Intermediate Algebra

ISBN-10: 0077224809

ISBN-13: 9780077224806

Edition: 3rd 2009

List price: $242.33
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List price: $242.33
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Binding: Calendar 
Pages: 960
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.246
Language: English

Ignacio Bello attended the University of South Florida (USF), wherehe earned a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics. He beganteaching at USF in 1967, and in 1971 became a memberof the Faculty at Hillsborough Community College(HCC) and Coordinator of the Math and SciencesDepartment. Professor Bello instituted the USF/HCCremedial program, a program that started with 17 students taking Intermediate Algebra and grew to more than 800students with courses covering Developmental English, Reading, and Mathematics. Aside from the present series ofbooks (Basic College Mathematics, Introductory Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra), Professor Bello is the authorof more than 40 textbooks including Topics in Contemporary Mathematics (ninth edition), College Algebra, Algebraand Trigonometry, and Business Mathematics. Many of these textbooks have been translated into Spanish. WithProfessor Fran Hopf, Bello started the Algebra Hotline, the only live, college-level television help program in Florida.Professor Bello is featured in three television programs on the award-winning Education Channel. He has helpedcreate and develop the USF Mathematics Department Website (, which serves as supportfor the Finite Math, College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory Algebra, and CLAST classes at USF.You can see Professor Bello’s presentations and streaming videos at this website, as well as at Bello is a member of the MAA and AMATYC and has given many presentations regarding the teaching ofmathematics at the local, state, and national levels.

Intermediate Algebra
The Real Numbers
Numbers and Their Properties
Operations and Properties of Real Numbers
Properties of Exponents
Algebraic Expressions and the Order of Operations
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations in One Variable
Formulas, Geometry, and Problem Solving
Problem Solving
Integers and Geometry
Problem Solving
Percent, Investment, Motion, and Mixture Problems
Linear and Compound Inequalities
Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities
Graphs and Functions
Using Slopes to Graph Lines
Equations of Lines
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Introduction to Functions
Linear Functions
Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems with Two Variables
Systems with Three Variables
Coin, Distance-Rate-Time, Investment, and Geometry Problems
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication of Polynomials
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
Special Factoring
General Methods of Factoring
Solving Equations by Factoring
Rational Expressions
Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Division of Polynomials and Synthetic Division
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
Problem Solving
Rational Exponents and Radicals
Rational Exponents and Radicals
Simplifying Radicals
Operations with Radicals
Solving Equations Containing Radicals
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
Solving Quadratics by Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
The Discriminant and Its Applications
Solving Equations in Quadratic Form
Nonlinear Inequalities
Quadratic Functions and the Conic Sections
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Circles and Ellipses
Hyperbolas and Identification of Conics
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Nonlinear Systems of Inequalities
Functions-Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic
The Algebra of Functions
Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions and Their Properties
Common and Natural Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Applications
Sequences and Series
A1 Matrices
A2 Determinants and Cramer's Rule
A3 Sequences and Series
A4 Arithmetic Sequences and Series
A5 Geometric Sequences and Series
A6 The Binomial Expansion
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