Beginning and Intermediate Algebra

ISBN-10: 0131444425

ISBN-13: 9780131444423

Edition: 3rd 2005

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Description: Elayn Martin-Gay's success as a developmental math author starts with a strong focus on mastering the basics through well-written explanations, innovative pedagogy and a meaningful, integrated program of learning resources. The revisions to this edition provide new pedagogy and resources to build reader confidence and help readers develop basic skills and understand concepts. Martin-Gay's 4-step problem solving process-Understand, Translate, Solve and Interpret-is integrated throughout. Also includes new features such as Study Skills Reminders, "Integrated Reviews", and "Concept Checks." For readers interested in learning or revisiting essential skills in beginning and intermediate algebra through the use of lively and up-to-date applications.

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List price: $149.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/26/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 984
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.906

Index of Applications
Review of Real Numbers
Tips for Success in Mathematics
Symbols and Sets of Numbers
Introduction to Variable Expressions and Equations
Adding Real Numbers
Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Reading Graphs
Chapter 1 Project: Creating and Interpreting Graphs
Chapter 1 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 1 Highlights
Chapter 1 Review
Chapter 1 Test
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
Solving Linear Equations
An Introduction to Problem Solving
Formulas and Problem Solving
Percent and Problem Solving
Solving Linear Inequalities
Chapter 2 Project: Developing a Budget
Chapter 2 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 2 Highlights
Chapter 2 Review
Chapter 2 Test
Chapter 2 Cumulative Review
Graphs and Functions
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Equations
Introduction to Functions
Graphing Linear Functions
The Slope of a Line
Equations of Lines
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Chapter 3 Project: Modeling Real Data
Chapter 3 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 3 Highlights
Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 3 Test
Chapter 3 Cumulative Review
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving
Chapter 4 Project: Analyzing the Courses of Ships
Chapter 4 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 4 Highlights
Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 4 Test
Chapter 4 Cumulative Review
Exponents and Polynomials
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Special Products
Dividing Polynomials
Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem
Chapter 5 Project: Modeling with Polynomials
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 5 Highlights
Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 5 Test
Chapter 5 Cumulative Review
Factoring Polynomials
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x[subscript 2] + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax[subscript 2] + bx + c
Factoring Binomials
Choosing a Factoring Strategy
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving
An Introduction to Graphing Polynomial Functions
Chapter 6 Project: Choosing Among Building Options
Chapter 6 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 6 Highlights
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 6 Test
Chapter 6 Cumulative Review
Rational Expressions
Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators
Simplifying Complex Fractions
Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
Ratio and Proportion
Rational Equations and Problem Solving
Chapter 7 Project: Comparing Dosage Formulas
Chapter 7 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 7 Highlights
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 7 Test
Chapter 7 Cumulative Review
Transitions to Intermediate Algebra
Review Solving Equations
Further Problem Solving
Compound Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations
Absolute Value Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices
Solving Systems of Equations by Determinants
Chapter 8 Project: Analyzing Municipal Budgets
Chapter 8 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 8 Highlights
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 8 Test
Chapter 8 Cumulative Review
Radicals, Rational Exponents, and Complex Numbers
Radicals and Radical Functions
Rational Exponents
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions
Radical Equations and Problem Solving
Complex Numbers
Chapter 9 Project: Calculating the Length and Period of a Pendulum
Chapter 9 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 9 Highlights
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 9 Test
Chapter 9 Cumulative Review
Quadratic Equations and Functions
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods
Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable
Variation and Problem Solving
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions
Chapter 10 Project: Fitting a Quadratic Model to Data
Chapter 10 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 10 Highlights
Chapter 10 Review
Chapter 10 Test
Chapter 10 Cumulative Review
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions
Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Applications
Chapter 11 Project: Modeling Temperature
Chapter 11 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 11 Highlights
Chapter 11 Review
Chapter 11 Test
Chapter 11 Cumulative Review
Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
The Binomial Theorem
Chapter 12 Project: Modeling College Tuition
Chapter 12 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 12 Highlights
Chapter 12 Review
Chapter 12 Test
Chapter 12 Cumulative Review
Conic Sections
The Parabola and the Circle
The Ellipse and the Hyperbola
Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
Chapter 13 Project: Modeling Conic Sections
Chapter 13 Vocabulary Check
Chapter 13 Highlights
Chapter 13 Review
Chapter 13 Test
Chapter 13 Cumulative Review
Operations on Decimals
Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Triangles
Review of Geometric Figures
Review of Volume and Surface Area
Mean, Median, and Mode
Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility
Table of Squares and Square Roots
Answers to Selected Exercises
Photo Credits
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