Besides being an important area of math for everyday use, algebra is a passport to studying subjects like calculus, trigonometry, number theory, and geometry, just to name a few. To understand algebra is to possess the power to grow your skills and knowledge so you can ace your courses and possibly pursue further study in math.
Algebra II For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get a handle on this subject and solve even the trickiest algebra problems. This friendly guide shows you how to get up to speed on exponential functions, laws of logarithms, conic sections, matrices, and other advanced algebra concepts. In no time you’ll have the tools you need to:
- Interpret quadratic functions
- Find the roots of a polynomial
- Reason with rational functions
- Expose exponential and logarithmic functions
- Cut up conic sections
- Solve linear and non linear systems of equations
- Equate inequalities
- Simplifyy complex numbers
- Make moves with matrices
- Sort out sequences and sets
This straightforward guide offers plenty of multiplication tricks that only math teachers know. It also profiles special types of numbers, making it easy for you to categorize them and solve any problems without breaking a sweat. When it comes to understanding and working out algebraic equations, Algebra II For Dummies is all you need to succeed!
|Series:||For Dummies Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.84(d)|
About the Author
Mary Jane Sterling has authored Algebra For Dummies, Trigonometry For Dummies, Algebra Workbook For Dummies, Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies, Algebra I CliffsStudySolver, and Algebra II CliffsStudySolver. She taught junior high and high school math for many years before beginning her current 25-year-and-counting career at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Mary Jane enjoys working with her students both in the classroom and outside the classroom, where they do various community service projects.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.)
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.
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.