Algebra for College Students, 7th Edition
by D. Franklin Wright
Algebra for College Students is an intermediate algebra title that offers a seamless transition from foundational concepts and quickly moving on to more advanced material. This 7th edition title allows students to progress through course content at an accelerated pace while maintaining an indepth look at each topic and ensuring a comprehensive understanding of key concepts. Content includes a wide range of algebraic topics including systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, and the Binomial Theorem.
7th edition features include:
 Two projects per chapter to highlight the practical aspects of mathematics by exploring realworld applications.
 Margin Exercises designed to test students' understanding of the concepts presented in the corresponding example.
 Concept Checks that assess students' understanding of important definitions and concepts.
 A Strategies for Academic Success chapter, focusing on study skills, time and stress management, and tips for success in a collegelevel math course.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 0: Strategies for Academic Success
 0.1 Understanding and Reducing Stress
 0.2 Staying Organized
 0.3 Managing Your Time Effectively
 0.4 Reading a Textbook and NoteTaking
 0.5 Using Effective Study Strategies
 0.6 Reducing Test Anxiety

Chapter 1: Real Numbers
 1.1 Exponents, Prime Numbers, and LCM
 1.2 The Real Number Line and Absolute Value
 1.3 Introduction to Sets
 1.4 Operations with Real Numbers
 1.5 Order of Operations with Real Numbers
 1.6 Properties of Real Numbers
 Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2: Solving Equations and Inequalities
 2.1 Simplifying and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
 2.2 Solving Linear Equations
 2.3 Absolute Value Equations
 2.4 Working with Formulas
 2.5 Applications: Number Problems and Consecutive Integers
 2.6 Applications: DistanceRateTime, Interest, Average, and Cost
 2.7 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
 2.8 Absolute Value Inequalities
 Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3: Linear Equations and Functions
 3.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System
 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
 3.3 SlopeIntercept Form
 3.4 PointSlope Form
 3.5 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation
 3.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
 Chapter 3 Review

Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations
 4.1 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions by Graphing
 4.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions by Substitution
 4.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Solutions by Addition
 4.4 Applications: DistanceRateTime, Number Problems, Amounts, and Cost
 4.5 Applications: Interest and Mixture
 4.6 Systems of Linear Equations: Three Variables
 4.7 Matrices and Gaussian Elimination
 4.8 Determinants
 4.9 Determinants and Systems of Linear Equations: Cramer's Rule
 4.10 Systems of Linear Inequalities
 Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5: Exponents and Polynomials
 5.1 Rules for Exponents
 5.2 Power Rules for Exponents
 5.3 Applications: Scientific Notation
 5.4 Introduction to Polynomials
 5.5 Addition and Subtraction with Polynomials
 5.6 Multiplication with Polynomials
 5.7 Special Products of Binomials
 5.8 Division with Polynomials
 5.9 Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem
 Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6: Factoring Polynomials
 6.1 Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and Factoring by Grouping
 6.2 Factoring Trinomials: x^{2} + bx + c
 6.3 Factoring Trinomials: ax^{2} + bx + c
 6.4 Special Factoring Techniques
 6.5 Review of Factoring Techniques
 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
 6.7 Applications: Quadratic Equations
 6.8 Using a Graphing Calculator to Solve Equations
 Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Rational Equations
 7.1 Introduction to Rational Expressions
 7.2 Multiplication and Division with Rational Expressions
 7.3 Least Common Multiple of Polynomials
 7.4 Addition and Subtraction with Rational Expressions
 7.5 Simplifying Complex Fraction
 7.6 Solving Rational Equations
 7.7 Applications: Rational Expressions
 7.8 Applications: Variation
 Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
 8.1 Evaluating Radicals
 8.2 Simplifying Radicals
 8.3 Rational Exponents
 8.4 Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication with Radicals
 8.5 Rationalizing Denominators
 8.6 Solving Radical Equations
 8.7 Functions with Radicals
 8.8 Introduction to Complex Numbers
 8.9 Multiplication and Division with Complex Numbers
 Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9: Quadratic Equations and Quadratic Functions
 9.1 Quadratic Equations: The Square Root Method
 9.2 Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square
 9.3 Quadratic Equations: The Quadratic Formula
 9.4 More Applications of Quadratic Equations
 9.5 Equations in Quadratic Form
 9.6 Graphing Quadratic Functions
 9.7 More on Graphing Quadratic Functions and Applications
 9.8 Solving Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
 Chapter 9 Review

Chapter 10: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 10.1 Algebra of Functions
 10.2 Composition of Functions and Inverse Functions
 10.3 Exponential Function
 10.4 Logarithmic Functions
 10.5 Properties of Logarithms
 10.6 Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms
 10.7 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations and ChangeofBase
 10.8 Applications: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 Chapter 10 Review

Chapter 11: Conic Sections
 11.1 Translations and Reflections
 11.2 Parabolas as Conic Sections
 11.3 Distance Formula, Midpoint Formula, and Circles
 11.4 Ellipses and Hyperbolas
 11.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
 Chapter 11 Review

Chapter 12: Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
 12.1 Sequences
 12.2 Sigma Notation
 12.3 Arithmetic Sequences
 12.4 Geometric Sequences and Series
 12.5 The Binomial Theorem
 Chapter 12 Review

Chapter A: Appendix
 A.1 Review of Fractions
 A.2 The Fundamental Counting Principle and Permutations
 A.3 Combinations