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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|
|Factoring and Solving Equations|
|Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Relations, Functions, and Graphs|
|Introduction to Graphing Calculators|
|Further Concepts in Geometry (web)|
|Exploring Congruence and Similarity|
|Further Concepts in Statistics (web)|
|Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises, Quizzes, and Tests|
|Index of Applications|
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