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Elementary and Intermediate Algebra / Edition 2

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra / Edition 2

by Elaine Hubbard, Ronald Robinson


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Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Second Edition, is designed for courses that seek to develop mathematical concepts using primarily numeric, symbolic and verbal approaches. Traditional methods and graphs are used throughout the text and graphing calculator use is completely optional. In keeping with NCTM and AMATYC standards, the text integrates a number of features that develop critical thinking and communication skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618162352
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/18/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 8.23(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Review Exercises, Looking Back, and a Chapter Test. 1. The Real Number System 1.1 The Real Numbers; 1.2 Addition; 1.3 Subtraction; 1.4 Multiplication; 1.5 Division; 1.6 Exponents, Square Roots, Order of Operations; 1.7 Properties of the Real Numbers; Chapter Project: Air Pressure and Altitude 2. Expressions and Functions 2.1 Algebraic Expressions and Formulas; 2.2 Simplifying Expressions; 2.3 The Coordinate Plane; 2.4 Relations and Functions; 2.5 Functions: Notation and Evaluation; Chapter Project: Bicycle Helmet Usage Cumulative Test: Chapters 1-2 3. Linear Equations and Inequalities 3.1 Introduction to Linear Equations; 3.2 Solving Linear Equations; 3.3 Formulas; 3.4 Modeling and Problem Solving; 3.5 Applications; 3.6 Linear Inequalities; 3.7 Compound Inequalities; 3.8 Absolute Value: Equations and Inequalities; Chapter Project: Health Insurance 4. Properties of Lines 4.1 Linear Equations in Two Variables; 4.2 Slope of a Line; 4.3 Applications of Slope; 4.4 Equations of Lines; 4.5 Graphs of Linear Inequalities; Chapter Project: Bald Eagle Population 5. Systems of Linear Equations 5.1 The Graphing and Substitution Methods; 5.2 The Addition Method; 5.3 Systems of Equations in Three Variables; 5.4 Matrices and Systems of Equations; 5.5 Determinants and Cramer's Rule; 5.6 Applications; 5.7 Systems of Linear Inequalities; Chapter Project: Office Communications Cumulative Test: Chapters 3-5 6. Exponents and Polynomials 6.1 Properties of Exponents; 6.2 Zero and Negative Exponents; 6.3 Scientific Notation; 6.4 Polynomials; 6.5 Multiplication and Special Products; Chapter Project: Microgravity and Space Flight 7. Factoring 7.1 Common Factors and Grouping; 7.2 Special Factoring; 7.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c; 7.4 Solving Equations by Factoring; 7.5 Division; Chapter Project: Foreign Currency Exchange 8. Rational Expressions 8.1 Introduction to Rational Expressions; 8.2 Multiplication and Division; 8.3 Addition and Subtraction; 8.4 Complex Fractions; 8.5 Equations with Rational Expressions; 8.6 Applications; Chapter Project: Major League Salaries Cumulative Test: Chapters 6-8 9. Radical Expressions 9.1 Radicals; 9.2 Rational Exponents; 9.3 Properties of Rational Exponents; 9.4 The Product Rule for Radicals; 9.5 The Quotient Rule for Radicals; 9.6 Operations with Radicals; 9.7 Equations with Radicals and Exponents; 9.8 Complex Numbers; Chapter Project: Visitors to National Parks and Monuments 10. Quadratic Equations 10.1 Special Methods; 10.2 Completing the Square; 10.3 The Quadratic Formula; 10.4 Equations in Quadratic Form; 10.5 Applications; 10.6 Quadratic Functions; 10.7 Quadratic Inequalities; Chapter Project: Heart Attack Risks 11. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 11.1 Algebra of Functions; 11.2 Inverse Functions; 11.3 Exponential Functions; 11.4 Logarithmic Functions; 11.5 Properties of Logarithms; 11.6 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations; Chapter Project: Telecommuting Cumulative Test: Chapter 9-11 Appendix: Conic Sections

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