Intermediate Algebra with Applications and Visualization

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Intermediate Algebra with Applications and Visualization, Second Edition, offers an innovative approach to the intermediate algebra curriculum that allows students to gain both skills and understanding. This text not only prepares students for future mathematics courses, but it also demonstrates to students the relevance of mathematics. The early introduction of functions and graphs allows the instructor to use applications and visualization to present mathematical topics. Real data, graphs, and tables play an important role in the course, giving meaning to the numbers and equations that students encounter. This approach increases student interest, motivation, and the likelihood for success. Many students think in visual, concrete terms and not abstractly. This text helps students learn mathematics better by moving from the concrete to the abstract. It makes use of the Rule of Four (verbal, graphical, numerical, and symbolic), applications, visualization, and technology.

Table of Contents

Real Numbers and Algebra
Describing Data with Sets of Numbers
Operations on Real Numbers
Integer Exponents
Variables, Equations, and Formulas
Introduction to Graphing
Linear Functions and Models
Functions and Their Representations
Linear Functions
The Slope of a Line
Equations of Lines and Linear Models
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Linear Equations
Introduction to Problem Solving
Linear Inequalities
Compound Inequalities
Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
The Substitution and Elimination Methods
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Introduction to Linear Programming
Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Matrix Solutions of Linear Systems
Polynomial Expressions and Functions
Polynomial Functions
Multiplication of Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Factoring Trinomials
Special Types of Factoring
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