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ALGEBRA
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College Mathematics
College Mathematics
ALGEBRAIC LAWS
SPECIAL PRODUCT FORMULAS
LOGARITHMS
Sign Laws
Commutative Laws Associative Laws
Distributive Laws Laws Involving Zero
Exponent Laws
• Given an = b, then the following are true:
Logarithm: n = logab = logarithm of bto the base a
Anti-logarithm: b= antilogan= anti-logarithm of nto the base a
Common logarithm (log): Logarithm to the base 10
Natural logarithm (In): Logarithm to the base e= 2.718282
Remember: Logarithms are exponents
Laws of Logarithms
Change of Base
Special Relations
SOLUTION OF EQUATIONS
Two Linear Equations in Two Variables
Algebraic Procedure
Solve either equation for one unknown in terms of the other
Substitute solution into second equation and solve to obtain
first unknown
Substitute this unknown into either of the original equations
and solve for second unknown
Graphical Procedure
Equations: x+ y= 1 and x+ y= 0
Solution: None
Reason: • Lines do not intersect
• Equations are inconsistent,
as x+ycannot be both
0 and 1
Equations: x+ y= 1 and xy= 0
Solution: One
Reason: • Lines intersect at single
point: x= 1/2 and y= 1/2
• Unique solution
Equations: x+y= 1 and 2x+ 2y= 2
Solution: Infinite number of solutions
Reason: • Lines are identical
• Equations are dependent
(i.e., multiples of each other)
Quadratic Equations in One Variable
• The roots of the quadratic equation ax2+ bx + c= 0
are given by the relation:
• The nature of the roots is determined by the discriminant
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COMPLEX NUMBERS
Imaginary unit
Complex number
Conjugate
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Division
Division in polar form
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Algebraic Operations
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