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Kaufmann and Schwitters have built this text's reputation on clear and concise exposition, numerous examples, and plentiful problem sets. This traditional text consistently reinforces the following common thread: learn a skill; use the skill to help solve equations; and then apply what you have learned to solve application problems. This simple, straightforward approach has helped many students grasp and apply fundamental problem solving skills necessary for future mathematics courses in an easy-to-read format. The Eighth Edition of INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA includes new and updated problems, revised content based on reviewer feedback and a new function in iLrn. This enhanced iLrn homework functionality was designed specifically for Kaufmann/Schwitters' users. Textbook-specific practice problems have been added to iLrn to provide additional, algorithmically-generated practice problems, along with useful support and assistance to solve the problems for students.

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List price: $311.95 Edition: 8th Copyright year: 2007 Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publication date: 1/3/2006 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 720 Size: 8.16" wide x 9.52" long x 1.04" tall Weight: 2.794 Language: English

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Jerome E. Kaufmann received his Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Virginia. Now a retired Professor of Mathematics from Western Illinois University, he has more than 30 years of teaching experience at the high school, two-year, and four-year college levels. He is the author of 45 college mathematics textbooks.

Karen L. Schwitters graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Mathematics. She earned an M.S. Ed. in Professional Secondary Education from Northern Illinois University. Schwitters is currently teaching at Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida, where she is very active in multimedia instruction and is involved in planning distance learning courses with multimedia materials. She is an advocate for Enhanced WebAssign and uses it in her classroom. In 1998, she received the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award.

Basic Concepts And Properties

Sets, Real Numbers, and Numerical Expressions

Operations with Real Numbers

Properties of Real Numbers and the Use of Exponents

Algebraic Expressions

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Equations, Inequalities, And Problem Solving

Solving First-Degree Equations

Equations Involving Fractional Forms

Equations Involving Decimals and Problem Solving

Formulas

Inequalities

More on Inequalities and Problem Solving

Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value

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Polynomials

Polynomials: Sums and Differences

Products and Quotients of Monomials

Multiplying Polynomials

Factoring: Use of the Distributive Property

Factoring: Difference of Two Squares and Sum or Difference of Two Cubes

Factoring Trinomials

Equations and Problem Solving

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Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1-3)

Rational Expressions

Simplifying Rational Expressions

Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

More on Rational Expressions and Complex Fractions

Dividing Polynomials

Fractional Equations

More Fractional Equations and Applications

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Exponents And Radicals

Using Integers as Exponents

Roots and Radicals

Combining Radicals and Simplifying Radicals That Contain Variables

Products and Quotients Involving Radicals

Equations Involving Radicals

Merging Exponents and Roots

Scientific Notation

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Quadratic Equations And Inequalities

Complex Numbers

Quadratic Equations

Completing the Square

Quadratic Formula

More Quadratic Equations and Applications

Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities

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Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1-6)

Linear Equations And Inequalities In Two Variables

Rectangular Coordinate System and Linear Equations

Graphing Nonlinear Equations

Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Distance and Slope

Determining the Equation of a Line

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Conic Sections

Graphing Parabolas

More Parabolas and Some Circles

Graphing Ellipses

Graphing Hyperbolas

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Functions

Relations and Functions

Functions: Their Graphs and Applications

Graphing Made Easy Via Transformations

Composition of Functions

Inverse Functions

Direct and Inverse Variations

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Systems Of Equations

Systems of Two Linear Equations in Two Variables

Elimination-by-Addition Method

Systems of Three Linear Equations in Three Variables

Matrix Approach to Solving Systems

Determinants

3 x 3 Determinants and Systems of Three Linear Equations in Three Variables

Systems Involving Nonlinear Equations and Systems of Inequalities

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Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1-10)

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Exponents and Exponential Functions

Applications of Exponential Functions

Logarithms

Logarithmic Functions

Exponential Equations, Logarithmic Equations, and Problem Solving

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Sequences And Binomial Expansion Arithmetic Sequences

Sums of Arithmetic Sequences

Geometric Sequences

Infinite Geometric Sequences

Binomial Expansions

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Appendixes

Prime Numbers and Operations with Fractions

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and all Chapter Review, Chapter Test, and Cumulative Review Problems

Index

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