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Contemporary College Algebra and Trigonometryby Thomas W. Hungerford
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Thomas Hungerford's CONTEMPORARY COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY is known and well respected for its thorough integration of the graphing calculator, clear writing, and outstanding applications problems. Many adopters laud the use of real data in examples and exercises, and they appreciate the flexibility of the book's organization. This market-leading text is now accompanied by an outstanding array of innovative supplements that facilitate teaching and enhance learning, such as iLrn--a robust suite of online course management, testing, and tutorial resources for instructor and student, with vMentor live online tutoring. The text also includes the free Interactive Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM with MathCue, and a Book Companion Web Site featuring online graphing calculator resources.
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Introducing concepts informally and emphasizing understanding rather than formal proof, this basic text has few pre-requisites and includes a full review of basic algebra in Chapter Zero. The first chapters are appropriate for a terminal course for students in the liberal arts, social sciences, and business; following chapters prepare students for business or social science calculus; and there's also material for students preparing for science and engineering calculus. The included CD-ROM contains interactive activities for skill building. Hungerford is affiliated with Cleveland State U. and Saint Louis U.
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Succeed in math with CONTEMPORARY COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY: A GRAPHING APPROACH with accompanying technology! With a student-friendly writing style, thorough integration of the graphing calculator, and the use of real data in examples and exercises, this mathematics text provides you with the tools you need to get a good grade. Studying is made easy with tools such as iLrn and Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, that provide you with live online tutoring, Interactive Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM with MathCue, and the Book Companion Website featuring online graphing calculator resources.
About the Author
Thomas W. Hungerford received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the University of Washington and at Cleveland State University, and is now at St. Louis University. His research fields are algebra and mathematics education. He is the author of many notable books for undergraduate and graduate level courses. In addition to ABSTRACT ALGEBRA: AN INTRODUCTION, these include: ALGEBRA (Springer, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, #73. 1974); MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, Tenth Edition (Pearson, 2011; with M. Lial and J. Holcomb); and CONTEMPORARY PRECALCULUS, Fifth Edition (Cengage, 2009; with D. Shaw).
Table of Contents
0. ALGEBRA REVIEW. The Real Number System. Special Topics: Decimal Representation of Real Numbers. Integral Exponents. Roots, Radicals, and Rational Exponents. Polynomials. Factoring. Rational Expressions. Chapter 0 Review. Discovery Project 0. 1. GRAPHS, LINES, AND TECHNOLOGY. The Coordinate Plane. Graphs and Graphing Technology. Lines. Linear Models. Chapter 1 Review. Discovery Project 1. 2. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. First-Degree Equations and Applications. Special Topics: Variation. Quadratic Equations and Applications. Solving Equations Graphically and Numerically. Polynomial, Radical, and Absolute Value Equations. Linear Inequalities. Polynomial and Rational Inequalities. Chapter 2 Review. Discovery Project 2. 3. FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS. Functions. Functional Notation. Graphs of Functions. Special Topics: Parametric Graphing. Graphs and Transformations. Special Topics: Symmetry. Operations on Functions. Rates of Change. Special Topics: Instantaneous Rates of Change. Chapter 3 Review. Discovery Project 3. 4. POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS. Quadratic Functions and Models. Polynomial Functions and Roots. Special Topics: Synthetic Division. Graphs of Polynomial Functions. Special Topics: Optimization Applications. Polynomial Models. Rational Functions. Special Topics: Other Rational Functions. Complex Numbers. The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Chapter 4 Review. Discovery Project 4. 5. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions. Applications of Exponential Functions. Common and Natural Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Special Topics: Logarithms to Other Bases. Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Algebraically. Exponential, Logarithmic, and Other Models. Inverse Functions. Chapter 5 Review. Discovery Project 5. 6. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Special Topics: Systems of Nonlinear Equations. Large Systems of Linear Equations. Matrix Solution Methods. Matrix Methods for Square Systems. Special Topics: Matrix Algebra. Systems of Linear Inequalities. Introduction to Linear Programming. Chapter 6 Review. Discovery Project 6. 7. DISCRETE ALGEBRA. Sequences and Sums. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences. Special Topics: Infinite Series. The Binomial Theorem. Permutations and Combinations. Special Topics: Distinguishable Permutations. Introduction to Probability. Mathematical Induction. Chapter 7 Review. Discovery Project 7. 8. ANALYTIC GEOMETRY. Circles and Ellipses. Hyperbolas. Parabolas. Special Topics: Rotations and Second-Degree Equations. Chapter 8 Review. Discovery Project 8. 9. TRIANGLE TRIGONOMETRY. Trigonometric Functions of Acute Angles. Trigonometric Functions of Angles. Applications of Right Triangle Trigonometry. The Law of Cosines. The Law of Sines. Special Topics: The Area of a Triangle. Chapter 9 Review. Discovery Project 9. 10. TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS. Angles and Radian Measure. Special Topics: Arc Length and Angular Speed. The Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions. Algebra and Identities. Basic Graphs. Periodic Graphs and Simple Harmonic Motion. Special Topics: Other Trigonometric Graphs. Other Trigonometric Functions. Chapter 10 Review. Discovery Project 10. 11. TRIGONOMETRIC IDENTITIES AND EQUATIONS. Basic Identities and Proofs. Addition and Subtraction Identities. Other Identities. Inverse Trigonometric Functions. Trigonometric Equations. Special Topics: Other Solution Methods for Trigonometric Equations. Chapter 11 Review. Discovery Project 11. 12. APPLICATIONS OF TRIGONOMETRY. Plane Curves and Parametric Equations. Polar Coordinates. The Complex Plane and Polar Form for Complex Numbers. DeMoivre's Theorem and nth Roots of Complex Numbers. Vectors in the Plane. Chapter 12 Review. Discovery Project 12. Geometry Review Appendix. Program Appendix.
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