# Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications / Edition 8

ISBN-10: 0321559479

ISBN-13: 9780321559470

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: Pearson Education

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

## Overview

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)

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321559470
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/01/2009

## Related Subjects

(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.
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: 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.

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 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.
Synthetic Division.
Formulas and Applications.

Rational Numbers as Exponents.
Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radical Expressions.
More with Multiplication and Division.
Geometric Applications.
The Complex Numbers.

Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.

9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Exponential Functions.
Composite and Inverse 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.
Index.

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