Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications / Edition 8

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Overview

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.

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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

Graphs

Functions

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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