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Intermediate Algebra : Concepts and Applications / Text Only

Intermediate Algebra : Concepts and Applications / Text Only - 6th edition

Intermediate Algebra : Concepts and Applications / Text Only - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780201708486

ISBN10: 0201708485

Intermediate Algebra : Concepts and Applications / Text Only by Marvin L. Bittinger and David J. Ellenbogen - ISBN 9780201708486
Edition: 6TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
International: No
Intermediate Algebra : Concepts and Applications / Text Only by Marvin L. Bittinger and David J. Ellenbogen - ISBN 9780201708486

ISBN13: 9780201708486

ISBN10: 0201708485

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The Sixth Edition of Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications 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 hardback series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. With this revision, the authors have maintained all the hallmark features that have made this series so successful, including its five-step problem-solving process, student-oriented writing style, real-data applications, and wide variety of exercises. Among the features added or revised are new Aha! exercises that encourage students to think before jumping in to solve a problem, 20% new and added real-data applications, and 50% more new Skill Maintenance Exercises. This series not only provides students with the tools necessary to learn and understand math, but also provides them with insights into how math works in the world around them.

Author Bio

Ellenbogen, David J. : Community College of Vermont

Bittinger, Marvin L. : Indiana University / Purdue University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(Each Chapter ends with a Summary and Review and a Chapter Test. Every third Chapter is followed by a Cumulative Review.).

1. Algebra and Problem Solving.

Some Basics of Algebra.
Operations and Properties of Real Numbers.
Solving Equations.
Introduction to Problem Solving.
Formulas, Models, and Geometry.
Properties of Exponents.
Scientific Notation.

2. Graphs, Functions, and Linear Equations.

Linear Functions: Graphs and Models.
Another Look at Linear Graphs.
Other Equations of Lines.
The Algebra of Functions.

3. Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving.

Systems of Equations in Two Variables.
Solving by Substitution or Elimination.
Solving Applications: Systems of Two Equations.
Systems of Equations in Three Variables.
Solving Applications: Systems of Three Equations.
Elimination Using Matrices.
Determinants and Cramer's Rule.
Business and Economic Applications.

4. Inequalities and Problem Solving.

Inequalities and Applications.
Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities.
Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities.
Inequalities in Two Variables.
Applications Using Linear Programming.

5. Polynomials and Polynomial Functions.

Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions.
Multiplication of Polynomials.
Common Factors and Factoring by Grouping.
Factoring Trinomials.
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares.
Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes.
Factoring: A General Strategy.
Applications of Polynomial Equations and Functions.

6. Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions.

Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying and Dividing.
Rational Expressions and Functions: Adding and Subtracting.
Complex Rational Expressions.
Rational Equations and Functions.
Solving Applications Using Rational Equations.
Division of Polynomials.
Synthetic Division.
Formulas and Applications.

7. Exponents and Radicals.

Radical Expressions and Functions.
Rational Numbers as Exponents.
Multiplying, Adding, and Subtracting Radical Expressions.
Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radical Expressions.
More with Multiplication and Division.
Radical Equations and Functions.
Geometric Applications.
The Complex Numbers.

8. Quadratic Functions and Equations.

Quadratic Equations.
The Quadratic Formula.
Applications Involving Quadratic Equations.
Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations.
Equations Reducible to Quadratic.
Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs.
More About Graphing Quadratic Functions.
Problem Solving and Quadratic Functions.
Polynomial and Rational Inequalities.

9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.

Exponential Functions.
Composite and Inverse Functions.
Logarithmic Functions.
Properties of Logarithmic Functions.
Common and Natural Logarithms.
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations.
Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.

10. Conic Sections.

Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles.
Conic Sections: Ellipses.
Conic Sections: Hyperbolas.
Nonlinear Systems of Equations.

11. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem.

Sequences and Series.
Arithmetic Sequences and Series.
Geometric Sequences and Series.
The Binomial Theorem.

Appendix: The Graphing Calculator.