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Algebra is accessible and engaging with this popular text from Charles "Pat" McKeague! ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA is infused with McKeague's passion for teaching mathematics. With years of classroom experience, he knows how to write in a way that you will understand and appreciate. McKeague's attention to detail and exceptionally clear writing style help you to move through each new concept with ease. Real-world applications in every chapter of this user-friendly book highlight the relevance of what you are learning. And studying is easier than ever with the book's multimedia learning resources, including ThomsonNOW for ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, a personalized online… More learning companion.Less

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List price: $335.95 Edition: 3rd Copyright year: 2008 Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publication date: 2/26/2007 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 864 Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 3.432 Language: English

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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… More 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.Less

The Basics

Notation and Symbols

Real Numbers

Addition of Real Numbers

Subtraction of Real Numbers

Properties of Real Numbers

Multiplication of Real Numbers

Division of Real Numbers

Subsets of Real Numbers

Addition and Subtraction with Fractions

Summary

Review/Test

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Linear Equations and Inequalities

Simplifying Expressions

Addition Property of Equality

Multiplication Property of Equality

Solving Linear Equations

Formulas

Applications

More Applications

Linear Inequalities

Summary

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Projects

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

Slope and the Equation of a Line

Solving Linear Systems by Graphing

The Elimination Method

The Substitution Method

Applications

Summary

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Exponents and Polynomials

Multiplication with Exponents

Division with Exponents

Operations with Monomials

Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

Multiplication with Polynomials

Binomial Squares and Other Special Products

Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial

Dividing a Polynomial by a Polynomial

Summary

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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 Squares

Factoring: A General Review

Solving Equations by Factoring

Applications

Summary

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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

Complex Fractions

Proportions

Summary

Review/Test

Projects

Transitions

Review of Solving Equations

Equations with Absolute Value

Compound Inequalities and Interval Notation

Inequalities Involving Absolute Value

Review of Systems of Equations in Two Variables

Systems of Equations in Three Variables

Systems of Linear Inequalities

Summary

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Projects

Equations and Functions

The Slope of a Line

The Equation of a Line

Introduction to Functions

Function Notation

Algebra and Composition with Functions

Variation

Summary

Review/Test

Projects

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

Summary

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Quadratic Functions

Completing the Square

The Quadratic Formula

Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations

Equations Quadratic in Form

Graphing Parabolas

Quadratic Inequalities

Summary

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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

Summary

Review/Test

Projects

Conic Sections

The Circle

Ellipses and Hyperbolas

Second-Degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems

Summary

Review/Test

Projects

Sequences and Series

Sequences

Series

Arithmetic Sequences

Geometric Sequences

The Binomial Expansion

Summary

Review/Test

Projects

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