Intermediate Algebra / Edition 8

Intermediate Algebra / Edition 8

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Intermediate Algebra / Edition 8

Key Message: The Lial series has helped thousands of readers succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, relevant real-world examples, extensive exercise sets, and complete supplements package.

Key Topics: Review of the Real Number System; Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications; Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions; Systems of Linear Equations; Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions; Factoring;  Rational Expressions and Functions; Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions; Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions; Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions; Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems; Sequences and Series

Market: For all readers interested in Intermediate Algebra.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201799507
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 738

Table of Contents

Note: each chapter concludes with a Group Activity, Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, Chapter Test, and after Chapter 1, a set of Cumulative Review Exercises.


Chapter 1: Review of the Real Number System

1.1 Basic Concepts

1.2 Operations on Real Numbers

1.3 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

1.4 Properties of Real Numbers


Chapter 2: Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications

2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable

2.2 Formulas

2.3 Applications of Linear Equations

2.4 Further Applications of Linear Equations

Summary Exercises on Solving Applied


2.5 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

2.6 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities

2.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Summary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities


Chapter 3: Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions

3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 The Slope of a Line

3.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables

Summary Exercises on Slopes and Equations of Lines

3.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

3.5 Introduction to Functions


Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations

4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix Methods


Chapter 5: Exponents, Polynomials, andPolynomial Functions

5.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.3 Polynomial Functions, Graphs, and Composition

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 Dividing Polynomials


Chapter 6: Factoring

6.1 Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials

6.3 Special Factoring

6.4 A General Approach to Factoring

6.5 Solving Equations by Factoring


Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Functions

7.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing

7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.3 Complex Fractions

7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs

Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations

7.5 Applications of Rational Expressions

7.6 Variation


Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions

8.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs

8.2 Rational Exponents

8.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

8.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents

8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals

8.7 Complex Numbers


Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions

9.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

9.2 The Quadratic Formula

9.3 Equations Quadratic in Form

Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations

9.4 Formulas and Further Applications

9.5 Graphs of Quadratic Functions

9.6 More about Parabolas and Their Applications

9.7 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities


Chapter 10: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions

10.1 Inverse Functions

10.2 Exponential Functions

10.3 Logarithmic Functions

10.4 Properties of Logarithms

10.5 Common and Natural Logarithms

10.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further Applications


Chapter 11: Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems

11.1 Additional Graphs of Functions

11.2 The Circle and the Ellipse

11.3 The Hyperbola and Functions Defined by Radicals

11.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

11.5 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities


Chapter 12: Sequences and Series

12.1 Sequences and Series

12.2 Arithmetic Sequences

12.3 Geometric Sequences

12.4 The Binomial Theorem



A: An Introduction to Calculators

B: Determinants and Cramer's Rule

C: Synthetic Division

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