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Based on the best-selling series by the Aufmann team, this hardcover text for the intermediate algebra course adheres to the formula that has made the Aufmann developmental texts so reliable for both students and instructors. The text's clear writing style, emphasis on problem-solving strategies, and proven Aufmann Interactive Method--in an objective-based framework--offer guided learning for both lecture and self-paced courses. The completely integrated learning system is organized by objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives, which are woven throughout the text, in Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews, as well as through the print and multimedia ancillaries. The result is a seamless, easy-to-follow learning system. This special MEDIA ENHANCED EDITION now comes with Enhanced WebAssign and flash videos for every end of chapter test question available online through the student website.
Table of Contents
|Review of Real Numbers|
|Introduction to Real Numbers|
|Operations on Rational Numbers|
|Verbal Expressions and Variable Expressions|
|First Degree Equations and Inequalities|
|Equations in One Variable|
|Coin, Stamp, and Integer Problems|
|Value Mixture and Motion Problems|
|Applications: Problems Involving Percent|
|Inequalities in One Variable|
|Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities|
|Linear Functions and Inequalities in Two Variables|
|The Rectangular Coordinate System|
|Introduction to Functions|
|Slope of a Straight Line|
|Finding Equations of Lines|
|Parallel and Perpendicular Lines|
|Inequalities in Two Variables|
|Systems of Equations and Inequalities|
|Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing and by the Substitution Method|
|Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method|
|Solving Systems of Equations by Using Determinants and by Using Matrices|
|Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities|
|Polynomials and Exponents|
|Introduction to Polynomials|
|Multiplication of Polynomials|
|Division of Polynomials|
|Solving Equations by Factoring|
|Introduction to Rational Functions|
|Operations on Rational Expressions|
|Proportions and Variation|
|Rational Exponents and Radicals|
|Rational Exponents and Radical Expressions|
|Operations on Radical Expressions|
|Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions|
|Quadratic Equations and Inequalities|
|Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots|
|Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square and by Using the Quadratic Formula|
|Equations That Are Reducible to Quadratic Equations|
|Applications of Quadratic Equations|
|Properties of Quadratic Functions|
|Applications of Quadratic Functions|
|Functions and Relations|
|Translations of Graphs|
|Algebra of Functions|
|One-to-One and Inverse Functions|
|Exponential and Logarithmic Functions|
|Introduction to Logarithms|
|Graphs of Logarithmic Functions|
|Exponential and Logarithmic Equations|
|Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions|
|Sequences and Series|
|Introduction to Sequences and Series|
|Arithmetic Sequences and Series|
|Geometric Sequences and Series|
|The Ellipse and the Hyperbola|
|Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations|
|Quadratic Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities|
|Solutions to Chapter Problems|
|Answers to Selected Exercises|
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