College Algebra with Applications for Business and the Life Sciences 2nd edition

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Ron Larson and Anne V. Hodgkins
Publisher: Cengage Learning

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  • Chapter 0: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
    • 0.1: Real Numbers: Order and Absolute Value (46)
    • 0.2: The Basic Rules of Algebra (35)
    • 0.3: Integer Exponents (38)
    • 0.4: Radicals and Rational Exponents (44)
    • 0.5: Polynomials and Special Products (34)
    • 0.6: Factoring (38)
    • 0.7: Fractional Expressions (33)
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  • Chapter 1: Equations and Inequalities
    • 1.1: Linear Equations (28)
    • 1.2: Mathematical Modeling (34)
    • 1.3: Quadratic Equations (42)
    • 1.4: The Quadratic Formula (31)
    • 1.5: Other Types of Equations (33)
    • 1.6: Linear Inequalities (39)
    • 1.7: Other Types of Inequalities (25)
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    • Review Exercises

  • Chapter 2: Functions and Graphs
    • 2.1: Graphs of Equations (40)
    • 2.2: Lines in the Plane (43)
    • 2.3: Linear Modeling and Direct Variation (24)
    • 2.4: Functions (34)
    • 2.5: Graphs of Functions (32)
    • 2.6: Transformations of Functions (26)
    • 2.7: The Algebra of Functions (29)
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    • Review Exercises

  • Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions
    • 3.1: Quadratic Functions and Models (25)
    • 3.2: Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree (31)
    • 3.3: Polynomial Division (34)
    • 3.4: Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions (28)
    • 3.5: Complex Numbers (31)
    • 3.6: The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra (31)
    • 3.7: Rational Functions (31)
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    • Review Exercises

  • Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    • 4.1: Inverse Functions (32)
    • 4.2: Exponential Functions (31)
    • 4.3: Logarithmic Functions (46)
    • 4.4: Properties of Logarithms (48)
    • 4.5: Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations (49)
    • 4.6: Exponential and Logarithmic Models (28)
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    • Review Exercises

  • Chapter 5: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    • 5.1: Solving Systems Using Substitution (33)
    • 5.2: Solving Systems Using Elimination (23)
    • 5.3: Linear Systems in Three or More Variables (31)
    • 5.4: Systems of Inequalities (27)
    • 5.5: Linear Programming (30)
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    • Review Exercises

  • Chapter 6: Matrices and Determinants
    • 6.1: Matrices and Linear Systems (37)
    • 6.2: Operations with Matrices (38)
    • 6.3: The Inverse of a Square Matrix (31)
    • 6.4: The Determinant of a Square Matrix (37)
    • 6.5: Applications of Matrices and Determinants (32)
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    • Review Exercises

  • Chapter 7: Sequences, Series, and Probability
    • 7.1: Sequences and Summation Notation (41)
    • 7.2: Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums (43)
    • 7.3: Geometric Sequences and Series (39)
    • 7.4: The Binomial Theorem (32)
    • 7.5: Counting Principles (37)
    • 7.6: Probability (41)
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  • Chapter A: Appendix A
    • A.1: An Introduction to Graphing Utilities
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  • Chapter B: Appendix B
    • B.1: Conic Sections
    • B.2: Conic Sections and Translations
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  • Chapter C: Appendix C
    • C.1: Data and Linear Modeling
    • C.2: Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
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  • Chapter D: Appendix D
    • D.1: Mathematical Induction (Web)
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Chapter 0: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
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Chapter 1: Equations and Inequalities
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Chapter 2: Functions and Graphs
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Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions
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Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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Chapter 5: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
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Chapter 6: Matrices and Determinants
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Chapter 7: Sequences, Series, and Probability
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