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Intermediate Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0495108995

ISBN-13: 9780495108993

Edition: 7th 2007 (Workbook)

Authors: Charles P. McKeague

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Pat McKeague's passion and dedication to teaching mathematics and his ongoing participation in mathematical organizations provides the most current and reliable textbook series for both instructors and students. When writing a textbook, Pat McKeague's main goal is to write a textbook that is user-friendly. Students develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to their success in mathematics with his attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts. Intermediate Algebra: A Text/Workbook, Seventh Edition offers a unique and effortless way to teach your course, whether it is a traditional lecture course or a self-paced course. In a…    
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List price: $209.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 888
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.740

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…    

Basic Properties and Definitions
Fundamental Definitions and Notation
The Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Arithmetic with Real Numbers
Recognizing Patterns
Summary
Review
Test
Projects
Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Linear Equations in One Variable
Formulas
Applications
Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Equations with Absolute Value
Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
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
Variation
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Introduction to Determinants
Cramer's Rule
Applications
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
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
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Rational Expressions
Basic Properties and Reducing to Lowest Terms
Division of Polynomials
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
Applications
Summary
Review
Cumulative 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
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Quadratic Functions
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations
Equations Quadratic in Form
Graphing Parabolas
Quadratic Inequalities
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
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
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Conic Sections
The Circle
Ellipses and Hyperbolas
Second-degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Synthetic Division
Conditional Statements
Algebra and Composition with Functions
Answers to odd-numbered problems, chapter reviews, chapter tests, and cumulative reviews
Index