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Elementary and Intermediate Algebra

ISBN-10: 0618753540

ISBN-13: 9780618753543

Edition: 4th 2008

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

List price: $349.95
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Developed to prepare students in the combined elementary and intermediate algebra course for a college-level curriculum, "Elementary and 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!" "HMTesting (Powered by Diploma)" 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: $349.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/2/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1080
Size: 7.90" wide x 10.10" long x 1.60" tall
Weight: 4.378
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
Equations, Inequalities, 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
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Cumulative Test: Chapters 1-3
Graphs and Functions
Ordered Pairs and Graphs
Graphs of Equations in Two Variables
Relations, Functions, and Graphs
Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations
Equations of Lines
Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Exponents and Polynomials
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products
Dividing Polynomials and Synthetic Division
Factoring and Solving Equations
Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors
Factoring Trinomials
More About Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Polynomials with Special Forms
Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring Culmulative Test: Chapters 4-6
Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Rational Expressions and Functions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Solving Rational Equations
Applications and Variation
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing and Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
Linear Systems in Three Variables
Matrices and Linear Systems
Determinants and Linear Systems
Systems of Linear Inequalities
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 Cumulative Test: Chapters 7-9
Quadratic Equations, Functions, 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 Cumulative Test: Chapters 10-12
Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences and Series
The Binomial Theorem Appendices
Review of Elementary Algebra Topics
Introduction to Graphing Calculators
Further Concepts in Geometry (available on the textbook website and in Eduspace)
Further Concepts in Statistics (available on the textbook website and in Eduspace)
Introduction to Logic (available on the textbook website and in Eduspace)
Counting Principles (available on the textbook website and in Eduspace)
Probability (available on the textbook website and in Eduspace)