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Elementary Algebra

ISBN-10: 0131467662

ISBN-13: 9780131467668

Edition: 2007

Authors: Katherine R. Struve, Michael Sullivan, Janet Mazzarella

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Elementarynbsp;Algebrais typically a 1-semester course that provides a solid foundation in algebraic skills and reasoning for students who have little or no previous experience with the topic.nbsp; The goal is to effectively prepare students to transition into Intermediate Algebra.
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Book details

List price: $150.67
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 848
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.246

Preface
Foundations: Getting Ready for Algebra
Operations on Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
Success in Mathematics
The Number Systems and the Real Number Line
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Integers
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Rational Numbers Expressed as Fractions and Decimals
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 1.2-1.4)
Properties of Real Numbers
Exponents and the Order of Operations
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 1 Activity: The Math Game
Chapter 1 Review
Chapter 1 Test
Developing Algebraic Skills Using One Unknown
Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Linear Equations: The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
Linear Equations: Using the Properties Together
Solving Linear Equations Involving Fractions and Decimals; Classifying Equations
Evaluating Formulas and Solving Formulas for a Variable
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 2.1-2.4)
Introduction to Problem Solving: Direct Translation Problems
Problem Solving: Direct Translation Problems Involving Percent
Problem Solving: Geometry and Uniform Motion
Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Chapter 2 Activity: Pass to the Right
Chapter 2 Review
Chapter 2 Test
Exponents and Polynomials
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Monomials: The Product and Power Rules
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Monomials: The Quotient Rule and Integer Exponents
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 3.1-3.4)
Dividing Polynomials
Applying Exponent Rules: Scientific Notation
Chapter 3 Activity: What Is the Question?
Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 3 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1-3
Factoring Polynomials
Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x[superscript 2] + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax[superscript 2] + bx + c, a [not equal] 1
Factoring Special Products
Summary of Factoring Techniques
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 4.1-4.5)
Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring
Modeling and Solving Problems with Quadratic Equations
Chapter 4 Activity: Which One Does Not Belong?
Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 4 Test
Rational Expressions and Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with a Common Denominator
Finding the Least Common Denominator and Forming Equivalent Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators
Complex Rational Expressions
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 5.1-5.6)
Rational Equations
Models Involving Rational Equations
Chapter 5 Activity: Correct the Quiz
Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 5 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1-5
Roots and Radicals
Introduction to Square Roots
Simplifying Square Roots
Adding and Subtracting Square Roots
Multiplying Expressions with Square Roots
Dividing Expressions with Square Roots
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 6.1-6.5)
Solving Equations Containing Square Roots
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
Chapter 6 Activity: Working Together with Radicals
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 6 Test
Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Square Root Property
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 7.1-7.3)
Problem Solving Using Quadratic Equations
The Complex Number System
Chapter 7 Activity: The Math Game
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 7 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1-7
Developing Algebraic Skills Using Two Unknowns
Introduction to Graphing and Equations of Lines
The Rectangular Coordinate System and Equations in Two Variables
Graphing Equations in Two Variables
Slope
Slope-Intercept Form of a Line
Point-Slope Form of a Line
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 8.1-8.6)
Variation
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Chapter 8 Activity: Graphing Practice
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 8 Test
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Substitution
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Elimination
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 9.1-9.3)
Solving Direct Translation, Geometry, and Uniform Motion Problems Using Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Mixture Problems Using Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Chapter 9 Activity: Find the Numbers
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 9 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1-9
Graphs of Quadratic Equations in Two Variables and an Introduction to Functions
Quadratic Equations in Two Variables
Relations
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 10.1-10.2)
An Introduction to Functions
Chapter 10 Activity: Discovering Shifting
Chapter 10 Review
Chapter 10 Test
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
Table of Square Roots
Geometry Review
Answers to Quick Check Exercises
Answers to Selected Exercises
Applications Index
Subject Index
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