Intermediate Algebra: Concepts Through Applications, Preview Edition / Edition 1

Intermediate Algebra: Concepts Through Applications, Preview Edition / Edition 1

by Mark Clark
     
 

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: CONCEPTS THROUGH APPLICATIONS is designed to help college and university students apply traditional mathematical skills in real-world contexts. Research has shown that learning math skills in context helps students make better connections between mathematics and other disciplines and life. Therefore, this text is applications-driven and

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INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: CONCEPTS THROUGH APPLICATIONS is designed to help college and university students apply traditional mathematical skills in real-world contexts. Research has shown that learning math skills in context helps students make better connections between mathematics and other disciplines and life. Therefore, this text is applications-driven and uses current technology to empower students while they master algebraic concepts, critical thinking, and math communication skills. The writing style is carefully geared to the learner's thinking process to emphasize and demonstrate how to think through a problem and apply the skills presented. The text is designed to be flexible, allowing the instructor to decide the best balance of applications, skills, and technology for their course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534492267
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/12/2005
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. LINEAR FUNCTIONS. Solving Linear Equations. Using Data to Create Scattergrams. Introduction to Linear Equations. Finding Linear Models. Functions. Combining Functions. Summary. Review Exercises. Test. Projects. 2. INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Introduction to Systems. Solving Systems Algebraically. Solving Systems as Inequalities. Solving Systems of Inequalities. Summary. Review Exercises. Test. Projects. Cumulative Review Chapter 1-2. 3. QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS. Introduction to Quadratics. Graphing Quadratics in Vertex Form. Finding Quadratic Models. Solving Quadratic Equations I. Solving Quadratic Equations II. Graphing from Standard Form. Polynomial Arithmetic. Summary. Review Exercises. Test. Projects. 4. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Introduction to Exponentials. Rules for Exponents. Finding Exponential Models. Introduction to Inverses. Introduction to Logarithms. Properties of Logarithms. Solving Exponential Equations. Solving Logarithm Equations. Summary. Review Exercises. Test. Projects. Cumulative Review Chapter 1-4. 5. RATIONAL FUNCTIONS. Introduction to Rational Functions. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions. Solving Rational Equations. Summary. Review Exercises. Test. Projects. 6. RADICAL FUNCTIONS. Introduction to Radical Functions. Simplifying, Adding and Subtracting Radicals. Multiplying and Dividing Radicals. Solving Radical Equations. Complex Numbers. Summary. Review Exercises. Test. Projects. Cumulative Review Chapter 1-6. Appendix: Review of Numbers. Review of Solving Linear Equations. Special Types of Factoring. Exponent Rules.

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