The goal of this series is to provide readers with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each book is designed to develop readers'critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare readers for subsequent Algebra courses as well as "service" math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and encouraging modeling and problem-solving.Algebra and Problem Solving. Functions and Linear Functions. Systems of Linear Equations. Inequalities and Problem Solving. Polynomials, Polynomial Functions, and Factoring. Rational Expressions, Functions, and Equations. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents. Quadratic Equations and Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Conic Sections and Systems of Nonlinear Equations. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem. For anyone interested in introductory and intermediate algebra and for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra.
Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob’s love for teaching mathematics was nourished for nearly 30 years at Miami Dade College, where he received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College and an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Bob has written textbooks covering introductory algebra, college algebra, algebra and trigonometry, precalculus, and liberal arts mathematics, all published by Prentice Hall. When not secluded in his Northern California writer’s cabin, Bob can be found hiking the beaches and trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, and tending to the chores required by his beloved entourage of horses, chickens, and irritable roosters.