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Applied College Algebra

ISBN-10: 0618073639

ISBN-13: 9780618073634

Edition: 2004

Authors: Richard N. Aufmann, Daniel K. Clegg, Richard D. Nation

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Applied College Algebra is designed to provide students with a solid mathematical foundation enhanced by motivating and relevant applications. The interactive presentation of concepts supports students with a variety of learning styles and provides a comfortable transition to more advanced mathematics for all students, especially those coming from developmental courses. Chapter Prep Quizzes at the start of each chapter help students assess their prerequisite knowledge. This quick point-of-use review can be used by struggling students who need more practice and support before proceeding to the next chapter. Each question includes a section reference that students can use to get additional support and view related examples. Problem Solving Strategies to guide students in developing problem-solving skills appear at the start of each chapter. These strategies will help students approach various problems and applications more successfully. Clear Examples paired with Check Your Progress Questions are hallmark features of the Aufmann Interactive Method. After a worked-out example is presented, a similar Check Your Progress exercise helps students practice the concept. This feature can be used by instructors as an easy way to immediately check students' understanding or by students for additional practice and study support. Full Solutions to Check Your Progress Questions appear in an appendix. The complete solution not only provides students full support in understanding new material, but serves as an additional example to students reviewing material for a test or quiz.
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Book details

List price: $148.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Richard Aufmann is Professor of Mathematics at Palomar College in California. He is the lead author of two best-selling developmental math series, a best-selling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. The Aufmann name is highly recognized and respected among college mathematics faculty.

Richard Nation is Professor of Mathematics at Palomar College. He is the co-author of several Aufmann titles.

Note: Each chapter contains a Chapter Summary
Chapter True/False Exercises
Chapter Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test
Chapters 18 include a Cumulative Review
Preliminary Concepts
Real Numbers
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Operations on Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Rational Exponents and Radicals
Complex numbers
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations and Their Applications
Quadratic Equations and Their Applications
Other Types of Equations
Linear and Absolute Value Inequalities and Their Applications
Quadratic and Rational Inequalities and Their Applications
Introduction to Functions
Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs
Relations and Functions
Properties of Linear Functions
Linear Models
Quadratic Functions
Modeling Data Using Regression
Properties of Functions
Algebra of Functions
Inverse Functions
Transformations of Graphs
Polynomial and Rational Functions
The Remainder Theorem and The Factor Theorem
Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
Graphs of Rational Functions and Their Applications
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions and Their Applications
Logarithmic Functions and Their Applications
Working with Logarithms and Logarithmic Scales
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Exponential Growth and Decay
Modeling Data with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Logistic Growth Models and Their Applications
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Row Operations and Systems of Equations
The Algebra of Matrices
The Inverse of a Matrix
Linear Inequalities and Systems of Linear Inequalities
Sequences and Series with Applications to the Mathematics of Finance
Introduction to Sequences and Series
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
Simple and Compound Interest
Present Value of an Annuity and Amortization
Future Value of an Annuity and Sinking Funds
Probability and the Binomial Theorem
Counting Methods
Introduction to Probability
Probability of Compound Events
The Binomial Theorem
Conic Sections