9780534436193

Intermediate Algebra (Casebound with CD-ROM, Make the Grade, and InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534436193

  • ISBN10:

    0534436196

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/24/2001
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

When asked to describe his philosophy and approach, Alan Tussy responded: "In writing INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, our goal was to develop a 'new generation' mathematics textbook targeted for today's algebra student. Our book is, at its heart, an interactive 'learning system.'" It has been designed to present the material, reinforce major concepts, and test student understanding using a variety of instructional methods and features.

Table of Contents

1. A REVIEW OF BASIC ALGEBRA
Describing Numerical Relationships
The Real Number System
Operations with Real Numbers
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Solving Linear Equations and Formulas
Using Equations to Solve Problems
More Applications of Equations
Key Concept: "Let x ="
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
2. GRAPHS, EQUATIONS OF LINES, AND FUNCTIONS
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations
Rate of Change and the Slope of a Line
Writing Equations of Lines
Introduction to Functions
Graphs of Functions
Key Concept: Functions
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
3. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS
Solving Systems by Graphing
Solving Systems Algebraically
Systems with Three Variables
Solving Systems Using Matrices
Solving Systems Using Determinants
Key Concept: Systems of Equations
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
4. INEQUALITIES
Solving Linear Inequalities
Solving Compound Inequalities
Solving Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Key Concept: Inequalities
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
5. EXPONENTS, POLYNOMIALS, AND POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS
Exponents
Scientific Notation
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Multiplying Polynomials
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Factoring Trinomials
Summary of Factoring Techniques
Solving Equations by Factoring
Key Concept: Polynomials
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
6. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS
Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
Proportion and Variation
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations Containing Rational Expressions
Dividing Polynomials
Key Concept: Expressions and Equations
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
7. RADICALS AND RATIONAL EXPONENTS
Radical Expressions and Radical Functions
Radical Equations
Rational Exponents
Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Geometric Applications of Radicals
Key Concept: Radicals
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
8. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONS, AND INEQUALITIES
Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
Complex Numbers
The Discriminant and Equations That Can Be Written in Quadratic Form
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities
Key Concept: Solving Quadratic Equations
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
9. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS
Algebra and Composition of Functions
Inverses of Functions
Exponential Functions
Base-e Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Base-e Logarithms
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Key Concept: Inverse Functions
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
10. CONIC SECTIONS; MORE GRAPHING
The Circle and the Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations
Key Concept: Conic Sections
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
11. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
The Binomial Theorem
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
Permutations and Combinations
Probability
Key Concept: The Language of Algebra
Accent on Teamwork
Chapter Review
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Appendix I: Numerical Trigonometry
Appendix II: Synthetic Division
Appendix III: Tables
A
Powers and Roots
B
Base-10 Logarithms
C
Base-e Logarithms
Appendix IV: Answers To Selected Exercises
Index

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