Beginning Algebra (with CD-ROM, BCA Tutorial, and Infotrac) / Edition 7

Beginning Algebra (with CD-ROM, BCA Tutorial, and Infotrac) / Edition 7

by R. Gustafson, R. David Gustafson, Peter D. Frisk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534463320

ISBN-13: 9780534463328

Pub. Date: 02/09/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Get a good grade in algebra with Gistafson and Frisk's BEGINNING ALGEBRA! Written with you in mind, the authors provide clear, no-nonsense explanations that will help you learn difficult concepts with ease. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as online tutoring, chapter summaries, self-checks, getting ready exercises,

Overview

Get a good grade in algebra with Gistafson and Frisk's BEGINNING ALGEBRA! Written with you in mind, the authors provide clear, no-nonsense explanations that will help you learn difficult concepts with ease. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as online tutoring, chapter summaries, self-checks, getting ready exercises, and vocabulary and concept problems. Use this text, and you'll learn solid mathematical skills that will help you both in future mathematical courses and in real-life!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534463328
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/09/2004
Edition description:
With CD-Rom, BCA Tutorial & Infotrac
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

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 Summary. Chapter 1 Test. 2. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Solving Basic Equations. Solving More Equations. Simplifying Expressions to Solve Equations. Introduction to Problem Solving. Motion and Mixture Problems. Formulas. Solving Inequalities. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 2 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 3. GRAPHING, WRITING EQUATIONS OF LINES; VARIATION. The Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphing Linear Equations. Slope of a Non-Vertical Line. Point-Slope Form. Slope-Intersect Form. Functions. Variation. Projects. Chapter Summary. 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 Summary. 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 Lead Coefficients 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 Summary. Chapter 5 Test. 6. PROPORTIONS AND RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS. Ratios. Proportions and Similar Triangles. Simplifying Rational Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding andSubtracting Rational Expressions. Complex Fractions. Solving Equations that Contain Rational Expressions. Applications of Equations that Contain Rational Expressions. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 6 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 7. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution. Solving Systems of Equations by Addition. Applications of Systems of Equations. Systems of Linear Inequalities. Projects. Chapter Summary. 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 Summary. Chapter 8 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 9. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND GRAPHING QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS. Quadratic Equations. Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Graphing Quadratic Functions. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 9 Test. APPENDICES. Sample Final Examination. Complex Numbers. Powers and Roots. Answers to Selected Exercises.

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