9780321557179

Elementary Algebra : Concepts and Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321557179

  • ISBN10:

    0321557174

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/28/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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KEY BENEFIT: The Bittinger Concepts and Applications Series brings proven pedagogy to a new generation of students, with updates throughout to help today’s students learn. Bittinger transitions students from skills-based math to the concepts-oriented math required for college courses, and supports students with quality applications and exercises to help them apply and retain their knowledge. New features such as Translating for Success and Visualizing for Success unlock the way students think, making math accessible to them.

KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Algebraic Expressions; Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving; Introduction to Graphing; Polynomials; Polynomials and Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Systems and More Graphing; Radical Expressions and Equations; Quadratic Equations

MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Algebraic Expressions
Introduction to Algebra
The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws
Fraction Notation
Positive and Negative Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Solving Equations
Using the Principles Together
Formulas
Applications with Percent
Problem Solving
Solving Inequalities
Solving Applications with Inequalities
Introduction to Graphing
Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs
Graphing Linear Equations
Graphing and Intercepts
Rates
Slope
Slope-Intercept Form
Point-Slope Form
Polynomials
Exponents and Their Properties
Polynomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Special Products
Polynomials in Several Variables
Division of Polynomials
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
Polynomials and Factoring
Introduction to Factoring
Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2 + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax2 + bx + c
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares
Factoring: A General Strategy
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Solving Applications
Rational Expressions and Equations
Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division
Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators
Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators
Complex Rational Expressions
Solving Rational Equations
Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
Systems and More Graphing
Systems of Equations and Graphing
Systems of Equations and Substitution
Systems of Equations and Elimination
More Applications Using Systems
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Direct and Inverse Variation
Radical Expressions and Equations
Introduction to Square Roots and Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions
Quotients Involving Square Roots
Radical Expressions with Several Terms
Radical Equations
Applications Using Right Triangles
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents
Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations: The Principle of Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square
The Quadratic Equation and Applications
Formulas
Complex Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations
Graphs of Quadratic Equations
Functions
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We are using this textbook for our homeschooling Algebra I class. The explanations are very clear and are presented in a logical sequence. Bittinger transitions students from skills-based math to the concepts-oriented math required for college courses, and supports students with quality applications and exercises to help them apply and retain their knowledge. I would always recommend looking for your school textbook online at ecampus before going to your own school bookstore. This way is much cheaper. It probably saved me around $50 or more just for this textbook.
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