College Algebra: Concepts Through Functions, 4th edition
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Overview
Known for their ability to connect with students, acclaimed authors Sullivan and Sullivan focus on the fundamentals (preparing for class, practice with homework, reviewing key concepts), encouraging the conceptual understanding and mastery of basic skills you'll need for this and future courses. Part of the Concepts Through Functions Series, College Algebra: Concepts Through Functions introduces functions at the start and maintains a continuous theme by introducing and developing a new function in every chapter. Graphing utility coverage is optional and can be included at the instructor's discretion. In the 4th Edition, new Desmos^{©} screen captures have been added throughout, reflecting that graphing technology expands beyond graphing calculators; updated Retain Your Knowledge problems improve your recall of concepts learned earlier in the course; and much more.
Published by Pearson (December 11th 2020)  Copyright © 2024
ISBN13: 9780137399598
Subject: Precalculus, College Algebra & Trigonometry
Category: College Algebra
Overview
 F. Foundations: A Prelude to Functions
 F.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas
 F.2 Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry
 F.3 Lines
 F.4 Circles
 Functions and Their Graphs
 1.1 Functions
 1.2 The Graph of a Function
 1.3 Properties of Functions
 1.4 Library of Functions; Piecewisedefined Functions
 1.5 Graphing Techniques: Transformations
 1.6 Mathematical Models: Constructing Functions
 1.7 Building Mathematical Models Using Variation
 Chapter Review
 Chapter Test
 Chapter Projects
 Linear and Quadratic Functions
 2.1 Properties of Linear Functions and Linear Models
 2.2 Building Linear Models from Data
 2.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Zeros
 2.4 Properties of Quadratic Functions
 2.5 Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions
 2.6 Building Quadratic Models from Verbal Descriptions and from Data
 2.7 Complex Zeros of a Quadratic Function
 2.8 Equations and Inequalities Involving the Absolute Value Function
 Chapter Review
 Chapter Test
 Chapter Projects
 Cumulative Review
 Polynomial and Rational Functions
 3.1 Polynomial Functions and Models
 3.2 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function
 3.3 Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
 3.4 Properties of Rational Functions
 3.5 The Graph of a Rational Function
 3.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
 Chapter Review
 Chapter Test
 Chapter Projects
 Cumulative Review
 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 4.1 Composite Functions
 4.2 OnetoOne Functions; Inverse Functions
 4.3 Exponential Functions
 4.4 Logarithmic Functions
 4.5 Properties of Logarithms
 4.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations
 4.7 Compound Interest
 4.8 Exponential Growth and Decay; Newton’s Law; Logistic Growth and Decay
 4.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data
 Chapter Review
 Chapter Test
 Chapter Projects
 Cumulative Review
 Conics
 5.1 Conics
 5.2 The Parabola
 5.3 The Ellipse
 5.4 The Hyperbola
 Chapter Review
 Chapter Test
 Chapter Projects
 Cumulative Review
 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
 6.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination
 6.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices
 6.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants
 6.4 Matrix Algebra
 6.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition
 6.6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations
 6.7 Systems of Inequalities
 6.8 Linear Programming
 Chapter Review
 Chapter Test
 Chapter Projects
 Cumulative Review
 Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem
 7.1 Sequences
 7.2 Arithmetic Sequences
 7.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series
 7.4 Mathematical Induction
 7.5 The Binomial Theorem
 Chapter Review
 Chapter Test
 Chapter Projects
 Cumulative Review
 Counting and Probability
 8.1 Counting
 8.2 Permutations and Combinations
 8.3 Probability
 Chapter Review
 Chapter Test
 Chapter Projects
 Cumulative Review
Appendix A. Review
 A.1 Algebra Essentials
 A.2 Geometry Essentials
 A.3 Polynomials
 A.4 Factoring Polynomials
 A.5 Synthetic Division
 A.6 Rational Expressions
 A.7 nth Roots; Rational Exponents
 A.8 Solving Equations
 A.9 Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, Constant Rate Jobs
 A.10 Interval Notation; Solving Inequalities
 A.11 Complex Numbers
Appendix B. Graphing Utilities
 B.1 The Viewing Rectangle
 B.2 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations
 B.3 Using a Graphing Utility to Locate Intercepts and Check for Symmetry
 B.4 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Equations
 B.5 Square Screens
 B.6 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Inequalities
 B.7 Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Systems of Linear Equations
 B.8 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph a Polar Equation
 B.9 Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Parametric Equations
 Answers
 Index
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