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Algebra for College Students, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Margaret L. Lial, John E. Hornsby, Terry McGinnis

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 25, 2011

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Is there anything more beautiful than an “A” in Algebra? Not to the Lial team! Marge Lial, John Hornsby, and Terry McGinnis write their textbooks and accompanying resources with one goal in mind: giving students and teachers all the tools they need to achieve success.


With this revision, the Lial team has further refined the presentation and exercises throughout the text. They offer several exciting new resources for students and teachers that will provide extra help when needed, regardless of the learning environment (classroom, lab, hybrid, online, etc)–new study skills activities in the text, an expanded video program available in MyMathLab and on the Video Resources on DVD, and more!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Review of the Real Number System

1.1 Basic Concepts

1.2 Operations on Real Numbers

1.3 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

1.4 Properties of Real Numbers

Study Skills: Reading Your Math Textbook


Chapter 2: Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications

2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable

Study Skills: Tackling Your Homework

2.2 Formulas and Percent

2.3 Applications of Linear Equations

Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes

2.4 Further Applications of Linear Equations

Summary Exercises on Solving Applied Problems

2.5 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

Study Skills: Using Study Cards

2.6 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities

Study Skills: Using Study Cards Revisited

2.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Summary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapter


Chapter 3: Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions

3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

Study Skills: Managing Your Time

3.2 The Slope of a Line

3.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables

Summary Exercises on Slopes and Equations of Lines

3.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

3.5 Introduction to Relations and Functions

3.6 Function Notation and Linear Functions

Study Skills: Taking Math Tests


Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations

4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results

4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix Methods


Chapter 5: Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions

5.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.3 Polynomial Functions, Graphs, and Composition

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 Dividing Polynomials


Chapter 6: Factoring

6.1 Greatest Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials

6.3 Special Factoring

6.4 A General Approach to Factoring

6.5 Solving Equations by Factoring


Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Functions

7.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing

7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.3 Complex Fractions

7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs

Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations

7.5 Applications of Rational Expressions

7.6 Variation


Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions

8.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs

8.2 Rational Exponents

8.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

8.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents

8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals

8.7 Complex Numbers

Study Skills: Preparing for Your Math Final Exam


Chapter 9: Quadratic Equations and Inequalities

9.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

9.2 The Quadratic Formula

9.3 Equations Quadratic in Form

Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations

9.4 Formulas and Further Applications

9.5 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities


Chapter 10: Additional Graphs of Functions and Relations

10.1 Review of Operations and Composition

10.2 Graphs of Quadratic Functions

10.3 More About Parabolas and Their Applications

10.4 Symmetry; Increasing and Decreasing Functions

10.5 Piecewise Linear Functions


Chapter 11: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions

11.1 Inverse Functions

11.2 Exponential Functions

11.3 Logarithmic Functions

11.4 Properties of Logarithms

11.5 Common and Natural Logarithms

11.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further Applications


Chapter 12: Polynomial and Rational Functions

12.1 Zeros of Polynomial Functions (I)

12.2 Zeros of Polynomial Functions (II)

12.3 Graphs and Applications of Polynomial Functions

Summary Exercises on Polynomial Functions and Graphs

12.4 Graphs and Applications of Rational Functions


Chapter 13: Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems

13.1 The Circle and the Ellipse

13.2 The Hyperbola and Functions Defined by Radicals

13.3 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

13.4 Second-Degree Inequalities, Systems of Inequalities, and Linear Programming


Chapter 14: Further Topics in Algebra

14.1 Sequences and Series

14.2 Arithmetic Sequences

14.3 Geometric Sequences

14.4 The Binomial Theorem

14.5 Mathematical Induction

14.6 Counting Theory

14.7 Basics of Probability



Appendix A Properties of Matrices

Appendix B Matrix Inverses

Appendix C Determinants and Cramer’s Rule


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