9780495188742

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Updated Media Edition (with CD-ROM and MathNOW™, Enhanced iLrn™ Math Tutorial, SBC Web Site Printed Access Card)

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    9780495188742

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    0495188743

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/31/2006
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Become fluent in "the language of algebra" with ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, Third Edition. This textbook will improve your ability to read, write, and communicate mathematical ideas. Tussy and Gustafson make learning easy with their five-step problem-solving approach: analyze the problem, form an equation, solve the equation, state the result, and check the solution. This edition also includes iLrn Testing and Tutorial; Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING live online tutoring; the Interactive Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM with MathCue; a Book Companion Web Site featuring online graphing calculator resources; and The Learning Equation, powered by iLrn.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Algebra
The Language of Algebra
Fractions
The Real Numbers
Adding Real Numbers
Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Exponents and Order of Operations
Algebraic Expressions
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Solving Equations
Problem Solving
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
More about Solving Equations
Formulas
More about Problem Solving
Solving Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Linear Equations and Inequalities in two Variables
Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations
More about Graphing Linear Equations
The Slope of a Line
Slope?
Intercept Form
Point?
Slope Form
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Exponents and Polynomials
Rules for Exponents
Zero and Negative Exponents
Scientific Notation
Polynomials
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Special Products
Division of Polynomials
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Factoring and Quadratic Equations
The Greatest Common Factor
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2+bx+c
Factoring Trinomials of the form ax^2+bx+c
Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials and the Differences of Two Squares
Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
A Factoring Strategy
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Rational Expressions and Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction with Like Denominators
Least Common Denominators
Simplifying Complex Fractions
Solving Rational Equations
Problem Solving Using Rational Equations
Proportions and Similar Triangles
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalitites
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
More Equations, Inequalities, and Factoring
Review of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
A Review of Factoring
Review of Rational Expressions
Review of Graphing and Introduction to Functions
Graphing Other Functions
Variation
Synthetic Division
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions and Radical Functions
Rational Exponents
Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Radical Equations
Geometric Applications of Radicals
Complex Numbers
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Inequalities
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
The Discriminant and Equations That Can Be Written in Quadratic Form
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Algebra and Composition of Functions
Inverses of Functions
Exponential Functions
Base-E Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Base-E Logarithms
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concept
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
More on Systems of Equations
Solving Systems with Two Variables
Solving Systems with Three Variables
Solving Systems Using Matrices
Solving Systems Using Determinants
Accent on Teamwork
Key Concep
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