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Beginning and Intermediate Algebra / With 2 CDs

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra / With 2 CDs - 3rd edition

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra / With 2 CDs - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780131444423

ISBN10: 0131444425

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra / With 2 CDs by K. Elayn Martin-Gay - ISBN 9780131444423
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra / With 2 CDs by K. Elayn Martin-Gay - ISBN 9780131444423

ISBN13: 9780131444423

ISBN10: 0131444425

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 05

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For college-level courses of combined introductory and intermediate algebra.

Elayn Martin-Gay's success as a developmental math author and teacher starts with a strong focus on mastering the basics through well-written explanations, innovative pedagogy and a meaningful, integrated program of learning resources. The revisions provide new pedagogy and resources to build student confidence, help students develop basic skills and understand concepts, and provide the highest level of instructor and adjunct support.

Martin-Gay's series is well known and widely praised for an unparalleled ability to:

  • Explain key concepts clearly with an excellent, accessible writing style.
  • Build problem-solving skills with thoroughly integrated problem solving techniques and explanations.
  • Relate to students through real-life applications that are interesting, relevant, and practical.
  • Martin-Gay believes that every student can:
  • Test better: The new Chapter Test Prep Video shows Martin-Gay working step-by-step video solutions to every problem in each Chapter Test to enhance mastery of key chapter content.
  • Study better: New, integrated Study Skills Reminders reinforce the skills introduced in section 1.1, "Tips for Success in Mathematics" to promote an increased focus on the development of all-important study skills.
  • Learn better: The enhanced exercise sets and new pedagogy, like the Concept Checks, mean that students have the tools they need to learn successfully.

Martin-Gay believes that every student can succeed, and with each successive edition enhances her pedagogy and learning resources to provide evermore relevant and useful tools to help students and instructors achieve success.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Review of Real Numbers

1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics
1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers
1.3 Fractions
1.4 Introduction to Variable Expressions and Equations
1.5 Adding Real Numbers
1.6 Subtracting Real Numbers
1.7 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
Integrated Review--Operations on Real Numbers
1.8 Properties of Real Numbers

2. Equations and Problem Solving

2.1 Simplifying Expressions
2.2 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
2.3 Solving Linear Equations
Integrated Review--Solving Linear Equations
2.4 An Introduction to Problem Solving
2.5 Formulas and Problem Solving
2.6 Further Problem Solving
2.7 Solving Linear Inequalities

3. Graphing

3.1 Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
3.3 Intercepts
3.4 Slope and Rate of Change
Integrated Review--Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations
3.5 The Slope-Intercept Form
3.6 The Point Slope Form
3.7 Functions

4. Systems of Linear Equations

4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution
4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Addition
4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
Integrated Review--Systems of Equations
4.5 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving

5. Exponents and Polynomials

5.1 Exponents
5.2 Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
5.3 Multiplying Polynomials
5.4 Special Products
Integrated Review--Exponents and Operations on Polynomials
5.5 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
5.6 Dividing Polynomials
5.7 Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem

6. Factoring Polynomials

6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
6.4 Factoring Binomials
Integrated Review--Choosing a Factoring Strategy
6.5 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
6.6 Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving

7. Rational Expressions

7.1 Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator
7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators
7.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
Integrated Review--Summary on Rational Expressions
7.6 Proportion and Problem Solving with Rational Equations
7.7 Simplifying Complex Fractions

8. Functions and Graphs

8.1 Graphing and Writing Linear Functions
8.2 Graphing Nonlinear Functions
Integrated Review--Summary on Functions
8.3 The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions
8.4 Variation and Problem Solving

9. Inequalities and Absolute Value

9.1 Compound Inequalities
9.2 Absolute Value Equations
9.3 Absolute Value Inequalities
Integrated Review--Solving Equations and Inequalities
9.4 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables and Systems of Linear Inequalities

10. Radicals, Rational Exponents, and Complex Numbers

10.1 Radicals and Radical Functions
10.2 Rational Exponents
10.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions
10.4 Adding and Subtracting and Multiplying Radical Expressions
10.5 Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions
Integrated Review-- Radicals and Rational Exponents
10.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving
10.7 Complex Numbers

11. Quadratic Equations and Functions

11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
11.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods
Integrated Review--Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations
11.4 Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable
11.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
11.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions

12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

12.1 Inverse Functions
12.2 Exponential Functions
12.3 Logarithmic Functions
12.4 Properties of Logarithms
Integrated Review--Functions and Properties of Logarithms
12.5 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base
12.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Applications

13. Conic Sections

13.1 The Parabola and the Circle
13.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola
Integrated Review--Graphing Conic Sections
13.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
13.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

14. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem

14.1 Sequences
14.2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
14.3 Series
Integrated Review--Sequences and Series
14.4 Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
14.5 The Binomial Theorem

Appendix A - Review of Algebra Topics

1. Equations and Inequalities
2. Problem Solving
3. Graphing
4. Polynomials and Factoring
5. Rational Expressions

Appendix B - Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices
Appendix C - Solving Systems of Equations by Determinants