Essentials of College Algebra

Essentials of College Algebra, 12th edition

  • Margaret L. Lial, 
  • John Hornsby, 
  • David I. Schneider, 
  • Callie Daniels

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Overview

Essentials of College Algebra helps you develop both the conceptual understanding and analytical skills needed to succeed in algebra. Ample opportunities for practice and review appear throughout and at the end of chapters, helping you master the math.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137517077

Subject: Precalculus, College Algebra & Trigonometry

Category: College Algebra

Table of contents

Preface
Resources for Success

R: Review of Basic Concepts
R.1 Sets
R.2 Real Numbers and Their Properties
R.3 Polynomials
R.4 Factoring Polynomials
R.5 Rational Expressions
R.6 Rational Exponents
R.7 Radical Expressions

1: Equations and Inequalities
1.1 Linear Equations
1.2 Applications and Modeling with Linear Equations
1.3 Complex Numbers
1.4 Quadratic Equations
1.5 Applications and Modeling with Quadratic Equations
1.6 Other Types of Equations and Applications
1.7 Inequalities
1.8 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Test Prep
Review Exercises
Test

2: Graphs and Functions
2.1 Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs
2.2 Circles
2.3 Functions
2.4 Linear Functions
2.3 Functions
2.6 Graphs of Basic Functions
2.7 Graphing Techniques
2.8 Function Operations and Composition
Test Prep
Review Exercises
Test

3: Polynomials and Rational Functions
3.1 Quadratic Functions and Models
3.2 Synthetic Division
3.3 Zeros of Polynomial Functions
3.4 Polynomial Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models
3.5 Rational Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models
3.6 Variation
Test Prep
Review Exercises
Test

4: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions
4.1 Inverse Functions
4.2 Exponential Functions
4.3 Logarithmic Functions
4.4 Evaluating Logarithms and the Change-of-Base Theorem
4.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
4.6 Applications and Models of Exponential Growth and Decay
Test Prep
Review Exercises
Test

5: Systems and Matrices
5.1 Systems of Linear Equations
5.2 Matrix Solution of Linear Systems
5.3 Determinant Solution of Linear Systems
5.4 Partial Fractions
5.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
5.6 Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming
5.7 Properties of Matrices
5.8 Matrix Inverses
Test Prep
Review Exercises
Test

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