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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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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

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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… More Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.Less

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

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