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The goal of this series is to provide readers with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each book is designed to develop readers'critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare readers for subsequent Algebra courses as well as "service" math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and encouraging modeling and problem-solving.Algebra, Mathematical Models, and Problem Solving. Functions and Linear Functions. Systems of Linear Equations. Inequalities and Problem Solving. Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring. Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents. Quadratic Equations and Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Conic Sections and Systems of Nonlinear Equations. More on Polynomial and Rational Functions. Sequences, Induction, and Probability. For anyone interested in introductory and intermediate algebra and for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra.

Author Biography

Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob’s love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Bob has written textbooks covering introductory algebra, college algebra, algebra and trigonometry, precalculus, and liberal arts mathematics, all published by Prentice Hall. When not secluded in his Northern California writer’s cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.

Table of Contents

A Brief Guide to Getting the Most from This Book
To The Student
About the Author
Algebra, Mathematical Models, and Problem Solving
Algebraic Expressions and Real Numbers
Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Graphing Equations
Solving Linear Equations
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 1.1 Section 1.4
Problem Solving and Using Formulas
Properties of Integral Exponents
Scientific Notation
Group Project
Review Exercises
Functions and Linear Functions
Introduction to Functions
Graphs of Functions
The Algebra of Functions
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 2.1 Section 2.3
Linear Functions and Slope
The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line
Group Project
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 2)
Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 3.1 Section 3.3
Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems
Determinants and Cramer's Rule
Group Project
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 3)
Inequalities and Problem Solving
Solving Linear Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Linear Programming
Group Project
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 4)
Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring
Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Multiplication of Polynomials
Greatest Common Factors and Factoring By Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 5.1 Section 5.4
Factoring Special Forms
A General Factoring Strategy
Polynomial Equations and Their Applications
Group Project
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 5)
Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations
Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Rational Expressions
Division of Polynomials
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 6.1 Section 6.4
Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem
Rational Equations
Formulas and Applications of Rational Equations
Modeling Using Variation
Group Project
Review Exercises
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 6)
Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions and Functions
Rational Exponents
Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding, Subtracting, and Dividing Radical Expressions
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 7.1 Section 7.4
Multiplying with More Than One Term and Rationalizing Denominators
Radical Equations
Complex Numbers
Group Project
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