College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 6th edition

  • Ronald J. Harshbarger, 
  • Lisa S. Yocco

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Overview

College Algebra in Context with Applications for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences emphasizes problem solving with modeling, applications, and real data problems.

Published by Pearson (September 1st 2020) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780136880899

Subject: Precalculus, College Algebra & Trigonometry

Category: College Algebra

Table of contents

  1. Functions, Graphs, and Models; Linear Functions
    • Algebra Toolbox
    • 1-1 Functions and Models
    • 1-2 Graphs of Functions
    • 1-3 Linear Functions
    • 1-4 Equations of Lines
    • Preparing for Calculus
    • Summary
    • Key Concepts and Formulas
    • Chapter 1 Skills Check
    • Chapter 1 Review
    • Group Activities/Extended Applications
  2. Linear Models, Equations, and Inequalities
    • Algebra Toolbox
    • 2-1 Algebraic and Graphical Solution of Linear Equations
    • 2-2 Fitting Lines to Data Points: Modeling Linear Functions
    • 2-3 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
    • 2-4 Solutions of Linear Inequalities
    • Preparing for Calculus
    • Summary
    • Key Concepts and Formulas
    • Chapter 2 Skills Check
    • Chapter 2 Review
    • Group Activities/Extended Applications
  3. Quadratic, Piecewise-Defined, and Power Functions
    • Algebra Toolbox
    • 3-1 Quadratic Functions; Parabolas
    • 3-2 Solving Quadratic Equations
    • 3-3 Power and Root Functions
    • 3-4 Piecewise-Defined Functions and Power Functions
    • 3-5 Quadratic and Power Models
    • Preparing for Calculus
    • Summary
    • Key Concepts and Formulas
    • Chapter 3 Skills Check
    • Chapter 3 Review
    • Group Activities/Extended Applications
  4. Additional Topics with Functions
    • Algebra Toolbox
    • 4-1 Transformations of Graphs and Symmetry
    • 4-2 Combining Functions; Composite Functions
    • 4-3 One-to-One and Inverse Functions
    • 4-4 Additional Equations and Inequalities
    • Preparing for Calculus
    • Summary
    • Key Concepts and Formulas
    • Chapter 4 Skills Check
    • Chapter 4 Review
    • Group Activities/Extended Applications
  5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    • Algebra Toolbox
    • 5-1 Exponential Functions
    • 5-2 Logarithmic Functions; Properties of Logarithms
    • >5-3 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    • 5-4 Exponential and Logarithmic Models
    • 5-5 Exponential Functions and Investing
    • 5-6 Annuities; Loan Repayment
    • 5-7 Logistic and Gompertz Functions
    • Preparing for Calculus
    • Summary
    • Key Concepts and Formulas
    • Chapter 5 Skills Check
    • Chapter 5 Review
    • Group Activities/Extended Applications
  6. Higher-Degree Polynomial and Rational Functions
    • Algebra Toolbox
    • 6-1 Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions
    • 6-2 Modeling with Cubic and Quartic Functions
    • 6-3 Solution of Polynomial Equations
    • 6-4 Polynomial Equations Continued; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
    • 6-5 Rational Functions and Rational Equations
    • 6-6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
    • Preparing for Calculus
    • Summary
    • Key Concepts and Formulas
    • Chapter 6 Review
    • Group Activities/Extended Applications
  7. Systems of Equations and Matrices
    • Algebra Toolbox
    • 7-1 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables <
    • 7-2 Matrix Solution of Systems of Linear Equations
    • 7-3 Matrix Operations
    • 7-4 Inverse Matrices; Matrix Equations
    • 7-5 Determinants and Cramer’s Rule
    • 7-6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations
    • Summary
    • Key Concepts and Formulas
    • Chapter 7 Skills Check
    • Chapter 7 Review
    • Group Activities/Extended Applications
  8. Special Topics in Algebra
    • 8-1 Systems of Inequalities
    • 8-2 Linear Programming: Graphical Methods
    • 8-3 Sequences and Discrete Functions
    • 8-4 Series
    • 8-5 The Binomial Theorem
    • 8-6 Conic Sections: Circles and Parabolas
    • 8-7 Conic Sections: Ellipses and Hyperbolas
    • Summary
    • Key Concepts and Formulas
    • Chapter 8 Skills Check
    • Chapter 8 Review
    • Group Activity/Extended Applications

    Appendices

      • A. Basic Graphing Calculator Guide
      • B. Basic Guide to Excel 2010 and Excel 2013
    Credits
    Answers to Selected Exercises
    Index

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