Intermediate Algebra A Text/Workbook

ISBN-10: 1133103642

ISBN-13: 9781133103646

Edition: 9th 2013

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Description: For the modern student like you--Pat McKeague's INTERMEDIATE 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.

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List price: $236.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 976
Size: 8.46" wide x 10.83" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 4.510
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
Sets and Venn Diagrams
The Real Numbers
Simple and Compound Inequalities
Arithmetic with Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Recognizing Patterns
Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Linear Equations in One Variable
Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Equations with Absolute Value
Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
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
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Applications of Linear Systems
Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems
Systems of Linear Inequalities
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
Rational Expressions and Rational Functions
Basic Properties and Reducing to Lowest Terms
Division of Polynomials and Difference Quotients
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations and Graphs with Rational Expressions
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
Quadratic Functions
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations
Equations Quadratic in Form
Graphing Parabolas
Quadratic Inequalities
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
Conic Sections
The Circle
Ellipses and Hyperbolas
Second-Degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems
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