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 is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade College for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Essentials of Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Pearson Prentice Hall.
Preface | |
Acknowledgments | |
To the Student | |
About the Author | |
Applications | |
Index | |
Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra | |
Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers | |
Exponents and Scientific Notation | |
Radicals and Rational Exponents | |
Polynomials? | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Factoring Polynomials | |
Rational Expressions? | |
Summary, Review, and Test? | |
Review Exercises? | |
Test | |
Equations and Inequalities | |
Graphs and Graphing Utilities | |
Linear Equations and Rational Equations | |
Models and Applications | |
Complex Numbers | |
Quadratic Equations? | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Other Types of Equations | |
Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities? | |
Summary, Review, And Test? | |
Review Exercises | |
Test | |
Functions and Graphs | |
Basics of Functions and Their Graphs | |
More on Functions and Their Graphs | |
Linear Functions and Slope | |
More on Slope? | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Transformations of Functions | |
Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions | |
Inverse Functions | |
Distance and Midpoint Formulas; Circles? | |
Summary, Review, And Test? | |
Review Exercises | |
Test? | |
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1-2) | |
Polynomial and Rational Functions | |
Quadratic Functions | |
Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs | |
Dividing Polynomials; Remainder and Factor Theorems | |
Zeros of Polynomial Functions? | |
Mid-Chapter Check Point | |
Rational Functions and Their Graphs | |
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities | |
Modeling Using Variation | |
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