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College Algebra DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Editionby Rhonda Huettenmueller
If you are absolutely confused by absolute value equations, or you think parabolas are short moral stories, College Algebra DeMYSTiFied, Second Edition is your solution to mastering the topic's concepts and theories at your own pace. This thoroughly revised and updated guide eases you into the subject,/i>
Don't let quadratic equations make you irrational
If you are absolutely confused by absolute value equations, or you think parabolas are short moral stories, College Algebra DeMYSTiFied, Second Edition is your solution to mastering the topic's concepts and theories at your own pace. This thoroughly revised and updated guide eases you into the subject, beginning with the math fundamentals then introducing you to this advanced form of algebra. As you progress, you will learn how to simplify rational expressions, divide complex numbers, and solve quadratic equations. You will understand the difference between odd and even functions and no longer be confused by the multiplicity of zeros. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:
- The x-y coordinate plane
- Lines and intercepts
- The FOIL method
- Nonlinear equations
- Graphs of functions
- Exponents and logarithms
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, College Algebra DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this engaging subject.
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I purchased this book to brush up on math, as I need to take a graduate proficiency exam. This book is very good at conveying the subject matter. The one downside I have come across is that there are several mistakes in the solutions to problems which can become annoying. After a couple of headaches trying to figure out how my answer was different, I got wolfram alpha pro to check my work. I have found 2 errors that were just wrong and a couple other misleading typographical errors. Despite this annoyance the author conveys the material in a very easy to read way. Furthermore, the chapters all lead into each other which makes for an extremely streamlined experience. Pros: Is really easy to follow. Effective and efficient. Short and to the point. Cons: Has a handful of mistakes which has caused me much confusion. - 1 Star. Is an ugly book, with ugly brown pages, that looks like it is for kids. -1 Star.