Intermediate Algebra: A Text/Workbook / Edition 9

Intermediate Algebra: A Text/Workbook / Edition 9

by Charles P. McKeague
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Intermediate Algebra: A Text/Workbook / Edition 9

For the modern student like you—Pat McKeague's INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, 9E—offers concise writing, continuous review, and contemporary applications to show you how mathematics connects to your modern world. The new edition continues to reflect the author's passion for teaching mathematics by offering guided practice, review, and reinforcement to help you build skills through hundreds of new examples and applications. Use the examples, practice exercises, tutorials, videos, and e-Book sections in Enhanced WebAssign to practice your skills and demonstrate your knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781133103646
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Textbooks Available with Cengage YouBook Series
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 976
Sales rank: 997,070
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. BASIC PROPERTIES AND DEFINITIONS. Fundamental Definitions and Notation. Sets and Venn Diagrams. The Real Numbers. Simple and Compound Inequalities. Arithmetic with Real Numbers. Properties of Real Numbers. Recognizing Patterns 2. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN ONE VARIABLE. Linear Equations in One Variable. Formulas. Applications. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Equations with Absolute Value. Inequalities Involving Absolute Value. 3. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN TWO VARIABLES. Paired Data and the Rectangular Coordinate System. The Slope of a Line. The Equation of a Line. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Introduction to Functions. Function Notation. Algebra and Composition. Variation. 4. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables. Applications of Linear Systems. Matrix Solutions to Linear Systems. Systems of Linear Inequalities. 5. EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS. Properties of Exponents. Polynomials, Sums, and Differences. Multiplication of Polynomials. The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials. Special Factoring. Factoring: a General Review. Solving Equations by Factoring. 6. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS. Basic Properties and Reducing to Lowest Terms. Division of Polynomials and Difference Quotients. Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions. Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions. Complex Fractions. Equations and Graphs with Rational Expressions. Applications. 7. RATIONAL EXPONENTS AND ROOTS. Rational Exponents. More Expressions Involving Rational Exponents. Simplified Form for Radicals. Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions. Equations with Radicals. Complex Numbers. 8. QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS. Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations. Equations Quadratic in Form. Graphing Parabolas. Quadratic Inequalities. 9. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions. The Inverse of a Function. Logarithms are Exponents. Properties of Logarithms. Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms. Exponential Equations and Change of Base. 10. CONIC SECTIONS. The Circle. Ellipses and Hyperbolas. Second-Degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems.

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