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Elementary Algebra

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ISBN-10: 0618753532

ISBN-13: 9780618753536

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 beginning algebra, "Elementary 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…    
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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: 752
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.432
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.

The Real Number System
Real Numbers: Order and Absolute Value
Adding and Subtracting Integers
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Operations with Rational Numbers
Exponents, Order of Operations, and Properties of Real Numbers
Fundamentals of Algebra
Writing and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Algebra and Problem Solving
Introduction to Equations
Linear Equations and Problem Solving
Solving Linear Equations
Equations That Reduce to Linear Form
Problem Solving with Percents
Ratios and Proportions
Geometric and Scientific Applications
Linear Inequalities
Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Ordered Pairs and Graphs
Graphs of Equations in Two Variables
Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations
Equations of Lines
Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Exponents and Polynomials
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products
Dividing Polynomials
Factoring and Solving Equations
Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors
Factoring Trinomials
More About Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Polynomials with Special Forms
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Rational Expressions and Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations and Applications
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Radical Expression and Equations
Roots and Radicals
Simplifying Radicals
Operations with Radical Expressions
Radical Equations and Applications
Quadratic Equations and Functions
Solution by the Square Root Property
Solution by Completing the Square
Solutin by the Quadratic Formula
Graphing Quadratic Functins
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Complex Numbers
Relations, Functions, and Graphs