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The new edition of BEGINNING ALGEBRA is an exciting and innovative revision that takes an already successful text and makes it more compelling for today's instructor and student. The new edition has been thoroughly updated with a new interior design and other pedagogical features that make the text both easier to read and easier to use. Known for its clear writing and an engaging, accessible approach that makes algebra relevant, BEGINNING ALGEBRA helps students to develop problem-solving skills and strategies that they can use in their everyday lives. The new edition welcomes two new co-authors Rosemary Karr and Marilyn Massey who along with David Gustafson have developed a learning plan to help students succeed in Beginning Algebra and transition to the next level in their coursework. The authors have developed an acute awareness of students' approach to homework and present a learning plan keyed to new Learning Objectives and supported by a comprehensive range of exercise sets that reinforces the material that students have learned setting the stage for their success.
1. REAL NUMBERS AND THEIR BASIC PROPERTIES. Real Numbers and Their Graphs. Fractions. Exponents and Order of Operations. Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers. Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers. Algebraic Expressions. Properties of Real Numbers. Projects. Chapter Review. Chapter 1 Test. 2. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Solving Basic Linear Equations in One Variable. Solving More Linear Equations in One Variable. Simplifying Expressions to Solve Linear Equations in One Variable. Formulas. Introduction to Problem Solving. Motion and Mixture Problems. Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Projects. Chapter Review. Chapter 2 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 3. GRAPHING; WRITING EQUATIONS OF LINES; FUNCTIONS; VARIATION. The Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphing Linear Equations. Slope of a Line. Point-Slope Form. Slope-Intercept Form. Functions. Variation. Projects. Chapter Review. Chapter 3 Test. 4. POLYNOMIALS. Natural-Number Exponents. Zero and Negative-Integer Exponents. Scientific Notation. Polynomials. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials. Multiplying Polynomials. Dividing Polynomials by Monomials. Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials. Projects. Chapter Review. Chapter 4 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 5. FACTORING POLYNOMIALS. Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor; Factoring by Grouping. Factoring the Difference of Two Squares. Factoring Trinomials with a Leading Coefficient of 1. Factoring General Trinomials. Factoring the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes. Summary of Factoring Techniques. Solving Equations by Factoring. Problem Solving. Projects. Chapter Review. Chapter 5 Test. 6. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS; RATIO AND PROPORTION. Simplifying Rational Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions. Simplifying Complex Fractions. Solving Equations That Contain Rational Expressions. Solving Applications of Equations That Contain Rational Expressions. Ratios. Proportions and Similar Triangles. Projects. Chapter Review.Chapter 6 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 7. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination (Addition). Applications of Systems of Equations. Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities. Projects. Chapter Review. Chapter 7 Test. 8. ROOTS AND RADICAL EXPRESSIONS. Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem. nth Roots and Radicands That Contain Variables. Simplifying Radical Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions. Solving Equations Containing Radicals; the Distance Formula. Rational Exponents. Projects. Chapter Review. Chapter 8 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 9. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND GRAPHING QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS. Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Square-Root Property. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula. Graphing Quadratic Functions. Complex Numbers. Projects. Chapter Review. Chapter 9 Test. Glossary. Appendix I Sample Final Examination. Appendix II Powers and Roots. Appendix III Answers to Selected Exercises. Index I-1.
Posted November 1, 2012
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