Elementary and Intermediate Algebra / Edition 3

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Elementary & Intermediate Algebra, 3/e by Baratto/Bergman is part of the latest offerings in the successful Streeter-Hutchison Series in Mathematics. The third edition continues the hallmark approach of encouraging the learning of mathematics by focusing its coverage on mastering math through practice. This worktext seeks to provide carefully detailed explanations and accessible pedagogy to introduce beginning and intermediate algebra concepts and put the content in context. The authors use a three-pronged approach (I. Communication, II. Pattern Recognition, and III. Problem Solving) to present the material and stimulate critical thinking skills. Items such as Math Anxiety boxes, Check Yourself exercises, and Activities represent this approach and the underlying philosophy of mastering math through practice. The exercise sets have been expanded, organized, and clearly labeled. Vocational and professional-technical exercises have been added throughout. Repeated exposure to this consistent structure should help advance the student’s skills in relating to mathematics. The book is designed for a combined beginning and intermediate algebra course, or it can be used across two courses, and is appropriate for lecture, learning center, laboratory, or self-paced courses. It is accompanied by numerous useful supplements, including McGraw-Hill’s online homework management system, MathZone.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077309992
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1312
  • File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents

0 Prealgebra Review
0.1 A Review of Fractions
0.2 Real Numbers
0.3 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers
0.4 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
0.5 Exponents and Order of Operation

1 From Arithmetic to Algebra
1.1 Transition to Algebra
1.2 Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
1.3 Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Expressions
1.4 Sets

2 Equations and Inequalities
2.1 Solving Equations by Adding and Subtracting
2.2 Solving Equations by Multiplying and Dividing
2.3 Combining the Rules to Solve Equations
2.4 Literal Equations and Their Applications
2.5 Solving Linear Inequalities Using Addition
2.6 Solving Linear Inequalities Using Multiplication
2.7 Solving Absolute Value Equations (Optional)
2.8 Solving Absolute Value Inequalities (Optional)

3 Graphs and Linear Equations
3.1 Solutions of Equations in Two Variables
3.2 The Cartesian Coordinate System
3.3 The Graph of a Linear Equation
3.4 The Slope of a Line
3.5 Forms of Linear Equations
3.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

4 Exponents and Polynomials
4.1 Positive Integer Exponents
4.2 Zero and Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
4.3 Introduction to Polynomials
4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
4.5 Multiplication of Polynomials and Special Products
4.6 Division of Polynomials

5 Factoring Polynomials
5.1 An Introduction to Factoring
5.2 Factoring Special Polynomials
5.3* Factoring Trinomials: Trial and Error
5.4 Factoring Trinomials: The ac method
5.5 Strategies in Factoring
5.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
5.7 ProblemSolving with Factoring

6 A Beginning Look at Functions
6.1 Relations and Functions
6.2 Tables and Graphs
6.3 Algebra of Functions
6.4 Composition of Functions
6.5 Substitution and Synthetic Division

R A Review of Elementary Algebra
R.1 From Arithmetic to Algebra
R.2 Equations and Inequalities
R.3 Graphs and Linear Equations
R.4 Exponents and Polynomials
R.5 A Beginning Look at Functions
R.6 Factoring Polynomials

7 Rational Expressions
7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
7.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
7.4 Complex Fractions
7.5 Solving Rational Expressions
7.6 Solving Rational Inequalities

8 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
8.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
8.2 Systems of Equations in Two Variables with Applications
8.3 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
8.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
8.5 Matrices (Optional)

9 Graphical Solutions
9.1 Solving Equations in One Variable Graphically
9.2 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable Graphically
9.3 Solving Absolute Value Equations Graphically
9.4 Solving Absolute Value Inequalities Graphically

10 Radicals and Exponents
10.1 Roots and Radicals
10.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions
10.3 Operations on Radical Expressions
10.4 Solving Radical Equations
10.5 Rational Exponents
10.6 Complex Numbers

11 Quadratic Functions
11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
11.2 The Quadratic Formula
11.3 An Introduction to the Parabola
11.4 Solving Quadratic Inequalities

12 Conic Sections
12.1 Conic Sections and the Circle
12.2 Ellipses
12.3 Hyperbolas

13 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
13.1 Inverse Relations and Functions
13.2 Exponential Functions
13.3 Logarithmic Functions
13.4 Properties of Logarithms
13.5 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations
Appendix A
Appendix A.1 Determinants and Cramer's Rule
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