Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications / Edition 4by Marvin L. Bittinger, Barbara Johnson, David Ellenbogen, Mervin L. Keedy
Pub. Date: 01/01/1995
This text is for a one-term course in intermediate algebra, for students who have had a previous elementary algebra course. A five- step problem-solving process is introduced, and interesting applications are used to motivate students. Coverage progresses from graphs, functions, and linear equations to sequences, series, and the binomial theorem. New to this edition are sections on connecting concepts, study tips, and exercises designed to foster intuitive problem solving. Bittinger teaches at Indiana University; Ellenbogen at Community College of Vermont. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents(Each Chapter ends with a Summary and Review and a Chapter Test. Every third Chapter is followed by a Cumulative Review.).
1. Algebra and Problem Solving.
Some Basics of Algebra.
Operations and Properties of Real Numbers.
Introduction to Problem Solving.
Formulas, Models, and Geometry.
Properties of Exponents.
2. Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations.
Linear Functions: Graphs and Models.
Another Look at Linear Graphs.
Other Equations of Lines.
The Algebra of Functions.
3. Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving.
Systems of Equations in Two Variables.
Solving by Substitution or Elimination.
Solving Applications: Systems of Two Equations.
Systems of Equations in Three Variables.
Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations.
Elimination Using Matrices.
Determinants and Cramer's Rule.
Business and Economic Applications.
4. Inequalities and Problem Solving.
Inequalities and Applications.
Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities.
Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities.
Inequalities in Two Variables.
Applications Using Linear Programming.
5. Polynomials and Polynomial Functions.
Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions.
Multiplication of Polynomials.
Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping.
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares.
Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes.
Factoring: A General Strategy.
Applications of Polynomial Equations and Functions.
6. Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions.
RationalExpressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing.
Rational Expressions and Functions: Adding and Subtracting.
Complex Rational Expressions.
Rational Equations and Functions.
Solving Applications Using Rational Equations.
Division of Polynomials.
Formulas and Applications.
7. Exponents and Radicals.
Radical Expressions and Functions.
Rational Numbers as Exponents.
Multiplying, Adding, and Subtracting Radical Expressions.
Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radical Expressions.
More with Multiplication and Division.
Radical Equations and Functions.
The Complex Numbers.
8. Quadratic Functions and Equations.
The Quadratic Formula.
Applications Involving Quadratic Equations.
Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations.
Equations Reducible to Quadratic.
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs.
More About Graphing Quadratic Functions.
Problem Solving and Quadratic Functions.
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.
9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Composite and Inverse Functions.
Properties of Logarithmic Functions.
Common and Natural Logarithms.
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations.
Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
10. Conic Sections.
Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles.
Conic Sections: Ellipses.
Conic Sections: Hyperbolas.
Nonlinear Systems of Equations.
11. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem.
Sequences and Series.
Arithmetic Sequences and Series.
Geometric Sequences and Series.
The Binomial Theorem.
Appendix: The Graphing Calculator.
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The text is sparse and explanations dry, but the information is presented in an easy to understand format. This textbook will definitely help you understand Algebra, but you need to be patient enough to study it all the way through.
The text was very dry. Not that it had much of a chance, seeing how it was a math book. Anyways, it gave very vague examples and explanations...over all it wasn't a good choice book for class.