## Description

**Michael Sullivan’s** time-tested approach focuses students on the fundamental skills they need for the course: *preparing *for class, *practicing *with homework, and *reviewing* the concepts. The **Enhanced with Graphing Utilities Series**has evolved to meet today’s course needs by integrating the usage of graphing calculator, active-learning, and technology in new ways to help students be successful in their course, as well as in their future endeavors.

In the

**Sixth Edition**, new worksheets in MyMathLab—developed from the authors’ experience in the classroom—provide mixed review for students who having trouble reconciling various topics, and also give students an opportunity to show their work. The “Are You Prepared?” section openers focus on students mastering the prerequisite material before beginning a new topic, and for the first time, those exercises are assignable in MyMathLab. Concept and Vocabulary exercises are also now assignable in MyMathLab as reading quizzes.

## Table of Contents

**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 *n*th Roots; Rational Exponents

**1. Graphs, Equations, and Inequalities**

1.1 The Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Graphing Utilities; Introduction to Graphing Equations

1.2 Solving Equations Using a Graphing Utility; Linear and Rational Equations

1.3 Quadratic Equations

1.4 Complex Numbers; Quadratic Equations in the Complex Number System

1.5 Radical Equations; Equations Quadratic in Form; Absolute Value Equations; Factorable Equations

1.6 Problem Solving: Interest, Mixture, Uniform Motion, Constant Rate Jobs

1.7 Solving Inequalities

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**2. Graphs**

2.1 Intercepts; Symmetry; Graphing Key Equations

2.2 Lines

2.3 Circles

2.4 Variation

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**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 Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**4. Linear and Quadratic Functions**

4.1 Linear Functions, Their Properties, and Linear Models

4.2 Building Linear Models from Data

4.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Properties

4.4 Building Quadratic Models from Verbal Descriptions and Data

4.5 Inequalities Involving Quadratic Functions

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**5. Polynomial and Rational Functions**

5.1 Polynomial Functions and Models

5.2 The Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function

5.3 Properties of Rational Functions

5.4 The Graph of a Rational Function

5.5 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

5.6 Complex Zeros; Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**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 Financial Models

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

6.9 Building Exponential, Logarithmic, and Logistic Models from Data

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**7. Analytic Geometry**

7.1 Conics

7.2 The Parabola

7.3 The Ellipse

7.4 The Hyperbola

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**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 Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**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 Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

**10. Counting and Probability**

10.1 Counting

10.2 Permutations and Combinations

10.3 Probability

Chapter Review

Chapter Test

Cumulative Review

Chapter Projects

Answers

Index

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