Intermediate Algebra

ISBN-10: 007728111X
ISBN-13: 9780077281113
Edition: 2nd 2010
List price: $165.00
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List price: $165.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

Intermediate Algebraoffers a refreshing approach to the traditional content of the course. Presented in worktext format, Intermediate Algebra offers a review of problem solving, solving equations in two and three variables, a chapter devoted to functions, polynomials, radicals and complex numbers, factoring and quadratic functions, rational expressions, and inequalities. Other topics include exponential and logarithmic functions and conic sections. The text reflects the compassion and insight of its experienced author team with features developed to address the specific needs of developmental level students. .

Molly O'Neill received a bachelor of science in mathematics and a master of arts in teaching from Western Michigan University. She taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University, and Oakland Community College. She has taught for 22 years in the School of Mathematics at Daytona State College. She has authored several course supplements for College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus and has reviewed texts for Developmental Mathematics.

Review of Basic Algebraic Concepts
Sets of Number and Interval Notation
Operation on Real Numbers
Simplifying Expressions
Linear Equations in One Variable -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Expressions and Equations
Applications of Linear Equations in One Variable
Literal Equations and Applications to Geometry
Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Properties of Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Graphing Linear Equations and Functions
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Slope of a Line -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Intercepts and Slope
Equations of a Line
Application of Linear Equations and Modeling
Introduction to Relations
Introduction to Functions
Graphs of Basic Functions
Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Using the Substitution Method
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Using the Addition Method -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Method of Solving Systems of Equations
Applications of Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables and Applications
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Using Matrices
Polynomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials and Polynomial Functions.
Multiplication of Polynomials
Division of Polynomials -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Operations on Polynomials
Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Binomials
Additional Factoring Strategies
Solving Equations by Using the Zero Product Rule
Rational Expressions and Rational Equations
Rational Expressions and Rational Functions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Simplifying Rational Expressions
Solving Rational Equations -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Rational Expressions and Equations
Applications of Rational Equations and Proportions
Variation
Radicals and Complex Numbers
Definition of an nth-Root
Rational Exponents
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Radicals
Multiplication of Radicals -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Operations on Radical Expressions
Rationalization
Solving Radical Equations
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations and Functions
Square Root Property and Completing the Square
Quadratic Formula
Equations in Quadratic Form -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Recognizing Equation Types
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Applications of Quadratic Functions and Modeling
More Equations and Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations
Absolute Value Inequalities -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Equations and Inequalities
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra and Composition of Functions
Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
The Irrational Number e -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Logarithmic and Exponential Forms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Conic Sections
Distance Formula, Midpoint, and Circles
More of the Parabola
The Ellipse and Hyperbola -- Problem Recognition Exercises: Identifying and Graphing Conic Sections
Nonlinear Systems of Equations in Two Variables
Nonlinear Inequalities and System if Inequalities
Additional Topics Appendix
Binomial Expansions
Determinants and Cramer's Rule
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series

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