College Algebra, 8th Edition

By Michael Sullivan

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 19, 2007

Table of Contents



Chapter R Review

R.1 Real Numbers

R.2 Algebra Essentials

R.3 Geometry Essentials

R.4 Polynomials

R.5 Factoring Polynomials

R.6 Synthetic Division

R.7 Rational Expressions

R.8 nth Roots; Rational Exponents


Chapter 1 Equations and Inequalities

1.1 Linear Equations

1.2 Quadratic Equations

1.3 Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System

1.4 Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form;  Factorable Equations

1.5 Solving Inequalities

1.6 Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value

1.7 Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, and Constant Rate Job  Applications


Chapter 2 Graphs

2.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas

2.2 Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Intercepts; Symmetry

2.3 Lines

2.4 Circles

2.5 Variation


Chapter 3 Functions and Their Graphs

3.1 Functions

3.2 The Graph of a Function

3.3 Properties of Functions

3.4 Library of Functions; Piecewise-defined Functions

3.5 Graphing Techniques: Transformations

3.6 Mathematical Models: Building Functions


Chapter 4 Linear and Quadratic Functions

4.1 Linear Functions and Their Properties

4.2 Building Linear Functions from Data

4.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Properties

4.4 Quadratic Models; Building Quadratic Functions from Data

4.5 Inequalities Involving QuadraticFunctions


 Chapter 5 Polynomial and Rational Functions

5.1 Polynomial Functions and Models

5.2 Properties of Rational Functions

5.3 The Graph of a Rational Function

5.4 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

5.5 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function

5.6 Complex Zeros: Fundamental Theorem of Algebra


Chapter 6   Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

6.1 Composite Functions

6.2 One-to-One Functions; Inverse Functions

6.3 Exponential Functions

6.4 Logarithmic Functions

6.5 Properties of Logarithms

6.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations

6.7 Compound Interest

6.8 Exponential Growth and Decay Models; Newton’s Law; Logistic Growth and Decay Models

6.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Functions from Data


Chapter 7   Analytic Geometry

7.1 Conics

7.2 The Parabola

7.3 The Ellipse

7.4 The Hyperbola


Chapter 8   Systems of Equations and Inequalities

8.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Substitution and Elimination

8.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Matrices

8.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Determinants

8.4 Matrix Algebra

8.5 Partial Fraction Decomposition

8.6 Systems of Nonlinear Equations

8.7 Systems of Inequalities

8.8 Linear Programming


Chapter 9   Sequences; Induction; the Binomial Theorem

9.1 Sequences

9.2 Arithmetic Sequences

9.3 Geometric Sequences; Geometric Series

9.4 Mathematical Induction

9.5 The Binomial Theorem


Chapter 10  Counting and Probability

10.1 Sets and Counting

10.2 Permutations and Combinations

10.3 Probability


Appendix Graphing Utilities

1 The Viewing Rectangle

2 Graphing Equations in Two Variables

3 Locating Intercepts and Checking for Symmetry

4 Solving Equations Using a Graphing Utility

5 Square Screens

6 Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables

7 Solving Systems of Linear Equations

8 Graphing a Polar Equation

9 Graphing Parametric Equations

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