Introductory Algebra

ISBN-10: 0077281128

ISBN-13: 9780077281120

Edition: 2nd 2009

List price: $188.00
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Introductory Algebraoffers a refreshing approach to the traditional content of the course. Presented in worktext format,Introductory Algebrafocuses on solving equations and inequalities, graphing, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, and radicals. Other topics include quadratic equations and an introduction to functions and complex numbers. The text reflects the compassion and insight of its experienced author team with features developed to address the specific needs of developmental level students.
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Book details

List price: $188.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

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.

The Set of Real Numbers
Sets of Numbers and the Real Number Line
Order of Operations
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Addition and Subtraction of Signed Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers and Simplifying Expressions
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division Properties of Equality
Solving Linear Equations
Linear Equations: Clearing Fractions and Decimals -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Equations and Expressions
Applications of Linear Equations: Introduction to Problem Solving
Applications Involving Percents
Formulas and Applications of Geometry
Mixture Applications and Uniform Motion
Linear Inequalities
Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
Rectangular Coordinate System
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Slope of a Line
Slope-Intercept Form of a Line -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Linear Equations in Two Variables
Point-Slope Formula
Applications of Linear Equations
Introduction to Functions
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Solving Systems of Equations by the Graphing Method
Solving Systems of Equations by the Substitution Method
Solving Systems of Equations by the Addition Method -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Systems of Equations
Applications of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Linear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables
Polynomials and Properties of Exponents
Exponents: Multiplying and Dividing Common Bases
More Properties of Exponents
Definitions of and
Scientific Notation -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Properties of Exponents
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Division of Polynomials -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Operations on Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the Form
Factoring Trinomials: Trial-and-Error Method
Factoring Trinomials: AC-Method
Factoring Special Patterns
Sum and Difference of Cubes -- Problem Recognition Exercises-General Factoring Strategy
Solving Equations Using the Zero Product Rule -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Expressions and Polynomial Equations
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Rational Expressions
Introduction to Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Least Common Denominator
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Operations on Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Comparing Rational Equations and Rational Expressions
Applications of Rational Equations and Proportions
Variation
Radicals
Introduction to Roots and Radicals
Simplifying Radicals
Addition and Subtraction of Radicals
Multiplication of Radicals
Division of Radicals and Rationalization -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Operations on Radicals
Radical Equations
Rational Exponents
More Quadratic Equations
The Square Root Property
Completing the Square
Quadratic Formula -- Problem Recognition Exercises-Solving Quadratic Equations
Graphing Quadratic Functions
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