Intermediate Algebra with Applications

ISBN-10: 0547197977
ISBN-13: 9780547197975
Edition: 7th 2010
List price: $303.95
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Description: Based on the best-selling series by the Aufmann team, this hardcover text for the intermediate algebra course adheres to the formula that has made the Aufmann developmental texts so reliable for both students and instructors. The text's clear  More...

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List price: $303.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 936
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Based on the best-selling series by the Aufmann team, this hardcover text for the intermediate algebra course adheres to the formula that has made the Aufmann developmental texts so reliable for both students and instructors. The text's clear writing style, emphasis on problem-solving strategies, and proven Aufmann Interactive Method--in an objective-based framework--offer guided learning for both lecture and self-paced courses. The completely integrated learning system is organized by objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives, which are woven throughout the text, in Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews, as well as through the print and multimedia ancillaries. The result is a seamless, easy-to-follow learning system. This special MEDIA ENHANCED EDITION now comes with Enhanced WebAssign and flash videos for every end of chapter test question available online through the student website.

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

Review of Real Numbers
Introduction to Real Numbers
Operations on Rational Numbers
Variable Expressions
Verbal Expressions and Variable Expressions
First Degree Equations and Inequalities
Equations in One Variable
Coin, Stamp, and Integer Problems
Value Mixture and Motion Problems
Applications: Problems Involving Percent
Inequalities in One Variable
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Linear Functions and Inequalities in Two Variables
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Introduction to Functions
Linear Functions
Slope of a Straight Line
Finding Equations of Lines
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing and by the Substitution Method
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
Solving Systems of Equations by Using Determinants and by Using Matrices
Application Problems
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
Polynomials and Exponents
Exponential Expressions
Introduction to Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Division of Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Special Factoring
Solving Equations by Factoring
Rational Expressions
Introduction to Rational Functions
Operations on Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations
Proportions and Variation
Literal Equations
Rational Exponents and Radicals
Rational Exponents and Radical Expressions
Operations on Radical Expressions
Radical Functions
Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square and by Using the Quadratic Formula
Equations That Are Reducible to Quadratic Equations
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Nonlinear Inequalities
Properties of Quadratic Functions
Applications of Quadratic Functions
Functions and Relations
Translations of Graphs
Algebra of Functions
One-to-One and Inverse Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Introduction to Logarithms
Graphs of Logarithmic Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Sequences and Series
Introduction to Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Sequences and Series
Binomial Expansions
Conic Sections
The Parabola
The Circle
The Ellipse and the Hyperbola
Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Quadratic Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
Final Exam
Solutions to Chapter Problems
Answers to Selected Exercises

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