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by Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler and Ann V. Hodgkins

Edition: 4TH 03Copyright: 2003

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2003

International: No

Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler and Ann V. Hodgkins

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College Algebra: Concepts and Models was the first college algebra text to be developed specifically for students who may not be proceeding on to calculus or upper level math courses, but who need a solid understanding of algebra for their social sciences and liberal arts majors. It encourages student understanding of algebra through the use of modeling techniques and real-data applications. Optional use of technology is carefully integrated throughout the text.

**Larson, Ron : The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College**

Ron Larson received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and has been a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University since 1970. He has pioneered the use of multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson has also conducted numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math teachers around the country about the use of computer technology as a teaching tool and motivational aid. His Interactive Calculus(a complete text on CD-ROM) received the 1996 Texty Award for the most innovative mathematics instructional material at the college level. It is currently the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet.

Hostetler, Robert P. : The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College

Bob Hostetler received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He has taught at Penn State for many years and has authored several calculus, precalculus, and intermediate algebra textbooks. His teaching specialties include Remedial Algebra, Calculus, Math Education and his research interests include mathematics education and textbooks.

**Hodgkins, Ann V. : Phoenix College**

Note: Each chapter includes a Mid-Chapter Quiz and concludes with a Summary, Review Exercises, and a Test.

An Introduction to Graphing Utilities

1. Equations and Inequalities

1.1 Linear Equations

1.2 Mathematical Modeling

1.3 Quadratic Equations

1.4 The Quadratic Formula

1.5 Other Types of Equations

1.6 Linear Inequalities

1.7 Other Types of Inequalities

Chapter Project: Salaries in Professional Baseball

2. The Cartesian Plane and Graphs

2.1 The Cartesian Plane

2.2 Graphs of Equations

2.3 Graphing Utilities

2.4 Lines in the Plane

2.5 Linear Modeling

Chapter Project: Demographics

Cumulative Test: Chapters 1-2

3. Functions and Graphs

3.1 Functions

3.2 Graphs of Functions

3.3 Transformations of Functions

3.4 The Algebra of Functions

3.5 Inverse Functions

Chapter Project: Carbon Monoxide Emissions

4. Polynomial and Rational Functions

4.1 Quadratic Functions and Models

4.2 Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree

4.3 Polynomial Division

4.4 Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions

4.5 Complex Numbers

4.6 The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

4.7 Rational Functions

Chapter Project: Analyzing a Bouncing Ball

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5.1 Exponential Functions

5.2 Logarithmic Functions

5.3 Properties of Logarithms

5.4 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

5.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Models

Chapter Project: Newton's Law of Cooling

Cumulative Test: Chapters 3-5

6. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

6.1 Systems of Equations

6.2 Linear Systems in Two Variables

6.3 Linear Systems in Three or More Variables

6.4 Systems of Inequalities

6.5 Linear Programming

Chapter Project: Consumer Credit Outstanding

7. Matrices and Determinants

7.1 Matrices and Linear Systems

7.2 Operations With Matrices

7.3 The Inverse of a Square Matrix

7.4 The Determinant of a Square Matrix

7.5 Applications of Matrices and Determinants

Chapter Project: Market Share

8. Sequences, Series, and Probability

8.1 Sequences and Summation Notation

8.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

8.4 The Binomial Theorem

8.5 Counting Principles

8.6 Probability

8.7 Mathematical Induction

Chapter Project: The Multiplier Effect

Cumulative Test: Chapters 6-8

Appendices

A. Revised Chapter P of the 2e

B. Conic Sections

B.1 Conic Sections

B.2 Conic Sections and Translations

C. Further Concepts in Statistics

C.1 Data and Linear Modeling

C.2 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

Summary

College Algebra: Concepts and Models was the first college algebra text to be developed specifically for students who may not be proceeding on to calculus or upper level math courses, but who need a solid understanding of algebra for their social sciences and liberal arts majors. It encourages student understanding of algebra through the use of modeling techniques and real-data applications. Optional use of technology is carefully integrated throughout the text.

Author Bio

**Larson, Ron : The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College**

Ron Larson received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and has been a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University since 1970. He has pioneered the use of multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson has also conducted numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math teachers around the country about the use of computer technology as a teaching tool and motivational aid. His Interactive Calculus(a complete text on CD-ROM) received the 1996 Texty Award for the most innovative mathematics instructional material at the college level. It is currently the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet.

Hostetler, Robert P. : The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College

Bob Hostetler received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He has taught at Penn State for many years and has authored several calculus, precalculus, and intermediate algebra textbooks. His teaching specialties include Remedial Algebra, Calculus, Math Education and his research interests include mathematics education and textbooks.

**Hodgkins, Ann V. : Phoenix College**

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes a Mid-Chapter Quiz and concludes with a Summary, Review Exercises, and a Test.

