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Other titles in the Tobey/Slater Wortext series:Beginning and Intermediate Algebra  With CD (2ND 06  Old Edition)by John Jr. Tobey
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Publisher Comments:A worktext format for basic college math or arithmetic courses including lecturebased, selfpaced, and modular classes. John Tobey and Jeff Slater are experienced developmental math authors and active classroom teachers. The Tobey approach focuses on building skills one at a time by breaking math down into manageable pieces. This building block organization is a practical approach to basic math skill development that makes it easier for students to understand each topic, gaining confidence as they move through each section. Knowing students crave feedback, Tobey has enhanced the new edition with a "How am I Doing?" guide to math success. The combination of continual reinforcement of basic skill development, ongoing feedback and a fine balance of exercises makes the second edition of Tobey/Slater Beginning and Intermediate Algebra even more practical and accessible.
Prealgebra Review; Real Numbers And Variables; Equations, Inequalities, And Applications; Graphing And Functions; Systems Of Linear Equations And Inequalities; Exponents And Polynomials; Factoring; Rational Expressions And Equations; Rational Exponents And Radicals; Quadratic Equations And Inequalities; The Conic Sections; Additional Properties Of Functions; Logarithmic And Exponential Functions; Foundations for Intermediate Algebra; Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving; Practice with Operations of Whole Numbers; Tables; Determinants and Cramer's Rule; Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices; Sets For all readers interested in algebra. Synopsis:Key Message: The Tobey/Slater series builds essential skills one at a time by breaking the mathematics down into manageable pieces. This practical “building block” organization makes it easy for readers to understand each topic and gain confidence as they move through each section. The authors provide a “How am I Doing?” guide to give readers constant reinforcement and to ensure that they understand each concept before moving on to the next. With Tobey/Slater, readers have a tutor and study companion with them every step of the way.
Key Topics: Prealgebra Review; Real Numbers and Variables; Equations, Inequalities, and Applications; Graphing and Functions; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Rational Exponents and Radicals; Quadratic Equations and Inequalities; The Conic Sections; Additional Properties of Functions; Logarithmic and Exponential Functions Market: For all readers interested in basic college mathematics. Table of ContentsHow Am I Doing? Guide to Math Success (inside front cover) To the Student Preface Acknowledgments Diagnostic Pretest
CH. 0  PREALGEBRA REVIEW 0.1 Simplifying Fractions 0.2 Adding and Subtracting Fractions 0.3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions How Am I Doing? Sections 0.1—0.3 0.4 Using Decimals 0.5 Percents, Rounding, and Estimating Chapter 0 Organizer Chapter 0 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 0 Test
CH. 1  REAL NUMBERS AND VARIABLES 1.1 Adding Real Numbers 1.2 Subtracting Real Numbers 1.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers 1.4 Exponents 1.5 The Order of Operations How Am I Doing? Sections 1.1—1.5 1.6 Using the Distributive Property to Simplify Algebraic Expressions 1.7 Combining Like Terms 1.8 Using Substitution to Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas 1.9 Grouping Symbols Chapter 1 Organizer Chapter 1 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 1 Test
CH. 2 — EQUATIONS, INEQUALITIES, AND APPLICATIONS 2.1 The Addition Principle of Equality 2.2 The Multiplication Principle of Equality 2.3 Using the Addition and Multiplication Principles Together 2.4 Solving Equations with Fractions How Am I Doing? Sections 2.1—2.4 2.5 Translating English Phrases into Algebraic Expressions 2.6 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems 2.7 Solving Word Problems Using Geometric Formulas 2.8 Solving Inequalities in One Variable Chapter 2 Organizer Chapter 2 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 2 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—2
CH. 3  GRAPHING AND FUNCTIONS 3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations 3.3 The Slope of a Line How Am I Doing? Sections 3.1—3.3 3.4 Writing the Equation of a Line 3.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities 3.6 Functions Chapter 3 Organizer Chapter 3 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 3 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—3
CH. 4  SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES 4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables How Am I Doing? Sections 4.1—4.2 4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations 4.4 Systems of Linear InequalitiesChapter 4 Organizer Chapter 4 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 4 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—4
CH. 5  EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS 5.1 The Rules of Exponents 5.2 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation 5.3 Fundamental Polynomial Operations How Am I Doing? Sections 5.1—5.3 5.4 Multiplying Polynomials 5.5 Multiplication: Special Cases 5.6 Dividing Polynomials Chapter 5 Organizer Chapter 5 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 5 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—5
CH. 6  FACTORING 6.1 Removing a Common Factor 6.2 Factoring by Grouping 6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^{2} + bx + c 6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^{2} + bx + c How Am I Doing? Sections 6.1—6.4 6.5 Special Cases of Factoring 6.6 A Brief Review of Factoring 6.7 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Chapter 6 Organizer Chapter 6 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 6 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—6
CH. 7  RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND EQUATIONS 7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions How Am I Doing? Sections 7.1—7.3 7.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions 7.5 Solving Equations Involving Rational Expressions 7.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Other Applied Problems Chapter 7 Organizer Chapter 7 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 7 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—7
CH. 8  RATIONAL EXPONENTS AND RADICALS 8.1 Rational Exponents 8.2 Radical Expressions and Functions 8.3 Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals 8.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals How Am I Doing? Sections 8.1—8.4 8.5 Radical Equations 8.6 Complex Numbers 8.7 Variation Chapter 8 Organizer Chapter 8 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 8 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—8
CH. 9  QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES 9.1 Quadratic Equations 9.2 The Quadratic Formula and Solutions to Quadratic Equations 9.3 Equations that can be Transformed into Quadratic Form How Am I Doing? Sections 9.1—9.3 9.4 Formulas and Applications 9.5 Quadratic Functions 9.6 Compound Inequalities and Quadratic Inequalities 9.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Chapter 9 Organizer Chapter 9 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 9 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—9
CH. 10  THE CONIC SECTIONS 10.1 The Distance Formula and the Circle 10.2 The Parabola 10.3 The Ellipse How Am I Doing? Sections 10.1—10.3 10.4 The Hyperbola 10.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations Chapter 10 Organizer Chapter 10 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 10 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—10
CH. 11  ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES OF FUNCTIONS 11.1 Function Notation 11.2 General Graphing Procedures for Functions How Am I Doing? Sections 11.1—11.2 11.3 Algebraic Operations on Functions 11.4 Inverse of a Function Chapter 11 Organizer Chapter 11 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 11 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—11
Ch. 12  LOGARITHMIC AND EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS 12.1 The Exponential Function 12.2 The Logarithmic Function 12.3 Properties of Logarithms How Am I Doing? Sections 12.1—12.3 12.4 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base 12.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Chapter 12 Organizer Chapter 12 Review Problems How Am I Doing? Chapter 12 Test Cumulative Test for Chapters 0—12
Practice Final Examination Glossary Appendix A: Foundations for Intermediate Algebra A.1 Exponents and the Order of Operations A.2 Polynomial Operations A.3 Factoring Appendix B: Mathematics Blueprint for Problem Solving Appendix C: Practice with Operations of Whole Numbers Appendix D: Tables Appendix E: Determinants and Cramer’s Rule Appendix F: Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices Appendix G: Sets Solutions to Practice Problems Answers to Selected Exercises Applications Index Index Photo Credits
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