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Intermediate Algebra for College Students

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780131400597

ISBN10:
0131400592
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For freshman-level, one- or two- semester courses in Developmental Algebra. The Angel Series continues to offer proven pedagogy sound exercise sets and superior student support. An emphasis on the practical applications of algebra motivates students and encourages them to see algebra as an important part of their daily lives. The student-friendly writing style uses short, clear sentences and easy-to-understand language, and the outstanding pedagogical program makes the material easy to follow and comprehend. The new editions continue to place a strong emphasis on problem solving, incorporating it as a theme throughout the texts. Angel's solid exercise sets are recognized by reviewers as of the highest standard providing a large number of problems, paired exercises, and a broad and increasing range of difficulty.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
To the Student xxiv
Basic Concepts
1(65)
Study Skills for Success in Mathematics, and Using a Calculator
2(4)
Sets and Other Basic Concepts
6(12)
Properties of and Operations with Real Numbers
18(11)
Order of Operations
29(13)
Exponents
42(10)
Scientific Notation
52(14)
Chapter Summary
60(2)
Chapter Review Exercises
62(2)
Chapter Practice Test
64(2)
Equations and Inequalities
66(81)
Solving Linear Equations
67(12)
Problem Solving and Using Formulas
79(11)
Applications of Algebra
90(14)
Additional Application Problems
104(11)
Solving Linear Inequalities
115(14)
Solving Equations and Inequalities Containing Absolute Values
129(18)
Chapter Summary
140(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
141(3)
Chapter Practice Test
144(1)
Cumulative Review Test
145(2)
Graphs and Functions
147(89)
Graphs
148(15)
Functions
163(16)
Linear Functions: Graphs and Applications
179(12)
The Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation
191(14)
The Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation
205(10)
The Algebra of Functions
215(9)
Graphing Linear Inequalities
224(12)
Chapter Summary
228(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
229(4)
Chapter Practice Test
233(1)
Cumulative Review Test
234(2)
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
236(63)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
237(12)
Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
249(7)
Systems of Linear Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
256(14)
Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices
270(9)
Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants and Cramer's Rule
279(8)
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities
287(12)
Chapter Summary
292(2)
Chapter Review Exercises
294(2)
Chapter Practice Test
296(1)
Cumulative Review Test
297(2)
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
299(86)
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
300(11)
Multiplication of Polynomials
311(10)
Division of Polynomials and Synthetic Division
321(11)
Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial and Factoring by Grouping
332(8)
Factoring Trinomials
340(11)
Special Factoring Formulas
351(8)
A General Review of Factoring
359(5)
Polynomial Equations
364(21)
Chapter Summary
377(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
378(5)
Chapter Practice Test
383(1)
Cumulative Review Test
384(1)
Rational Expressions and Equations
385(69)
The Domains of Rational Functions and Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
386(10)
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
396(12)
Complex Fractions
408(6)
Solving Rational Equations
414(13)
Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
427(11)
Variation
438(16)
Chapter Summary
447(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
448(3)
Chapter Practice Test
451(1)
Cumulative Review Test
452(2)
Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
454(71)
Roots and Radicals
455(9)
Rational Exponents
464(9)
Simplifying Radicals
473(8)
Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radicals
481(7)
Dividing Radicals
488(9)
Solving Radical Equations
497(12)
Complex Numbers
509(16)
Chapter Summary
518(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
519(4)
Chapter Practice Test
523(1)
Cumulative Review Test
524(1)
Quadratic Functions
525(78)
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
526(10)
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
536(13)
Quadratic Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
549(10)
Writing Equations in Quadratic Form
559(7)
Graphing Quadratic Functions
566(19)
Quadratic and Other Inequalities in One Variable
585(18)
Chapter Summary
596(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
596(4)
Chapter Practice Test
600(1)
Cumulative Review Test
601(2)
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
603(68)
Composite and Inverse Functions
604(12)
Exponential Functions
616(10)
Logarithmic Functions
626(7)
Properties of Logarithms
633(6)
Common Logarithms
639(7)
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
646(6)
Natural Exponential and Natural Logarithmic Functions
652(19)
Chapter Summary
664(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
665(3)
Chapter Practice Test
668(1)
Cumulative Review Test
669(2)
Conic Sections
671(41)
The Parabola and the Circle
672(11)
The Ellipse
683(7)
The Hyperbola
690(8)
Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Their Applications
698(14)
Chapter Summary
707(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
708(2)
Chapter Practice Test
710(1)
Cumulative Review Test
710(2)
Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
712(39)
Sequences and Series
713(8)
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
721(7)
Geometric Sequences and Series
728(12)
The Binomial Theorem
740(11)
Chapter Summary
745(1)
Chapter Review Exercises
746(3)
Chapter Practice Test
749(1)
Cumulative Review Test
749(2)
Appendix Geometric Formulas 751
Answers 1(1)
Index 1(1)
Photo Credits 1

Excerpts

This book was written for college students who have successfully completed a first course in elementary algebra. My primary goal was to write a book that students can read, understand, and enjoy. To achieve this goal I have used short sentences, clear explanations, and many detailed, worked-out examples. I have tried to make the book relevant to college students by using practical applications of algebra throughout the text. Features of the Text Full-Color Format.Color is used pedagogically in the following ways: Important definitions and procedures are color screened. Color screening or color type is used to make other important items stand out. Artwork is enhanced and clarified with use of multiple colors. The full-color format allows for easy identification of important features by students. The full-color format makes the text more appealing and interesting to students. Readability.One of the most important features of the text is its readability. The book is very readable, even for those with weak reading skills. Short, clear sentences are used and more easily recognized, and easy-to-understand language is used whenever possible. Accuracy.Accuracy in a mathematics text is essential. To ensure accuracy in this book, mathematicians from around the country have read the pages carefully for typographical errors and have checked all the answers. Connections.Many of our students do not thoroughly grasp new concepts the first time they are presented. In this text, we encourage students to make connections. That is, we introduce a concept, then later in the text briefly reintroduce it and build upon it. Often an important concept is used in many sections of the text. Students are reminded where the material was seen before, or where it will be used again. This also serves to emphasize the importance of the concept. Important concepts are also reinforced throughout the text in the Cumulative Review Exercises and Cumulative Review Tests. Chapter Opening Application.Each chapter begins with a real-life application related to the material covered in the chapter. By the time students complete the chapter, they should have the knowledge to work the problem. A Look Ahead.This feature at the beginning of each chapter gives students a preview of the chapter. This feature also indicates where this material will be used again in other chapters of the book. This material helps students see the connections between various topics in the book and the connection to real-world situations. The Use of Icons.At the beginning of each chapter and of each section, a variety of icons are illustrated. These icons are provided to tell students where they may be able to get extra help if needed. There are icons for theStudent's Solution Manual;theStudent's Study Guide;CDs and videotapes; Math Pro 4/5 Software;thePrentice Hall Tutor Center;and theAngel Website.Each of these items will be discussed shortly. Keyed Section Objectives.Each section opens with a list of skills that the student should learn in that section. The objectives are then keyed to the appropriate portions of the sections with red numbers such as 1. Problem Solving.George Polya's five-step problem-solving procedure is discussed in Section 1.2. Throughout the book problem solving and Polya's problem-solving procedure are emphasized. Practical Applications.Practical applications of algebra are stressed throughout the text. Students need to learn how to translate application problems into algebraic symbols. The problem-solving approach used throughout this text gives students ample practice in setting up and solving application problems. The use of practical applications motivates students. Detailed; Worked-Out Examples.A wealth of examples have been worked o


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