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Intermediate Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0495109932

ISBN-13: 9780495109938

Edition: 8th 2007

Authors: Jerome E. Kaufmann, Karen L. Schwitters

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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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Book details

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

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
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
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
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
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
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
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
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
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
Summary
Review Problems Set
Test
Quadratic Equations And Inequalities
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
Quadratic Formula
More Quadratic Equations and Applications
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
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
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
Conic Sections
Graphing Parabolas
More Parabolas and Some Circles
Graphing Ellipses
Graphing Hyperbolas
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
Functions
Relations and Functions
Functions: Their Graphs and Applications
Graphing Made Easy Via Transformations
Composition of Functions
Inverse Functions
Direct and Inverse Variations
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
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
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
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
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
Sequences And Binomial Expansion Arithmetic Sequences
Sums of Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
Infinite Geometric Sequences
Binomial Expansions
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
Appendixes
Prime Numbers and Operations with Fractions
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and all Chapter Review, Chapter Test, and Cumulative Review Problems
Index