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Functions and Change : A Modeling Approach to College Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0618219560

ISBN-13: 9780618219568

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Bruce Crauder, Benny Evans, Alan Noell

List price: $123.96
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Intended for students in a college algebra course who are not destined for an engineering-oriented calculus course, Functions and Change, A Modeling Approach to College Algebra, 2/e, has been revised with input from instructors across the curriculum: the sciences, business, economics, and political science. The text builds students' confidence in working with graphs, real data, and linear algebraic manipulations in these various disciplines. Enhancing the text's practical approach are a thorough integration of graphing technology, high-quality, real-world applications, and an emphasis on modeling.
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Book details

List price: $123.96
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/28/2002
Binding: Book, Other 
Pages: 541
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Contents Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary. Prologue: Calculator Arithmetic 1. Functions 1.1 Functions Given by Formulas 1.2 Functions Given by Tables 1.3 Functions Given by Graphs 1.4 Functions Given by Words 2. Graphical and Tabular Analysis 2.1 Tables and Trends 2.2 Graphs 2.3 Solving Linear Equations 2.4 Solving Nonlinear Equations 2.5 Optimization 3. Straight Lines and Linear Functions 3.1 The Geometry of Lines 3.2 Linear Functions 3.3 Modeling Data with Linear Functions 3.4 Linear Regression 3.5 Systems of Equations 4. Exponential Functions 4.1 Exponential Growth and Decay 4.2 Modeling Exponential Data 4.3 Modeling Nearly Exponential Data 4.4 Logarithmic Functions 5. A…