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College Algebra, 10th Edition

  • Ron Larson
  • ISBN-10: 1337282294
  • ISBN-13: 9781337282291
  • 752 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Larson's COLLEGE ALGEBRA is known for delivering sound explanations and exercises of mathematical concepts to prepare students for further study in math. With the Tenth Edition, Larson continues to transform the way students learn by including more real-world applications, ongoing review, and technology. "How Do You See It?" exercises let students apply concepts, and "Summarize" features and "Checkpoint" problems reinforce understanding of the skills they need to prepare for tests.

Features

  • ENHANCED WEBASSIGN: COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Tenth Edition, is fully supported by Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), the powerful online homework and course management system that engages students in learning the math. EWA includes new end-of-chapter exercises, animated simulations, and pre-built assignments vetted by trusted subject matter experts along with robust course, section, assignment, and question settings and online testing to help instructors foster a deeper understanding of course concepts.

  • The Student Companion Website features chapter projects, data tables, assessments, study tools, video solutions, and more to support students outside the text.

  • The Instructor Companion Website features lesson plans along with other resources for instructors. The lesson plan manual provides suggestions for activities and lesson with notes on time allotment in order to ensure timeliness and efficiency during class.

  • Up-to-the-minute homework support through CalcChat.com, an independent website, provides students with free solutions to all odd-numbered problems in the text.

  • Algebra Helps direct students to sections of the textbook where they can review algebra skills needed to master the current topic.

  • Technology Features offer suggestions for effectively using tools such as calculators, graphing calculators, and spreadsheet programs to deepen student understanding of concepts, ease lengthy calculations, and provide alternate solution methods for verifying answers obtained by hand.

  • Algebra of Calculus examples and exercises throughout the text emphasize various algebraic techniques used in calculus.

  • Original Checkpoint problems encourage immediate practice and check students' understanding of the concepts in the paired example.

  • How Do You See It? exercises in every section present real-life problems that students solve by visual inspection using the concepts in the lesson.

  • Side-By-Side Examples help students see not only that a problem can be solved in more than one way but also how different methods--algebraic, graphical, and numerical--yield the same result. The side-by-side format also addresses many different learning styles.

  • Larson's COLLEGE ALGEBRA is ideal for a one-semester course.

About the Author

Ron Larson

Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored more than 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson has also authored numerous acclaimed textbooks, including the best-selling calculus series published by Cengage. He is the recipient of the 2017 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS, the 2018 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS and the 2017 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS. He also received the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS -- a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the internet.

Table of Contents

P. PREREQUISITES.
Review of Real Numbers and Their Properties. Exponents and Radicals. Polynomials and Special Products. Factoring Polynomials. Rational Expressions. The Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphs. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
1. EQUATIONS, INEQUALITIES, AND MATHEMATICAL MODELING.
Graphs of Equations. Linear Equations in One Variable. Modeling with Linear Equations. Quadratic Equations and Applications. Complex Numbers. Other Types of Equations. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Other Types of Inequalities. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
2. FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS.
Linear Equations in Two Variables. Functions. Analyzing Graphs of Functions. A Library of Parent Functions. Transformations of Functions. Combinations of Functions: Composite Functions. Inverse Functions. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters P-2. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
3. POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS.
Quadratic Functions and Models. Polynomial Functions of Higher Degree. Polynomial and Synthetic Division. Zeros of Polynomial Functions. Mathematical Modeling and Variation. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
4. RATIONAL FUNCTIONS AND CONICS.
Rational Functions and Asymptotes. Graphs of Rational Functions. Conics. Translations of Conics. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
5. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS.
Exponential Functions and Their Graphs. Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs. Properties of Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Exponential and Logarithmic Models. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters 3-5. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
6. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES.
Linear and Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Two-Variable Linear Systems. Multivariable Linear Systems. Partial Fractions. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
7. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS.
Matrices and Systems of Equations. Operations with Matrices. The Inverse of a Square Matrix. The Determinant of a Square Matrix. Applications of Matrices and Determinants. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
8. SEQUENCES, SERIES, AND PROBABILITY.
Sequences and Series. Arithmetic Sequences and Partial Sums. Geometric Sequences and Series. Mathematical Induction. The Binomial Theorem. Counting Principles. Probability. Chapter Summary. Review Exercises. Chapter Test. Cumulative Test for Chapters 6-8. Proofs in Mathematics. P.S. Problem Solving.
APPENDIX A: Errors and the Algebra of Calculus.
APPENDIX B: Concepts in Statistics (Web).
B.1 Representing Data.
B.2 Analyzing Data.
B.3 Modeling Data.
Alternative Version of Chapter P (Web).
P.1 Operations with Real Numbers.
P.2 Properties of Real Numbers.
P.3 Algebraic Expressions.
P.4 Operations with Polynomials.
P.5 Factoring Polynomials.
P.6 Factoring Trinomials.

