Intermediate Algebra

ISBN-10: 0130608440
ISBN-13: 9780130608444
Edition: 4th 2002
List price: $80.67
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Description: An easy-to-follow approach to intermediate algebra. The book features realistic, relevant application problems, non-routine problems drawn from everyday life, and carefully chosen examples and exercises. It also includes open-ended problems that  More...

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List price: $80.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Language: English

An easy-to-follow approach to intermediate algebra. The book features realistic, relevant application problems, non-routine problems drawn from everyday life, and carefully chosen examples and exercises. It also includes open-ended problems that invites exploration. Includes new applications, written to incorporate more interesting, real-world data in order to increase interest and to help apply the math learned.

Jeff Slater has been teaching 30 years at North Shore Community College. He has acted as a consultant for the office of personnel management in Boston and New York. Jeff tours the country giving speeches on student retention at colleges as well as national conventions.

Basic Concepts
The Real Number System
Operations with Real Numbers
Powers, Square Roots, and the Order of Operations
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Operations with Variables and Grouping Symbols
Evaluating Variable Expressions and Formulas
Linear Equations and Inequalities
First-Degree Equations with One Unknown
Literal Equations and Formulas
Absolute Value Equations
Using Equations to Solve Word Problems
Solving More Involved Word Problems
Linear Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
Absolute Value Inequalities
Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables and Functions
Graphing Linear Equations with Two Unknowns
Slope of a Line
Graphs and the Equations of a Line
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Concept of a Function
Graphing Functions from Equations and Tables of Data
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Equations in Three Variables
Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Polynomials
Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions: Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication
Division of Polynomials
Synthetic Division
Removing Common Factors: Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
Special Cases of Factoring
Factoring a Polynomial Completely
Solving Equations and Exercises Using Polynomials
Rational Expressions and Equations
Rational Expressions and Functions: Simplifying, Multiplying, and Dividing
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Rational Expressions
Rational Equations
Applications: Formulas and Advanced Ratio Exercises
Rational Exponents and Radicals
Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions and Functions
Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals
Multiplication and Division of Radicals
Radical Equations
Complex Numbers
Variation
Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
Quadratic Equations
The Quadratic Formula and Solutions to Quadratic Equations
Equations That Can Be Transformed to Quadratic Form
Formulas and Applications
Quadratic Functions
Quadratic Inequalities in One Variable
The Conic Sections
The Distance Formula and the Circle
The Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Additional Properties of Functions
Function Notation
General Graphing Procedures for Functions
Algebraic Operations on Functions
Inverse of a Function
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
The Exponential Function
The Logarithmic Function
Properties of Logarithms
Finding Logarithmic Function Values on a Calculator
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

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