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Elementary and Intermediate Algebra A Combined Approach

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ISBN-10: 0534490247

ISBN-13: 9780534490249

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Jerome E. (Jerome E. Kaufmann) Kaufmann, Karen L. Schwitters

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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.
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List price: $239.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/14/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

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.
Chapter 1 Summary.
Chapter 1 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 1 Test
The Real Numbers
Rational Numbers: Multiplication and Division
Rational Numbers: Addition and Subtraction
Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
Translating from English to Algebra.
Chapter 2 Summary.
Chapter 2 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 2 Test
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1 And 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, Compound Inequalities, and Problem Solving.
Chapter 3 Summary.
Chapter 3 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 3 Test
Cumulative Practice Test(Chapters 1 -3)
Formulas And Problem Solving
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
More on Percents and Problem Solving
Formulas: Geometric and Others
Problem Solving
More About Problem Solving.
Chapter 4 Summary.
Chapter 4 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 4 Test
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1-4)
Coordinate Geometry And Linear Systems
Cartesian Coordinate System
Graphing: Linear Equations
Slope of a Line
Systems of Two Linear Equations
Elimination-by-Addition Method
Graphing Linear Inequalities.
Chapter 5 Summary.
Chapter 5 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 5 Test
Cumulative Practice Set (Chapters 1-5)
Exponents And Polynomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplying Monomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing by Monomials
Dividing by Binomials
Zero and Negative Integers as Exponents.
Chapter 6 Summary.
Chapter 6 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 6 Test
Cumulative Review Problem Set(Chapters 1-6)
Factoring, Solving Equations, And Problem Solving
Factoring by Using the Distributive Property
Factoring the Difference of Two Squares
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving.
Chapter 7 Summary.
Chapter 7 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 7 Test
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1-7)
A Transition From Elementary Algebra To Intermediate Algebra
Equations: A Brief Review
Inequalities: A Brief Review
Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
Polynomials: A Brief Review and Binomial Expansions
Dividing Polynomials: Synthetic Division
Factoring: A Brief Review and a Step Further.
Chapter 8 Summary.
Chapter 8 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 8 Test
Rational Expressions
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
More on Rational Expressions and Complex Fractions
Equations Containing Rational Expressions
More on Rational Equations and Applications.
Chapter 9 Summary.
Chapter 9 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 9 Test
Cumulative Practice Test (Chapters 1-9)
Exponents And Radicals
Integral Exponents and Scientific Notation Revisited
Roots and Radicals
Simplifying and Combining Radicals
Products and Quotients of Radicals
Radical Equations
Merging Exponents and Roots.
Chapter 10 Summary.
Chapter 10 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 10 Test
Cumulative Practice Test (Chapters 1-10)
Quadratic Equations And Inequalities
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations
Completing the Square
Quadratic Formula
More Quadratic Equations and Applications
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities.
Chapter 11 Summary.
Chapter 11 Review Problem Set.
Chapter 11 Test
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1-11)
Coordinate Geometry: Lines, Parabolas, Circles, Ellipses, And Hyperbolas
Distance, Slope, and Graphing Techniques
Writing Equations of Lines
Graphing Parabolas
More Parabolas and Some Circles
Graphing Ellipses
Graphing Hyperbolas.
Chapter 12 Summary