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Elementary Algebra : Concepts and Application

Elementary Algebra : Concepts and Application - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321233882

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ISBN13: 978-0321233882
ISBN10: 0321233883
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 06
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Elementary Algebra : Concepts and Application - 7TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321233882

Marvin L. Bittinger and David J. Ellenbogen

ISBN13: 978-0321233882
ISBN10: 0321233883
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 06
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The goal of Elementary Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 7e is to help today's students learn and retain mathematical concepts by preparing them for the transition from ''skills-oriented'' elementary algebra courses to more ''concept-oriented'' college-level mathematics courses, as well as to make the transition from ''skill'' to ''application.'' This edition continues to bring your students a best-selling text that incorporates the five-step problem-solving process, real-world applications, proven pedagogy, and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. This edition has an even stronger focus on vocabulary and conceptual understanding as well as making the mathematics more accessible to students. Among the features added are new Concept Reinforcement exercises, Student Notes that help students avoid common mistakes, and Study Summaries that highlight the most important concepts and terminology from each chapter.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Algebraic Expressions

Introduction to Algebra
The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws
Fraction Notation
Positive and Negative Real Numbers
Addition of Real Numbers
Subtraction of Real Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
Exponential Notation and Order of Operations

CHAPTER 2: Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving

Solving Equations
Using the Principles Together
Formulas
Applications with Percent
Problem Solving
Solving Inequalities
Solving Applications with Inequalities

CHAPTER 3: Introduction to Graphing

Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs
Graphing Linear Equations
Graphing and Intercepts
Rates
Slope
Slope--Intercept Form
Point--Slope Form

CHAPTER 4: Polynomials

Exponents and Their Properties
Polynomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Special Products
Polynomials in Several Variables
Division of Polynomials
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

CHAPTER 5: Polynomials and Factoring

Introduction to Factoring
Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2 + bx + c
Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax2 + bx + c
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares
Factoring: A General Strategy
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
Solving Applications

CHAPTER 6: Rational Expressions and Equations

Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division
Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators
Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators
Complex Rational Expressions
Solving Rational Equations
Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions

CHAPTER 7: Systems and More Graphing

Systems of Equations and Graphing
Systems of Equations and Substitution
Systems of Equations and Elimination
More Applications Using Systems
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Inequalities
Direct and Inverse Variation

CHAPTER 8: Radical Expressions and Equations

Introduction to Square Roots and Radical Expressions
Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions
Quotients Involving Square Roots
Radical Expressions with Several Terms
Radical Equations
Applications Using Right Triangles
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents

CHAPTER 9: Quadratic Equations

Solving Quadratic Equations: The Principle of Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square
The Quadratic Formula and Applications
Formulas and Equations
Complex Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations
Graphs of Quadratic Equations
Functions