Beginning Algebra A Text/Workbook

ISBN-10: 1133103634
ISBN-13: 9781133103639
Edition: 9th 2013
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Book details

List price: $230.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.114
Language: English

For the modern student like you--Pat McKeague's BEGINNING ALGEBRA, 9E--offers concise writing, continuous review, and contemporary applications to show you how mathematics connects to your modern world. The new edition continues to reflect the author's passion for teaching mathematics by offering guided practice, review, and reinforcement to help you build skills through hundreds of new examples and applications. Use the examples, practice exercises, tutorials, videos, and e-Book sections in Enhanced WebAssign to practice your skills and demonstrate your knowledge.

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
Variables, Notation, and Symbols
Real Numbers
Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication of Real Numbers
Division of Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Subsets of Real Numbers
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions with Variables
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Simplifying Expressions
Addition Property of Equality
Multiplication Property of Equality
Solving Linear Equation
Formulas
Applications
More Applications
Linear Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
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
Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Linear Systems by Graphing
The Elimination Method
The Substitution Method
Applications
Exponents and Polynomials
Multiplication with Exponents
Division with Exponents
Operations with Monomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Binomial Squares and Other Special Products
Divide a Polynomial by a Monomial
Divide a Polynomial by a Polynomial
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 Cubed
Factoring: A General Review
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Applications of Quadratic Equations
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 of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Proportions
Direct and Inverse Variation
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
Quadratic Equations
More Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Complex Numbers
Complex Solutions to Quadratic Equations
Graphing Parabola
Appendices
Introduction to Functions
Functional Notation
Fractional Exponents
Equations with Absolute Value
Inequalities with Absolute Value

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