Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Books a la Carte Edition / Edition 3

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Books a la Carte Edition / Edition 3

by Tom Carson, Bill E. Jordan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321665678

ISBN-13: 9780321665676

Pub. Date: 03/02/2010

Publisher: Pearson

Drawing examples from science, engineering, health, finance, and the arts, this textbook explains the algebraic methods for solving linear equations and inequalities, factoring polynomials, adding rational expressions and radical expressions, solving a system of equations, and graphing quadratic functions. The closing chapters deal with exponential and logarithmic…  See more details below

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Drawing examples from science, engineering, health, finance, and the arts, this textbook explains the algebraic methods for solving linear equations and inequalities, factoring polynomials, adding rational expressions and radical expressions, solving a system of equations, and graphing quadratic functions. The closing chapters deal with exponential and logarithmic functions and conic sections. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321665676
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Series:
Books a la Carte Series
Pages:
1008
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Foundations of Algebra

1.1 Number Sets and the Structure of Algebra

1.2 Fractions

1.3 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers

1.4 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers

1.5 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

1.6 Translating Word Phrases to Expressions

1.7 Evaluating and Rewriting Expressions

2. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities

2.1 Equations, Formulas, and the Problem-Solving Process

2.2 The Addition Principle of Equality

2.3 The Multiplication Principle of Equality

2.4 Applying the Principles to Formulas

2.5 Translating Word Sentences to Equations

2.6 Solving Linear Inequalities

3. Problem Solving

3.1 Ratios and Proportions

3.2 Percents

3.3 Problems with Two or More Unknowns

3.4 Rates

3.5 Investment and Mixture

4. Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities

4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

4.2 Graphing Linear Equations

4.3 Graphing Using Intercepts

4.4 Slope-Intercept Form

4.5 Point-Slope Form

4.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities

4.7 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation

5. Polynomials

5.1 Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.2 Introduction to Polynomials

5.3 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.4 Exponent Rules and Multiplying Monomials

5.5 Multiplying Polynomials; Special Products

5.6 Exponent Rules and Dividing Polynomials

6. Factoring

6.1 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x 2 + bx + c

6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax 2 + bx + c, where a ≠ 1

6.4 Factoring Special Products

6.5 Strategies for Factoring

6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

6.7 Graphs of Quadratic Equations and Functions

7. Rational Expressions and Equations

7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator

7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators

7.5 Complex Rational Expressions

7.6 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions

7.7 Applications with Rational Expressions, Including Variation

8. More on Inequalities, Absolute Value and Functions

8.1 Compound Inequalities

8.2 Equations Involving Absolute Value

8.3 Inequalities Involving Absolute Value

8.4 Functions and Graphing

8.5 Function Operations

9. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

9.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically

9.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution; Applications

9.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination; Applications

9.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

9.5 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices

9.6 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Cramer’s Rule

9.7 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

10. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers

10.1 Radical Expressions and Functions

10.2 Rational Exponents

10.3 Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals

10.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions

10.5 Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions

10.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving

10.7 Complex Numbers

11. Quadratic Equations and Functions

11.1 Completing the Square

11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula

11.3 Solving Equations That Are Quadratic in Form

11.4 Graphing Quadratic Functions

11.5 Solving Nonlinear Inequalities

12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

12.1 Composite and Inverse Functions

12.2 Exponential Functions

12.3 Logarithmic Functions

12.4 Properties of Logarithms

12.5 Common and Natural Logarithms

12.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations with Applications

13. Conic Sections

13.1 The Parabola and Circle

13.2 Ellipses and Hyperbolas

13.3 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

13.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

Elementary Algebra Review

Appendices

A Arithmetic Sequences and Series

B Geometric Sequences and Series

C The Binomial Series

D Synthetic Division

E Mean, Median, and Mode (if room)

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