Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with Focus on Problem Solving, Projects and Group Activities, a Chapter Summary, a Chapter Review, and a Chapter Test. Chapters 2–12 include a Cumulative Review | |

Real Numbers and Variable Expressions | |

Integers | |

Rational and Irrational Numbers | |

The Order of Operations Agreement | |

Variable Expressions | |

Sets | |

First-Degree Equations and Inequalities | |

Introduction to Equations | |

General Equations | |

Mixture, Investment, and Motion Problems | |

Inequalities in One Variable | |

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities | |

Geometry | |

Introduction to Geometry | |

Plane Geometric Figures | |

Solids | |

Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables | |

The Rectangular Coordinate System | |

Introduction to Functions | |

Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Slopes of Straight Lines | |

Finding Equations of Lines | |

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines | |

Graphing Linear Inequalities | |

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing and by the Substitution Method | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method | |

Solving Systems of Equations by Using Determinants | |

Application Problems in Two Variables | |

Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities | |

Polynomials | |

Exponential Expressions | |

Introduction to Polynomials | |

Multiplication of Polynomials | |

Division of Polynomials | |

Factoring | |

Common Factors | |

Factoring Polynomials of the Form x2 + bx + c | |

Factoring Polynomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c | |

Special Factoring | |

Solving Equations | |

Rational Expressions | |

Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions | |

Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions | |

Complex Fractions | |

Rational Equations | |

Literal Equations | |

Work and Uniform Motion Problems | |

Variation | |

Rational Exponents and Radicals | |

Rational Exponents and Radical Expressions | |

Operations on Radical Expressions | |

Complex Numbers | |

Equations Containing Radical Expressions | |

Quadratic Equations | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula | |

Solving Equations That Are Reducible to Quadratic Equations | |

Applications of Quadratic Equations | |

Quadratic Inequalities and Rational Inequalities | |

Functions and Relations | |

Linear Functions | |

Quadratic Functions | |

Graphs of Functions | |

Algebra of Functions | |

One-to-One and Inverse Functions | |

Conic Sections | |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Exponential Functions | |

Introduction to Logarithms | |

Graphs of Logarithmic Functions | |

Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations | |

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | |

Final Exam Review of Introductory Algebra Topics | |

Variable Expressions | |

Equations and Inequalities | |

Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Polynomials | |

Appendix: Calculator Guide for the TI-83 and TI83Plus | |

Proofs and Tables Solutions to You Try It | |

Answers to Selected Exercises | |

Glossary | |

Index | |

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