Intermediate Algebra / Edition 10

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Overview

The Lial Series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics by providing the best learning and teaching support to students and instructors.
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This textbook reviews the mathematical symbols and operations of algebra, and reinforces function and graphing concepts for future courses. The authors cover polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic equations, and both linear and nonlinear systems. The eighth edition introduces functions and graphs of linear equations earlier in the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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New edition of a text that overlaps between typical beginning and intermediate algebra texts. Lial (American River College) and Hornsby (U. of New Orleans) have organized the 14 chapters to accommodate the early introduction of functions and graphing lines in a rectangular coordinate system, thus providing students with important concepts that will be an integral part of later mathematics courses. Subsequent chapters cover linear equations, lines and graphing, lines and inequalities, sequences and series, and other related topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321872180
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 1,508,414
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Marge Lial (late) became interested in math at an early age–it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, was affiliated with American River College. An avid reader and traveler, her travel experiences often found their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She was particularly interested in archeology; trips to various digs and ruin sites produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan. We dedicate the new editions of the paperback developmental math series to Marge in honor of her contributions to the field in which she helped thousands of students succeed.

When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

A native Midwesterner, Terry McGinnis received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 20 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in developmental mathematics and precalculus. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for over 10 years, Terry joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby in 2002 as coauthor of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club, walking, and reading fiction. She is the devoted mother of two sons, Andrew and Tyler.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Feature Walk-Through
An Introduction to Scientific Calculators
To the Student: Success in Algebra
Ch. 1 The Real Numbers 1
Ch. 2 Linear Equations and Inequalities 55
Ch. 3 Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Functions 147
Ch. 4 Systems of Linear Equations 229
Ch. 5 Polynomials 291
Ch. 6 Rational Expressions 385
Ch. 7 Roots and Radicals 449
Ch. 8 Quadratic Equations and Inequalities 517
Ch. 9 Graphs of Nonlinear Functions and Conic Sections 579
Ch. 10 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 659
Answers to Selected Exercises A-1
Solutions to Selected Exercises A-37
Index I-1
Video Correlation Guide I-7
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