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College algebra in context : with applications for the managerial, life, and social sciences

Author: Ronald J Harshbarger; Lisa S Yocco
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Addison-Wesley, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"College Algebra in Context" is application driven and uses numerous real data problems to motivate interest in the skills and concepts of algebra. The text is designed to show students how to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Harshbarger; Lisa S Yocco
ISBN: 0201729547 9780201729542
OCLC Number: 52001619
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Functions, Graphs, And Models; Linear Functions. Algebra Toolbox.Functions and Graphs.Graphs of Functions; Mathematical Models.Linear Functions.Equations of Lines, Constant Rates of Change.Algebraic and Graphical Solution of Linear Equations.Fitting Lines To Data Points: Modeling Functions.Models in Business and Economics.Solutions of Linear Inequalities.2. Quadratic And Other Non-Linear Functions. Algebra Toolbox.Quadratic Functions; Parabolas.Solving Quadratic Equations.Power Functions And Transformations.Quadratic and Power Models.Combining Functions; Reciprocal, Absolute Value, And Piecewise-Defined Functions.Inverse Functions.Quadratic and Power Inequalities.3. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Algebra Toolbox.Exponential Functions.Logarithmic Functions.Solving Exponential Equations; Properties of Logarithms.Exponential and Logarithmic Models.Exponential Functions and Investing.Annuities; Loan Repayment.Logistic and Gompertz Functions .4. Higher Degree Polynomial and Rational Functions. Algebra Toolbox.Higher Degree Polynomial Functions.Modeling Cubic and Quartic Functions.Solution of Polynomial Equations.Solution of Polynomial Equations Using Synthetic Division.Complex Solutions; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.Rational Functions.Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.5. Systems of Equations and Matrices. Algebra Toolbox.Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables.Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables; Matrix Solutions.Systems of Linear Equations with Non-unique Solutions.Matrices; Basic Operations.Inverse of a Matrix; Matrix Equations.6. Special Topics. Sequences and Discrete Functions.Series.Systems of Linear Inequalities.Linear Programming; Graphical Methods.Preparing for Calculus.
Responsibility: Ronald J. Harshbarger, Lisa S. Yocco.

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