MyMathLab eCourse for Trigsted/Bodden/Gallaher Beginning & Intermediate Algebra -- Access Card

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  • Copyright: 2016-01-21
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Kirk Trigsted, Kevin Bodden, and Randy Gallaher revolutionized developmental math when they created Intermediate Algebra, a completely clickable eText written from the ground up within MyMathLab®. Recognizing that today’s students have a tendency to jump straight to the homework instead of reading the text, Kirk Trigsted created an online learning environment that is a seamless mix of exposition, videos, interactive animations, tutorials, and assessment. This approach leverages the power of MyMathLab and leads students to interact with course materials and learn in a new way, which is proving to be more effective.

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Author Biography

Kirk Trigsted teaches mathematics at the University of Idaho and has been director of the Polya Mathematics Center since its inception in 2001. Kirk has taught with MyMathLab for many years, and has contributed to the videos for several Pearson books. Kirk is also actively involved with the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT).


Randy Gallaher is a professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark Community College, where he has taught since 1997. Prior to this position, Randy taught high school and middle school mathematics for five years in Missouri. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Southeast Missouri State University and has completed additional graduate coursework at both Missouri State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has coauthored ancillary materials for numerous math and statistics textbooks and has worked as a math author on several grant projects for the Illinois Community College Board. Randy is married with three children and spends most evenings actively involved in their activities. In his limited free time, he loves to fish the small rivers and streams of southern Missouri.


Kevin Bodden is a professor of mathematics at Lewis & Clark Community College where he has taught since 1999. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University. He has authored or co-authored ancillary material for numerous textbooks ranging from basic college math to calculus and statistics. He has contributed videos for several of these textbooks and has authored math content on grant projects for the Illinois Community College Board. Kevin is married with three children and is actively involved in their school and extracurricular activities. In his spare time, he enjoys soccer, camping, and geocaching.


Table of Contents

R. Review

R.1 Operations of Fractions

R.2 Decimals and Percents


1. Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions

1.1 The Real Number System

1.2 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers

1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

1.4 Exponents and Order of Operations

1.5 Variables and Properties of Real Numbers

1.6 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions


2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

2.1 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality

2.2 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable

2.3 Introduction to Problem Solving

2.4 Formulas

2.5 Geometry and Uniform Motion Problem Solving

2.6 Percent and Mixture Problem Solving

2.7 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

2.8 Compound Inequalities

2.9 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities


3. Graphs of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables

3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables

3.3 Slope

3.4 Equations of Lines

3.5 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables


4. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing

4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution

4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination

4.4 Applications of Linear Systems

4.5 Systems of Linear Inequalities

4.6 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables


5. Exponents and Polynomials

5.1 Exponents

5.2 Introduction to Polynomials

5.3 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 Special Products

5.6 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.7 Dividing Polynomials

5.8 Polynomials in Several Variables


6. Factoring Polynomials

6.1 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c

6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c Using Trial and Error

6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c Using the ac Method

6.5 Factoring Special Forms

6.6 A General Factoring Strategy

6.7 Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring

6.8 Applications of Quadratic Equations


7. Rational Expressions and Equations

7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

7.3 Least Common Denominators

7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.5 Complex Rational Expressions

7.6 Solving Rational Equations

7.7 Applications of Rational Equations

7.8 Variation


8. Introduction to Functions

8.1 Relations and Functions

8.2 Function Notation and the Algebra of Functions

8.3 Graphs of Functions and Their Applications


9. Radicals and Rational Exponents

9.1 Radical Expressions

9.2 Radical Functions

9.3 Rational Exponents and Simplifying Radical Expressions

9.4 Operations with Radicals

9.5 Radical Equations and Models

9.6 Complex Numbers


10. Quadratic Equations and Functions; Circles

10.1 Solving Quadratic Equations

10.2 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

10.3 Applications and Modeling of Quadratic Functions

10.4 Circles

10.5 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities


11. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions and Equations

11.1 Transformations of Functions

11.2 Composite and Inverse Functions

11.3 Exponential Functions

11.4 The Natural Exponential Function

11.5 Logarithmic Functions

11.6 Properties of Logarithms

11.7 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

11.8 Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions


12. Conic Sections

12.1 Introduction to Conic Sections; The Parabola

12.2 The Ellipse

12.3 The Hyperbola


13. Sequences and Series

13.1 Introduction to Sequences and Series

13.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

13.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

13.4 The Binomial Theorem


Appendix A: Synthetic Division

Appendix B: Mean, Median, and Mode

Appendix C: Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices

Appendix D: Determinants and Cramer’s Rule






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