Elementary Algebra

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Designed for first-year developmental math students who need support in beginning algebra, Elementary Algebra, 4/e, retains the hallmark features for which the Larson team is known: abundant, high-quality applications; the use of real data; the integration of visualization (figures and graphs) throughout; and extensive opportunities for self-assessment (mid-chapter quizzes, review exercises, tests, and cumulative tests). In developing supportive new features for the Fourth Edition, the authors' goal is for students to come away from the class with a firm understanding of algebra and how it functions as a modern modeling language.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter is preceded by Motivating the Chapter, includes a Mid-Chapter Quiz, and concludes with What Did You Learn? (Chapter Summary), Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test
The Real Number System
Real Numbers: Order and Absolute Value
Adding and Subtracting Integers
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Operations with Rational Numbers
Exponents, Order of Operations, and Properties of Real Numbers
Fundamentals of Algebra
Writing and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Algebra and Problem Solving
Introduction to Equations
Linear Equations and Problem Solving
Solving Linear Equations
Equations That Reduce to Linear Form
Problem Solving with Percents
Ratios and Proportions
Geometric and Scientific Applications
Linear Inequalities Cumulative Test: Chapters 1–3
Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Ordered Pairs and Graphs
Graphs of Equations in Two Variables
Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations
Equations of Lines
Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Exponents and Polynomials
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products
Dividing Polynomials
Factoring and Solving Equations
Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors
Factoring Trinomials
More About Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Polynomials with Special Forms
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Cumulative Test: Chapters 4–6
Rational Expressions and Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations and Applications
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Radical Expressions and Equations
Roots and Radicals
Simplifying Radicals
Operations with Radical Expressions
Radical Equations and Applications Cumulative Test: Chapters 7–9
Quadratic Equations and Functions
Solution by the Square Root Property
Solution by Completing the Square
Solution by the Quadratic Formula
Graphing Quadratic Equations
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Complex Numbers
Relations, Functions, and Graphs
Introduction to Graphing Calculators
Further Concepts in Geometry (web)
Exploring Congruence and Similarity
Angles Appendix
Further Concepts in Statistics (web)
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises, Quizzes, and Tests
Index of Applications
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