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  • Stepped-out solution videos with instruction are available at CalcView.com for selected exercises throughout the text. The selected textbook exercises will have a QR code next to the exercise number for easy access via a smart phone.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Complete Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1337282758 | ISBN-13: 9781337282758)

This manual, which is available on the instructor’s companion site, contains solutions to all exercises from the text, including Chapter Review Exercises and Chapter Tests.

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1337282731 | ISBN-13: 9781337282734)

This Online Test Bank, which is available on the instructor’s companion site, includes test forms for every chapter of the text.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1337282510 | ISBN-13: 9781337282512)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want. This is available online via www.cengage.com/login.

Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1337291501 | ISBN-13: 9781337291507)

This guide offers step-by-step solutions for all odd-numbered text exercises, Chapter and Cumulative Tests, and Practice Tests with solutions.

Enhanced WebAssign® International Instant Access Code Homework with e-Book  (ISBN-10: 133729697X | ISBN-13: 9781337296977)

Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign® combines the exceptional mathematics content in this text with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive eBook, helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. Online assignments can be built by selecting from thousands of text-specific problems, supplemented if you wish with problems from any Cengage Learning textbook.

College Algebra Student Notetaking Guide  (ISBN-10: 133729151X | ISBN-13: 9781337291514)

This is an innovative study aid, in the form of a notebook organizer that helps students develop a section-by-section summary of key concepts.

WebAssign ePin, Single-Term  (ISBN-10: 1337652733 | ISBN-13: 9781337652735)

WebAssign for Larson's College Algebra, 10th Edition is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional solution that puts powerful tools in the hands of instructors, enabling you deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student and class performance, and help your students master the course concepts. With WebAssign’s powerful digital platform and [title] specific content, you can tailor your course with a wide range of assignment settings, add your own questions and content, and access student and course analytics and communication tools.

Student Supplements

Study Guide with Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1337291501 | ISBN-13: 9781337291507)

This guide offers step-by-step solutions for all odd-numbered text exercises, Chapter and Cumulative Tests, and Practice Tests with solutions.

Enhanced WebAssign® International Instant Access Code Homework with e-Book  (ISBN-10: 133729697X | ISBN-13: 9781337296977)

Enhanced WebAssign® engages you with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive eBook, helping you to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of your subject matter.

College Algebra Student Notetaking Guide  (ISBN-10: 133729151X | ISBN-13: 9781337291514)

This is an innovative study aid, in the form of a notebook organizer that helps you develop a section-by-section summary of key concepts.

WebAssign ePin, Single-Term  (ISBN-10: 1337652733 | ISBN-13: 9781337652735)

IMPORTANT: This instant access code includes access to WebAssign for only one term. When purchasing please ensure that you are using it for ONLY ONE TERM of the following course areas: Calculus, Physics or Chemistry. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. This code will NOT allow access beyond one semester. WebAssign engages you with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping you to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of the subject matter. This instant access code will be delivered via email when purchased. If you are not certain this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your instructor.

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