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KEY MESSAGE:Gary Rockswold and Terry Kriegerfocus on teaching algebra in context, giving students realistic and convincing answers to the perennial question, ''When will I ever use this?'' The authors' consistent use of real data, graphs, and tables throughout the examples and exercise sets gives meaning to the numbers and equations as students encounter them. This new edition further enhances Rockswold and Krieger's focus on math in the real world with a new features and updated applications to engage today's students. KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Algebra, Linear Equations and inequalities, Graphing Equations, Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Polynomials and Exponents, Factoring Polynomials and Solving Equations, Introduction to Rational Expressions, Linear Functions and Models, Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations, Radical Expressions and Functions, Quadratic Functions and Equations, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Conic Sections, Sequences and Series MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.
1. Introduction to Algebra 1.1 Numbers, Variables, and Expressions 1.2 Fractions 1.3 Exponents and Order of Operations 1.4 Real Numbers and the Number Line 1.5 Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers 1.6 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers 1.7 Properties of Real Numbers 1.8 Simplifying and Writing Algebraic Expressions
2. Linear Equations and inequalities 2.1 Introduction to Equations 2.2 Linear Equations 2.3 Introduction to Problem Solving 2.4 Formulas 2.5 Linear inequalities Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review
3. Graphing Equations 3.1 Introduction to Graphing 3.2 Linear Equations in Two Variables 3.3 More Graphing of Lines 3.4 Slope and Rates of Change 3.5 Slope-intercept Form 3.6 Point-Slope Form 3.7 Introduction to Modeling Chapters 1-3 Cumulative Review
4. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically and Numerically 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination 4.4 Systems of Linear inequalities Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review
5. Polynomials and Exponents 5.1 Rules for Exponents 5.2 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials 5.3 Multiplication of Polynomials 5.4 Special Products 5.5 integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule 5.6 Division of Polynomials Chapters 1-5 Cumulative Review
6. Factoring Polynomials and Solving Equations 6.1 Introduction to Factoring 6.2 Factoring Trinomials I (x 2 +bx+c) 6.3 Factoring Trinomials II (ax 2 +bx+c) 6.4 Special Types of Factoring 6.5 Summary of Factoring 6.6 Solving Equations by Factoring I (Quadratics) 6.7 Solving Equations by Factoring II (Higher Degree) Chapters 1-6 Cumulative Review Exercises
7. Introduction to Rational Expressions 7.1 Introduction to Rational Expressions 7.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions 7.3 Addition and Subtraction with Like Denominators 7.4 Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators 7.5 Complex Fractions 7.6 Rational Equations and Formulas 7.7 Proportions and Variation Chapters 1-7 Cumulative Review
8. Linear Functions and Models 8.1 Functions and Their Representations
KEY MESSAGE:Gary Rockswold and Terry Kriegerfocus on teaching algebra in context, giving students realistic and convincing answers to the perennial question, ''When will I ever use this?'' The authors' consistent use of real data, graphs, and tables throughout the examples and exercise sets gives meaning to the numbers and equations as students encounter them. This new edition further enhances Rockswold and Krieger's focus on math in the real world with a new features and updated applications to engage today's students. KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Algebra, Linear Equations and inequalities, Graphing Equations, Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables, Polynomials and Exponents, Factoring Polynomials and Solving Equations, Introduction to Rational Expressions, Linear Functions and Models, Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations, Radical Expressions and Functions, Quadratic Functions and Equations, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Conic Sections, Sequences and Series MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Algebra 1.1 Numbers, Variables, and Expressions 1.2 Fractions 1.3 Exponents and Order of Operations 1.4 Real Numbers and the Number Line 1.5 Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers 1.6 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers 1.7 Properties of Real Numbers 1.8 Simplifying and Writing Algebraic Expressions
2. Linear Equations and inequalities 2.1 Introduction to Equations 2.2 Linear Equations 2.3 Introduction to Problem Solving 2.4 Formulas 2.5 Linear inequalities Chapters 1-2 Cumulative Review
3. Graphing Equations 3.1 Introduction to Graphing 3.2 Linear Equations in Two Variables 3.3 More Graphing of Lines 3.4 Slope and Rates of Change 3.5 Slope-intercept Form 3.6 Point-Slope Form 3.7 Introduction to Modeling Chapters 1-3 Cumulative Review
4. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically and Numerically 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination 4.4 Systems of Linear inequalities Chapters 1-4 Cumulative Review
5. Polynomials and Exponents 5.1 Rules for Exponents 5.2 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials 5.3 Multiplication of Polynomials 5.4 Special Products 5.5 integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule 5.6 Division of Polynomials Chapters 1-5 Cumulative Review
6. Factoring Polynomials and Solving Equations 6.1 Introduction to Factoring 6.2 Factoring Trinomials I (x 2 +bx+c) 6.3 Factoring Trinomials II (ax 2 +bx+c) 6.4 Special Types of Factoring 6.5 Summary of Factoring 6.6 Solving Equations by Factoring I (Quadratics) 6.7 Solving Equations by Factoring II (Higher Degree) Chapters 1-6 Cumulative Review Exercises
7. Introduction to Rational Expressions 7.1 Introduction to Rational Expressions 7.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions 7.3 Addition and Subtraction with Like Denominators 7.4 Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators 7.5 Complex Fractions 7.6 Rational Equations and Formulas 7.7 Proportions and Variation Chapters 1-7 Cumulative Review
8. Linear Functions and Models 8.1 Functions and Their Representations