Intermediate Algebra

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/28/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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TheSullivan/Struve/Mazzarella AlgebraSerieswas written to motivate students to "do the math" outside of the classroom through a design and organization that models what you do inside the classroom. The left-to-right annotations in the examples provide a teacherrs"s voice through every step of the problem-solving process. The Sullivan exercise sets, which begin with Quick Checks to reinforce each example, present problem types of every possible derivation with a gradual increase in difficulty level. The new "Do the Math" Workbook acts as a companion to the text and to MyMathLab reg; by providing short warm-up exercises, guided practice examples, and additional "Do the Math" practice exercises for every section of the text. Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions; Linear Equations and Inequalities; Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable; Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Relations, Functions, and More Inequalities; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Polynomial and Polynomial Functions; Rational Expressions and Rational Functions; Radicals and Rational Exponents; Quadratic Equations and Functions; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conics; Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem For all readers interested in intermediate algebra.

Author Biography

Mike Sullivan, III is a professor of mathematics at Joliet Junior College.  He holds graduate degrees from DePaul University in both mathematics and economics.  Mike is an author or co-author on more than 20 books, including a statistics book and a developmental mathematics series. Mike is the father of three children and an avid golfer who tries to spend as much of his limited free time as possible on the golf course.

Table of Contents

Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
Success in Mathematics
Sets and Classification of Numbers
Operations on Signed Numbers
Properties of Real Numbers
Order of Operations
Algebraic Expressions
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
Linear Equations in One Variable
An Introduction to Problem Solving
Using Formulas to Solve Problems
Linear Inequalities in One Variable Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 1.11.4)
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs of Equations
Linear Equations in Two Variables
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Activity: Pass the Paper
Test Cumulative Review Chapters R
Relations, Functions, and More Inequalities
An Introduction to Functions
Functions and Their Graphs
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 2.12.4)
Linear Functions and Models
Compound Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Activity: Shifting Discovery?
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Problem Solving: Systems of Two Linear Equations Containing Two Unknowns
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 3.13.3)
Using Matrices to Solve Systems
Determinants and Cramer's Rule
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Activity: Find the Numbers
Cumulative Review Chapters
Getting Ready for Chapter 4
Laws of Exponents and Scientific Notation
Polynomial and Polynomial Functions
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Polynomials
Synthetic Division
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 4.14.3)
Greatest Common Factor
Factoring by Grouping
Factoring Trinomials
Factoring Special Products
Factoring: A General Strategy
Polynomial Equations
Activity: What Is the Question?
Getting Ready for
A Review of Operations on Rational Numbers
Rational Expressions and Rational Functions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Functions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Rational Expressions
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 5.15.3)
Rational Equations
Rational Inequalities
Models Involving Rational Expressions
Activity: Correct the Quiz
Cumulative Review Chapters
Getting Ready for
Square Roots
Radicals and Rational Exponents
nth Roots and Rational Exponents
Simplify Expressions Using the Law of Exponents
Simplify Radical Expressions Using Properties of Radicals
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
Rationalizing Radical Expressions
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 6.16.5)
Functions Involving Radicals
Radical Equations and Their Applications
The Complex Number System
Activity: Which One Does Not Belong?
Quadratic Equations and Functions
Solving Quadr
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