Algebra II For Dummies

Algebra II For Dummies

by Mary Jane Sterling


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119090625
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/22/2015
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 79,660
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mary Jane Sterling was a lecturer in mathematics for more than 35 years, teaching courses in algebra, calculus, and linear programming. She is the author of Algebra I For Dummies, Trigonometry For Dummies, Algebra Workbook For Dummies, and Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Homing in on Basic Solutions 5

Chapter 1: Going Beyond Beginning Algebra 7

Chapter 2: Toeing the Straight Line: Linear Equations 21

Chapter 3: Conquering Quadratic Equations 35

Chapter 4: Rooting Out the Rational, Radical, and Negative 55

Chapter 5: Graphing Your Way to the Good Life 73

Part II: Facing Off with Functions 95

Chapter 6: Formulating Function Facts 97

Chapter 7: Sketching and Interpreting Quadratic Functions 115

Chapter 8: Staying Ahead of the Curves: Polynomials 133

Chapter 9: Reasoning with Rational Functions 157

Chapter 10: Exposing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 177

Part III: Conquering Conics and Systems of Equations 203

Chapter 11: Cutting Up Conic Sections 205

Chapter 12: Solving Systems of Linear Equations 229

Chapter 13: Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities 253

Part IV: Shifting into High Gear with Advanced Concepts 273

Chapter 14: Simplifying Complex Numbers in a Complex World 275

Chapter 15: Making Moves with Matrices 289

Chapter 16: Making a List: Sequences and Series 311

Chapter 17: Everything You Wanted to Know about Sets 333

Part V: The Part of Tens 359

Chapter 18: Ten Multiplication Tricks 361

Chapter 19: Ten Special Types of Numbers 369

Index 373

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Algebra II for Dummies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MikeLee1 More than 1 year ago
I was studying for high school algebra 2, and this book only has a few chapters that are in the actual textbook. Trigonometric functions and graphs aren't included, determinants are left out, and Cramer's Rule is poorly explained. There were also about 8 incorrect equations, such as an incorrect ellipse equation. If you want a better book on Algebra II, look at Schaum's Outlines by McGraw Hill. (Check out precalculus or college algebra books.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Personally, math was never my thing in high school so when I knew I'd be taking math in college I immediately looked for a book like this. Overall it has been very helpful and easy to comprehend. My only negative comment is that it would be better if this book had more practice problems. But, thankfully that is exactly what the "Dummies" books have recently done. They are releasing a Practice Problems book for Algebra 2 at the end of May, which I've already pre-ordered. So together the two books will be the perfect study aids.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's so well written. In a normal textbook you have to spend time trying to decipher what half the material means and how it relates to the rest of the book, but in this book it's almost as though you are listening to a person explain it to you at a party.