Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications / Edition 8

Hardcover (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 07/22/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 39%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.49
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (31) from $2.49   
  • New (2) from $84.00   
  • Used (29) from $2.49   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Boston, MA 2008 Hard cover 8th edition. ISBN 0321557182 New in new dust jacket. NEW, 8th edition. ISBN 0321557182 Bittinger Concepts and Applications. Audience: General/trade. ... NEW, 8th edition. ISBN 0321557182 Read more Show Less

Ships from: San Marino, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


KEY BENEFIT: The Bittinger Concepts and Applications Series brings proven pedagogy to a new generation of students, with updates throughout to help today’s students learn. Bittinger transitions students from skills-based math to the concepts-oriented math required for college courses, and supports students with quality applications and exercises to help them apply and retain their knowledge. New features such as Translating for Success and Visualizing for Success unlock the way students think, making math accessible to them.

KEY TOPICS: Algebraic and Problem Solving; Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations; Introduction to Graphing; Inequalities and Problem Solving; Polynomials and Polynomial Functions; Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions; Exponents and Radicals; Quadratic Functions and Equations; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conic Sections; Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem

MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321557186
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/12/2008
  • Series: Bittinger Concepts and Applications Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Algebraic and Problem Solving

Some Basics of Algebra

Operations and Properties of Real Numbers

Solving Equations

Introduction to Problem Solving

Formulas, Models, and Geometry

Properties of Exponents

Scientific Notation

2. Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations



Linear Functions: Slope, Graphs, and Models

Another Look at Linear Graphs

Other Equations of Lines

The Algebra of Functions

3. Introduction to Graphing

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 Variables

Elimination Using Matrices

Determinants and Cramer's Rule

Business and Economics 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 Trinomials

Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares

Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes

Factoring: A General Strategy

Applications of Polynomial Equations

6. Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions

Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing

Rational Expressions and Functions: Adding and Subtracting

Complex Rational Expressions

Rational Equations

Solving Applications Using Rational Equations

Division of Polynomials

Synthetic Division

Formulas, Applications, and Variation

7. Exponents and Radicals

Radical Expressions and Functions

Rational Numbers as Exponents

Multiplying Radical Expressions

Dividing Radical Expressions

Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms

Solving Radical Equations

The Distance and Midpoint Formulas and Other Applications

The Complex Numbers

8. Quadratic Functions and Equations

Quadratic Equations

The Quadratic Formula

Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations

Applications Involving 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

Exponential Functions

Logarithmic 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

Answers A-1
Glossary EM-1
Index EM-6
Index of Applications EM-13

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2001

    Excellent Book... if you are patient

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2001

    This book is not Good!

    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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)