Intermediate Algebra An Applied Approach, Student Support Edition

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2008-02-05
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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The Student Support Edition of Intermediate Algebra: An Applied Approach, 7/e, brings comprehensive study skills support to students and the latest technology tools to instructors. In addition, the program now includes concept and vocabulary review material, assignment tracking and time management resources, and practice exercises and online homework to enhance student learning and instruction. With its interactive, objective-based approach, Intermediate Algebra provides comprehensive, mathematically sound coverage of topics essential to the intermediate algebra course. The Seventh Edition features chapter-opening Prep Tests, real-world applications, and a fresh design--all of which engage students and help them succeed in the course. The Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM) is incorporated throughout the text, ensuring that students interact with and master concepts as they are presented.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with a Chapter Summary, Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test
Chapters 2-12 include Cumulative Review Exercises
AIM for Success
Review of Real Numbers
Introduction to Real Numbers
Operations on Rational Numbers
Variable Expressions
Verbal Expressions and Variable Expressions Focus on Problem Solving: Polya's Four-Step Process Projects and Group Activities: Water Displacement
First-Degree Equations and Inequalities
Solving First-Degree Equations
Applications: Puzzle Problems
Applications: Mixture and Uniform Motion Problems
First-Degree Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Focus on Problem Solving: Understand the Problem Projects and Group Activities: Electricity
Linear Functions and Inequalities in Two Variables
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Introduction to Functions
Linear Functions
Slope of a Straight Line
Finding Equations of Lines
Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Inequalities in Two Variables Focus on Problem Solving: Find a Pattern Projects and Group Activities: Evaluating a Function with a Graphing Calculator; Introduction to Graphing Calculators; Wind-Chill Index
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing and by the Substitution Method
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
Solving Systems of Equations by Using Determinants
Application Problems
Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities Focus on Problem Solving: Solve an Easier Problem Projects and Group Activities: Using a Graphing Calculator to Solve a System of Equations
Exponential Expressions
Introduction to Polynomial Functions
Multiplication of Polynomials
Division of Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Special Factoring
Solving Equations by Factoring Focus on Problem Solving: Find a Counterexample Projects and Group Activities: Astronomical Distances and Scientific Notation
Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Ratio and Proportion
Rational Equations
Variation Focus on Problem Solving: Implication Projects and Group Activities: Graphing Variation Equations; Transformers
Exponents and Radicals
Rational Exponents and Radical Expressions
Operations on Radical Expressions
Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions
Complex Numbers Focus on Problem Solving: Another Look at Polya's Four-Step Process Projects and Group Activities: Solving Radical Equations with a Graphing Calculator; The Golden Rectangle
Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by using the Quadratic Formula
Solving Equations That Are Reducible to Quadratic Equations
Quadratic Inequalities and Rational Inequalities
Applications of Quadratic Equations Focus on Problem Solving: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning Projects and Group Activities: Using a Graphing Calculator to Solve a Quadratic Equation
Functions and Relations
Properties of Quadratic Functions
Graphs of Functions
Algebra of Functions
One-to-One and Inverse Functions Focus on Problem Solving: Proof in Mathematics Projects and Group Activities: Finding the Maximum or Minimum of a Function Using a Graphing Calculator; Business Applications of Maximum and Minimum Values of Quadratic Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Introduction to Logarithms
Graphs of Logarithmic Functions
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Focus on Problem Solving: Proof by Contradiction Projects and Group Activities: Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Using a Graphing Calculator; Credit Reports and FICO Scores
Conic Sections
The Parabola
The Circle
The Ellipse and the Hyperbola
Solving Non-linear Systems of Equations
Quadratic Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities Focus on Problem Solving: Using a Variety of Problem-Solving Techniques Projects and Group Activities: The Eccentricity and Foci of an Ellipse; Graphing Conic Sections Using a Graphing Calculator
Sequences and Series
Introduction to Sequences and Series
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Geometric Sequences and Series
Binomial Expansions Focus on Problem Solving: Forming Negations Projects and Group Activities: ISBN and UPC Numbers Final Exam
Keystroke Guide for the TI-83/83 Plus Calculators
Proofs of Logarithmic Properties Proof of the Formula for the Sum of n Terms of an Geometric Series Proof of the Formula for the Sum of n Terms of an Arithmetic Series Table of Symbols Table of Properties Table of Algebraic and Geometric Formulas Solutions to You Try Its Answers to Selected Exercises
Index of Applications
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