Elementary and Intermediate Algebra : Graphs and Models

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Key Message: The Third Edition of the BittingerGraphs and Modelsseries helps readers succeed in algebra by emphasizing a visual understanding of concepts. This latest edition incorporates a new Visualizing for Success feature that helps readers make intuitive connections between graphs and functions without the aid of a graphing calculator. In addition, readers learn problem-solving skills from the Bittinger hallmark five-step problem-solving processcoupled with Connecting the Concepts and Aha! Exercises. As you have come to expect with any Bittinger text, we bring you a complete supplements package including MyMathLabtrade; and the New Instructor and Adjunct Support Manual. Key Topics: Introduction to Algebraic Expressions; Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving; Introduction to Graphing and Functions; Systems and Graphing; Polynomials; Polynomial Factorizations and Equations; Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions; Inequalities; More on Systems; Exponents and Radical Functions; Quadratic Functions and Equations; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conic Sections; Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem; Elementary Algebra Review Market: For all readers interested in Algebra.

Table of Contents

Note: every chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary and Review and a Chapter Test. Chapters 3, 6, 9, 12, and 14 also have a Cumulative Review
Introduction to Algebraic Expressions
Introduction to Algebra
The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws
Fraction Notation
Positive and Negative Real Numbers
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
Solving Equations
Using the Principles Together
Applications with Percent
Problem Solving
Solving Inequalities
Solving Applications with Inequalities
Introduction to Graphing and Functions
Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs
Graphing Equations
Linear Equations and Intercepts
Slope-Intercept Form
Point-Slope Form; Introduction to Curve Fitting
Systems of Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Equations and Graphing
Systems of Equations and Substitution
Systems of Equations and Elimination
More Applications Using Systems
Solving Equations by Graphing
Exponents and Their Properties
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Special Products
Polynomials in Several Variables
Division of Polynomials
The Algebra of Functions
Polynomial Factorizations and Equations
Introduction to Polynomial Factorizations and Equations
Equations Containing Trinomials of the Type x2 + bx + c
Equations Containing Trinomials of the Type ax2 + bx + c
Equations Containing Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares
Equations Containing Sums or Differences of Cubes
Factoring: A General Strategy
Applications of Polynomial Equations
Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions
Rational Expressions and Functions
Multiplication and Division
Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators
Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators
Complex Rational Expressions
Rational Equations
Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
Formulas, Applications, and Variation
Graphical Solutions and Compound Inequalities
Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities
Inequalities in Two Variables
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
More on Systems
Systems of Equations in Three Variables
Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations
Elimination Using Matrices
Determinants and Cramers Rule
Business and Economics Applications
Exponents and Radical Functions
Radical Expressions, Functions, and Models
Rational Numbers as Exponents
Multiplying Radical Expressions
Dividing Radical Expressions
Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms
Solving Radical Equations
Geometric Applications
The Complex Numbers
Quadratic Functions and Equations
Quadratic Equations
The Quadratic Formula
Applications Involving Quadratic Equations
Studying Solutio
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