Beginning and Intermediate Algebra

ISBN-10: 0495108405

ISBN-13: 9780495108405

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

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Algebra is accessible and engaging with this popular text from Charles "Pat" McKeague! INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA is infused with McKeague's passion for teaching mathematics. With years of classroom experience, he knows how to write in a way that you will understand and appreciate. McKeague's attention to detail and exceptionally clear writing style help you to move through each new concept with ease. Real-world applications in every chapter of this user-friendly book highlight the relevance of what you are learning. And studying is easier than ever with the book's multimedia learning resources, including ThomsonNOW for INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, a personalized online learning companion.
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List price: $307.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.

Basic Properties and Definitions
Fundamental Definitions and Notation
The Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Arithmetic with Real Numbers
Recognizing Patterns
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Equations and Inequalities in one Variable
Linear Equations in One Variable
Formulas
Applications
Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Equations with Absolute Value
Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
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Equations and Inequalities in two Variables
Paired Data and the Rectangular Coordinate System
The Slope of a Line
The Equation of a Line
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Introduction to Functions
Function Notation
Algebra and Composition with Functions
Variation
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Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Introduction to Determinants
Cramer's Rule
Applications
Systems of Linear Inequalities
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Exponents and Polynomials
Properties of Exponents
Polynomials, Sums, and Differences
Multiplication of Polynomials
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
Special Factoring
Factoring: A General Review
Solving Equations by Factoring
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Rational Expressions and Rational Functions
Basic Properties and Reducing to Lower Terms
Division of Polynomials and Difference Quotients
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
Applications
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Rational Exponents and Roots
Rational Exponents
More Expressions Involving Rational Exponents
Simplified Form for Radicals
Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions
Equations with Radicals
Complex Numbers
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Quadratic Functions
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations
Equations Quadratic in Form
Graphing Parabolas
Quadratic Inequalities
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Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
The Inverse of a Function
Logarithms Are Exponents
Properties of Logarithms
Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms
Exponential Equations and Change of Base
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Conic Sections
The Circle
Ellipses and Hyperbolas
Second-Degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems
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Sequence and Series
Sequences
Series
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
The Binomial Expansion
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