Algebra for College Students (3rd Revised edition)

Algebra for College Students (3rd Revised edition)

By: Allen R. Angel (author)Hardback

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Angel's texts are a proven favorite among students and instructors alike. The Angel texts consistently receive praise for their readability - short, clear sentences are used to ensure the text is readable even for those with weak reading skills- and for the abundance of detailed, worked-out examples...more than any other text! In this revised, 3rd edition of Algebra for College Students, Angel continues to focus on the needs of the students taking this class and the instructors teaching them.

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Allen R. Angel received his AAS in Electrical Technology from New York City Community College. He then received his BS in Physics and his MS in Mathematics from SUNY at New Paltz, and he took additional graduate work at Rutgers University. He is Professor Emeritus at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York where he served for many years as the chair of the Mathematics Department. He also served as the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation Summer Institutes at Rutgers University from 1967-73. He served as the President of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) and the Northeast Vice President of the American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). He is the recipient of many awards including a number of NISOD Excellence in Teaching Awards, NYSMATYC's Outstanding Contributions to Mathematics Education Award, and AMATYC's President Award. Allen enjoy tennis, worldwide travel, and visiting with his children and granddaughter.


Note: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, andChapter Practice Test and after Chapter 1, Cumulative Review Test. Preface To the Student CHAPTER 1: Basic Concepts 1.1 Study Skills for Success in Mathematics, and Using a Calculator 1.2 Sets and Other Basic Concepts 1.3 Properties of and Operations with Real Numbers 1.4 Order of Operations Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 1.1-1.4 1.5 Exponents 1.6 Scientific Notation CHAPTER 2: Equations and Inequalities 2.1 Solving Linear Equations 2.2 Problem Solving and Using Formulas 2.3 Applications of Algebra Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 2.1-2.3 2.4 Additional Application Problems 2.5 Solving Linear Inequalities 2.6 Solving Equations and Inequalities Containing Absolute Values CHAPTER 3: Graphs and Functions 3.1 Graphs 3.2 Functions 3.3 Linear Functions: Graphs and Applications 3.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 3.1-3.4 3.5 The Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation 3.6 The Algebra of Functions 3.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities CHAPTER 4: Systems of Equations and Inequalities 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables 4.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Applications and Problem Solving Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 4.1-4.3 4.4 Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices 4.5 Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants and Cramer's Rule 4.6 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities CHAPTER 5: Polynomials and Polynomial Functions 5.1 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials 5.2 Multiplication of Polynomials 5.3 Division of Polynomials and Synthetic Division 5.4 Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial and Factoring by Grouping Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 5.1-5.4 5.5 Factoring Trinomials 5.6 Special Factoring Formulas 5.7 A General Review of Factoring 5.8 Polynomial Equations CHAPTER 6: Rational Expressions and Equations 6.1 The Domains of Rational Functions and Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions 6.2 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions 6.3 Complex Fractions 6.4 Solving Rational Equations Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 6.1-6.4 6.5 Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving 6.6 Variation CHAPTER 7: Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers 7.1 Roots and Radicals 7.2 Rational Exponents 7.3 Simplifying Radicals 7.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radicals Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 7.1-7.4 7.5 Dividing Radicals 7.6 Solving Radical Equations 7.7 Complex Numbers CHAPTER 8: Quadratic Functions 8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square 8.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula 8.3 Quadratic Equations: Applications and Problem Solving Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 8.1-8.3 8.4 Writing Equations in Quadratic Form 8.5 Graphing Quadratic Functions 8.6 Quadratic and Other Inequalities in One Variable CHAPTER 9: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 9.1 Composite and Inverse Functions 9.2 Exponential Functions 9.3 Logarithmic Functions 9.4 Properties of Logarithms Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 9.1-9.4 9.5 Common Logarithms 9.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 9.7 Natural Exponential and Natural Logarithmic Functions CHAPTER 10: Characteristics of Functions and Their Graphs 10.1 Continuous and Discontinuous Functions 10.2 Characteristics of Graphs of Polynomial Functions Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 10.1-10.2 10.3 Finding the Rational Zeros of a Polynomial Function 10.4 Finding the Real Zeros of a Polynomial Function 10.5 Characteristics of Graphs of Rational Functions CHAPTER 11: Conic Sections 11.1 T he Parabola and the Circle 11.2 The Ellipse Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 11.1-11.2 11.3 The Hyperbola 11.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Their Applications 11.5 Nonlinear Systems of Inequalities CHAPTER 12: Sequences, Series, and Probability 12.1 Sequences and Series 12.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series 12.3 Geometric Sequences and Series Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 12.1-12.3 12.4 Mathematical Induction 12.5 The Binomial Theorem 12.6 The Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations 12.7 Probability APPENDIX Geometric Formulas Answers Graphing Answer Section *found only in the Annotated Instructor's Edition Applications Index Index Photo Credits

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  • publication date: 07/03/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780136129080
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 928
  • ID: 9780136129080
  • weight: 1937
  • ISBN10: 0136129080
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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