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Algebra Beginning and Intermediate

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ISBN-10: 0547197942

ISBN-13: 9780547197944

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, Joanne Lockwood

List price: $311.95
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Based on the best-selling series by the Aufmann team, this hardcover text for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra course adheres to the formula that has made the Aufmann developmental texts so reliable for both students and instructors. The text's clear writing style, emphasis on problem-solving strategies, and proven Aufmann Interactive Method--in an objective-based framework--offer guided learning for both lecture and self-paced courses. The completely integrated learning system is organized by objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives, which are woven throughout the text, in Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews, as well as through the…    
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Book details

List price: $311.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 984
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.532
Language: English

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

Real Numbers and Variable Expressions
Introduction to Integers
Operations with Integers
Rational Numbers
Exponents and the Order of Operations Agreement
Variable Expressions
Translating Verbal Expressions into Variable Expressions
Solving Equations and Inequalities
Introduction to Equations
General Equations
Application Problems
Geometry Problems
Markup and Discount Problems
Applications: Problems Involving Percent
Inequalities in One Variable
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Linear Functions and Inequalities in Two Variables
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Introduction to Functions
Linear Functions
Slope of a Straight Line
Finding Equations of Lines
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing and by the Substitution Method
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
Solving Systems of Equations by Using Matrices and by Using Determinants
Application Problems
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
Polynomials
Introduction to Polynomials
Multiplication of Monomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Division of Polynomials
Factoring
Common Factors
Factoring Polynomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
Factoring Polynomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
Special Factoring
Solving Equations by factoring
Rational Expressions
Introduction to Rational Expressions
Operations on Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations
Proportions and Variation
Literal Equations
Rational Exponents and Radicals
Rational Exponents and Radical Expressions
Operations on Radical Expressions
Radical Functions
Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square and by Using the Quadratic Formula
Equations That Are Reducible to Quadratic Equations
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Nonlinear Inequalities
Properties of Quadratic Functions
Minimum or Maximum Value of a Quadratic Function
Functions and Relations
Graphs of Functions
Translations of Graphs
Algebra of Functions
One-to-One and Inverse Functions
The Parabola
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Introduction to Logarithms
Graphs of Logarithmic Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
R. Review of Beginning Algebra Topics
Variable Expressions
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Polynomials