Intermediate Algebra / Edition 8

Intermediate Algebra / Edition 8

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by R. David Gustafson, Peter D. Frisk
     
 


Get the grade you want in algebra with Gustafson and Frisk's INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA! Written with you in mind, the authors provide clear, no-nonsense explanations that will help you learn difficult concepts with ease. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as online tutoring, Chapter Summaries, Self-Checks, Getting… See more details below

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Get the grade you want in algebra with Gustafson and Frisk's INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA! Written with you in mind, the authors provide clear, no-nonsense explanations that will help you learn difficult concepts with ease. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as online tutoring, Chapter Summaries, Self-Checks, Getting Ready exercises, and Vocabulary and Concept problems. Use this text, and you'll learn solid mathematical skills that will help you both in future mathematical courses and in real life!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495118022
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/05/2007
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
19.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents


1. A REVIEW OF BASIC ALGEBRA. The Real Number System. Arithmetic and Properties of Real Numbers. Exponents. Scientific Notation. Solving Equations. Using Equations to Solve Problems. More Applications of Equations. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 1 Test. 2. GRAPHS, EQUATIONS OF LINES AND FUNCTIONS. Graphing Linear Equations. Slope of a Non-Vertical Line. Writing Equations of Lines. Introduction to Functions. Graphs of Other Functions. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 2 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 3. SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS. Solution by Graphing. Solution by Elimination. Solutions of Three Equations in Three Variables. Solution by Matrices. Solution by Determinants. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 3 Test. 4. INEQUALITIES. Linear Inequalities. Equations and Inequalities with Absolute Values. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Systems of Inequalities. Linear Programming. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 4 test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 5. POLYNOMIALS AND POLYNOMIAL FUNCTIONS. Polynomials and Polynomial Functions. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials. Multiplying Polynomials. The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. The Difference of Two Squares; the Sum and Difference of Two Cubes. Factoring Trinomials. Summary of Factoring Techniques. Solving Equations by Factoring. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 5 Test. 6. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS. Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions. Complex Fractions. Equations Containing Rational Expressions. Dividing Polynomials. Synthetic Division. Proportions and Variation. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 6 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 7. RADICALS AND RATIONAL EXPONENTS. Radical Expressions. Applications of Radicals. Rational Exponents. Simplifying and Combining Radical Expressions. Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions. Radical Equations. Complex Numbers. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 7 Test. 8. QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS, INEQUALITIES, AND ALGEBRA OF FUNCTIONS. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula. The Discriminate and Equations That Can be Written in Quadratic Form. Graphs of Quadratic Functions. Quadratic and Other Nonlinear Inequalities. Algebra and Composition of Functions. Inverses of Functions. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 8 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 9. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions. Base-e Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Base-e Logarithms. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations. Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 9 Test. 10. MORE GRAPHING AND CONIC SECTIONS. The Circle and the Parabola. The Ellipse. The Hyperbola. Solving Simultaneous Second-Degree Equations. Piecewise-Defined Functions and the Greatest Integer Function. Problems and Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 10 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. 11. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS. The Binomial Theorem. The nth Term of a Binomial Expansion. Arithmetic Sequences. Geometric Sequences. Infinite Geometric Sequences. Permutations and Combinations. Probability. Problems and Projects. Chapter Summary. Chapter 11 Test. Cumulative Review Exercises. APPENDICES. Symmetries of Graphs. Sample Final Examination. Tables. Answers to Selected Answers.

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