College Algebra
by Paul Sisson
College Algebra is both comprehensive and rigorous and provides examples that apply to everyday life. The material lends itself to both students continuing on a STEM path and those for whom this will be their last college math course. Each chapter provides historical context, technology notes, and applications.
Updates to the third edition include a more streamlined table of contents, a new chapter on functions (Chapter 5: Working with Functions), and more robust content.
New topics covered include:

The difference quotient

Constructing mathematical models

Regression (linear, quadratic, exponential, logistic, and logarithmic)

Interpolation and extrapolation

Intervals of monotonicity

Local extrema

Average rate of change

Stretching and compressing graphs horizontally

Multivariable functions

Solving elementary logarithmic equations

Systems of linear inequalities

Systems of nonlinear inequalities
Formats: Software, Textbook, eBook
Product  ISBN 

Software + eBook  9781642771732 
Software + eBook + Textbook  9781642772838 
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
 1.1 Real Numbers
 1.2 The Arithmetic of Algebraic Expressions
 1.3 Properties of Exponents
 1.4 Properties of Radicals
 1.5 Polynomials
 1.6 Factoring Polynomials
 1.7 Rational Expressions
 1.8 Complex Numbers
 Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2: Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
 2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable
 2.2 Linear Inequalities in One Variable
 2.3 Quadratic Equations in One Variable
 2.4 Polynomial and PolynomialLike Equations in One Variable
 2.5 Rational Equations in One Variable
 2.6 Radical Equations in One Variable
 Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3: Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
 3.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System
 3.2 Circles
 3.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables
 3.4 Slope and Forms of Linear Equations
 3.5 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
 3.6 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
 Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4: Relations, Functions, and Their Graphs
 4.1 Relations and Functions
 4.2 Linear Functions
 4.3 Quadratic Functions
 4.4 Other Common Functions
 4.5 Variation and Multivariable Functions
 4.6 Mathematical Models
 Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5: Working with Functions
 5.1 Transformations of Functions
 5.2 Properties of Functions
 5.3 Combining Functions
 5.4 Inverses of Functions
 Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6: Polynomial and Rational Functions
 6.1 Polynomial Functions and Polynomial Inequalities
 6.2 Polynomial Division and the Division Algorithm
 6.3 Locating Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions
 6.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
 6.5 Rational Functions and Rational Inequalities
 Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 7.1 Exponential Functions and Their Graphs
 7.2 Exponential Models
 7.3 Logarithmic Functions and Their Graphs
 7.4 Logarithmic Properties and Models
 7.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
 Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8: Conic Sections
 8.1 Ellipses
 8.2 Parabolas
 8.3 Hyperbolas
 Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
 9.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution and Elimination
 9.2 Matrix Notation and GaussJordan Elimination
 9.3 Determinants and Cramer's Rule
 9.4 Basic Matrix Operations
 9.5 Inverses of Matrices
 9.6 Systems of Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming
 9.7 Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities
 Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10: Sequences, Series, Combinatorics, and Probability
 10.1 Sequences and Series
 10.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series
 10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
 10.4 Mathematical Induction
 10.5 Combinatorics
 10.6 Probability
 Chapter 10 Review