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Elementary Algebra,9780547102276

Elementary Algebra

by
Edition: 5th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1/12/2009
Publisher(s): Brooks Cole

Summary

Larson IS student success. ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA owes its success to the hallmark features for which the Larson team is known: learning by example, a straightforward and accessible writing style, emphasis on visualization through the use of graphs to reinforce algebraic and numeric solutions and to interpret data, and comprehensive exercise sets. These pedagogical features are carefully coordinated to ensure that students are better able to make connections between mathematical concepts and understand the content. With a bright, appealing design, the new Fifth Edition builds on the Larson tradition of guided learning by incorporating a comprehensive range of student success materials to help develop students' proficiency and conceptual understanding of algebra. The text also continues coverage and integration of geometry in examples and exercises.

Table of Contents

The Real Number System
Real Numbers: Order and Absolute Value
Adding and Subtracting Integers
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Operations with Rational Numbers
Exponents, Order of Operations, and Properties of Real Numbers
Fundamentals Of Algebra
Writing and Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Algebra and Problem Solving
Introduction to Equations
Linear Equations And Problem Solving
Solving Linear Equations
Equations that Reduce to Linear Form
Problem Solving with Percents
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Ratios and Proportions
Geometric and Scientific Applications
Linear Inequalities
Equations And Inequalities In Two Variables
Ordered Pairs and Graphs
Graphs of Equations in Two Variables
Slope and Graphs of Linear Equations
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Equations of Lines
Graphs of Linear Inequalities
Exponents And Polynomials
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Multiplying Polynomials: Special Products
Dividing Polynomials
Factoring And Solving Equations
Factoring Polynomials with Common Factors
Factoring Trinomials
More About Factoring Trinomials
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Factoring Polynomials with Special Forms
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Rational Expressions And Equations
Simplifying Rational Expressions
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
Mid-Chapter Quiz.
Complex Fractions
Rational Equations and Applications
Systems Of Linear Equations And Inequalities
Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Radical Expressions And Equations
Roots and Radicals
Simplifying Radicals
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Operations with Radical Expressions
Radical Equations and Applications
Quadratic Equations And Functions
Solution by the Square Root Property
Solution by Completing the Square
Solution by the Quadratic Formula
Mid-Chapter Quiz
Graphing Quadratic Equations
Applications of Quadratic Equations
Complex Numbers
Relations, Functions, and Graphs
Appendices
Introduction to Graphing Calculators
Further Concepts in Geometry (Web)
Further Concepts in Statistics (Web)
Answers To Odd-Numbered Exercises, Quizzes, And Tests
Index Of Applications
Index
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