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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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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

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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.

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

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Real Numbers

Rational Numbers: Multiplication and Division

Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers

Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions

Exponents

Translating from English to Algebra

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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

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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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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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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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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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Appendixes

Table of Squares and Approximate Square Roots

Extra Word Problems

Index

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