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Intermediate Algebra (Lial Paperback)by Margaret L. Lial
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, supportive pedagogy, varied exercise sets, and complete supplements package. With this new edition, the authors continue to provide students and instructors with the best package for learning and teaching support–a book written with student success as its top priority, now with an emphasis on study skills growth and an expanded instructor supplements package.
Review of the Real Number System; Linear Equations and Applications; Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value; Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions; Systems of Linear Equations; Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions; Factoring; Rational Expressions; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Graphs; Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions; Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems For all readers interested in intermediate algebra. Synopsis:The Lial series has helped thousands of students succeed in developmental mathematics through its approachable writing style, supportive pedagogy, varied exercise sets, and complete supplements package. With this new edition, the authors continue to provide students and instructors with the best package for learning and teaching support—a book written with student success as its top priority, now with an emphasis on study skills growth and an expanded instructor supplements package.
NOTE: Included with every new copy of this text is the Chapter Test Prep Video CD, which provides stepbystep solutions to every problem in the chapter tests. About the AuthorMarge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous bestselling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is affiliated with American River College. Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.
When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twentyfive years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. A native Midwesterner, Terry McGinnis received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 20 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in developmental mathematics and precalculus. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for over 10 years, Terry joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby in 2002 as coauthor of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club, walking, and reading fiction. She is the devoted mother of two sons, Andrew and Tyler. Table of ContentsStudy Skills: Your Brain Can Learn Mathematics
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 Study Skills: Using Your Textbook
2. Linear Equations and Applications 2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable Study Skills: Homework: How, Why, When 2.2 Formulas and Percent 2.3 Applications of Linear Equations Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes 2.4 Further Applications of Linear Equations Summary Exercises on Solving Applied Problems Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapter Study Skills: Preparing for Tests
3. Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value 3.1 Linear Inequalities in One Variable Study Skills: Using Study Cards 3.2 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities Study Skills: Using Study Cards Revisited 3.3 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Summary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Study Skills: Managing Your Time Study Skills: Tips for Taking Math Tests
4. Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions 4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System 4.2 Slope of a Line 4.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables 4.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 4.5 Introduction to Functions Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results
5. Systems of Linear Equations 5.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 5.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables 5.3 Applications of Linear Systems of Equations 5.4 Solving Linear Systems of Equations by Matrix Methods
6. Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions 6.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation 6.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 6.3 Polynomial Functions 6.4 Multiplying Polynomials 6.5 Dividing Polynomials
7. Factoring 7.1 Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping 7.2 Factoring Trinomials 7.3 Special Factoring 7.4 A General Approach to Factoring 7.5 Solving Equations by Factoring
8. Rational Expressions 8.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing Study Skills: Making a Mind Map 8.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 8.3 Complex Fractions 8.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and Graphs Summary Exercises on Operations and Equations with Rational Expressions 8.5 Applications of Rational Expressions 8.6 Variation
9. Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions 9.1 Rational Expressions and Graphs 9.2 Rational Exponents 9.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions 9.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions 9.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals 9.6 Solving Equations with Radicals 9.7 Complex Numbers Study Skills: Preparing for Your Math Final
10. Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions 10.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square 10.2 The Quadratic Formula 10.3 Equations Quadratic in Form Summary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations 10.4 Formulas and Further Applications 10.5 Graphs of Quadratic Functions 10.6 More About Parabolas and Their Applications 10.7 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
11. Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions 11.1 Inverse Functions 11.2 Exponential Functions 11.3 Logarithmic Functions 11.4 Properties of Logarithms 11.5 Common and Natural Logarithms 11.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further Applications
12. Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems 12.1 Additional Graphs of Functions; Composition 12.2 The Circle and the Ellipse 12.3 The Hyperbola, and Other Functions Defined by Radicals 12.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations 12.5 SecondDegree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
Appendix A. Strategies for Problem Solving Appendix B. Review of Fractions Appendix C. Synthetic Division
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