ISBN-10:
0618266127
ISBN-13:
9780618266128
Pub. Date:
03/28/2002
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Intermediate Algebra: Discovery and Visualization: Text with HM3 / Edition 3

Intermediate Algebra: Discovery and Visualization: Text with HM3 / Edition 3

by Ronald Robinson, Elaine Hubbard

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Overview

Bestselling Intermediate Algebra: Discovery and Visualization retains the strengths of its predecessors: high-quality writing, abundant exercises, strong pedagogical features, and a complete supplements package. The Third Edition employs graphing technology as an integral part of a discovery-based learning approach. Developed for a one-semester intermediate algebra course, this text thoughtfully incorporates the NCTM and AMATYC standards, while its multiple approaches to math, based on the Rule of Four, accommodate a variety of learning styles and ensure that students learn to solve problems and apply mathematical concepts across disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618266128
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 707
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with Review Exercises and a Chapter Test.

  • 1. The Real Number System
    1.1 The Real Numbers
    1.2 Operations with Real Numbers
    1.3 Properties of the Real Numbers
    1.4 Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
    1.5 Simplifying Expressions
    1.6 Integer Exponents
    1.7 Further Properties of Exponents
    Chapter Project: Microgravity and Space Flight
  • 2. The Coordinate Plane and Functions
    2.1 The Coordinate Plane
    2.2 The Graph of an Expression
    2.3 Relations and Functions
    2.4 Functions: Notation and Evaluation
    2.5 Analysis of Functions
    Chapter Project: Bicycle Helmet Usage
  • 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
    Cumulative Test, Chapters 1–3
  • 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 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 Applications
    5.6 Systems of Linear Inequalities
    Chapter Project: Office Communications
  • Cumulative Test, Chapters 4–5
  • 6. Polynomials
    6.1 Addition and Subtraction
    6.2 Multiplication and Special Products
    6.3Common Factors and Grouping
    6.4 Special Factoring
    6.5 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
    6.6 Solving Equations by Factoring
    6.7 Division
    6.8 The Remainder and Factor Theorems
    Chapter Project: Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 7. Rational Expressions
    7.1 Introduction to Rational Expressions
    7.2 Multiplication and Division
    7.3 Addition and Subtraction
    7.4 Complex Fractions
    7.5 Equations with Rational Expressions
    7.6 Applications
    Chapter Project: Major League Salaries
  • Cumulative Test, Chapters 6–7
  • 8. Radical Expressions
    8.1 Radicals
    8.2 Rational Exponents
    8.3 Properties of Rational Exponents
    8.4 The Product Rule for Radicals
    8.5 The Quotient Rule for Radicals
    8.6 Operations with Radicals
    8.7 Equations with Radicals and Exponents
    8.8 Complex Numbers
    Chapter Project: Visitors to National Parks and Monuments
  • 9. Quadratic Equations
    9.1 Special Methods
    9.2 Completing the Square
    9.3 The Quadratic Formula
    9.4 Equations in Quadratic Form
    9.5 Applications
    9.6 Quadratic Inequalities
    9.7 Higher Degree and Rational Inequalities
    9.8 Quadratic Functions
    Chapter Project: Heart Attack Risks
  • 10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    10.1 Algebra of Functions
    10.2 Inverse Functions
    10.3 Exponential Functions
    10.4 Logarithmic Functions
    10.5 Properties of Logarithms
    10.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    Chapter Project: Telecommuting
  • Cumulative Test, Chapters 8–10
  • Appendixes
    A. Conic Sections
    B. Calculator Guide for the TI-86
    C. Calculator Programs for the TI-83 Plus
  • Answers to Selected Features
  • Answers to Exercises
  • Index of Chapter Projects
  • Index of Data Analysis
  • Index of Real-Life Applications
  • Index of Modeling with Real Data
  • Index

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