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Experiencing Introductory and Intermediate Algebra Through Functions and Graphs,9780132215176

Experiencing Introductory and Intermediate Algebra Through Functions and Graphs

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0132215179
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Pub. Date:
3/8/2006
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Pearson
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Summary

This text is filled with tools to help you succeed in your math course. Here are some of the ways that Thomasson/Pesut, Experiencing Introductory & Intermediate Algebra Through Functions and Graphs, Third Edition can help you learn the material and pass the course: Objective Checkups At the end of each learning objective is a set of Checkup exercises. Try these Checkup exercises to make sure you understand the key concepts in each section-or as a warm-up to your homework assignment. The answers to all Checkups are given at the back of the text. Graphing Calculator Keystrokes In the Technology boxes and Calculator Exercises, you will find detailed graphing calculator keystrokes demonstrating how to access and use specific features of the calculator. This "built-in" graphing calculator instruction will familiarize you with how to best use your graphing calculator to learn the material. Chapter Review At the end of each chapter is an extensive set of tools to help you study for the test: a Vocabulary Review; Reflections, which question your knowledge of the major concepts in the chapter; a detailed Section-by-Section Review with examples and exercises; a second set of chapter review exercises called Mixed Review; and a practice Chapter Test accompanied by Test-Taking Tips. Review this "built-in" study guide to make sure you are fully prepared!

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Prealgebra Review
1(1)
Rational Numbers and the Number Line
2(12)
Operations with Rational Numbers
14(22)
Exponents, Roots, and Scientific Notation
36(19)
Properties of Real Numbers and Order of Operations
55(9)
Variables and Algebraic Expressions
64(7)
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
71(8)
Equations and Inequalities
79(14)
Formulas
93(30)
Chapter Summary
106(1)
Section-by-Section Review
107(9)
Mixed Review
116(3)
Chapter Test
119(3)
Chapter Project
122(1)
Relations, Functions, and Graphs
123(67)
Tables of Values, Ordered Pairs, and Relations
124(11)
Rectangular Coordinate System and Graphing
135(17)
Functions and Function Notation
152(9)
Analyzing Graphs
161(29)
Chapter Summary
175(1)
Section-by-Section Review
176(7)
Mixed Review
183(3)
Chapter Test
186(2)
Chapter Project
188(1)
Chapters P-l Cumulative Review
189(1)
Linear Equations in One Variable
190(165)
Solving Equations Numerically and Graphically
191(16)
Solving Equations by Using Addition and Multiplication
207(10)
Solving Equations by Using a Combination of Properties
217(11)
Solving Equations or Formulas for a Specified Variable
228(7)
More Real-World Models
235(11)
Solving Linear Absolute-Value Equations
246(22)
Chapter Summary
255(1)
Section-by-Section Review
256(5)
Mixed Review
261(2)
Chapter Test
263(2)
Chapter Project
265(3)
Linear Equations and Functions
Graphing by Using the Intercept Method
268(17)
Slope
285(16)
Graphing by Using the Slope-Intercept Method
301(11)
Coinciding, Parallel, and Perpendicular Lines
312(12)
Writing Linear Equations from Given Data
324(31)
Chapter Summary
339(1)
Section-by-Section Review
340(6)
Mixed Review
346(3)
Chapter Test
349(3)
Chapter Project
352(1)
Chapters P-3 Cumulative Review
353(2)
Systems of Linear Equations
355(70)
Solving Systems of Two Equations Graphically
356(11)
Solving Systems of Two Equations by the Substitution Method
367(11)
Solving Systems of Two Equations by the Addition Method
378(11)
More Real-World Models
389(13)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
402(23)
Chapter Summary
414(1)
Section-by-Section Review
415(5)
Mixed Review
420(2)
Chapter Test
422(2)
Chapter Project
424(1)
Linear Inequalities
425(51)
Linear Inequalities in One Variable
426(16)
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
442(13)
Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
455(21)
Chapter Summary
465(1)
Section-by-Section Review
466(4)
Mixed Review
470(2)
Chapter Test
472(2)
Chapter Project
474(1)
Chapters P-5 Cumulative Review
475(1)
Polynomial Functions
476(64)
Introduction to Polynomials
477(9)
Polynomial Functions and Their Graphs
486(17)
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
503(14)
Writing Quadratic Functions
517(23)
Chapter Summary
526(1)
Section-by-Section Review
527(7)
Mixed Review
534(3)
Chapter Test
537(2)
Chapter Project
539(1)
Exponents and Polynomials
540(60)
Operations Involving Nonnegative Exponents
541(13)
Operations Involving Negative Exponents
554(8)
Polynomial Addition and Subtraction
562(8)
Polynomial Multiplication
570(11)
Polynomial Division
581(19)
Chapter Summary
591(1)
Section-by-Section Review
592(4)
Mixed Review
596(1)
Chapter Test
597(2)
Chapter Project
599(1)
Factoring
600(55)
Greatest Common Factors
601(11)
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials, Differences of Squares, and Sums and Differences of Cubes
612(8)
Factoring Trinomials by Using the Trial-and-Error Method
620(11)
Factoring Trinomials by Using the ac Method
631(8)
General Strategies for Factoring
639(16)
Chapter Summary
647(1)
Section-by-Section Review
647(4)
Mixed Review
651(1)
Chapter Test
652(2)
Chapter Project
654(1)
Quadratic and Other Polynomial Equations and Inequalities
655(116)
Solving Equations Numerically and Graphically
656(10)
Solving Equations Algebraically by Factoring
666(10)
Properties of Square Roots
676(10)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
686(14)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula
700(12)
More Real-World Models
712(8)
More Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
720(21)
Solving Quadratic Inequalities
741(30)
Chapter Summary
754(1)
Section-by-Section Review
755(10)
Mixed Review
765(2)
Chapter Test
767(2)
Chapter Project
769(1)
Chapters P-9 Cumulative Review
770(1)
Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations
771(77)
Rational Expressions and Functions
772(15)
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
787(12)
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
799(15)
Solving Rational Equations in One Variable
814(12)
More Real-World Models
826(22)
Chapter Summary
836(1)
Section-by-Section Review
837(7)
Mixed Review
844(2)
Chapter Test
846(1)
Chapter Project
847(1)
Radical Expressions, Functions, and Equations
848(92)
Radical Expressions, Functions, and Graphs
849(14)
Rational Exponents
863(10)
Properties of Rational Exponents
873(7)
Properties of Radicals
880(11)
Operations on Radicals
891(9)
Solving Radical Equations in One Variable
900(12)
Equations with Imaginary-Number Solutions
912(28)
Chapter Summary
926(1)
Section-by-Section Review
927(7)
Mixed Review
934(2)
Chapter Test
936(2)
Chapter Project
938(1)
Chapters P-11 Cumulative Review
939(1)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations
940
Inverse Functions
941(11)
Exponential Functions
952(10)
Logarithmic Functions
962(12)
Properties of Logarithms
974(5)
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
979
Chapter Summary
989(1)
Section-by-Section Review
990(6)
Mixed Review
996(1)
Chapter Test
997(1)
Chapter Project
998(1)
Chapters P-12 Cumulative Review
999
Photo Credits 1
Answers to Checkup Exercises 1
Answers to Selected Exercises 21
Index 1


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