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College Algebra, 3rd Edition

Book Description

With an emphasis on problem-solving and packed with engaging, student-friendly exercise sets and examples, the Third Edition of Zill and Dewar's College Algebra is the perfect text for the traditional college algebra course. Zill's renowned pedagogy and accessible, straightforward writing style urges students to delve into the content and experience the mathematics first hand through numerous problem sets. These problem sets give students the opportunity to test their comprehension, challenge their understanding, and apply their knowledge to real-world situations. A robust collection of student and instructor ancillaries include: WebAssign access, PowerPoint Lecture Slides, Test Bank, Student Resource Manual and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Preface
  6. 1 Review of Basic Algebra
    1. 1.1 The Real Number System
    2. 1.2 The Real Number Line
    3. 1.3 Integer Exponents
    4. 1.4 Radicals
    5. 1.5 Rational Exponents
    6. 1.6 Polynomials and Special Products
    7. 1.7 Factoring Polynomials
    8. 1.8 Rational Expressions
    9. Chapter 1 Review Exercises
  7. 2 Equations and Inequalities
    1. 2.1 Equations
    2. 2.2 Building an Equation from Words
    3. 2.3 Quadratic Equations
    4. 2.4 Complex Numbers
    5. 2.5 Linear Inequalities
    6. 2.6 Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities
    7. 2.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
    8. Chapter 2 Review Exercises
  8. 3 Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphs
    1. 3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
    2. 3.2 Circles and Graphs
    3. 3.3 Equations of Lines
    4. 3.4 Variation
    5. Chapter 3 Review Exercises
  9. 4 Functions and Graphs
    1. 4.1 Functions and Graphs
    2. 4.2 Symmetry and Transformations
    3. 4.3 Linear and Quadratic Functions
    4. 4.4 Piecewise-Defined Functions
    5. 4.5 Combining Functions
    6. 4.6 Inverse Functions
    7. 4.7 Building a Function from Words
    8. 4.8 Least Squares Line
    9. Chapter 4 Review Exercises
  10. 5 Polynomial and Rational Functions
    1. 5.1 Polynomial Functions
    2. 5.2 Division of Polynomial Functions
    3. 5.3 Zeros and Factors of Polynomial Functions
    4. 5.4 Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
    5. 5.5 Approximating Real Zeros
    6. 5.6 Rational Functions
    7. Chapter 5 Review Exercises
  11. 6 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    1. 6.1 Exponential Functions
    2. 6.2 Logarithmic Functions
    3. 6.3 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    4. 6.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Models
    5. 6.5 Hyperbolic Functions
    6. Chapter 6 Review Exercises
  12. 7 Topics in Analytic Geometry
    1. 7.1 The Parabola
    2. 7.2 The Ellipse
    3. 7.3 The Hyperbola
    4. Chapter 7 Review Exercises
  13. 8 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    1. 8.1 Systems of Linear Equations
    2. 8.2 Systems of Nonlinear Equations
    3. 8.3 Partial Fractions
    4. 8.4 Systems of Inequalities
    5. 8.5 Linear Programming
    6. Chapter 8 Review Exercises
  14. 9 Matrices and Determinants
    1. 9.1 Introduction to Matrices
    2. 9.2 Algebra of Matrices
    3. 9.3 Determinants
    4. 9.4 Inverse of a Matrix
    5. 9.5 Linear Systems: Augmented Matrices
    6. 9.6 Linear Systems: Matrix Inverses
    7. 9.7 Linear Systems: Determinants
    8. 9.8 Cryptography
    9. Chapter 9 Review Exercises
  15. 10 Sequences, Series, and Probability
    1. 10.1 Sequences
    2. 10.2 Series
    3. 10.3 Convergence of Sequences and Series
    4. 10.4 Mathematical Induction
    5. 10.5 The Binomial Theorem
    6. 10.6 Principles of Counting
    7. 10.7 Introduction to Probability
    8. Chapter 10 Review Exercises
  16. Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems
  17. Index
  18. Credits