Introductory Algebra for College Students

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-28
  • Publisher: Pearson
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KEY BENEFIT: TheBlitzer Algebra Seriescombines mathematical accuracy with an engaging, friendly, and often fun presentation for maximum student appeal. Blitzerrs"s personality shows in his writing, as he draws students into the material through relevant and thought-provoking applications. Every Blitzer page is interesting and relevant, ensuring that students will actually use their textbook to achieve success! KEY TOPICS: Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models; Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable; Problem Solving; Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring Polynomials; Rational Expressions; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations and Introduction to Functions. MARKET: for all readers interested in algebra.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

A Brief Guide to Getting the Most from This Book Preface To The Student
About the Author
Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models
Introduction to Algebra: Variables and Mathematical Models
Fractions in Algebra
The Real Numbers
Basic Rules of Algebra
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 1.1 Section 1.4
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Exponents and Order of Operations
Chapter 1 Group Project
Chapter 1 Summary
Chapter 1 Review Exercises
Chapter 1 Chapter Test
Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
The Addition Property of Equality
The Multiplication Property of Equality
Solving Linear Equations
Formulas and Percents
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 2.1 Section 2.4
An Introduction to Problem Solving
Solving Linear Inequalities
Chapter 2 Group Project
Chapter 2 Summary
Chapter 2 Review Exercises
Chapter 2 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 2)
Problem Solving
Further Problem Solving
Ratio and Proportion
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 3.1 Section 3.2
Problem Solving in Geometry
Chapter 3 Group Project
Chapter 3 Summary
Chapter 3 Review Exercises
Chapter 3 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 3)
Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts
The Slope-Intercept Form of the Equation of a Line
Mid-Chapter Check Point Section 4.1 Section 4.4
The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Chapter 4 Group Project
Chapter 4 Summary
Chapter 4 Review Exercises
Chapter 4 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises (Chapters 1 4)
Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
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