Algebra Introductory and Intermediate

ISBN-10: 0618609539

ISBN-13: 9780618609536

Edition: 4th 2007

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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 definitions."Updated!" In response to instructor feedback, the number of "Chapter Review Exercises" and "Cumulative Review" Exercises has increased."Updated!" More operation application problems integrated into the "Applying the Concepts" exercises encourage students to judge which operation (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing) is needed to solve a word problem."New!" "Integrating Technology" (formerly Calculator Notes) margin notes provide suggestions for using a calculator in certain situations. For added support and quick reference, a scientific calculator screen is displayed on the inside back cover of the text."New!" "Objective-based Worksheets" accompany every section in the book for extra classroom practice or homework. These worksheets are found on the ClassPrep CD and Online Teaching Center."Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM)" encourages students to try the math as it is presented. Every section objective contains one or more sets of matched-pair examples. The first example is completelyworked out; the second example, called 'You Try It, ' is for the student to work. Complete worked-out solutions to these examples in an appendix enable students to check their solutions and obtain immediate reinforcement of the concept.Integrated, easy-to-navigate learning system organized by objectives guides students with a consistent, predictable framework. Each chapter opens with a list of learning objectives, which are woven throughout the text and integrated with the print and multimedia ancillaries.The "AIM for Success Student Preface" guides students in making the most of the text's features. "Study Tip" margin notes throughout the text refer students back to the Student Preface for advice."Prep Tests" at the beginning of each chapter help students prepare for the upcoming material by testing them on prerequisite material learned in preceding chapters. The answers to these questions can be found in the Answer Appendix, along with a reference to the objective from which the question was taken. The "Go Figure" problem that follows the Prep Test is a challenge problem for interested students.Extensive use of applications that use real source data shows students the value of mathematics as a real-life tool."Focus on Problem Solving" section at the end of each chapter introduces students to various problem-solving strategies. Students are encouraged to write their own strategies and draw diagrams in order to find solutions.Unique Verbal/Mathematical connection simultaneously introduces a verbal phrase with a mathematical operation, followed by exercises that require students to make a connection between a phrase and a mathematical process."Projects and Group Activities" at the end ofeach chapter offer ideas for cooperative learning.Unique "Instructor's Annotated Edition" features a format rich with new instructor support materials, which are provided at point-of-use in the margins surrounding reduced student pages.
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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
Rational and Irrational Numbers
The Order of Operations Agreement
Variable Expressions
First-Degree Equations and Inequalities
Introduction to Equations
General Equations
Mixture, Investment, and Motion Problems
Inequalities in One Variable
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Introduction to Geometry
Plane Geometric Figures
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
Exponential Expressions
Introduction to Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Division of Polynomials
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
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
Appendix: Calculator Guide for the TI-83 and TI83Plus
Proofs and Tables Solutions to You Try It
Answers to Selected Exercises
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