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Elementary Algebra Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0321233883
ISBN-13: 9780321233882
Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $158.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

This text for a one-term course in elementary algebra is intended for students with a firm background in arithmetic. Problem solving and applications are emphasized. Coverage progresses from algebraic expressions and equations and inequalities to quadratic equations. New to this edition are sections on connecting concepts, study tips, and exercises designed to foster intuitive problem solving for particular types of problems. Other new material includes a "gentle" introduction to interpolation and extrapolation, and expanded material on rates and units. Bittinger teaches at Indiana University. Ellenbogen teaches at Community College of Vermont. c. Book News Inc.

Preface
Introduction to Algebraic Expressions
Introduction to Algebra
The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws
Fraction Notation
Positive and Negative Real Numbers
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
Connecting the Concepts
Summary and Review
Test
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Solving Equations
Using the Principles Together
Connecting the Concepts
Formulas
Applications with Percent
Problem Solving
Solving Inequalities
Solving Applications with Inequalities
Summary and Review
Test
Introduction to Graphing
Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Estimating Values
Graphing Linear Equations
Graphing and Intercepts
Rates
Slope
Connecting the Concepts
Slope-Intercept Form
Point-Slope Form
Summary and Review
Test
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-3
Polynomials
Exponents and Their Properties
Polynomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Connecting the Concepts
Multiplication of Polynomials
Special Products
Polynomials in Several Variables
Division of Polynomials
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
Summary and Review
Test
Polynomials and Factoring
Introduction to Factoring
Factoring Trinomials of the Type x[superscript 2] + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax[superscript 2] + bx + c
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares
Factoring: A General Strategy
Connecting the Concepts
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Connecting the Concepts
Solving Applications
Summary and Review
Test
Rational Expressions and Equations
Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division
Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators
Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators
Complex Rational Expressions
Solving Rational Equations
Connecting the Concepts
Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
Summary and Review
Test
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-6
Systems and More Graphing
Systems of Equations and Graphing
Systems of Equations and Substitution
Systems of Equations and Elimination
More Applications Using Systems
Connecting the Concepts
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Direct and Inverse Variation
Summary and Review
Test
Radical Expressions and Equations
Introduction to Square Roots and Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions
Quotients Involving Square Roots
More Operations with Radicals
Radical Equations
Connecting the Concepts
Applications Using Right Triangles
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
Summary and Review
Test
Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations: The Principle of Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula and Applications
Connecting the Concepts
Formulas and Equations
Connecting the Concepts
Complex Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations
Graphs of Quadratic Equations
Functions
Summary and Review
Test
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1-9
Sets
Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes
Fractional and Decimal Equivalents
Squares and Square Roots
Geometric Formulas
Answers
Glossary
Index
Index of Applications
Videotape Index

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