ISBN-10:
0134309677
ISBN-13:
9780134309675
Pub. Date:
03/16/2016
Publisher:
Pearson
College Algebra, Books a la Carte Edition plus MyMathLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 12

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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value–this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.

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The College Algebra series, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, combines the experience of master teachers to help students develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary for success in mathematics. With this latest edition, the authors respond to the challenges of new student expectations and new classroom models. The Lial team is now offering a new suite of resources to support today’s instructors and students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134309675
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/16/2016
Edition description: 12th ed.
Sales rank: 722,394
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marge Lial (late) was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Her desire to educate both her students and herself inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, was most recently affiliated with American River College. An avid reader and traveler, Marge’s travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She was particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks, involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.

When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, and now after more than twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching andmathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy, as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

David Schneider has taught mathematics at universities for more than 34 years and has authored 36 books. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Oberlin College and a PhD in mathematics from MIT. During most of his professional career, he was on the faculty of the University of Maryland—College Park. His hobbies include travel, dancing, bicycling, and hiking.

Callie Daniels has always had a passion for learning mathematics and brings that passion into the classroom with her students. She attended the University of the Ozarks on an athletic scholarship, playing both basketball and tennis. While there, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education as well as the NAIA Academic All-American Award. She has two Master’s degrees: one in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Missouri—Rolla, the second in Adult Education from the University of Missouri—St. Louis. Her hobbies include watching her sons play sports, riding horses, fishing, shooting photographs, and playing guitar. Her professional interests include improving success in the community college mathematics sequence, using technology to enhance students’ understanding of mathematics, and creating materials that support classroom teaching and student understanding.

Table of Contents

R. Review of Basic Concepts

R-1 Sets

R-2 Real Numbers and Their Properties

R-3 Polynomials

R-4 Factoring Polynomials

R-5 Rational Expressions

R-6 Rational Exponents

R-7 Radical Expressions

1. Equations and Inequalities

1-1 Linear Equations

1-2 Applications and Modeling with Linear Equations

1-3 Complex Numbers

1-4 Quadratic Equations

1-5 Applications and Modeling with Quadratic Equations

1-6 Other Types of Equations and Applications

1-7 Inequalities

1-8 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

2. Graphs and Functions

2-1 Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs

2-2 Circles

2-3 Functions

2-4 Linear Functions

2-5 Equations of Lines and Linear Models

2-6 Graphs of Basic Functions

2-7 Graphing Techniques

2-8 Function Operations and Composition

3. Polynomial and Rational Functions

3-1 Quadratic Functions and Models

3-2 Synthetic Division

3-3 Zeros of Polynomial Functions

3-4 Polynomial Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models

3-5 Rational Functions: Graphs, Applications, and Models

3-6 Variation

4. Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions

4-1 Inverse Functions

4-2 Exponential Functions

4-3 Logarithmic Functions

4-4 Evaluating Logarithms and the Change-of-Base Theorem

4-5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

4-6 Applications and Models of Exponential Growth and Decay

5. Systems and Matrices

5-1 Systems of Linear Equations

5-2 Matrix Solution of Linear Systems

5-3 Determinant Solution of Linear Systems

5-4 Partial Fractions

5-5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

5-6 Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming

5-7 Properties of Matrices

5-8 Matrix Inverses

6. Analytic Geometry

6-1 Parabolas

6-2 Ellipses

6-3 Hyperbolas

6-4 Summary of the Conic Sections

7. Further Topics in Algebra

7-1 Sequences and Series

7-2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

7-3 Geometric Sequences and Series

7-4 The Binomial Theorem

7-5 Mathematical Induction

7-6 Counting Theory

7-7 Basics of Probability

Glossary

Solutions to Selected Exercises

Answers to Selected Exercises

Index of Applications

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