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Algebra Introductory and Intermediate

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ISBN-10: 0618609539

ISBN-13: 9780618609536

Edition: 4th 2007

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

List price: $308.95
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With all the support of the renowned Aufmann approach, this popular combination text helps your students prepare to master college algebra and to apply algebra in the real world."New!" Bulleted annotations have been added to the solution steps of "Examples" and to the "You Try It" solutions in the appendix, further enhancing the Aufmann Interactive Method."New!" Examples have been clearly labeled "How To," allowing students to more easily refer back to solution steps when completing corresponding exercises."Updated!" The "Chapter Summary" has been reformatted to include an example column, offering students the additional support of an algebraic representation of concepts, rules and…    
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Book details

List price: $308.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.740
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.

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 212 include a Cumulative Review
Real Numbers and Variable Expressions
Integers
Rational and Irrational Numbers
The Order of Operations Agreement
Variable Expressions
Sets
First-Degree Equations and Inequalities
Introduction to Equations
General Equations
Mixture, Investment, and Motion Problems
Inequalities in One Variable
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Geometry
Introduction to Geometry
Plane Geometric Figures
Solids
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Introduction to Functions
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Slopes of Straight Lines
Finding Equations of Lines
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Systems of Linear 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 Determinants
Application Problems in Two Variables
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
Polynomials
Exponential Expressions
Introduction to Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
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
Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations
Literal Equations
Work and Uniform Motion Problems
Variation
Rational Exponents and Radicals
Rational Exponents and Radical Expressions
Operations on Radical Expressions
Complex Numbers
Equations Containing Radical Expressions
Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula
Solving Equations That Are Reducible to Quadratic Equations
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Quadratic Inequalities and Rational Inequalities
Functions and Relations
Linear Functions
Quadratic Functions
Graphs of Functions
Algebra of Functions
One-to-One and Inverse Functions
Conic Sections
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Introduction to Logarithms
Graphs of Logarithmic Functions
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Final Exam Review of Introductory Algebra Topics
Variable Expressions
Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Polynomials
Appendix: Calculator Guide for the TI-83 and TI83Plus
Proofs and Tables Solutions to You Try It
Answers to Selected Exercises
Glossary
Index