Elementary Algebra

ISBN-10: 0077224795
ISBN-13: 9780077224790
Edition: 6th 2009
Authors: Mark Dugopolski
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Description: Elementary Algebra, 6e is part of the latest offerings in the successful Dugopolski series in mathematics. The author's goal is to explain mathematical concepts to students in a language they can understand. In this book, students and faculty will  More...

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Book details

List price: $258.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Elementary Algebra, 6e is part of the latest offerings in the successful Dugopolski series in mathematics. The author's goal is to explain mathematical concepts to students in a language they can understand. In this book, students and faculty will find short, precise explanations of terms and concepts written in understandable language. The author uses concrete analogies to relate math to everyday experiences. For example, when the author introduces the Commutative Property of Addition, he uses a concrete analogy that "the price of a hamburger plus a Coke is the same as a Coke plus a hamburger." Given the importance of examples within a math book, the author has paid close attention to the most important details for solving the given topic. Dugopolski includes a double cross-referencing system between the examples and exercise sets, so no matter which one the students start with, they will see the connection to the other. Finally, the author finds it important to not only provide quality, but also a good quantity of exercises and applications. The Dugopolski series is known for providing students and faculty with the most quantity and quality of exercises as compared to any other developmental math series on the market. In completing this revision, Dugopolski feels he has developed the clearest and most concise developmental math series on the market, and he has done so without comprising the essential information every student needs to become successful in future mathematics courses. The book is accompanied by numerous useful supplements, including McGraw-Hill's online homework management system, MathZone.

Mark Dugopolski was born and raised in Menominee, Michigan. He received a degree in mathematics education from Michigan State University and then taught high school mathematics in the Chicago area. While teaching high school, he received a master's degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University. He then entered a doctoral program in mathematics at the University of Illinois in Champaign, where he earned his doctorate in topology in 1977. He was then appointed to the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he now holds the position of professor of mathematics. He has taught high school and college mathematics for over 30 years. He is a member of the MAA, the AMS, and the AMATYC. He has written many articles and mathematics textbooks. He has a wife and two daughters. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, bicycling, jogging, tennis, fishing, and motorcycling.

To the student preface
Real Numbers and Their Properties
The Real Numbers
Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Exponential Expressions and the Order of Operations
Algebraic Expressions
Properties of the Real Numbers
Using the Properties to Simplify Expressions
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Critical Thinking
Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable2 .1 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
Solving General Linear Equations
More Equations
Formulas
Translating Verbal Expressions into Algebraic Expressions
Number, Geometric, and Uniform Motion Applications
Discount, Investment, and Mixture Applications
Inequalities
Solving Inequalities and Applications
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
A review of Chapters 1-2 • Critical Thinking
Linear Equations in Two Variables and Their Graphs
Graphing Lines in the Coordinate Plane
Slope
Equations of Lines in Slope-Intercept Form
The Point-Slope Form
Variations
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-3 • Critical Thinking
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
The Graphing Method
The Substitution Method
The Addition Method
Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-4 • Critical Thinking
Exponents and Polynomials
The Rules of Exponents
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Multiplication of Binomials
Special Products
Division of Polynomials
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-5 • Critical Thinking
Factoring
Factoring Out Common Factors
Special Products and Grouping
Factoring the Trinomial ax� + bx + c with a = 1
Factoring the Trinomial ax� + bx + c with a � 1
The Factoring Strategy
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-6 • Critical Thinking
Rational Expressions
Reducing Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division
Finding the Least Common Denominator
Addition and Subtraction
Complex Fractions
Solving Equations with Rational Expressions
Applications of Ratios and Proportions
Applications of Rational Expressions
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-7 • Critical Thinking
Powers and Roots
Roots, Radicals, and Rules
Simplifying Square Roots<h

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