Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/25/2005
  • Publisher: ADDISON WESLEY
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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The goal ofElementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications,4e is to help todayrs"s students learn and retain mathematical concepts by preparing them for the transition from "skills-oriented" elementary and intermediate algebra courses to more "concept-oriented" college-level mathematics courses, as well as to make the transition from "skill" to "application." This edition continues to bring your students a best-selling text that incorporates the five-step problem-solving process, real-world applications, proven pedagogy, and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen/Johnson series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. This revision has an even stronger focus on vocabulary and conceptual understanding as well as making the mathematics even more accessible to students. Among the features added are newConcept Reinforcementexercises, Student Notes that help students avoid common mistakes, and Study Summaries that highlight the most important concepts and terminology from each chapter. Introduction to Algebraic Expressions; Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving; Introduction to Graphing; Polynomials; Polynomials and Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Functions and Graphs; Systems of Equations and Problem Solving; Inequalities and Problem Solving; Exponents and Radicals; Quadratic Functions and Equations; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conic Sections; Sequences, Series, and The Binomial Theorem; Elementary Algebra Review For all readers interested in elementary and intermediate algebra.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Algebraic Expressions Introduction to Algebra
The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws
Fraction Notation
Positive and Negative Real Numbers
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
Connecting the Concepts
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving Solving Equations
Using the Principles Together
Connecting the Concepts
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
Slope-Intercept Form
Connecting the Concepts
Point-Slope Form
Connecting the Concepts
Exponents and Their Properties Polynomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials Connecting the Concepts
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 x 2 + bx + c Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax 2 + bx + c
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares
Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes
Factoring: A General Strategy
Connecting the Concepts
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Connecting the Concepts
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
Connecting the Concepts
Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions Formulas and Equations
Functions and Graphs
Introduction to Functions
Domain and Range
Graphs of Functions (including brief review of graphing)
Connecting the Concepts
The Algebra of Functions
Variation and Problem Solving
Chapter 8
Systems of Equations in Two Variables
Solving by Substitution or Elimination
Connecting the Concepts
Solving Applications: Systems of Two Equations Systems of Equations in Three Variables
Connecting the Concepts
Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations
Elimination Using Matrices
Determinants and Cramerrsquo;s Rule
Business and Economics Applications
Inequalities and Problem Solving
Interval Notation and Problem Solving
Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities
Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities
Inequalities in Two Variables
Connecting the Concepts
Applications Using Linear Programming
Exponents and Radicals
Radical Expressions and Functions
Rational Numbers as Exponents
Multiplying Radical Expressions
Dividing Radical Expressions
Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms
Solving Radical Equations
Connecting the Concepts
Geometric Applications
The Complex Numbers
Quadratic Functions and Equations
Quadratic Eq
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