Beginning Algebra with Applications and Visualization

ISBN-10: 0321500040
ISBN-13: 9780321500045
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: KEY MESSAGE:Gary Rockswold and Terry Kriegerfocus on teaching algebra in context, giving students realistic and convincing answers to the perennial question, ldquo;When will I ever use this?rdquo;nbsp; The authorsrsquo; consistent use of real data,  More...

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Book details

List price: $178.67
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

KEY MESSAGE:Gary Rockswold and Terry Kriegerfocus on teaching algebra in context, giving students realistic and convincing answers to the perennial question, ldquo;When will I ever use this?rdquo;nbsp; The authorsrsquo; consistent use of real data, graphs, and tables throughout the examples and exercise sets gives meaning to the numbers and equations as students encounter them. This new edition further enhances Rockswold and Kriegerrsquo;s focus on math in the real world with a new features and updated applications to engage todayrsquo;s students. nbsp; KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Algebra, Linear Equations and Inequalities, Graphing Equations, Systems of Linear Equations In Two Variables, Polynomials and Exponents, Factoring Polynomials and Solving Equations, Rational Expressions, Radical Expressions, Quadratic Equations nbsp; MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.

Preface
Features Supplements
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Algebra
Numbers, Variables, and Expressions
Fractions
Exponents and Order of Operations
Real Numbers and the Number Line
Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Simplifying and Writing Algebraic Expressions
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Introduction to Equations
Linear Equations
Introduction to Problem Solving
Formulas
Linear Inequalities
Graphing Equations
Introduction to Graphing
Linear Equations in Two Variables
More Graphing of Lines
Slope and Rates of Change
Slope-Intercept Form
Point-Slope Form
Introduction to Modeling
Systems of Linear Equations In Two Variables
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically and Numerically
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Polynomials and Exponents
Rules for Exponents
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Special Products
Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule
Division of Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials and Solving Equations
Introduction to Factoring
Factoring Trinomials I (x2 + bx + c)
Factoring Trinomials II (ax2 + bx + c)
Special Types of Factoring
Summary of Factoring
Solving Equations by Factoring I (Quadratics)
Solving Equations by Factoring II (Higher Degree)
Rational Expressions
Introduction to Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction with Like Denominators
Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations and Formulas
Proportions and Variation
Radical Expressions
Introduction to Radical Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Equations Involving Radical Expressions
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
Quadratic Equations
Parabolas
Introduction to Quadratic Equations
Solving by Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Complex Solutions
Introduction to Function?
Appendix Sets?
Answers to Selected Exercises
Glossary
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index of Applications
Index

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