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ISBN-10: 0534398790

ISBN-13: 9780534398798

Edition: 2004 (Workbook)

Authors: Charles P. McKeague

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Exceptionally clear and accessible, Pat McKeague's best-selling texts offer all the review, drill, and practice students need to develop solid mathematical proficiency and confidence. McKeague's attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts make teaching enjoyable and learning accessible. Building on his reputation for student-friendly content and supportive pedagogy, McKeague reaffirms his presence as a leader in developmental mathematics with the introduction of this new paperback title.
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Book details

List price: $175.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 944
Size: 8.66" wide x 11.02" long
Weight: 4.972
Language: English

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…    

Preface to the Instructor.
Preface to the Student
The Basics
Notation and Symbols
Real Numbers
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Multiplication of Real Numbers
Division of Real Numbers
Subsets of Real Numbers
Addition and Subtraction with Fractions
Summary
Review
Test
Projects
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Simplifying Expressions.
Addition Property of Equality
Multiplication Property of Equality
Solving Linear Equations
Formulas
Applications
More Applications
Linear Inequalities
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review, Chapters 1-2
Test
Projects
Graphing and Linear Systems
Paired Data and Graphing Ordered Pairs
Solutions to Linear Equations in Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
More on Graphing: Intercepts
Solving Linear Systems by Graphing
The Addition Method
The Substitution Method
Applications
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review
Test
Projects
Exponents and Polynomials
Multiplication with Exponents
Division with Exponents
Operations with Monomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication with Polynomials
Binomial Squares and Other Special Products
Dividing a Polynomial by a Monomial
Dividing a Polynomial by a Polynomial
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review, Chapters 1-4
Test
Projects
Factoring
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
More Trinomials to Factor
The Difference of Two Squares
Factoring: A General Review
Solving Equations by Factoring
Applications
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review, Chapters 1-5
Test
Projects
Rational Expressions
Reducing Rational Expressions to Lowest Terms
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Equations Involving Rational Expressions
Applications
Complex Fractions
Proportions
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review, Chapters 1-6
Test
Projects
Transitions
Review of Solving Equations
Equations with Absolute Value
Compound Inequalities and Interval Notation
Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Review of Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review, Chapters 1-7
Test
Projects
Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
The Slope of a Line
The Equation of a Line
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Introduction to Functions
Function Notation
Algebra and Composition with Functions
Variation
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review, Chapters 1-8
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, Chapters 1-9
Test
Projects
Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations
Equations in Quadratic Form
Graphing Parabolas
Quadratic Inequalities
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review, Chapters 1-10
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, Chapters 1-11
Test
Projects
Conic Sections
The Circle
Ellipses and Hyperbolas
Second-degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems
Summary
Review
Cumulative Review, Chapters 1-12
Test
Projects
Appendices
Synthetic Division
Introduction to Determinants
Cramer's Rule
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Solutions to Selected Problems
Answers to Chapter Reviews, Cumulative Reviews, Chapter Tests, and Odd-Numbered Problems