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This edition has evolved to address the needs of today's student. While maintaining its unique table of contents and functions-based approach, the text now includes additional components to build skill, address critical thinking, solve applications, and apply technology to support traditional algebraic solutions. It continues to incorporate an open design, helpful features, careful explanations of topics, and a comprehensive package of supplements and study aids to provide new and relevant opportunities for learning and teaching.
Chapter 1 Linear Functions, Equations, and Inequalities
1.1 Real Numbers and the Rectangular Coordinate System
1.2 Introduction to Relations and Functions
1.3 Linear Functions
1.4 Equations of Lines and Linear Models
1.5 Linear Equations and Inequalities
1.6 Applications of Linear Functions
Chapter 2 Analysis of Graphs of Functions
2.1 Graphs of Basic Functions and Relations; Symmetry
2.2 Vertical and Horizontal Shifts of Graphs
2.3 Stretching, Shrinking, and Reflecting Graphs
2.4 Absolute Value Functions: Graphs, Equations, Inequalities, and Applications
2.5 Piecewise-Defined Functions
2.6 Operations and Composition
Chapter 3 Polynomial Functions
3.1 Complex Numbers
3.2 Quadratic Functions and Graphs
3.3 Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
3.4 Further Applications of Quadratic Functions and Models
3.5 Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions and Graphs
3.6 Topics in the Theory of Polynomial Functions (I)
3.7 Topics in the Theory of Polynomial Functions (II)
3.8 Polynomial Equations and Inequalities; Further Applications and Models
Chapter 4 Rational, Power, and Root Functions
4.1 Rational Functions and Graphs
4.2 More on Graphs of Rational Functions
4.3 Rational Equations, Inequalities, Applications, and Models
4.4 Functions Defined by Powers and Roots
4.5 Equations, Inequalities, and Applications Involving Root Functions
Chapter 5 Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
5.1 Inverse Functions
5.2 Exponential Functions
5.3 Logarithms and Their Properties
5.4 Logarithmic Functions
5.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Inequalities
5.6 Further Applications and Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 6 Analytic Geometry
6.1 Circles and Parabolas
6.2 Ellipses and Hyperbolas
6.3 Summary of Conic Sections
6.4 Parametric Equations
Chapter 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Matrices
7.1 Systems of Equations
7.2 Solution of Linear Systems in Three Variables
7.3 Solution of Linear Systems by Row Transformations
7.4 Matrix Properties and Operations
7.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule
7.6 Solution of Linear Systems by Matrix Inverses
7.7 Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming
7.8 Partial Fractions
Chapter 8 Further Topics in Algebra
8.1 Sequences and Series
8.2 Arithmetric Sequences and Series
8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
8.4 The Binomial Theorem
8.5 Mathematical Induction
8.6 Counting Theory
8.7 Probability
Chapter R Reference: Basic Algebraic Concepts
R.1 Review of Exponents and Polynomials
R.2 Review of Factoring
R.3 Review of Rational Expressions
R.4 Review of Negative and Rational Exponents
R.5 Review of Radicals
Appendix A Geometry Formulas
Appendix B Deciding Which Model Best Fits a Set of Data
Other Editions for Graphical Approach to College Algebra
John Hornsby, Margaret L. Lial and Gary K. Rockswold
ISBN13: 978-0321356895This edition has evolved to address the needs of today's student. While maintaining its unique table of contents and functions-based approach, the text now includes additional components to build skill, address critical thinking, solve applications, and apply technology to support traditional algebraic solutions. It continues to incorporate an open design, helpful features, careful explanations of topics, and a comprehensive package of supplements and study aids to provide new and relevant opportunities for learning and teaching.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Linear Functions, Equations, and Inequalities
1.1 Real Numbers and the Rectangular Coordinate System
1.2 Introduction to Relations and Functions
1.3 Linear Functions
1.4 Equations of Lines and Linear Models
1.5 Linear Equations and Inequalities
1.6 Applications of Linear Functions
Chapter 2 Analysis of Graphs of Functions
2.1 Graphs of Basic Functions and Relations; Symmetry
2.2 Vertical and Horizontal Shifts of Graphs
2.3 Stretching, Shrinking, and Reflecting Graphs
2.4 Absolute Value Functions: Graphs, Equations, Inequalities, and Applications
2.5 Piecewise-Defined Functions
2.6 Operations and Composition
Chapter 3 Polynomial Functions
3.1 Complex Numbers
3.2 Quadratic Functions and Graphs
3.3 Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
3.4 Further Applications of Quadratic Functions and Models
3.5 Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions and Graphs
3.6 Topics in the Theory of Polynomial Functions (I)
3.7 Topics in the Theory of Polynomial Functions (II)
3.8 Polynomial Equations and Inequalities; Further Applications and Models
Chapter 4 Rational, Power, and Root Functions
4.1 Rational Functions and Graphs
4.2 More on Graphs of Rational Functions
4.3 Rational Equations, Inequalities, Applications, and Models
4.4 Functions Defined by Powers and Roots
4.5 Equations, Inequalities, and Applications Involving Root Functions
Chapter 5 Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
5.1 Inverse Functions
5.2 Exponential Functions
5.3 Logarithms and Their Properties
5.4 Logarithmic Functions
5.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Inequalities
5.6 Further Applications and Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 6 Analytic Geometry
6.1 Circles and Parabolas
6.2 Ellipses and Hyperbolas
6.3 Summary of Conic Sections
6.4 Parametric Equations
Chapter 7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities; Matrices
7.1 Systems of Equations
7.2 Solution of Linear Systems in Three Variables
7.3 Solution of Linear Systems by Row Transformations
7.4 Matrix Properties and Operations
7.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule
7.6 Solution of Linear Systems by Matrix Inverses
7.7 Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming
7.8 Partial Fractions
Chapter 8 Further Topics in Algebra
8.1 Sequences and Series
8.2 Arithmetric Sequences and Series
8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
8.4 The Binomial Theorem
8.5 Mathematical Induction
8.6 Counting Theory
8.7 Probability
Chapter R Reference: Basic Algebraic Concepts
R.1 Review of Exponents and Polynomials
R.2 Review of Factoring
R.3 Review of Rational Expressions
R.4 Review of Negative and Rational Exponents
R.5 Review of Radicals
Appendix A Geometry Formulas
Appendix B Deciding Which Model Best Fits a Set of Data
Other Editions for Graphical Approach to College Algebra