
Intermediate Algebra: Functions and Authentic Applications, 1/e
Jay Lehmann, College of San Mateo Coming December, 1999 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
 
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Using Qualitative Graphs to Describe Situations. Sketching Graphs of Linear Equations. Slope of a Line. Slope and Intercepts. Finding Linear Equations. Functions. 2. Modeling with Linear Functions. Using Lines to Model Data. Finding Equations for Linear Models. Function Notation and Making Predictions. Slope is a Rate of Change. 3. Systems of Linear Functions. Using Graphs to Solve Systems. Using Equations to Solve Systems. Using Systems to Model Data. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. 4. Exponential Functions. Properties of Exponents. Rational Exponents. Sketching Graphs of Exponential Functions. Finding Exponential Equations. Using Exponential Functions to Model Data. 5. Logarithmic Functions. Finding Inverse Functions of Linear Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithims. More Properties of Logarithims. Using the Power Property to Make Predictions. 6. Quadratic Functions. Sketching Graphs of Functions in Vertex Form. Expanding and Factoring Quadratic Expressions. Factoring Quadratic Expressions. Using Factoring to Solve Quadratic Equations. Sketching Graphs of Quadratic Functions in Standard Form. 7. Using Quadratic Functions to Model Data. Solve Quadratic Equations By Extracting the Roots. Solve Quadratic Equations By Completing the Square. Solve Quadratic Equations By Using the Quadratic Formula. Solving Systems of Three Equations to Find Quadratic Equations. Solving Systems to Find Equations of Quadratic Models. Modeling with Quadratic Functions. 8. Rational Functions. Simplifying and Finding the Domain of Rational Functions. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Functions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Functions. Solving Rational Equations. Using Rational Functions to Model Data. 9. Radical Functions. Simplifying Radical Functions. Operations of Radical Functions. Solving Radical Equations. Sketching Graphs of Radical Functions. Using Radical Functions to Model Data. 10. Modeling with Sequences and Series. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences. Arithmetic Series. Geometric Series. Appendix A. Reviewing Prerequisite Material. Appendix B. Using a TI82 or TI83 Graphing Calculator. Appendix C. Comparing TI82/83/85/86 Calculator Commands.
