Elementary Algebra, 4th Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

Algebra can be like a foreign language. But one text delivers an interpretation you can fully understand. Building a conceptual foundation in the "language of algebra," ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA, 4e provides an integrated learning process that helps you expand your reasoning abilities as it teaches you how to read, write, and think mathematically. Packed with real-life applications of math, it blends instructional approaches that include vocabulary, practice, and well-defined pedagogy with an emphasis on reasoning, modeling, communication, and technology skills. The authors' five-step problem-solving approach makes learning easy. More student-friendly than ever, the text offers a rich collection of student learning tools, including Enhanced WebAssign online learning system. With ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA, 4e, algebra makes sense!

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This textbook for a first course in algebra uses a five-step problem- solving strategy<-->analyze the problem, form an equation, solve the equation, state the conclusion, and check the result. The most advanced problems involve systems of equations with two variables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Alan Tussy teaches all levels of developmental mathematics at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. He has written nine math books — a paperback series and a hard-cover series. An extraordinary author, he is dedicated to his students' success, relentlessly meticulous, creative, and a visionary who maintains a keen focus on his students' greatest challenges. Alan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Redlands and his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles. He has taught up and down the curriculum from prealgebra to differential equations. He is currently focusing on the developmental math courses. Professor Tussy is a member of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

R. David Gustafson is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Rock Valley College in Illinois and has also taught extensively at Rockford College and Beloit College. He is coauthor of several best-selling mathematics textbooks, including Gustafson/Frisk/Hughes' COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Gustafson/Karr/Massey's BEGINNING ALGEBRA, INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: A COMBINED APPROACH, and the Tussy/Gustafson and Tussy/Gustafson/Koenig developmental mathematics series. His numerous professional honors include Rock Valley Teacher of the Year and Rockford's Outstanding Educator of the Year. He has been very active in AMATYC as a Midwest Vice-president and has been President of IMACC, AMATYC's Illinois affiliate. He earned a Master of Arts from Rockford College in Illinois, as well as a Master of Science from Northern Illinois University.

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Algebra. 2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving. 3. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Functions. 4. Systems of Equations and Inequalities. 5. Exponents and Polynomials. 6. Factoring and Quadratic Equations. 7. Rational Expressions and Equations. 8. Radical Expressions and Equations. 9. Quadratic Equations. Appendix I: Statistics. Appendix II: Roots and Powers. Appendix IIII: Answers to Selected Exercises.

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