College Algebra, 8th edition

  • Robert F. Blitzer

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Table of contents

P. Fundamental Concepts of Algebra 

    P.1 Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers

    P.2 Exponents and Scientific Notation 

    P.3 Radicals and Rational Exponents 

    P.4 Polynomials 

    Mid-Chapter Check Point 

    P.5 Factoring Polynomials 

    P.6 Rational Expressions 

    Summary, Review, and Test 

    Review Exercises 

    Chapter P Test 

    1. Equations and Inequalities

      1.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities 

      1.2 Linear Equations and Rational Equations 

      1.3 Models and Applications 

      1.4 Complex Numbers 

      1.5 Quadratic Equations 

      Mid-Chapter Check Point 

      1.6 Other Types of Equations 

      1.7 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities 

      Summary, Review, and Test 

      Review Exercises 

      Chapter 1 Test 

      2. Functions and Graphs

        2.1 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs 

        2.2 More on Functions and Their Graphs 

        2.3 Linear Functions and Slope 

        2.4 More on Slope 

        Mid-Chapter Check Point 

        2.5 Transformations of Functions 

        2.6 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions 

        2.7 Inverse Functions 

        2.8 Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles 

        Summary, Review, and Test 

        Review Exercises 

        Chapter 2 Test 

        Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters 1 - 2 

        3. Polynomial and Rational Functions

          3.1 Quadratic Functions 

          3.2 Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs 

          3.3 Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems 

          3.4 Zeros of Polynomial Functions 

          Mid-Chapter Check Point 

          3.5 Rational Functions and Their Graphs 

          3.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities 

          3.7 Modeling Using Variation 

          Summary, Review, and Test 

          Review Exercises 

          Chapter 3 Test 

          Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters 1 - 3 

          4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

            4.1 Exponential Functions 

            4.2 Logarithmic Functions 

            4.3 Properties of Logarithms 

            Mid-Chapter Check Point 

            4.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 

            4.5 Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data 

            Summary, Review, and Test 

            Review Exercises 

            Chapter 4 Test 

            Cumulative Review Exercises Chapters 1 - 4 

            5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

              5.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 

              5.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables 

              5.3 Partial Fractions 

              5.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables 

              Mid-Chapter Check Point 

              5.5 Systems of Inequalities 

              5.6 Linear Programming 

              Summary, Review, and Test 

              Review Exercises 

              Chapter 5 Test 

              Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 5 

              6. Matrices and Determinants

                6.1 Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems 

                6.2 Inconsistent and Dependent Systems and Their Applications 

                6.3 Matrix Operations and Their Applications 

                Mid-Chapter Check Point 

                6.4 Multiplicative Inverses of Matrices and Matrix Equations 

                6.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule 

                Summary, Review, and Test 

                Review Exercises 

                Chapter 6 Test 

                Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 6 

                7. Conic Sections

                  7.1 The Ellipse 

                  7.2 The Hyperbola 

                  Mid-Chapter Check Point 

                  7.3 The Parabola 

                  Summary, Review, and Test 

                  Review Exercises 

                  Chapter 7 Test 

                  Cumulative Review Chapters 1 - 7 

                  8. Sequences, Induction, and Probability

                    8.1 Sequences and Summation Notation 

                    8.2 Arithmetic Sequences 

                    8.3 Geometric Sequences and Series 

                    Mid-Chapter Check Point 

                    8.4 Mathematical Induction 

                    8.5 The Binomial Theorem 

                    8.6 Counting Principles, Permutations, and Combinations 

                    8.7 Probability 

                    Summary, Review, and Test 

                    Review Exercises 

                    Chapter 8 Test 

                    Cumulative Review Chapters 1-8 

                    Appendix: Where Did That Come From? Selected Proofs 

                    Answers to Selected Exercises* 

                    Subject Index  


                    * Selected answers in Student Edition. In Annotated Instructor's Edition, the longer answers that don't fit next to exercises appear here. 

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