Algebra for College Students
by D. Franklin Wright
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While the first chapter reviews topics covered in a beginning algebra course,
Algebra for College Students soon jumps into more advanced material with a faster pace while still maintaining an indepth look at key concepts. Content includes topics such as determinants and Cramer’s rule, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences, series, and the binomial theorem, among others.
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Algebra for College Students, by D. Franklin Wright
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Real Numbers and Solving Equations 
1.1 
Prime Numbers, Exponents, and LCM 
1.2a 
Name that Real Number 
1.2b 
Properties of Real Numbers 
1.3a 
Introduction to Absolute Values 
1.3b 
Addition with Real Numbers 
1.3c 
Subtraction with Real Numbers 
1.3d 
Multiplication and Division with Real Numbers 
1.3e 
Order of Expressions 
1.4a 
Simplifying Expressions 
1.4b 
Solving Linear Equations 
1.4c 
Solving Absolute Value Equations 
1.5a 
Evaluating Formulas 
1.5b 
Solving Formulas 
1.6 
Applications 
1.7a 
Solving Linear Inequalities 
1.7b 
Solving Absolute Value Inequalities 
Chapter 2: Linear Equations and Functions 
2.1a 
Introduction to the Cartesian Coordinate System 
2.1b 
Graphing Linear Equations by Plotting Points 
2.2 
Graphing Linear Equations in SlopeIntercept Form 
2.3a 
Graphing Linear Equations in PointSlope Form 
2.3b 
Finding the Equation of a Line 
2.4 
Introduction to Functions and Function Notation 
2.5 
Graphing Linear Inequalities 
Chapter 3: Systems of Linear Equations 
3.1a 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing 
3.1b 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 
3.1c 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition 
3.2 
Applications: Systems of Equations 
3.3 
Solving Systems of Linear Equations with Three Variables 
3.4 
Matrices and Gaussian Elimination 
3.5 
Determinants 
3.6 
Determinants and Systems of Linear Equations: Cramer's Rule 
3.7 
Systems of Linear Inequalities 
Chapter 4: Exponents and Polynomials 
4.1a 
Simplifying Integer Exponents I 
4.1b 
Simplifying Integer Exponents II 
4.1c 
Scientific Notation 
4.2a 
Identifying Polynomials 
4.2b 
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 
4.3a 
Multiplying Polynomials 
4.3b 
The FOIL Method 
4.4a 
Division by a Monomial 
4.4b 
The Division Algorithm 
4.5a 
GCF of a Polynomial 
4.5b 
Factoring by Grouping 
4.6a 
Factoring trinomials by trial and Error 
4.6b 
Factoring trinomials by the acMethod 
4.7a 
Special Factorizations  Squares 
4.7b 
Special Factorizations  Cubes 
4.8 
Solving Equations by Factoring 
4.9 
Using a Graphing Calculator to Solve Equations 

Chapter 5: Rational Expressions and Rational Equations 
5.1a 
Defining Rational Expressions 
5.1b 
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions 
5.2 
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions 
5.3 
Complex Fractions 
5.4 
Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions 
5.5 
Applications Involving Rational Expressions 
5.6 
Applications: Variation 
Chapter 6: Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers 
6.1a 
Evaluating Radicals 
6.1b 
Simplifying Radicals 
6.2 
Rational Exponents 
6.3a 
Addition and Subtraction with Radicals 
6.3b 
Multiplication with Radicals 
6.3c 
Rationalizing Denominators 
6.4 
Solving Radical Equations 
6.5 
Functions with Radicals 
6.6 
Complex Numbers 
6.7 
Multiplication and Division with Complex Numbers 
Chapter 7: Quadratic Equations and Quadratic Functions 
7.1a 
QE: The Square Root Method 
7.1b 
QE: Completing the Square 
7.2 
QE: The Quadratic Formula 
7.3 
Applications: Quadratic Equations 
7.4 
Equations in Quadratic Form 
7.5 
Graphing Parabolas 
7.6a 
Solving Quadratic Inequalities 
7.6b 
Solving Inequalities with Rational Exponents 
Chapter 8: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 
8.1 
Algebra of Functions 
8.2 
Composition of Functions and Inverse Functions 
8.3 
Exponential Functions and the Number e 
8.4 
Logarithmic Functions 
8.5 
Properties of Logarithmic Functions 
8.6 
Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms 
8.7 
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 
8.8 
Applications: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 
Chapter 9: Conic Sections 
9.1 
translations 
9.2 
Parabolas as Conic Sections 
9.3 
Distance Formula and Circles 
9.4 
Ellipses and Hyperbolas 
9.5 
Nonlinear Systems of Equations 
Chapter 10: Sequences, Series and the Binomial Theorem 
10.1 
Sequences 
10.2 
Sigma Notation 
10.3 
Arithmetic Sequences 
10.4 
Geometric Sequences and Series 
10.5 
The Binomial Theorem 
Chapter A: Appendix 
A.1 
Review of Fractions 
A.2 
Synthetic Division 
A.3 
Applications of Linear Equations 
A.4 
Permutations 
A.5 
Combinations 
