Elementary Algebra (Hardcover) / Edition 1

Elementary Algebra (Hardcover) / Edition 1

by Alan S. S. Tussy, R. David Gustafson, R. David Gustafson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534368824

ISBN-13: 9780534368821

Pub. Date: 11/01/1999

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

A true balance of traditional and reform instructional approaches constantly reinforces the major concepts of algebra throughout the text. The early introduction of fundamental algebraic concepts through numerous interactive examples and a wide variety of exercises show students how to translate English phrases to mathematical symbols. Tussy and Gustafson's fully

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A true balance of traditional and reform instructional approaches constantly reinforces the major concepts of algebra throughout the text. The early introduction of fundamental algebraic concepts through numerous interactive examples and a wide variety of exercises show students how to translate English phrases to mathematical symbols. Tussy and Gustafson's fully integrated learning process is designed to expand students' reasoning abilities and teach them how to read, write, and think mathematically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534368821
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
Mathematics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
750
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1An Introduction to Algebra1
1.1Describing Numerical Relationships2
1.2The Real Numbers12
1.3Exponents and Order of Operations25
1.4Algebraic Expressions36
1.5Solving Equations48
1.6Problem Solving61
Key Concept: Variables71
Chapter 2Real Numbers, Equations, and Inequalities81
2.1Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers82
2.2Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers93
2.3Order of Operations and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions105
2.4Simplifying Algebraic Expressions115
2.5Solving Equations125
2.6Formulas137
2.7Problem Solving150
2.8Inequalities162
Key Concept: Simplify and Solve175
Chapter 3Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions187
3.1Graphing Using the Rectangular Coordinate System188
3.2Equations Containing Two Variables197
3.3Graphing Linear Equations210
3.4Rate of Change and the Slope of a Line224
3.5Describing Linear Relationships236
3.6Writing Linear Equations249
3.7Functions257
Key Concept: Describing Linear Relationships269
Chapter 4Exponents and Polynomials278
4.1Natural-Number Exponents279
4.2Zero and Negative Integer Exponents287
4.3Scientific Notation295
4.4Polynomials and Polynomial Functions302
4.5Adding and Subtracting Polynomials313
4.6Multiplying Polynomials320
4.7Dividing Polynomials by Monomials330
4.8Dividing Polynomials by Polynomials337
Key Concept: Polynomials344
Chapter 5Roots and Radicals354
5.1Square Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem355
5.2nth Roots and Radicands That Contain Variables366
5.3Solving Equations Containing Radicals; the Distance Formula373
5.4Simplifying Radical Expressions384
5.5Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions394
5.6Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions400
5.7Rational Exponents410
Key Concept: Inverse Operations417
Chapter 6Factoring and Quadratic Equations425
6.1Factoring Out the Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping426
6.2Factoring Trinomials of the Form x[superscript 2] + bx + c436
6.3Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax[superscript 2] + bx + c445
6.4Special Factorizations and a Factoring Strategy455
6.5Quadratic Equations465
6.6Completing the Square476
6.7The Quadratic Formula485
6.8Graphing Quadratic Functions497
Key Concept: Quadratic Equations511
Chapter 7Proportion and Rational Expressions523
7.1Ratios524
7.2Proportions and Similar Triangles532
7.3Rational Expressions and Rational Functions542
7.4Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions552
7.5Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions560
7.6Complex Fractions570
7.7Solving Equations That Contain Rational Expressions; Inverse Variation576
7.8Applications of Equations That Contain Rational Expressions584
Key Concept: The Language of Algebra590
Chapter 8Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities598
8.1Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing599
8.2Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution610
8.3Solving Systems of Equations by Addition617
8.4Applications of Systems of Equations624
8.5Graphing Linear Inequalities635
8.6Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities644
Key Concept: Systems of Equations and Inequalities654
Appendix IArithmetic Fractions1
Appendix IIStatistics14
Appendix IIIRoots and Powers18
Appendix IVAnswers to Selected Exercises19
Index1

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