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Master algebra from the comfort of home!

Want to “know it all” when it comes to algebra? Algebra Know-It-ALL gives you the expert, one-on-one instruction you need, whether you're new to algebra or you're looking to ramp up your skills.

Providing easy-to-understand concepts and thoroughly explained exercises, math whiz Stan Gibilisco serves as your own private tutor-without the expense! His clear, friendly guidance helps you tackle the concepts and problems that confuse you the most and work through them at your own pace.

Train your brain with ease! Algebra Know-It-ALL features:

  • Icons to help you identify your current skill level
  • Chapter-end quizzes and word problem/solution pairs to reinforce learning
  • Worked-out answers to all practice exercises
  • Extensive multiple-choice questions to prepare you for standardized tests
  • “Extra Credit” and “Challenge” problems to stretch your skills

Stan's expert guidance gives you the know-how to:

  • Solve arithmetic problems without a calculator
  • Convert fractions to decimal form and vice-versa
  • Manipulate simple equations and inequalities
  • Learn how coordinate systems work
  • Make simple graphs
  • Solve quadratic and cubic equations
  • Understand complex-number solutions to equations
  • Use logarithms and exponential functions
  • Take college entrance examinations with confidence
  • And much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071546171
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/20/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 730
  • Sales rank: 329,683
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco is an electronics engineer, researcher, and mathematician who has authored a number of titles for the McGraw-Hill Demystified series, along with more than 30 other books and dozens of magazine articles. His work has been published in several languages.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Numbers, Sets, and Operations
Chapter 1. Counting Methods
Chapter 2. The Language of Sets
Chapter 3. Natural Numbers and Integers
Chapter 4. Addition and Subtraction
Chapter 5. Multiplication and Division
Chapter 6. Fractions Built of Integers
Chapter 7. Decimal Fractions
Chapter 8. Powers and Roots
Chapter 9. Irrational and Real Numbers
Chapter 10. Review Questions and Answers
Part 2: Linear Equations and Relations
Chapter 11. Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 12. First-Degree Equations in One Variable
Chapter 13. Mappings, Relations, and Functions
Chapter 14. The Cartesian Plane
Chapter 15. Graphs of Linear Relations
Chapter 16. Two-by-Two Linear Systems
Chapter 17. Two-by-Two Linear Graphs
Chapter 18. Larger Linear Systems
Chapter 19. The Matrix Morphing Game
Chapter 20. Review Questions and Answers
Part 3: Nonlinear Equations and Relations
Chapter 21. Imaginary and Complex Numbers
Chapter 22. Quadratic Equations with Real Roots
Chapter 23. Quadratic Equations with Complex Roots
Chapter 24. Graphs of Quadratic Functions
Chapter 25. Cubic Equations in Real Numbers
Chapter 26. Polynomial Equations in Real Numbers
Chapter 27. More Two-by-Two Systems
Chapter 28. More Two-by-Two Graphs
Chapter 29. Logarithms and Exponentials
Chapter 30. Review Questions and Answers
Final Exam
Appendix A: Worked-Out Solutions to Exercises: Chapters 1 to 9
Appendix B: Worked-Out Solutions to Exercises: Chapters 11 to 19
Appendix C: Worked-Out Solutions to Exercises: Chapters 21 to 29

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    This book explains the background story of Algebra and also helps to fill in information that other textbooks or books leave empty. It explains it in a different way and it has been useful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2008

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    Finally! Here's a math book that explains how things work without patronizing. It starts out simple, but by the time I got halfway through I was being challenged. I took algebra through my freshman year in college but that was a long time ago. This book refreshes my memory without having to look stuff up in my math dictionary or going on the web. The solutions to the quiz questions are really complete. Everything is explained so you know why the answer is right. The final exam is like a standardized test. I see on Amazon that a 'calculus know it all' book is coming in November. I'm in line for it. Oh by the way, this book is big, more than 700 pages.

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