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Intermediate Algebra An Applied Approach

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ISBN-10: 0618226907

ISBN-13: 9780618226900

Edition: 6th 2003

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

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List price: $67.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 657
Size: 10.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.696
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.

Contents Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with Focus on Problem Solving, Projects and Group Activities, a Chapter Summary, a Chapter Review, and a Chapter Test. Chapters 2–12 include a Cumulative Review. AIM for Success Index of Applications 1. Review of Real Numbers Section 1.1 Introduction to Real Numbers Section 1.2 Operations on Rational Numbers Section 1.3 Variable Expressions Section 1.4 Verbal Expressions and Variable Expressions 2. First-Degree Equations and Inequalities Section 2.1 Solving First-Degree Equations Section 2.2 Applications: Puzzle Problems Section 2.3 Applications: Mixture and Uniform Motion Problems Section 2.4 First-Degree Inequalities Section 2.5 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities 3. Linear Functions and Inequalities in Two Variables Section 3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System Section 3.2 Introduction to Functions Section 3.3 Linear Functions Section 3.4 Slope of a Straight Line Section 3.5 Finding Equations of Lines Section 3.6 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Section 3.7 Inequalities in Two Variables 4. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities Section 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing and by the Substitution Method Section 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method Section 4.3 Solving Systems of Equations by Using Determinants Section 4.4 Application Problems Section 4.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities 5. Polynomials Section 5.1 Exponential Expressions Section 5.2 Introduction to Polynomials Section 5.3 Multiplication of Polynomials Section 5.4 Division of Polynomials Section 5.5 Factoring Polynomials Section 5.6 Special Factoring Section 5.7 Solving Equations by Factoring 6. Rational Expressions Section 6.1 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions Section 6.2 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions Section 6.3 Complex Fractions Section 6.4 Ratio and Proportion Section 6.5 Rational Equations Section 6.6 Variation 7. Exponents and Radicals Section 7.1 Rational Exponents and Radical Expressions Section 7.2 Operations on Radical Expressions Section 7.3 Complex Numbers Section 7.4 Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions 8. Quadratic Equations Section 8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots Section 8.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Section 8.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula Section 8.4 Solving Equations That Are Reducible to Quadratic Equations Section 8.5 Quadratic Inequalities and Rational Inequalities Section 8.6 Applications of Quadratic Equations 9. Functions and Relations Section 9.1 Properties of Quadratic Functions Section 9.2 Graphs of Functions Section 9.3 Algebra of Functions Section 9.4 One-to-One and Inverse Functions 10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Section 10.1 Exponential Functions Section 10.2 Introduction to Logarithms Section 10.3 Graphs of Logarithmic Functions Section 10.4 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Section 10.5 Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 11. Conic Sections Section 11.1 The Parabola Section 11.2 The Circle Section 11.3 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola Section 11.4 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations Section 11.5 Quadratic Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities 12. Sequences and Series Section 12.1 Introduction to Sequences and Series Section 12.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series Section 12.3 Geometric Sequences and Series Section 12.4 Binomial Expansions Final Examination Appendix Guidelines for Using Graphing Calculators Proofs of Logarithmic Properties Proof of the Formula for the Sum of n Terms of a Geometric Series Proof of the Formula for the Sum of n Terms of an Arithmetic Series Table of Symbols Table of Measurement Abbreviations Solutions to You Try Its Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises Glossary Index