An Introduction to Graphing Utilities

1. Equations and Inequalities

1.1 Linear Equations

1.2 Mathematical Modeling

1.3 Quadratic Equations

1.4 The Quadratic Formula

1.5 Other Types of Equations

1.6 Linear Inequalities

1.7 Other Types of Inequalities

Chapter Project: Salaries in Professional Baseball

2. The Cartesian Plane and Graphs

2.1 The Cartesian Plane

2.2 Graphs of Equations

2.3 Graphing Utilities

2.4 Lines in the Plane

2.5 Linear Modeling

Chapter Project: Demographics

Cumulative Test: Chapters 1-2

3. Functions and Graphs

3.1 Functions

3.2 Graphs of Functions

3.3 Transformations of Functions

3.4 The Algebra of Functions

3.5 Inverse Functions

Chapter Project: Carbon Monoxide Emissions

4. Polynomial and Rational Functions

4.1 Quadratic Functions and Models

4.2 Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree

4.3 Polynomial Division

4.4 Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions

4.5 Complex Numbers

4.6 The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

4.7 Rational Functions

Chapter Project: Analyzing a Bouncing Ball

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5.1 Exponential Functions

5.2 Logarithmic Functions

5.3 Properties of Logarithms

5.4 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

5.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Models

Chapter Project: Newton's Law of Cooling

Cumulative Test: Chapters 3-5

6. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

6.1 Systems of Equations

6.2 Linear Systems in Two Variables

6.3 Linear Systems in Three or More Variables

6.4 Systems of Inequalities

6.5 Linear Programming

Chapter Project: Consumer Credit Outstanding

7. Matrices and Determinants

7.1 Matrices and Linear Systems

7.2 Operations With Matrices

7.3 The Inverse of a Square Matrix

7.4 The Determinant of a Square Matrix

7.5 Applications of Matrices and Determinants

Chapter Project: Market Share

8. Sequences, Series, and Probability

8.1 Sequences and Summation Notation

8.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

8.4 The Binomial Theorem

8.5 Counting Principles

8.6 Probability

8.7 Mathematical Induction

Chapter Project: The Multiplier Effect

Cumulative Test: Chapters 6-8

Appendices

A. Revised Chapter P of the 2e

B. Conic Sections

B.1 Conic Sections

B.2 Conic Sections and Translations

C. Further Concepts in Statistics

C.1 Data and Linear Modeling

C.2 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

Publisher Info

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2003

International: No

Published: 2003

International: No

**Larson, Ron : The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College**

Ron Larson received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and has been a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University since 1970. He has pioneered the use of multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson has also conducted numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math teachers around the country about the use of computer technology as a teaching tool and motivational aid. His Interactive Calculus(a complete text on CD-ROM) received the 1996 Texty Award for the most innovative mathematics instructional material at the college level. It is currently the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet.

Hostetler, Robert P. : The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College

Bob Hostetler received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He has taught at Penn State for many years and has authored several calculus, precalculus, and intermediate algebra textbooks. His teaching specialties include Remedial Algebra, Calculus, Math Education and his research interests include mathematics education and textbooks.

**Hodgkins, Ann V. : Phoenix College**

Note: Each chapter includes a Mid-Chapter Quiz and concludes with a Summary, Review Exercises, and a Test.

An Introduction to Graphing Utilities

1. Equations and Inequalities

1.1 Linear Equations

1.2 Mathematical Modeling

1.3 Quadratic Equations

1.4 The Quadratic Formula

1.5 Other Types of Equations

1.6 Linear Inequalities

1.7 Other Types of Inequalities

Chapter Project: Salaries in Professional Baseball

2. The Cartesian Plane and Graphs

2.1 The Cartesian Plane

2.2 Graphs of Equations

2.3 Graphing Utilities

2.4 Lines in the Plane

2.5 Linear Modeling

Chapter Project: Demographics

Cumulative Test: Chapters 1-2

3. Functions and Graphs

3.1 Functions

3.2 Graphs of Functions

3.3 Transformations of Functions

3.4 The Algebra of Functions

3.5 Inverse Functions

Chapter Project: Carbon Monoxide Emissions

4. Polynomial and Rational Functions

4.1 Quadratic Functions and Models

4.2 Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree

4.3 Polynomial Division

4.4 Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions

4.5 Complex Numbers

4.6 The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

4.7 Rational Functions

Chapter Project: Analyzing a Bouncing Ball

5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5.1 Exponential Functions

5.2 Logarithmic Functions

5.3 Properties of Logarithms

5.4 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

5.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Models

Chapter Project: Newton's Law of Cooling

Cumulative Test: Chapters 3-5

6. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

6.1 Systems of Equations

6.2 Linear Systems in Two Variables

6.3 Linear Systems in Three or More Variables

6.4 Systems of Inequalities

6.5 Linear Programming

Chapter Project: Consumer Credit Outstanding

7. Matrices and Determinants

7.1 Matrices and Linear Systems

7.2 Operations With Matrices

7.3 The Inverse of a Square Matrix

7.4 The Determinant of a Square Matrix

7.5 Applications of Matrices and Determinants

Chapter Project: Market Share

8. Sequences, Series, and Probability

8.1 Sequences and Summation Notation

8.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

8.4 The Binomial Theorem

8.5 Counting Principles

8.6 Probability

8.7 Mathematical Induction

Chapter Project: The Multiplier Effect

Cumulative Test: Chapters 6-8

Appendices

A. Revised Chapter P of the 2e

B. Conic Sections

B.1 Conic Sections

B.2 Conic Sections and Translations

C. Further Concepts in Statistics

C.1 Data and Linear Modeling

C.2 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion