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The first book in Kaufmann's highly successful algebra series, ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA, Sixth Edition, develops algebraic concepts through numerous examples, and continuously reinforces those concepts through additional examples and applications in problem-solving situations. Foregoing excessive technical language and formalism, Kaufmann presents algebraic concepts in a simple, straightforward manner, making ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA an ideal book to learn and teach from.
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"I do like the organization. I like that once a skill is covered that skill is then used to solve equations. For example, adding/subtracting terms is covered, then linear equations... factoring is covered, then solving equations by factoring... simplifying rational expressions, then solving rational equations... simplifying radicals, then solving radical equations. I have used texts where those skills are all covered once and then all the equations are lumped together in a "solving equations" chapter. I tend to get bogged down in equations that way and students seem to get overwhelmed. I think the organization of this text is much better."- Meredith Williams, Campbell University

"This text provides a thorough but concise path from arithmetic to Intermediate Algebra and has readable text, relevant examples, and robust exercise sets."- Michael Carr, Mott Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534948603
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1

Meet the Author


Jerome E. Kaufmann received his Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Virginia. Now a retired Professor of Mathematics from Western Illinois University, he has more than 30 years of teaching experience at the high school, two-year, and four-year college levels. He is the author of 45 college mathematics textbooks.

Karen L. Schwitters graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Mathematics. She earned an M.S. Ed. in Professional Secondary Education from Northern Illinois University. Schwitters is currently teaching at Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida, where she is very active in multimedia instruction and is involved in planning distance learning courses with multimedia materials. She is an advocate for Enhanced WebAssign and uses it in her classroom. In 1998, she received the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award.

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Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra. 2. First Degree Equations and Inequalities of One Variable. 3. Formulas and Problem Solving. 4. Introduction to Graphing and Functions. 5. Exponents and Polynomials. 6. Factoring and Solving Equations. 7. Algebraic Fractions. 8. Coordinate Geometry and Linear Systems. 9. Roots and Radicals. 10. Quadratic Equations. 11. Additional Topics. Appendix. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and All Chapter Review, Chapter Test, and Cumulative Review Problems. Index.
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