College Algebra

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Mathematics - 792 pages
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Accessible to students and flexible for Accessible to students and flexible for instructors, COLLEGE ALGEBRA, SEVENTH EDITION, uses the dynamic link between concepts and applications to bring mathematics to life. By incorporating interactive learning techniques, the Aufmann team helps students to better understand concepts, work independently, and obtain greater mathematical fluency. The text also includes technology features to accommodate courses that allow the option of using graphing calculators. Additional program components that support student success include tutorial practice, online homework, Live Online Tutoring, and Instructional DVDs. The authors' proven Aufmann Interactive Method allows students to try a skill as it is presented in example form. This interaction between the examples and Try Exercises serves as a checkpoint to students as they read the textbook, do their homework, or study a section. In the Seventh Edition, Review Notes are featured more prominently throughout the text to help students recognize the key prerequisite skills needed to understand new concepts.
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Contents

Preliminary Concepts
1
Equations and Inequalities
75
Functions and Graphs
153
Polynomial and Rational Functions
259
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
333
Topics in Analytic Geometry
427
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
471
Matrices
533
Sequences Series and Probability
601
Solutions to the Try Exercises
661
Answers to Selected Exercises
1
Index
55
Conic Sections
79
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Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling developmental math series and a bestselling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught math, computer science, and physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development.

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

Richard Nation is Professor of Mathematics at Palomar College. He is the co-author of several Aufmann titles.

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