9781305115545

College Algebra

James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, Saleem Watson

7th Edition

Learn to think mathematically and develop genuine problem-solving skills with COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Seventh Edition. This straightforward and easy-to-use book will help you learn the fundamentals of algebra in a variety of practical ways. The book features new tools to help you succeed, such as learning objectives before each section to prepare you for what you're about to lear

1.1

The Coordinate Plane

Exercises

p.91

1.2

Graphs of Equations in Two Variables; Circles

Exercises

p.101

1.3

Lines

Exercises

p.112

1.4

Solving Quadratic Equations

Exercises

p.122

1.5

Complex Numbers

Exercises

p.130

1.6

Solving Other Types of Equations

Exercises

p.138

1.7

Solving Inequalities

Exercises

p.148

1.8

Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Exercises

p.152

1.9

Solving Equations and Inequalities Graphically

Exercises

p.158

1.10

Modeling Variation

Exercises

p.164

Exercises

p.169

Chapter Test

p.172

Problems

p.179

2.1

Functions

Exercises

p.191

2.2

Graphs of Functions

Exercises

p.202

2.3

Getting Information From the Graph of a Function

Exercises

p.214

2.4

Average Rate of Change of a Function

Exercises

p.223

2.5

Linear Functions and Models

Exercises

p.231

2.6

Transformations of Functions

Exercises

p.242

2.7

Combining Functions

Exercises

p.252

2.8

One-to-One Functions and Their Inverses

Exercises

p.261

Exercises

p.267

Chapter Test

p.271

Problems

p.276

3.1

Quadratic Functions and Models

Exercises

p.287

3.2

Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs

Exercises

p.301

3.3

Dividing Polynomials

Exercises

p.309

3.4

Real Zeros of Polynomials

Exercises

p.319

3.5

Complex Zeros and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

Exercises

p.329

3.6

Rational Functions

Exercises

p.344

3.7

Polynomial and Rational Inequalities

Exercises

p.352

Exercises

p.356

Chapter Test

p.359

Problems

p.363

4.1

Exponential Functions

Exercises

p.372

4.2

The Natural Exponential Function

Exercises

p.377

4.3

Logarithmic Functions

Exercises

p.387

4.4

Laws of Logarithms

Exercises

p.394

4.5

Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Exercises

p.404

4.6

Modeling with Exponential Functions

Exercises

p.414

4.7

Logarithmic Scales

Exercises

p.421

Exercises

p.424

Chapter Test

p.427

Problems

p.434

5.1

Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Exercises

p.446

5.2

Systems of Linear Equations in Several Variables

Exercises

p.454

5.3

Partial Fractions

Exercises

p.461

5.4

Systems of Nonlinear Equations

Exercises

p.465

5.5

Systems of Inequalities

Exercises

p.474

Exercises

p.479

Chapter Test

p.481

Problems

p.486

8.1

Sequences and Summation Notation

Exercises

p.600

8.2

Arithmetic Sequences

Exercises

p.606

8.3

Geometric Sequences

Exercises

p.614

8.4

Mathematics of Finance

Exercises

p.621

8.5

Mathematical Inductions

Exercises

p.628

8.6

The Binomial Theorem

Exercises

p.636

Exercises

p.639

Chapter Test

p.642

Problems

p.645

P.1

Modeling the Real World with Algebra

Exercises

p.5

P.2

Real Numbers

Exercises

p.15

P.3

Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

Exercises

p.23

P.4

Rational Exponents and Radicals

Exercises

p.29

P.5

Algebraic Expressions

Exercises

p.35

P.6

Factoring

Exercises

p.42

P.7

Rational Expressions

Exercises

p.50

P.8

Solving Basic Equations

Exercises

p.59

P.9

Modeling with Equations

Exercises

p.69

Exercises

p.76

Chapter Test

p.79

Problems

p.84