Elementary Algebra, Non-Media Edition

ISBN-10: 0495384909
ISBN-13: 9780495384908
Edition: 8th 2008
List price: $256.95
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Description: Algebra is accessible and engaging with this popular text from Charles ?Pat? McKeague! ELEMENTARY 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $256.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/19/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Algebra is accessible and engaging with this popular text from Charles ?Pat? McKeague! ELEMENTARY 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 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA, a personalized online learning companion.

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.

The Basics
Notation and Symbols
Real Numbers
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Multiplication of Real Numbers
Division of Real Numbers
Subsets of the Real Numbers
Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
Summary
Review/Test
Projects
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Simplifying Expressions
Addition Property of Equality
Multiplication Property of Equality
Solving Linear Equations
Formulas
Applications
More Applications
Linear Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
Summary
Review/Test
Projects
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Paired Data and Graphing Ordered Pairs
Solutions to Linear Equations in Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
More on Graphing: Intercepts
The Slope of a Line
Finding the Equation of a Line
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Summary
Review/Test
Projects
Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Linear Systems by Graphing
The Elimination Method
The Substitution Method
Applications
Summary
Review/Test
Projects
Exponents and Polynomials
Multiplication with Exponents
Division with Exponents
Operations with Monomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication with Polynomials
Binomial Squares and Other Special Products
Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial
Dividing a Polynomial by a Polynomial
Summary
Review/Test
Projects
Factoring
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
More Trinomials to Factor
The Difference of Two Squares
The Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Factoring: A General Review
Solving Equations by Factoring
Applications
Summary
Review/Test
Projects
Rational Expressions
Reducing Rational Expressions to Lowest Terms
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
Applications
Complex Fractions
Proportions
Variation
Summary
Review/Test
Projects
Roots and Radicals
Definitions and Common Roots
Properties of Radicals
Simplified Form for Radicals
Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Radicals
Equations Involving Radicals
Summary
Review/Test
Projects
Quadratic Equations
More Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Complex Numbers
Complex Solutions to Quadratic Equations
Graphing Parabolas
Summary
Review/Test
Projects

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