Elementary Algebra

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/27/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson

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KEY BENEFIT:George Woodburyrs"s Algebra Seriesempowers students for success in college-level math courses through its early-and-often functions and graphing approach, integrated study strategies, and quality exercise sets that encourage true conceptual understanding. One of the ways George prepares his students for future mathematics courses is by introducing the fundamental algebraic concepts of functions and graphing early and then consistently incorporating these concepts throughout the text. Strong exercise sets that provide both volume and variety are critical to student success, so George has written extensive sets that incorporate not only a substantial amount of skill and drill, but also plenty of writing exercises that encourage critical thinking and creativity. The key to success for developmental students is often not just about the math: itrs"s about making sure that students understand how to study and prepare for a math class. To give students the confidence they require to succeed, George fully integrates study strategies throughout the text and also provides further guidance via an additionalStudy Skills Workbook, written specifically for his texts by Alan Bass. KEY TOPICS: Review of Real Numbers, Linear Equations, Graphing Linear Equations, Systems of Equations, Exponents and Polynomials, Factoring and Quadratic Equations, Rational Expressions and Equations, Radical Expressions and Equations, Quadratic Equations. MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.

Author Biography

George Woodbury earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California—Santa Barbara in 1990 and his master’s degree in mathematics from California State University—Northridge, in 1994. He currently teaches at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA–just outside of Fresno. He has been honored as an instructor by both his students and his colleagues. Aside from teaching and writing, George served as the department chair of the math/engineering division from 1999—2004. George’s Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, First Edition, was published in 2006.

Table of Contents

Review of Real Numbers
Integers, Opposites, and Absolute Value
Operations with Integers
Operations with Fractions
Decimals and Percents
Representing Data Graphically
Exponents and Order of Operations
Introduction to Algebra
Linear Equations
Introduction to Linear Equations
Solving Linear Equations: A General Strategy
Problem Solving
Applications of Linear Equations
Applications Involving Percentages
Ratio and Proportion
Linear Inequalities
Graphing Linear Equations
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Equations in Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations and Their Intercepts
Slope of a Line
Linear Functions
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Equations of Lines
Linear Inequalities
Systems of Equations
Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Systems by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Using the Substitution Method for
Solving Systems of Equations by Using the Addition Method
Applications of Systems of Equations
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Exponents and Polynomials
Negative Exponents
Scientific Notation
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Polynomials
Factoring and Quadratic Equations
An Introduction to Factoring
The Greatest Common Factor
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the Formx 2 +bx+c
Factoring Trinomials of the Formax 2 +bx+c, wherea≠1
Factoring Special Binomials
Factoring Polynomials: A General Strategy
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Quadratic Functions
Applications of Quadratic Equations and Quadratic Functions
Rational Expressions and Equations
Rational Expressions and Functions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions That Have the Same Denominator
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions That Have Different Denominators
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations
Applications of Rational Equations
Radical Expressions and Equations
Square Roots and Radical Notation
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