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Algebra : Introductory and Intermediate - With HM3 CD

Algebra : Introductory and Intermediate - With HM3 CD - 3rd edition

Algebra : Introductory and Intermediate - With HM3 CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780618386475

ISBN10: 0618386475

Algebra : Introductory and Intermediate - With HM3 CD by Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker and Joanne S. Lockwood - ISBN 9780618386475
Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
International: No
Algebra : Introductory and Intermediate - With HM3 CD by Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker and Joanne S. Lockwood - ISBN 9780618386475

ISBN13: 9780618386475

ISBN10: 0618386475

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The Third Edition of Algebra: Introductory and Intermediate provides mathematically sound and comprehensive coverage of the topics considered essential in a combined introductory and intermediate algebra course. The text also includes new prep tests, updated applications, and a new design. Furthermore, the Instructor's Annotated Edition features a comprehensive selection of new instructor support material. The class-tested Aufmann Interactive Method, incorporated throughout the text, ensures that students interact with the math and master the concepts presented. This model is especially supportive for distance-learning and self-paced laboratory situations.

  • New! The revised IAE, rich with new instructor support materials, features reduced student pages with support material in the margins. (Answers to exercises and transparency icons appear on the reduced student page.) Features include Instructor Notes; tips for introducing new or recycled vocabulary, symbols, formulas, rules, properties or equations; Discuss the Concepts prompts; Concept Check questions; Optional Student Activities; In-Class Examples to present with every objective; Suggested Assignments; Quick Quiz; and Answers to selected Writing Exercises, Focus on Problem Solving activities, and Projects and Group Activities.
  • New! AIM for Success, a special preface for students, guides them in how to be successful using the text and the Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM). Suggestions for using the Preface as a lesson are featured in the Instructor's Resource Manual.
  • New! Prep Tests at the beginning of each chapter highlight the prerequisite skills to be used in the chapter. The answers to these questions can be found in the Answer Appendix along with a reference to the objective from which the question was taken. Students who miss a question are encouraged to review the objective. The Go Figure problem that follows the Prep Test is a puzzle problem for interested students.
  • The Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM), which accompanies every objective, features one or more sets of matched-pair examples that encourage students to interact with the text. The first example in each set is completely worked out; the second example, You Try It, prompts students to practice concepts as they are presented in the text. Complete worked-out solutions to these examples appear in an appendix at the end of the book, offering students immediate feedback, reinforcing the concept, helping to identify problem areas, and preventing frustration.
  • An integrated learning system organized by objectives provides the main framework for the text. Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives, which are woven throughout the text, in Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews, as well as through the print and multimedia ancillaries. The result is a seamless, easy-to-follow learning system.
  • An extensive collection of contemporary application problems draws from real source data to show students the value of mathematics as a real-life tool. Chapter openers have been updated with new photos and captions illustrating and referencing a specific application from the chapter.
  • Chapter-ending feature Focus on Problem Solving introduces students to various problem-solving strategies. Students are encouraged to write their own strategies and draw diagrams to find solutions. The use of some open-ended problems results in more than one right answer and strengthens problem-solving skills.
  • Exercises following the presentation of a new operation require that students make a connection between a phrase and a mathematical process. To reinforce this skill, the authors present a verbal/mathematical connection each time they introduce a new topic or operation.
  • Project and Group Activities, often at the end of each chapter, offer ideas for cooperative learning or extra credit projects in such areas as the use of calculators, collecting data from the Internet, data analysis, and extended applications.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Real Numbers and Variable Expressions

Section 1.1 Integers
Section 1.2 Rational and Irrational Numbers
Section 1.3 The Order of Operations Agreement
Section 1.4 Variable Expressions
Section 1.5 Sets

2. First-Degree Equations and Inequalities

Section 2.1 Introduction to Equations
Section 2.2 General Equations
Section 2.3 Mixture, Investment, and Motion Problems
Section 2.4 Inequalities in One Variable
Section 2.5 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

3. Geometry

Section 3.1 Introduction to Geometry
Section 3.2 Plane Geometric Figures
Section 3.3 Solids

4. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables

Section 4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
Section 4.2 Introduction to Functions
Section 4.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables
Section 4.4 Slopes of Straight Lines
Section 4.5 Finding Equations of Lines
Section 4.6 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Section 4.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities

5. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

Section 5.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing and by the Substitution Method
Section 5.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
Section 5.3 Solving Systems of Equations by Using Determinants
Section 5.4 Application Problems in Two Variables
Section 5.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

6. Polynomials

Section 6.1 Exponential Expressions
Section 6.2 Introduction to Polynomials
Section 6.3 Multiplication of Polynomials
Section 6.4 Division of Polynomials

7. Factoring

Section 7.1 Common Factors
Section 7.2 Factoring Polynomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
Section 7.3 Factoring Polynomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
Section 7.4 Special Factoring
Section 7.5 Solving Equations

8. Rational Expressions

Section 8.1 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Section 8.2 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Section 8.3 Complex Fractions
Section 8.4 Rational Equations
Section 8.5 Literal Equations
Section 8.6 Work and Uniform Motion Problems
Section 8.7 Variation

9. Rational Exponents and Radicals

Section 9.1 Rational Exponents and Radical Expressions
Section 9.2 Operations on Radical Expressions
Section 9.3 Complex Numbers
Section 9.4 Equations Containing Radical Expressions

10. Quadratic Equations

Section 10.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots
Section 10.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Section 10.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula
Section 10.4 Solving Equations That Are Reducible to Quadratic Equations
Section 10.5 Applications of Quadratic Equations
Section 10.6 Quadratic Inequalities and Rational Inequalities

11. Functions and Relations

Section 11.1 Linear Functions
Section 11.2 Quadratic Functions
Section 11.3 Graphs of Functions
Section 11.4 Algebra of Functions
Section 11.5 One-to-One and Inverse Functions
Section 11.6 Conic Sections

12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Section 12.1 Exponential Functions
Section 12.2 Introduction to Logarithms
Section 12.3 Graphs of Logarithmic Functions
Section 12.4 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Section 12.5 Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

  • Final Exam
  • Review of Introductory Algebra Topics
  • Section R.1 Variable Expressions
  • Section R.2 Equations and Inequalities
  • Section R.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables
  • Section R.4 Polynomials
  • Appendix: Calculator Guide for the TI-83 and TI83Plus; Proofs and Tables
  • Solutions to You Try It
  • Answers to Selected Exercises

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