Polynomial Functions and Roots
Special Topics: Synthetic Division
Graphs of Polynomial Functions
Special Topics: Optimization Applications
Polynomial Models
Rational Functions
Special Topics: Other Rational Functions
Complex Numbers
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.
Chapter 4 Review
Discovery Project 4
Exponential And Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Applications of Exponential Functions
Common and Natural Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Special Topics: Logarithms to Other Bases
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Algebraically
Exponential, Logarithmic, and Other Models
Inverse Functions.
Chapter 5 Review
Discovery Project 5
Systems Of Equations And Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Special Topics: Systems of Nonlinear Equations
Large Systems of Linear Equations
Matrix Solution Methods
Matrix Methods for Square Systems
Special Topics: Matrix Algebra
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Introduction to Linear Programming.
Chapter 6 Review
Discovery Project 6
Discrete Algebra
Sequences and Sums
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
Special Topics: Infinite Series
The Binomial Theorem
Permutations and Combinations
Special Topics: Distinguishable Permutations
Introduction to Probability
Mathematical Induction.
Chapter 7 Review
Discovery Project 7
Analytic Geometry
Circles and Ellipses
Special Topics: Rotations and Second-Degree Equations.
Chapter 8 Review
Discovery Project 8
Geometry Review Appendix
Program Appendix.