Beginning and Intermediate Algebra With Graphing Calculators

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-04-23
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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By integrating technology with mathematics, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA WITH GRAPHING CALCULATORS makes it easy to succeed in this course! Numerical, graphical, symbolic, and verbal examples and exercises clarify algebraic concepts. Take advantage of the numerous resources that will help you prepare for exams such as online tutoring, chapter summaries, and technology sections and tips. Learn how to use the TI-83+ or TI-86 graphing calculators to confirm arithmetic/algebraic results, to observe patterns, to interpret tables and graphic displays, and to construct and test algebraic models of data.

Table of Contents

Basic Arithmetic And Graphing Calculator Concepts
Review of Fractions
Introduction to the Graphing Calculator
Exponents and Order of Operations
Using the STOre Key
Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Basic Applications
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Careers and Mathematics: Computer Systems Analyst
Exponents And Polynomials
Whole Number Exponents
Negative Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Algebraic Expressions and Polynomials
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
Dividing Polynomials by Monomials
Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review: Chapters 1 and 2
Careers and Mathematics: Actuary
Solutions Of Equations In One And Two Variables
Introduction to Linear Equations in One Variable
Literal Equations and Formulas
Introduction to Equations in Two Variables
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Basics
Linear Applications and Models
Intersect Method for Solving
Algebraic and Graphical Solutions to One-Variable Linear Equations
Equations Containing Absolute Value
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Careers in Mathematics: Pilot
An Extended Look At Applications And Inequalities
Applications-A Numeric Approach
Business Applications
More Applications of Equations
Solving Simple Linear Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
Absolute Value Inequalities
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Careers in Mathematics-Banker
Using the Distributive Property to Factor
Factoring Trinomials
Factoring by Special Products
Summary of Factoring Techniques
Using Factoring to Solve Equations
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Careers in Mathematics: Computer Programmer
6.Rational Expressions And Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Algebraic and Graphical Solutions of Rational Equations
Applications of Rational Equations
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review: Chapters 5 and 6
Careers in Mathematics: Mechanical Engineer
Making The Transition From Elementary To Intermediate Algebra
Review of Exponents and Polynomials
Review of Factoring
Review of Equations
Graphing and its Applications Revisited
Root/Zero Method for Solving
Review of Inequalities
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Careers and Mathematics: Statistician
Relations and Functions
Functions and Graphs
Slope of a Non-vertical Line
Equations of Lines
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review: Chapters 7 and 8
Careers and Mathematics: Economist
Rational Exponents And Radicals
Introduction to Roots and Radicals
Rational Exponents and Simplifying Radical Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Radical Equations and Their Applications
Radical Functions
Complex Numbers
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Careers and Mathematics: Electrical/ Electronic Engineer
Square Root Property and Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula and the Discriminant
Applications of Quadratic Functions and Solutions of Equations Using Quadratic Methods
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Quadratic and Other Inequalities
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Cumulative Review (Chapters 9 and 10)
Careers in Mathematics: Photographer
Functions And Their Inverses
Algebra of Functions
Inverse Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Chapter Summary
Chapter Test
Careers and Mathematics: Chemist
Systems Of Equations And Inequalities
Solving Systems of Two Equations in Two Variables
Applications of Systems of Two Equations in Two Variables
Solving Systems of Three Equations in Three Variables
Using Matrices to Solve Systems of Equations
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