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by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby and Terry McGinnis

Edition: 10TH 08Copyright: 2008

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2008

International: No

Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby and Terry McGinnis

Edition: 10TH 08
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This concise and cumulative guide shows students the art of technical writing for a variety of contexts and institutions. Using examples from the business and non-corporate world, the book emphasizes transactional writing through practical explanations, real-world examples, and a variety of ''role-playing'' exercises. Each section builds on the next as readers learn a variety of models of style and format. This edition features a stronger emphasis on electronic communication, integrated coverage of ethics, and more explanation of how to create technical documents that produce concrete results.

**Chapter 1: Review of the Real Number System**

1.1 Basic Concepts

1.2 Operations on Real Numbers

1.3 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

1.4 Properties of Real Numbers

**Chapter 2: Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications**

2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable

2.2 Formulas

2.3 Applications of Linear Equations

2.4 Further Applications of Linear Equations

Summary Exercises on Solving Applied

Problems

2.5 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

2.6 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities

2.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Summary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

**Chapter 3: Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions**

3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 The Slope of a Line

3.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables

Summary Exercises on Slopes and Equations of Lines

3.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

3.5 Introduction to Functions

**Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations**

4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix Methods

**Chapter 5: Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions**

5.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.3 Polynomial Functions, Graphs, and Composition

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 Dividing Polynomials

**Chapter 6: Factoring**

6.1 Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials

6.3 Special Factoring

6.4 A General Approach to Factoring

6.5 Solving Equations by Factoring

**Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Functions**

7.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing

7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.3 Complex Fractions

7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs

Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations

7.5 Applications of Rational Expressions

7.6 Variation

**Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions**

8.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs

8.2 Rational Exponents

8.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

8.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents

8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals

8.7 Complex Numbers

**Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions**

9.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

9.2 The Quadratic Formula

9.3 Equations Quadratic in Form

Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations

9.4 Formulas and Further Applications

9.5 Graphs of Quadratic Functions

9.6 More about Parabolas and Their Applications

9.7 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities

**Chapter 10: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions**

10.1 Inverse Functions

10.2 Exponential Functions

10.3 Logarithmic Functions

10.4 Properties of Logarithms

10.5 Common and Natural Logarithms

10.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further Applications

**Chapter 11: Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems**

11.1 Additional Graphs of Functions

11.2 The Circle and the Ellipse

11.3 The Hyperbola and Functions Defined by Radicals

11.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

11.5 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

**Chapter 12: Sequences and Series**

12.1 Sequences and Series

12.2 Arithmetic Sequences

12.3 Geometric Sequences

12.4 The Binomial Theorem

Appendixes

A: An Introduction to Calculators

B: Determinants and Cramer's Rule

C: Synthetic Division

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Summary

This concise and cumulative guide shows students the art of technical writing for a variety of contexts and institutions. Using examples from the business and non-corporate world, the book emphasizes transactional writing through practical explanations, real-world examples, and a variety of ''role-playing'' exercises. Each section builds on the next as readers learn a variety of models of style and format. This edition features a stronger emphasis on electronic communication, integrated coverage of ethics, and more explanation of how to create technical documents that produce concrete results.

Table of Contents

**Chapter 1: Review of the Real Number System**

1.1 Basic Concepts

1.2 Operations on Real Numbers

1.3 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

1.4 Properties of Real Numbers

**Chapter 2: Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications**

2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable

2.2 Formulas

2.3 Applications of Linear Equations

2.4 Further Applications of Linear Equations

Summary Exercises on Solving Applied

Problems

2.5 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

2.6 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities

2.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Summary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

**Chapter 3: Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions**

3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 The Slope of a Line

3.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables

Summary Exercises on Slopes and Equations of Lines

3.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

3.5 Introduction to Functions

**Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations**

4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix Methods

**Chapter 5: Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions**

5.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.3 Polynomial Functions, Graphs, and Composition

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 Dividing Polynomials

**Chapter 6: Factoring**

6.1 Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials

6.3 Special Factoring

6.4 A General Approach to Factoring

6.5 Solving Equations by Factoring

**Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Functions**

7.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing

7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.3 Complex Fractions

7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs

Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations

7.5 Applications of Rational Expressions

7.6 Variation

**Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions**

8.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs

8.2 Rational Exponents

8.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

8.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents

8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals

8.7 Complex Numbers

**Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions**

9.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

9.2 The Quadratic Formula

9.3 Equations Quadratic in Form

Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations

9.4 Formulas and Further Applications

9.5 Graphs of Quadratic Functions

9.6 More about Parabolas and Their Applications

9.7 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities

**Chapter 10: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions**

10.1 Inverse Functions

10.2 Exponential Functions

10.3 Logarithmic Functions

10.4 Properties of Logarithms

10.5 Common and Natural Logarithms

10.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further Applications

**Chapter 11: Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems**

11.1 Additional Graphs of Functions

11.2 The Circle and the Ellipse

11.3 The Hyperbola and Functions Defined by Radicals

11.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

11.5 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

**Chapter 12: Sequences and Series**

12.1 Sequences and Series

12.2 Arithmetic Sequences

12.3 Geometric Sequences

12.4 The Binomial Theorem

Appendixes

A: An Introduction to Calculators

B: Determinants and Cramer's Rule

C: Synthetic Division

Publisher Info

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2008

International: No

Published: 2008

International: No

**Chapter 1: Review of the Real Number System**

1.1 Basic Concepts

1.2 Operations on Real Numbers

1.3 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations

1.4 Properties of Real Numbers

**Chapter 2: Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications**

2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable

2.2 Formulas

2.3 Applications of Linear Equations

2.4 Further Applications of Linear Equations

Summary Exercises on Solving Applied

Problems

2.5 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

2.6 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities

2.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

Summary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities

**Chapter 3: Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions**

3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System

3.2 The Slope of a Line

3.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables

Summary Exercises on Slopes and Equations of Lines

3.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

3.5 Introduction to Functions

**Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations**

4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix Methods

**Chapter 5: Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions**

5.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

5.3 Polynomial Functions, Graphs, and Composition

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 Dividing Polynomials

**Chapter 6: Factoring**

6.1 Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials

6.3 Special Factoring

6.4 A General Approach to Factoring

6.5 Solving Equations by Factoring

**Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Functions**

7.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing

7.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.3 Complex Fractions

7.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs

Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations

7.5 Applications of Rational Expressions

7.6 Variation

**Chapter 8: Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions**

8.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs

8.2 Rational Exponents

8.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions

8.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents

8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals

8.7 Complex Numbers

**Chapter 9 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions**

9.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

9.2 The Quadratic Formula

9.3 Equations Quadratic in Form

Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations

9.4 Formulas and Further Applications

9.5 Graphs of Quadratic Functions

9.6 More about Parabolas and Their Applications

9.7 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities

**Chapter 10: Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions**

10.1 Inverse Functions

10.2 Exponential Functions

10.3 Logarithmic Functions

10.4 Properties of Logarithms

10.5 Common and Natural Logarithms

10.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further Applications

**Chapter 11: Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems**

11.1 Additional Graphs of Functions

11.2 The Circle and the Ellipse

11.3 The Hyperbola and Functions Defined by Radicals

11.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

11.5 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

**Chapter 12: Sequences and Series**

12.1 Sequences and Series

12.2 Arithmetic Sequences

12.3 Geometric Sequences

12.4 The Binomial Theorem

Appendixes

A: An Introduction to Calculators

B: Determinants and Cramer's Rule

C: Synthetic Division