Algebra II For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Besides being an important area of math for everyday use, algebra is a passport to studying subjects like calculus, trigonometry, number theory, and geometry, just to name a few. To understand algebra is to possess the power to grow your skills and knowledge so you can ace your courses and possibly pursue further study in math.

Algebra II For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get a handle on this subject and solve even the trickiest algebra problems. This friendly guide shows ...

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Algebra II For Dummies

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Overview

Besides being an important area of math for everyday use, algebra is a passport to studying subjects like calculus, trigonometry, number theory, and geometry, just to name a few. To understand algebra is to possess the power to grow your skills and knowledge so you can ace your courses and possibly pursue further study in math.

Algebra II For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get a handle on this subject and solve even the trickiest algebra problems. This friendly guide shows you how to get up to speed on exponential functions, laws of logarithms, conic sections, matrices, and other advanced algebra concepts. In no time you’ll have the tools you need to:

  • Interpret quadratic functions
  • Find the roots of a polynomial
  • Reason with rational functions
  • Expose exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Cut up conic sections
  • Solve linear and non linear systems of equations
  • Equate inequalities
  • Simplifyy complex numbers
  • Make moves with matrices
  • Sort out sequences and sets

This straightforward guide offers plenty of multiplication tricks that only math teachers know. It also profiles special types of numbers, making it easy for you to categorize them and solve any problems without breaking a sweat. When it comes to understanding and working out algebraic equations, Algebra II For Dummies is all you need to succeed!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118429426
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 164,958
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Jane Sterling has authored Algebra For Dummies, Trigonometry For Dummies, Algebra Workbook For Dummies, Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies, Algebra I CliffsStudySolver, and Algebra II CliffsStudySolver. She taught junior high and high school math for many years before beginning her current 25-year-and-counting career at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Mary Jane enjoys working with her students both in the classroom and outside the classroom, where they do various community service projects.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Homing in on Basic Solutions.

Chapter 1: Going Beyond Beginning Algebra.

Chapter 2: Toeing the Straight Line: Linear Equations.

Chapter 3: Cracking Quadratic Equations.

Chapter 4: Rooting Out the Rational, Radical, and Negative.

Chapter 5: Graphing Your Way to the Good Life.

Part II: Facing Off with Functions.

Chapter 6: Formulating Function Facts.

Chapter 7: Sketching and Interpreting Quadratic Functions.

Chapter 8: Staying Ahead of the Curves: Polynomials.

Chapter 9: Relying on Reason: Rational Functions.

Chapter 10: Exposing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.

Part III: Conquering Conics and Systems of Equations.

Chapter 11: Cutting Up Conic Sections.

Chapter 12: Solving Systems of Linear Equations.

Chapter 13: Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities.

Part IV: Shifting into High Gear with Advanced Concepts.

Chapter 14: Simplifying Complex Numbers in a Complex World.

Chapter 15: Making Moves with Matrices.

Chapter 16: Making a List: Sequences and Series.

Chapter 17: Everything You Wanted to Know about Sets.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Multiplication Tricks.

Chapter 19: Ten Special Types of Numbers.

Index.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Missing crucial information, and even has a few errors!

    I was studying for high school algebra 2, and this book only has a few chapters that are in the actual textbook. Trigonometric functions and graphs aren't included, determinants are left out, and Cramer's Rule is poorly explained. There were also about 8 incorrect equations, such as an incorrect ellipse equation. If you want a better book on Algebra II, look at Schaum's Outlines by McGraw Hill. (Check out precalculus or college algebra books.)

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 3, 2013

    Very Helpful

    Personally, math was never my thing in high school so when I knew I'd be taking math in college I immediately looked for a book like this. Overall it has been very helpful and easy to comprehend. My only negative comment is that it would be better if this book had more practice problems. But, thankfully that is exactly what the "Dummies" books have recently done. They are releasing a Practice Problems book for Algebra 2 at the end of May, which I've already pre-ordered. So together the two books will be the perfect study aids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    It's so well written. In a normal textbook you have to spend tim

    It's so well written. In a normal textbook you have to spend time trying to decipher what half the material means and how it relates to the rest of the book, but in this book it's almost as though you are listening to a person explain it to you at a party.

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