College Algebra

Edition: 5th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2019-11-21
Publisher(s): Pearson
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Bob Blitzer’s unique background in mathematics and behavioral sciences, along with his commitment to teaching, inspired him to develop a precalculus series that gets readers engaged and keeps them engaged. Presenting the full scope of the mathematics is just the first step. Blitzer draws in the reader with vivid applications that use math to solve real-life problems.

These applications help answer the question “When will I ever use this?” Readers stay engaged because the book helps them remain focused as they study. The three-step learning system–See It, Hear It, Try It–makes examples easy to follow, while frequent annotations offer the support and guidance of an instructor’s voice. Every page is interesting and relevant, ensuring that readers will actually use their textbook to achieve success! This textbook comes with two CD-ROMs.

Extensive exercise sets at the end of each section are organized into seven categories: Practice Exercises, PracticePlus Exercises, Application Exercises, Writing in Mathematics, Technology Exercises, Critical Thinking Exercises, and Preview Exercises. This variety lets instructors create well-rounded homework assignments, while holding students’ interest with an ongoing selection of novel applications. Integrated study aids help students make the most of their time outside of the classroom.

For all readers interested in college algebra.

Author Biography

Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade College for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Pearson Prentice Hall.

Table of Contents

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To the Student
About the Author
Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers
Exponents and Scientific Notation
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Mid-Chapter Check Point
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Summary, Review, and test
Review Exercises
Chapter P Test
Equations and Inequalities
Graphs and Graphing Utilities
Linear Equations and Rational Equations
Models and Applications
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations
Mid-Chapter Check Point
Other Types of Equations
Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities
Summary, Review, and Test
Review Exercises
Functions and Graphs
Basics of Functions and Their Graphs
More on Functions and Their Graphs
Linear Functions and Slope
More on Slope
Mid-Chapter Check Point
Transformations of Functions
Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions
Inverse Functions
Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles
Summary, Review, and Test
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review Exercises (ChapterS 1-2)
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Quadratic Functions
Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs
Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems
Zeros of Polynomial Functions
Mid-Chapter Check Point
Rational Functions and Thei
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