
College Algebra: A Graphing Approach, 1/e
Dale Varberg, Hamline University Published August, 1995 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
 
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offers many options for instructors to customtailor the text's organization to suit their particular course objectives. introduces programming of graphics calculators in the last chapter where it fits naturally with sequences and series. (NOTE: A Review Problem Set concludes each chapter.)
The Integers and the Rational Numbers. Real Numbers and their Properties. Order and Averages. Exponents and their Properties. Polynomials and their Factors. Rational Expressions. The Complex Numbers. 2. Equations and Inequalities. Solving Equations Algebraically. Equations and Applications. Displaying Equations Geometrically. Graphs with Graphics Calculators. Inequalities and Absolute Values. Lines. Some Important Quadratic Curves. Linear Regression. 3. Functions and Their Graphs. The Function Concept. Linear Functions. Quadratic Functions. More on Graphics Calculators. Polynomial Functions. Rational Functions. Combinations of Functions. Inverse Functions. Special Functions. 4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Exponential Functions. Logarithms and Logarithmic Functions. Scientific Applications. Business Applications. Nonlinear Regression. 5. Systems of Equations and Inequalities. Equivalent Systems of Equations. Solving Systems Using Matrices. The Algebra of Matrices. Inverses of Matrices. Determinants. Systems of Inequalities. 6. Sequences, Counting and Probability. Arithmetic Sequences and Sums. Geometric Sequences and Sums. General Sequences and Programming. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Formula. Counting Ordered Arrangements. Counting Unordered Collections. Introduction to Probablility. Independence in Probability Problems. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.
