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Introductory Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0534407358

ISBN-13: 9780534407353

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Alan S. Tussy, R. David Gustafson

List price: $173.95
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The fundamental goal in Tussy and Gustafson's INTRODUCTORY ALGEBRA, Third Edition is to teach students to read, write, and think about mathematics through building a conceptual foundation in the language of mathematics. The book blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy, along with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills to develop students' fluency in the "language of algebra". Tussy and Gustafson understand the challenges of teaching developmental students and this book reflects a holistic approach to teaching mathematics that includes developing study skills, problem solving and critical thinking…    
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Book details

List price: $173.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

An Introduction to Algebra
Describing Numerical Relationships
Fractions and Decimals
The Real Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Exponents and Order of Operations
Algebraic Expressions
Key Concept: Variables
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Solving Equations
Problem Solving
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
More About Solving Equations
More Problem Solving
Key Concept: Simplify and Solve
Graphs, Linear Equations, And Functions
Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System
Equations Containing Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations
Rate of Change and the Slope of a Line
Describing Linear Relationships
Writing Linear Equations
Key Concept: Describing Linear Relationships
Exponents And Polynomials
Natural-Number Exponents
Zero and Negative Integer Exponents
Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Polynomials by Monomials
Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials
Key Concept: Polynomials
Factoring And Quadratic Equations
Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
Special Factorizations and a Factoring Strategy
Quadratic Equations
Key Concept: Factoring
Rational Expressions and Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations and Problem Solving
Proportions and Similar Triangles
Key Concept: Expressions and Equations
Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems by Addition
Applications of Systems of Equations
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Key Concept: Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Roots and Radicals
Square Roots
Higher Order Roots and Radicands That Contain Variables
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Solving Radical Equations: The Distance Formula
Rational Exponents
Key Concept: Inverse Operations
Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Graphing Quadratic Functions
Key Concept: Quadratic Equations
Roots and Powers