College Algebra: Concepts Through Functions

Hardcover | December 24, 2013

byMichael Sullivan, Michael Iii Sullivan

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College Algebra: Concepts Through Functions, Third Edition focuses on the fundamentals: preparation for class, practice with homework, and reviewing of key concepts.  With the Concepts Through Functions series, the Sullivans expose students to functions in the first chapter and maintain a continuous theme of functions throughout the text. This approach ensures students master basic skills and develop the conceptual understanding they need for the course, ultimately preparing students for future math courses as well.

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College Algebra: Concepts Through Functions, Third Edition focuses on the fundamentals: preparation for class, practice with homework, and reviewing of key concepts.  With the Concepts Through Functions series, the Sullivans expose students to functions in the first chapter and maintain a continuous theme of functions throughout the t...

Mike Sullivan is Professor of Mathematics at Chicago State University, having taught there for more than 30 years. He received his PhD in mathematics from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a native of Chicago’s South Side and currently resides in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Mike has four children; the two oldest have degrees in mathemat...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.3 inPublished:December 24, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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

 

1. Functions and Their Graphs

1.1 Functions

1.2 The Graph of a Function

1.3 Properties of Functions

1.4 Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined 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

 

2. 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

 

3. 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

 

4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

4.1 Composite Functions

4.2 One-to-One 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

 

5. Conics

5.1 Conics

5.2 The Parabola

5.3 The Ellipse

5.4 The Hyperbola

            Chapter Review

            Chapter Test

            Chapter Projects

            Cumulative Review

 

6. 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

 

7. 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

 

8. 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

 

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