College Algebra In Context With Integrated Review Plus Mml Student Access Card And Sticker by Ronald J. Harshbarger

College Algebra In Context With Integrated Review Plus Mml Student Access Card And Sticker

byRonald J. Harshbarger, Lisa S. Yocco

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Harshbarger/Yocco’s College Algebra in Context with Integrated Review is a new co-requisite course solution, offering a complete college algebra MyMathLab® course with integrated review of select topics from developmental algebra.


About Harshbarger/Yocco’s College Algebra in Context :

College Algebra in Context, Fourth Edition, is ideal for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. The authors use modeling, applications, and real-data problems to develop skills, giving you the practice you need to become an adept problem solver in your future courses and career.


This revision maintains the authors’ focus on applying math in the real world through updated real-data applications. Features such as Group Activities and Extended Applications promote collaborative learning, improve communication and research skills, and foster critical thinking.

0134040120 / 9780134040127     College Algebra in Context with Integrated Review plus MML student access card and sticker
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About The Author

Ron Harshbarger got his BS from Shippensburg State, an MST from the University of New Hampshire, did graduate work at Penn State University, and received a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. During a long and highly successful career at Penn State University, Dr. Harshbarger received both teaching and advising awards. At Georgi...

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Title:College Algebra In Context With Integrated Review Plus Mml Student Access Card And StickerFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:700 pages, 11.1 × 8.8 × 1.2 inPublished:April 14, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Functions, Graphs, and Models; Linear Functions


            1. Write sets of numbers using descriptions or elements

            2. Identify sets of real numbers as being integers, rational numbers, and/or irrational numbers

            3. Graph numbers on a number line

            4.  Work with set operations

            5. Find absolute values

            6. Calculate with real numbers

            7. Use properties of real numbers

            8. Express inequalities as intervals and graph inequalities

            9. Identify the coefficients of terms and constants in algebraic expressions

            10. Combine like terms

            11. Removing parentheses

            12. Evaluate algebraic expressions

            13. Plot points on a coordinate system

            14. Use subscripts to represent fixed points

1.1 Functions and Models

1.2 Graphs of Functions

1.3 Linear Functions

1.4 Equations of Lines


2. Linear Models, Equations, and Inequalities


            1. Rounding and significant digits

            2. Write fractions in lowest terms

            3. Multiply and divide fractions

            4. Add and subtract fractions

            5. Identify expressions and equations

            6. Solve basic linear equations using the addition or multiplication property

            7. Use the multiplication or division properties of equations to solve linear equations

            8. Solve more linear equations

            9. Determine if a linear equation is a conditional equation, and identity, or a contradiction

            10. Evaluate formulas for given values

            11. Use properties of inequalities to solve linear inequalities

2.1 Algebraic and Graphical Solution of Linear Equations

2.2 Fitting Lines to Data Points: Modeling Linear Functions

2.3 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

2.4 Solutions of Linear Inequalities


3. Quadratic, Piecewise-Defined, and Power Functions


            1. Use the properties of exponents with integers

            2. Understand terminology related to polynomials

            3. Add and subtract monomials and polynomials

            4. Multiply monomials and polynomials

            5. Factor out common factors

            6. Factor by grouping

            7. Factor polynomials

            8. Factor trinomials

            9. Radicals

            10.  Simplify radicals

            11. Multiply and divide radicals

            12. Add and subtract radicals

            13. Convert between exponential and radical form

3.1 Quadratic Functions; Parabolas

3.2 Solving Quadratic Equations

3.3 Piecewise-Defined Functions and Power Functions

3.4 Quadratic and Power Models


4. Additional Topics with Functions


            1. Write rational expressions in lowest terms

            2. Multiply and divide rational expressions

            3. Add and subtract rational expressions with the same denominator

            4. Find the least common denominator

            5. Add and subtract rational expressions with the unlike denominators

            6. Simplify complex fractions

            7. Work with the complex number i

            8. Add and subtract complex numbers

            9. Multiply and divide complex numbers

4.1 Transformations of Graphs and Symmetry

4.2 Combining Functions; Composite Functions

4.3 One-to-One and Inverse Functions

4.4 Additional Equations and Inequalities


5. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions


            1. Use properties of exponents with real numbers

            2. Simplify exponential expressions

            3. Convert between standard notation and scientific notation

            4. Simplify expressions involving scientific notation

            5. Simplify expressions involving rational exponents

            6. Divide polynomials

5.1 Exponential Functions

5.2 Logarithmic Functions; Properties of Logarithms

5.3 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

5.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Models

5.5 Exponential Functions and Investing

5.6 Annuities; Loan Repayment

5.7 Logistic and Gompertz Functions


6. Higher-Degree Polynomial and Rational Functions

6.1 Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions

6.2 Modeling with Cubic and Quartic Functions

6.3 Solution of Polynomial Equations

6.4 Polynomial Equations Continued; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

6.5 Rational Functions and Rational Equations

6.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities


7. Systems of Equations and Matrices

7.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

7.2 Matrix Solution of Systems of Linear Equations

7.3 Matrix Operations

7.4 Inverse Matrices; Matrix Equations

7.5 Systems of/onlinear Equations


8. Special Topics: Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming; Sequences and Series; Preparing for Calculus

8.1 Systems of Inequalities

8.2 Linear Programming: Graphical Methods

8.3 Sequences and Discrete Functions

8.4 Series

8.5 Preparing for Calculus


Appendix A: Basic Calculator Guide

Appendix B: Basic Guide to Excel 2003 and Excel 2010

Answers to Selected Exercises