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Intermediate Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0534419232

ISBN-13: 9780534419233

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Alan S. Tussy, R. David Gustafson

List price: $261.95
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Tussy and Gustafson's fundamental goal is to have students read, write, and talk about mathematics through building a conceptual foundation in the language of mathematics. Their text blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy, along with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills. With an emphasis on the "language of algebra," they foster students' ability to translate English into mathematical expressions and equations. Tussy and Gustafson make learning easy for students with their five-step problem-solving approach: analyze the problem, form an equation, solve the equation, state the result, and check the…    
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Book details

List price: $261.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 12/8/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 936
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

A Review of Basic Algebra
The Real Numbers
The Language of Algebra
The Real Number System
Operations with Real Numbers
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Solving Linear Equations and Formulas
Using Equations to Solve Problems
More Problem Solving
Key Concept: Let x =
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Graphs, Equations of Lines, and Functions
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Rate of Change and the Slope of a Line
Function Notation
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations
Rate of Change and the Slope of a Line
Writing Equations of Lines
Introduction to Functions
Graphs of Functions
Key Concept: Functions
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Systems of Equations
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems by Graphing
Solving Systems Algebraically
Systems of Three Equations
Solving Systems Using Matrices
Solving Systems Using Determinants
Key Concept: Systems of Equations
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations
Solving Linear Inequalities
Solving Compound Inequalities
Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Key Concept: Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials and the Difference of Squares
Exponents
Scientific Notation
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Multiplying Polynomials
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Factoring Trinomials
Summary of Factoring Techniques
Solving Equations by Factoring
Key Concept: Polynomials
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Solving Rational Equations
Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations Containing Rational Expressions
Dividing Polynomials
Proportion and Variation
Key Concept: Expressions and Equations
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Radical Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Radical Equations
Radical Expressions and Radical Functions
Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Radical Equations
Rational Exponents
Geometric Applications of Radicals
Key Concept: Radicals
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Inequalities
The Quadratic Formula
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Complex Numbers
The Discriminant and Equations That Can Be Written in Quadratic Form
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
Key Concept: Solving Quadratic Equations
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Algebra and Composition of Functions
Inverses of Functions
Exponential Functions
Base-e Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Base-e Logarithms
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Key Concept: Inverse Functions
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Conic Sections; More Graphing
Introduction to Conic Sections
The Circle and the Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations
Key Concept: Conic Sections
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Fractions and Decimals
Cumulative Review of Graphing
Answers to Selected Exercises (Appears in the Student Edition only)
Index