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Elementary Algebra

ISBN-10: 0495109940

ISBN-13: 9780495109945

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 ELEMENTARY 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: $289.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 578
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398

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.

Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra
Numerical and Algebraic Expressions
Prime and Composite Numbers
Integers: Addition and Subtraction
Integers: Multiplication and Division
Use of Properties
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
Real Numbers
Rational Numbers: Multiplication and Division
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers
Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
Exponents
Translating from English to Algebra
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1-2
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Solving First-Degree Equations
Equations and Problem Solving
More on Solving Equations and Problem Solving
Equations Involving Parentheses and Fractional Forms
Inequalities
Inequalities, Compound Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Summary
Review Problem Set
Test
Formulas And Problem Solving
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
More on Percents and Problem Solving
Formulas
Problem Solving
More on Problem Solving
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Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1-4
Exponents and Polynomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplying Monomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing by Monomials
Dividing by Binomials
Zero and Negative Integers as Exponents
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Cumulative Review Chapters 1-5
Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving
Factoring by Using the Distributive Property
Factoring the Difference of Two Squares
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x?+ bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax? + bx + c
Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving
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Algebraic Fractions
Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions
More on Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic Fractions
Fractional Equations and Problem Solving
More Fractional Equations and Problem Solving
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Review Problem Set
Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1-7
Coorinate Geometry and Linear Systems
Cartesian Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities
Slope of a Line
Writing Equations of Lines
Solving Linear Systems by Graphing
Elimination-by-Addition Method
Substitution Method
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Roots and Radicals
Roots and Radicals
Simplifying Radicals
More on Simplifying Radicals
Products and Quotients Involving Radicals
Solving Radical Equations
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Cumulative Review Chapters 1-9
Quadratic Equations
Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
Quadratic Formula
Solving Quadratic Equations - Which Method?
Solving Problems Using Quadratic Equations
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Test
Additional Topics
Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Zero
3 x 3 Systems of Equations
Fractional Exponents
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations: Complex Solutions
Pie, Bar, and Line Graphs
Relations and Functions
Applications of Functions
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Test
Appendixes
Table of Squares and Approximate Square Roots
Extra Word Problems
Index