9780077224844

Algebra for College Students

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077224844

  • ISBN10:

    0077224841

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/14/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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Summary

Algebra for College Students, 5eis part of the latest offerings in the successful Dugopolski series in mathematics. The author's goal is to explain mathematical concepts to students in a language they can understand. In this book, students and faculty will find short, precise explanations of terms and concepts written in understandable language. The author uses concrete analogies to relate math to everyday experiences. For example, when the author introduces the Commutative Property of Addition, he uses a concrete analogy that "the price of a hamburger plus a Coke is the same as a Coke plus a hamburger". Given the importance of examples within a math book, the author has paid close attention to the most important details for solving the given topic. Dugopolski includes a double cross-referencing system between the examples and exercise sets, so no matter which one the students start with, they will see the connection to the other. Finally, the author finds it important to not only provide quality, but also a good quantity of exercises and applications. The Dugopolski series is known for providing students and faculty with the most quantity and quality of exercises as compared to any other developmental math series on the market. In completing this revision, Dugopolski feels he has developed the clearest and most concise developmental math series on the market, and he has done so without comprising the essential information every student needs to become successful in future mathematics courses. The book is accompanied by numerous useful supplements, including McGraw-Hill's online homework management system, MathZone.

Table of Contents

To the student preface
The Real Numbers
Sets
The Real Numbers
Operations on the Set of Real Numbers
Evaluating Expressions
Properties of the Real Numbers
Using the Properties
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Critical Thinking
Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Linear Equations in One Variable
Formulas and Functions
Applications
Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
A review of Chapters 1-2 • Critical Thinking
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Graphing Lines in the Coordinate Plane
Slope of a Line
Three Forms for the Equation of a Line
Linear Inequalities and Their Graphs
Functions and Relations
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-3 • Critical Thinking
Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Systems by Graphing and Substitution
The Addition Method
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Solving Linear Systems Using Matrices
Determinants and Cramer’s Rule
Linear Programming
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-4 • Critical Thinking
Exponents and Polynomials
Integral Exponents and Scientific Notation
The Power Rules
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Multiplying Binomials
Factoring Polynomials
Factoring ax˛ + bx + c
Factoring Strategy
Solving Equations by Factoring
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-5 • Critical Thinking
Rational Expressions and Functions
Properties of Rational Expressions and Functions
Multiplication and Division
Addition and Subtraction
Complex Fractions
Division of Polynomials
Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions
Applications
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-6 • Critical Thinking
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Radicals
Rational Exponents
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radicals
Quotients, Powers, and Rationalizing Denominators
Solving Equations with Radicals and Exponents
Complex Numbers
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test • Making Connections
a review of Chapters 1-7 • Critical Thinking
Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Inequalities
Factoring and Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
More on Quadratic Equations
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Quadratic and Rational Inequalities
Wrap-Up • Summary • Enriching Your Mathematical Word Power • Review Exercises •
Test &
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