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Elementary Algebra

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9780534365547

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053436554X
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Pub. Date:
8/6/1999
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Brooks Cole
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Summary

The first book in Kaufmann's highly successful algebra series, ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA, Sixth Edition, develops algebraic concepts through numerous examples, and continuously reinforces those concepts through additional examples and applications in problem-solving situations. Foregoing excessive technical language and formalism, Kaufmann presents algebraic concepts in a simple, straightforward manner, making ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA an ideal book to learn and teach from.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra
1(72)
Numerical and Algebraic Expressions
2(9)
Prime and Composite Numbers
11(6)
Operations with Fractions
17(11)
Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers
28(8)
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
36(8)
Use of Properties
44(9)
Exponents
53(7)
Translating from English to Algebra
60(13)
Summary
67(2)
Review Problem Set
69(2)
Test
71(2)
First-Degree Equations and Inequalities of One Variable
73(50)
Solving First-Degree Equations
74(5)
Equations and Problem Solving
79(7)
More on Solving Equations and Problem Solving
86(8)
Equations Involving Parentheses and Fractional Forms
94(10)
Inequalities
104(7)
Inequalities, Compound Inequalities, and Problem Solving
111(12)
Summary
119(1)
Review Problem Set
120(2)
Test
122(1)
Formulas and Problem Solving
123(46)
Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
124(10)
More on Percents and Problem Solving
134(7)
Formulas
141(9)
Problem Solving
150(6)
More about Problem Solving
156(13)
Summary
163(1)
Review Problem Set
164(1)
Test
165(2)
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1--3)
167(2)
Introduction to Graphing and Functions
169(38)
Pie, Bar, and Line Graphs
170(9)
Cartesian Coordinate System
179(7)
Graphing Linear Equations
186(6)
Relations and Functions
192(4)
Applications of Functions
196(11)
Summary
202(1)
Review Problem Set
203(2)
Test
205(2)
Exponents and Polynomials
207(46)
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
208(6)
Multiplying Monomials
214(7)
Multiplying Polynomials
221(8)
Dividing by Monomials
229(3)
Dividing by Binomials
232(5)
Zero and Negative Integers as Exponents
237(16)
Summary
245(2)
Review Problem Set
247(2)
Test
249(2)
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1--5)
251(2)
Factoring and Solving Equations
253(43)
Factoring by Using the Distributive Property
254(7)
Factoring the Difference of Two Squares
261(6)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
267(9)
Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
276(6)
Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving
282(14)
Summary
292(1)
Review Problem Set
293(2)
Test
295(1)
Algebraic Fractions
296(49)
Simplifying Algebraic Fractions
297(4)
Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions
301(5)
Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions
306(6)
More on Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic Fractions
312(8)
Fractional Equations and Problem Solving
320(8)
More Fractional Equations and Problem Solving
328(17)
Summary
338(1)
Review Problem Set
339(2)
Test
341(2)
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1--7)
343(2)
Coordinate Geometry and Linear Systems
345(63)
Slope of a Line
346(8)
Writing Equations of Lines
354(8)
Solving Linear Systems by Graphing
362(5)
Elimination-by-Addition Method
367(7)
Substitution Method
374(11)
Graphing Linear Inequalities and Systems of Linear Inequalities
385(6)
3 x 3 Systems of Equations
391(17)
Summary
402(2)
Review Problem Set
404(2)
Test
406(2)
Roots and Radicals
408(39)
Roots and Radicals
409(6)
Simplifying Radicals
415(5)
More on Simplifying Radicals
420(7)
Products and Quotients Involving Radicals
427(6)
Solving Radical Equations
433(14)
Summary
440(1)
Review Problem Set
441(2)
Test
443(3)
Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1--9)
446(1)
Quadratic Equations
447(38)
Quadratic Equations
448(21)
Completing the Square
457(6)
Quadratic Formula
463(6)
Solving Quadratic Equations--Which Method?
469(5)
Solving Problems Using Quadratic Equations
474(11)
Summary
481(1)
Review Problem Set
482(1)
Test
483(2)
Additional Topics
485(29)
Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
486(4)
Special Functions
490(7)
Fractional Exponents
497(6)
Complex Numbers
503(4)
Quadratic Equations: Complex Solutions
507(7)
Summary
511(1)
Review Problem Set
512(1)
Test
513(1)
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and All Chapter Review, Chapter Test, and Cumulative Review Problems 514(35)
Index 549


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