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Intermdiate Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0618753524

ISBN-13: 9780618753529

Edition: 4th 2008

Authors: Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, Patrick M. Kelly

List price: $311.95
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Designed for first-year developmental math students who need support in intermediate algebra, the Fourth Edition of "Intermediate Algebra" owes its success to the hallmark features for which the Larson team is known: learning by example, accessible writing style, emphasis on visualization, and comprehensive exercise sets. These pedagogical features are carefully coordinated to ensure that students are better able to make connections between mathematical concepts and understand the content. The new "Student Support Edition" continues the Larson tradition of guided learning by incorporating a comprehensive range of student success materials throughout the text. Additionally, instructors and students alike can track progress with HM Assess, a new online diagnostic assessment and remediation tool from Houghton Mifflin."New!" An extensive student support section, "Your Guide to Success in Algebra," contains all the tools the student needs to succeed in the course. "Your Guide to Academic Success" includes a review of math study skills, learning styles, test-taking strategies, time management tips, unique study strategies, course progress tracker, and comprehensive guides to using the textbook and study aids effectively. "Your Guide to the Chapters" includes progress trackers that outline each chapter's topics and learning objectives, along with a checklist of all the study aids available for that chapter."New!" "Removable Study Cards" provide students with convenient access to common formulas, algebraic properties, conversions, geometric formula study sheets, and more. These study cards enable students to refresh their knowledge quickly anytime, anywhere."New!" "HM Testing (Powered byDiploma)" provides instructors with wide array of algorithmic test items, and improved functionality and ease of use, including the ability to author and edit algorithmic questions."New!" "Eduspace" Houghton Mifflin's Online Learning Tool (powered by Blackboard), now includes "enhanced algorithmic exercises" which are supported by a "new math symbol palette" for inputting "free-response answers" and are closely correlated to the end of section/chapter exercises. It also includes "HM Assess," a new online diagnostic assessment and remediation program that tests the student's understanding of core concepts and develops "individual study paths for self-remediation."
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Book details

List price: $311.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 8.10" wide x 10.10" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 4.356
Language: English

The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College Bio: Robert P. Hostetler received his Ph.D. in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He has taught at Penn State for many years and has authored several calculus, precalculus, and intermediate algebra textbooks. His teaching specialties include remedial algebra, calculus, and math education, and his research interests include mathematics education and textbooks.

Fundamentals of Algebra
The Real Number System
Operations with Real Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Algebraic Expressions
Constructing Algebraic Expressions
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Linear Equations and Problem Solving
Business and Scientific Problems
Linear Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Graphs and Functions
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphs of Equations
Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations
Equation of Lines
Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Relations and Functions
Graphs of Functions
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Equations
Linear Systems in Two Variables
Linear Systems in Three Variables
Matrices and Linear Systems
Determinants and Linear Systems
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Polynomials and Factoring
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Factoring by Grouping and Special Forms
Factoring Trinomials
Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring
Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Rational Expressions and Functions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division
Solving Rational Equations
Applications and Variation
Radicals and Complex Numbers
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Radical Equations and Applications
Complex Numbers
Quadratic Equations, Function, and Inequalities
Solving Quadratic Equations: Factoring and Special Forms
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Quadratic and Rational Inequalities
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Composite and Inverse Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Circles and Parabolas
Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences and Series
The Binomial Theorem