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by Julie Miller and Molly O'Neill

Edition: 04Copyright: 2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2004

International: No

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Miller/O'Neill's Algebra for College Students is an insightful text written by instructors who have first-hand experience with students of developmental mathematics. The authors introduce functions in Chapter 4 and do a very thorough treatment, devoting the entire chapter to the concept of functions. With such a solid foundation to build from, students will experience greater success when they encounter other function-related topics in later chapters, such as polynomial functions; quadratic functions; radical functions; and others. The authors have crafted the exercise sets with the idea of infusing review. In each set of practice exercises, instructors will find a set of exercises that help students to review concepts previously learned, and in this way, students will retain more of what they have learned. The exercise sets also contain translating expressions exercises which provide students with an opportunity to convert from English phrases to mathematical symbols and from mathematical symbols to English phrases, thus helping students to strengthen their command of mathematical language. Moreover, the applications found in the exercise sets are based on real-world data, which helps to promote students' interest in mathematics, and in turn, may serve to motivate and engage them. Other features include Midchapter Reviews and classroom activities (classroom activities are worksheets that can be downloaded from the OLC). The classroom activities are of special value, in that through their use, students may begin to take greater ownership over their own learning. The classroom activities were designed to be quick activities students could perform in class (either individually, orcollaboratively in groups). In short, the Miller/O'Neill Algebra for College Students text offers enriching applications, a high level of readability, and excellent opportunities for students to become actively engaged in their exploration of mathematics.

1. Review of Basic Algebraic Concepts

2. Linear Equations in Two Variables

3. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

4. Introduction to Relations and Functions

5. Polynomials

6. Radicals and Complex Numbers

7. Factoring and Quadratic Functions

8. Rational Expressions

9. More Equations and Inequalities

10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

11. Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems

12. Polynomial and Rational Functions

13. Sequences, Series, Counting, and Probability

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Miller/O'Neill's Algebra for College Students is an insightful text written by instructors who have first-hand experience with students of developmental mathematics. The authors introduce functions in Chapter 4 and do a very thorough treatment, devoting the entire chapter to the concept of functions. With such a solid foundation to build from, students will experience greater success when they encounter other function-related topics in later chapters, such as polynomial functions; quadratic functions; radical functions; and others. The authors have crafted the exercise sets with the idea of infusing review. In each set of practice exercises, instructors will find a set of exercises that help students to review concepts previously learned, and in this way, students will retain more of what they have learned. The exercise sets also contain translating expressions exercises which provide students with an opportunity to convert from English phrases to mathematical symbols and from mathematical symbols to English phrases, thus helping students to strengthen their command of mathematical language. Moreover, the applications found in the exercise sets are based on real-world data, which helps to promote students' interest in mathematics, and in turn, may serve to motivate and engage them. Other features include Midchapter Reviews and classroom activities (classroom activities are worksheets that can be downloaded from the OLC). The classroom activities are of special value, in that through their use, students may begin to take greater ownership over their own learning. The classroom activities were designed to be quick activities students could perform in class (either individually, orcollaboratively in groups). In short, the Miller/O'Neill Algebra for College Students text offers enriching applications, a high level of readability, and excellent opportunities for students to become actively engaged in their exploration of mathematics.

Table of Contents

1. Review of Basic Algebraic Concepts

2. Linear Equations in Two Variables

3. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

4. Introduction to Relations and Functions

5. Polynomials

6. Radicals and Complex Numbers

7. Factoring and Quadratic Functions

8. Rational Expressions

9. More Equations and Inequalities

10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

11. Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems

12. Polynomial and Rational Functions

13. Sequences, Series, Counting, and Probability

Publisher Info

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2004

International: No

Published: 2004

International: No

2. Linear Equations in Two Variables

3. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

4. Introduction to Relations and Functions

5. Polynomials

6. Radicals and Complex Numbers

7. Factoring and Quadratic Functions

8. Rational Expressions

9. More Equations and Inequalities

10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

11. Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems

12. Polynomial and Rational Functions

13. Sequences, Series, Counting, and Probability