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College Algebra & Trigonometry
College Algebra & Trigonometry

College Algebra & Trigonometry, 1st Edition

ISBN10: 0078035627 | ISBN13: 9780078035623
By Julie Miller and Donna Gerken

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Julie Miller wrote her developmental math series because students were coming into her Precalculus course underprepared. They weren’t mathematically mature enough to understand the concepts of math nor were they fully engaged with the material. She began her developmental mathematics offerings with intermediate algebra to help bridge that gap. The Precalculus series is a carefully constructed end to that bridge that uses the highly effective pedagogical features from her fastest growing developmental math series. What sets Julie Miller’s series apart is that it addresses course issues through an author-created digital package that maintains a consistent voice and notation throughout the program. This consistency--in videos, PowerPoints, Lecture Notes, and Group Activities--coupled with the power of ALEKS and Connect Hosted by ALEKS, ensures that students master the skills necessary to be successful in Precalculus and can carry them through to the calculus sequence.

College Algebra & Trigonometry © 2017

Chapter R: Review of Prerequisites

Section R.1 Sets and the Real Number Line Section R.2 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation Section R.3 Rational Exponents and Radicals Section R.4 Polynomials and Multiplication of Radicals Problem Recognition Exercises Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Section R.5 Factoring Section R.6 Rational Expressions and More Operations on Radicals Algebra for Calculus

Chapter 1: Equations and Inequalities

Section 1.1 Linear Equations and Rational Equations Section 1.2 Applications with Linear and Rational Equations Section 1.3 Complex Numbers Section 1.4 Quadratic Equations Problem Recognition Exercises Simplifying Expressions Versus Solving Equations Section 1.5 Applications of Quadratic Equations Section 1.6 More Equations and Applications Section 1.7 Linear, Compound, and Absolute Value Inequalities Problem Recognition Exercises Recognizing and Solving Equations and Inequalities Equations for Calculus

Chapter 2: Functions and Relations

Section 2.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphing Utilities Section 2.2 Circles Section 2.3 Functions and Relations Section 2.4 Linear Equations in Two Variables and Linear Functions Section 2.5 Applications of Linear Equations and Modeling Problem Recognition Exercises Comparing Graphs of Equations Section 2.6 Transformations of Graphs Section 2.7 Analyzing Graphs of Functions and Piecewise-Defined Functions Section 2.8 Algebra of Functions and Function Composition

Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions

Section 3.1 Quadratic Functions and Applications Section 3.2 Introduction to Polynomial Functions Section 3.3 Division of Polynomials and the Remainder and Factor Theorems Section 3.4 Zeros of Polynomials Section 3.5 Rational Functions Problem Recognition Exercises Polynomial and Rational Functions Section 3.6 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities Problem Recognition Exercises Solving Equations and Inequalities Section 3.7 Variation

Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Section 4.1 Inverse Functions Section 4.2 Exponential Functions Section 4.3 Logarithmic Functions Problem Recognition Exercises Analyzing Functions Section 4.4 Properties of Logarithms Section 4.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Section 4.6 Modeling with Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Chapter 5: Trigonometric Functions

Section 5.1 Angles and Their Measure Section 5.2 Right Triangle Trigonometry Section 5.3 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle Section 5.4 Trigonometric Functions Defined on the Unit Circle Section 5.5 Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions Section 5.6 Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions Problem Recognition Exercises Comparing Graphical Characteristics of Trigonometric Functions Section 5.7 Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Chapter 6: Analytic Trigonometry

Section 6.1 Fundamental Trigonometric Identities Section 6.2 Sum and Difference Formulas Section 6.3 Double-Angle and Half-Angle Formulas Section 6.4 Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas Section 6.5 Trigonometric Equations

Chapter 7: Applications of Trigonometric Functions

Section 7.1 Applications of Right Triangles Section 7.2 The Law of Sines Section 7.3 The Law of Cosines Problem Recognition Exercises Solving Triangles Using a Variety of Tools Section 7.4 Harmonic Motion and Combinations of Trigonometric Functions

Chapter 8: Trigonometry Applied to Rectangular and Polar Coordinate Systems and Vectors

Section 8.1 Polar Coordinates Section 8.2 Graphs of Polar Equations Problem Recognition Exercises Comparing Equations in Polar and Rectangular Form Section 8.3 Complex Numbers in Polar Form Section 8.4 Vectors Section 8.5 Dot Product

Chapter 9: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

Section 9.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables and Applications Section 9.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables and Applications Section 9.3 Partial Fraction Decomposition Section 9.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables Section 9.5 Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables Problem Recognition Exercises Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables Section 9.6 Linear Programming

Chapter 10: Matrices and Determinants and Applications

Section 10.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices Section 10.2 Inconsistent Systems and Dependent Equations Section 10.3 Operations on Matrices Section 10.4 Inverse Matrices and Matrix Equations Section 10.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule Problem Recognition Exercises Using Multiple Methods to Solve Systems of Linear Equations

Chapter 11: Analytic Geometry

Section 11.1 The Ellipse Section 11.2 The Hyperbola Section 11.3 The Parabola Problem Recognition Exercises Comparing Equations of Conic Sections and General Equation Section 11.4 Rotation of Axes Section 11.5 Polar Equations of Conics Section 11.6 Plane Curves and Parametric Equations

Chapter 12: Sequences, Series, Induction, and Probability

Section 12.1 Sequences and Series Section 12.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series Section 12.3 Geometric Sequences and Series Problem Recognition Exercises Comparing Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series Section 12.4 Mathematical Induction Section 12.5 The Binomial Theorem Section 12.6 Principles of Counting Section 12.7 Introduction to Probability

Online: Section A-1 Proof of the Binomial Theorem A-2 Definition of Conics From a Fixed Point and Fixed Line

About the Author

Julie Miller

Julie Miller is from Daytona State College, where she has taught developmental and upper-level mathematics courses for 20 years. Prior to her work at Daytona State College, she worked as a software engineer for General Electric in the area of flight and radar simulation. Julie earned a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a master of science in mathematics from the University of Florida. In addition to this textbook, she has authored several course supplements for college algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus, as well as several short works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers.
My father is a medical researcher, and I got hooked on math and science when I was young and would visit his laboratory. I can remember using graph paper to plot data points for his experiments and doing simple calculations. He would then tell me what the peaks and features in the graph meant in the context of his experiment. I think that applications and hands-on experience made math come alive for me and I’d like to see math come alive for my students.

Donna Gerken


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