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College Algebra : Concepts and Models

College Algebra : Concepts and Models - 3rd edition

College Algebra : Concepts and Models - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780395976210

ISBN10: 0395976219

College Algebra : Concepts and Models by Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler and Ann V. Hodgkins - ISBN 9780395976210
Edition: 3RD 00
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
International: No
College Algebra : Concepts and Models by Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler and Ann V. Hodgkins - ISBN 9780395976210

ISBN13: 9780395976210

ISBN10: 0395976219

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As the first text developed specifically for students who may not proceed to upper level math, this best-seller provides just what its users need: a solid understanding of algebra through the use of modeling techniques and real-data applications. Designed to help students develop conceptual understanding, problem-solving skills, and mathematical reasoning abilities, the text's clear explanations and outstanding graphics present mathematics as an intriguing and important modeling language for real-life problem solving.

A text-specific web site offers instructor and student resources and online tutorials. The Programs appendix and the Career Interviews sections of the previous edition have been moved online.

All Chapter Openers and Chapter Projects have been updated, and Section Openers now include learning objectives.

Real-Data Application examples have been replaced with new or updated material.

Discussing the Concept sections (formerly called Group Activities) have been updated, providing options for individual and collaborative work or class discussion.

Exercise Sets include new or increased skill exercises and updated applications.

Chapter Summaries now link the section objectives to the Review Exercises.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Equations and Inequalities

1.1 Linear Equations
1.2 Mathematical Modeling
1.3 Quadratic Equations
1.4 The Quadratic Formula

Mid-Chapter Quiz

1.5 Other Types of Equations
1.6 Linear Inequalities
1.7 Other Types of Inequalities

Chapter Project : Salaries in Professional Baseball

Chapter 2. The Cartesian Plane and Graphs

2.1 The Cartesian Plane
2.2 Graphs of Equations
2.3 Graphing Utilities

Mid-Chapter Quiz

2.4 Lines in the Plane
2.5 Linear Modeling

Chapter Project : Demographics

Cumulative Test : Chapters 1-2

Chapter 3. Functions and Graphs

3.1 Functions
3.2 Graphs of Functions
3.3 Transformations of Functions

Mid-Chapter Quiz

3.4 The Algebra of Functions
3.5 Inverse Functions

Chapter Project : World Paper Production and Consumption

Chapter 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

Mid-Chapter Quiz

4.5 Complex Numbers
4.6 The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
4.7 Rational Functions

Chapter Project : Analyzing a Bouncing Ball

Chapter 5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

5.1 Exponential Functions
5.2 Logarithmic Functions
5.3 Properties of Logarithms

Mid-Chapter Quiz

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

Chapter 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

Mid-Chapter Quiz

6.4 Systems of Inequalities
6.5 Linear Programming

Chapter Project : Consumer Credit Outstanding

Chapter 7. Matrices and Determinants

7.1 Matrices and Linear Systems
7.2 Operations With Matrices
7.3 The Inverse of a Square Matrix

Mid-Chapter Quiz

7.4 The Determinant of a Square Matrix
7.5 Applications of Matrices and Determinants

Chapter Project : Market Share

Chapter 8. Sequences, Series, and Probability

8.1 Sequences and Summation Notation
8.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series
8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

Mid-Chapter Quiz

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