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Marge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is affiliated with American River College. Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.
When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
A native Midwesterner, Terry McGinnis received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 20 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in developmental mathematics and precalculus. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for over 10 years, Terry joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby in 2002 as coauthor of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club, walking, and reading fiction. She is the devoted mother of two sons, Andrew and Tyler.
Study Skills: Your Brain Can Learn Mathematics | |
Review of the Real Number System | |
Basic Concepts | |
Operations on Real Numbers | |
Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations | |
Properties of Real Numbers Study Skills: Using Your Textbook | |
Linear Equations and Applications | |
Linear Equations in One Variable Study Skills: Homework: How, Why, When | |
Formulas and Percent | |
Applications of Linear Equations Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes | |
Further Applications of Linear Equations Summary Exercises on Solving Applied Problems Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapter Study Skills: Preparing for Tests | |
Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value | |
Linear Inequalities in One Variable Study Skills: Using Study Cards | |
Set Operations and Compound Inequalities Study Skills: Using Study Cards Revisited | |
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Summary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Study Skills: Managing Your Time Study Skills: Tips for Taking Math Tests | |
Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions | |
The Rectangular Coordinate System | |
Slope of a Line | |
Linear Equations in Two Variables | |
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables | |
Introduction to Functions Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results | |
Systems of Linear Equations | |
Linear Systems of Equations in Two Variables | |
Linear Systems of Equations in Three Variables | |
Applications of Linear Systems of Equations | |
Solving Linear Systems of Equations by Matrix Methods | |
Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions | |
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation | |
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials | |
Polynomial Functions | |
Multiplying Polynomials | |
Dividing Polynomials | |
Factoring | |
Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping | |
Factoring Trinomials | |
Special Factoring | |
A General Approach to Factoring | |
Solving Equations by Factoring | |
Rational Expressions | |
Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing Study Skills: Making a Mind Map | |
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions | |
Complex Fractions | |
Graphs and Equations with Rational Expressions Summary Exercises on Operations and Equations with Rational Expressions | |
Applications of Rational Expressions | |
Variation | |
Roots and Radicals | |
Rational Expressions and Graphs | |
Rational Exponents | |
Simplifying Radical Expressions | |
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions | |
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals | |
Equations with Radical Expressions | |
Complex Numbers Study Skills: Preparing for Your Math Final | |
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Graphs | |
The Square Root Property and Completing the Square | |
The Quadratic Formula | |
Equations Quadratic in Form Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations | |
Formulas and Further Applications | |
Graphs of Quadratic Functions | |
More About Parabolas and Their Applications | |
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities | |
Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions | |
Inverse Functions | |
Exponential Functions | |
Logarithmic Functions | |
Properties of Logarithms | |
Common and Natural Logarithms | |
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Applications | |
Nonlinear Functions | |
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