Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Books a la Carte Edition

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Overview

This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.


Understanding Algebra

Through many successful editions, the Angel team has developed a text that students can read, understand, and enjoy. They’ve done this by pairing clear explanations (in short sentences!) with detailed examples and thorough exercise sets.

This program provides a better teaching and learning experience for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • MyMathLab® (available separately) improves results with a new video lecture series and a new downloadable Student Workbook that can be packaged with the text and/or the MyMathLab code.
  • Carefully crafted exercise sets give students the practice they need to build understanding.
  • Clear, visual presentation gives students content in a readable, easy-to-understand format.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321932952
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/22/2014
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts

1.1 Study Skills for Success in Mathematics, and Using a Calculator

1.2 Sets and Other Basic Concepts

1.3 Properties of and Operations with Real Numbers

1.4 Order of Operations

1.5 Exponents

1.6 Scientific Notation

2. Equations and Inequalities

2.1 Solving Linear Equations

2.2 Problem Solving and Using Formulas

2.3 Applications of Algebra

2.4 Additional Application Problems

2.5 Solving Linear Inequalities

2.6 Solving Equations and Inequalities Containing Absolute Values

3. Graphs and Functions

3.1 Graphs

3.2 Functions

3.3 Linear Functions: Graphs and Applications

3.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation

3.5 The Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation

3.6 The Algebra of Functions

3.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities

4. Systems of Equations and Inequalities

4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

4.4 Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices

4.5 Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

4.6 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

5. Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

5.1 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

5.2 Multiplication of Polynomials

5.3 Division of Polynomials and Synthetic Division

5.4 Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial and Factoring by Grouping

5.5 Factoring Trinomials

5.6 Special Factoring Formulas

5.7 A General Review of Factoring

5.8 Polynomial Equations

6. Rational Expressions and Equations

6.1 The Domains of Rational Functions and Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
6.2 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
6.3 Complex Fractions

6.4 Solving Rational Equations

6.5 Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving
6.6 Variation

7. Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers

7.1 Roots and Radicals

7.2 Rational Exponents

7.3 Simplifying Radicals

7.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radicals

7.5 Dividing Radicals

7.6 Solving Radical Equations

7.7 Complex Numbers

8. Quadratic Functions

8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

8.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

8.3 Quadratic Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

8.4 Writing Equations in Quadratic Form

8.5 Graphing Quadratic Functions

8.6 Quadratic and Other Inequalities in One Variable

9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

9.1 Composite and Inverse Functions

9.2 Exponential Functions

9.3 Logarithmic Functions

9.4 Properties of Logarithms

9.5 Common Logarithms

9.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

9.7 Natural Exponential and Natural Logarithmic Functions

10. Conic Sections

10.1 The Parabola and the Circle

10.2 The Ellipse

10.3 The Hyperbola

10.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Their Applications

11. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem

11.1 Sequences and Series

11.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

11.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

11.4 The Binomial Theorem

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