Mike Sullivan's time-tested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course:preparingfor class,practicingwith homework, andreviewingthe concepts. In the Ninth Edition, College Algebra has evolved to meet today's course needs, building on these hallmarks by integrating projects and other interactive learning tools for use in the classroom or online.
Table of Contents R. Review R.1 Real Numbers R.2 Algebra Essentials R.3 Geometry Essentials R.4 Polynomials R.5 Factoring Polynomials R.6 Synthetic Division R.7 Rational Expressions R.8 nth Roots; Rational Exponents 1. Equations and Inequalities 1.1 Linear Equations 1.2 Quadratic Equations 1.3 Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System 1.4 Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form; Factorable Equations 1.5 Solving Inequalities 1.6 Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value 1.7 Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, and Constant Rate Job Applications 2. Graphs 2.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas 2.2 Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry 2.3 Lines 2.4 Circles 2.5 Variation 3. Functions and Their Graphs 3.1 Functions 3.2 The Graph of a Function 3.3 Properties of Functions 3.4 Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions 3.5 Graphing Techniques: Transformations 3.6 Mathematical Models: Building Functions 4. Linear and Quadratic Functions 4.1 Linear Functions and Their Properties 4.2 Building Linear Functions from Data 4.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Properties 4.4 Quadratic Models; Building Quadratic Functions from Data 4.5 Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions 5. Polynomial and Rational Functions 5.1 Polynomial Functions and Models 5.2 Properties of Rational Functions 5.3 The Graph of a Rational Function 5.4 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities 5.5 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function 5.6 Complex Zeros: Fundamental Theorem of Algebra 6. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 6.1 Composite Functions 6.2 One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions 6.3 Exponential Functions 6.4 Logarithmic Functions 6.5 Properties of Logarithms 6.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations 6.7 Compound Interest 6.8 Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newton's Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models 6.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data 7. Analytic Geometry 7.1 Conics 7.2 The Parabola 7.3 The Ellipse 7.4 The Hyperbola 8. Systems of Equations and Inequalities 8.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination 8.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices 8.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants 8.4 Matrix Algebra 8.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition 8.6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations 8.7 Systems of Inequalities 8.8 Linear Programming 9. Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem 9.1 Sequences 9.2 Arithmetic Sequences 9.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series 9.4 Mathematical Induction 9.5 The Binomial Theorem 10. Counting and Probability 10.1 Sets and Counting 10.2 Permutations and Combinations 10.3 Probability Appendix: Graphing Utilities 1 The Viewing Rectangle 2 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations 3 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations Locating Intercepts and Checking for Symmetry 4 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Equations 5 Square Screens 6 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Inequalities 7 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Systems of Linear Equations
Mike Sullivan's time-tested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course:preparingfor class,practicingwith homework, andreviewingthe concepts. In the Ninth Edition, College Algebra has evolved to meet today's course needs, building on these hallmarks by integrating projects and other interactive learning tools for use in the classroom or online.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents R. Review R.1 Real Numbers R.2 Algebra Essentials R.3 Geometry Essentials R.4 Polynomials R.5 Factoring Polynomials R.6 Synthetic Division R.7 Rational Expressions R.8 nth Roots; Rational Exponents 1. Equations and Inequalities 1.1 Linear Equations 1.2 Quadratic Equations 1.3 Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System 1.4 Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form; Factorable Equations 1.5 Solving Inequalities 1.6 Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value 1.7 Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, and Constant Rate Job Applications 2. Graphs 2.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas 2.2 Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry 2.3 Lines 2.4 Circles 2.5 Variation 3. Functions and Their Graphs 3.1 Functions 3.2 The Graph of a Function 3.3 Properties of Functions 3.4 Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions 3.5 Graphing Techniques: Transformations 3.6 Mathematical Models: Building Functions 4. Linear and Quadratic Functions 4.1 Linear Functions and Their Properties 4.2 Building Linear Functions from Data 4.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Properties 4.4 Quadratic Models; Building Quadratic Functions from Data 4.5 Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions 5. Polynomial and Rational Functions 5.1 Polynomial Functions and Models 5.2 Properties of Rational Functions 5.3 The Graph of a Rational Function 5.4 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities 5.5 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function 5.6 Complex Zeros: Fundamental Theorem of Algebra 6. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 6.1 Composite Functions 6.2 One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions 6.3 Exponential Functions 6.4 Logarithmic Functions 6.5 Properties of Logarithms 6.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations 6.7 Compound Interest 6.8 Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newton's Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models 6.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data 7. Analytic Geometry 7.1 Conics 7.2 The Parabola 7.3 The Ellipse 7.4 The Hyperbola 8. Systems of Equations and Inequalities 8.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination 8.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices 8.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants 8.4 Matrix Algebra 8.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition 8.6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations 8.7 Systems of Inequalities 8.8 Linear Programming 9. Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem 9.1 Sequences 9.2 Arithmetic Sequences 9.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series 9.4 Mathematical Induction 9.5 The Binomial Theorem 10. Counting and Probability 10.1 Sets and Counting 10.2 Permutations and Combinations 10.3 Probability Appendix: Graphing Utilities 1 The Viewing Rectangle 2 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations 3 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations Locating Intercepts and Checking for Symmetry 4 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Equations 5 Square Screens 6 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Inequalities 7 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Systems of Linear Equations