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Intermediate Algebra,9780495831426

Intermediate Algebra

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The new edition of INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA is an exciting and innovative revision that takes an already successful text and makes it more compelling for today's instructor and student. The new edition has been thoroughly updated with a new interior design and other pedagogical features that make the user both easier to read and easier to use. Known for its clear writing and an engaging, accessible approach that makes algebra relevant, INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA helps users to develop problem-solving skills and strategies that they can use in their everyday lives. The new edition welcomes two new co-authors Rosemary Karr and Marilyn Massey who along with David Gustafson have developed a learning plan to help users succeed in Intermediate Algebra and transition to the next level in their coursework.

Table of Contents

A Review of Basic Algebra
The Real Number System
Arithmetic and Properties of Real Numbers
Scientific Notation
Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
Using Linear Equations to Solve Application Problems
Chapter Review
Chapter 1 Test
Graphs, Equations of Lines, and Functions
Graphing Linear Equations
Slope of a Line
Writing Equations of Lines
Introduction to Functions
Graphs of Other Functions
Chapter Review
Chapter 2 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations by Elimination (Addition)
Solving Systems of Three Linear Equations in Three Variables
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Determinants
Chapter Review
Chapter 3 Test
Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Solving Equations and Inequalities in One Variable Containing Absolute Values
Solving Linear Inequalities in One or Two Variables
Solving Systems of Quadratic Inequalities in Two Variables
Solving Systems Using Linear Programming
Chapter Review
Chapter 4 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Multiplying Polynomials
The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes
Factoring Trinomials
Summary of Factoring Techniques
Solving Equations by Factoring
Chapter Review
Chapter 5 Test
Rational Expressions
Finding the Domain of Rational n and Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Simplifying Complex Fractions
Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
Dividing Polynomials
Synthetic Division
Proportion and Variation
Chapter Review
Chapter 6 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Radicals and Rational Exponents
Radical Expressions
Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance Formula
Rational Exponents
Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions
Radical Equations
Complex Numbers
Chapter Review
Chapter 7 Test
Quadratic Functions, Inequalities, and Algebra of Functions
Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Square Root Property and by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
The Discriminant and Equations That Can Be Written in Quadratic Form.
Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Functions
Algebra and Composition of Functions
Inverses of Functions
Chapter Review
Chapter 8 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Base-e Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Natural Logarithms
Properties of Logarithms
Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Chapter Review
Chapter 9 Test
Conic Sections and More Graphing
The Circle and the Parabola
The Ellipse
The Hyperbola
Solving Systems Containing Second-Degree Equations
Piecewise-Defined Functions and the Greatest Inteher Function
Chapter Review
Chapter 10 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Miscellaneous Topics
The Binomial Theorem
Finding the nth Term of a Binomial Expansion
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
Infinite Geometric Sequences
Permutations and Combinations
Chapter Review
Chapter 11 Test
Cumulative Review Exercises
Symmetries of Graphs
Sample Final Examination
Powers and Roots
Base-10 Logarithms
Base-e Logarithms
Answers to Selected Exercises
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