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Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applicationsby Marvin L. Bittinger
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:The goal of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 4e is to help today’s students learn and retain mathematical concepts by preparing them for the transition from “skillsoriented” elementary and intermediate algebra courses to more “conceptoriented” collegelevel mathematics courses, as well as to make the transition from “skill” to “application.” This edition continues to bring your students a bestselling text that incorporates the fivestep problemsolving process, realworld applications, proven pedagogy, and an accessible writing style. The Bittinger/Ellenbogen/Johnson series has consistently provided teachers and students with the tools needed to succeed in developmental mathematics. This revision has an even stronger focus on vocabulary and conceptual understanding as well as making the mathematics even more accessible to students. Among the features added are new Concept Reinforcement exercises, Student Notes that help students avoid common mistakes, and Study Summaries that highlight the most important concepts and terminology from each chapter.
Introduction to Algebraic Expressions; Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving; Introduction to Graphing; Polynomials; Polynomials and Factoring; Rational Expressions and Equations; Functions and Graphs; Systems of Equations and Problem Solving; Inequalities and Problem Solving; Exponents and Radicals; Quadratic Functions and Equations; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conic Sections; Sequences, Series, and The Binomial Theorem; Elementary Algebra Review For all readers interested in elementary and intermediate algebra. Synopsis:KEY BENEFIT: The Bittinger Concepts and Applications Series extends proven pedagogy to a new generation of students, with updates throughout to help today’s students learn. Bittinger transitions students from skillsbased math to the conceptsoriented math required for college courses, and supports students with quality applications and exercises to help them apply and retain their knowledge. New features such as Translating for Success and Visualizing the Graph unlock the way students think, making math accessible to them. KEY TOPICS: MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra. Table of Contents1. Introduction to Algebraic Expressions Introduction to Algebra
The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws Fraction Notation Positive and Negative Real Numbers Addition of Real Numbers Subtraction of Real Numbers Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving Solving Equations Using the Principles Together Formulas Applications with Percent Problem Solving Solving Inequalities Solving Applications with Inequalities
3. Introduction to Graphing Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs Graphing Linear Equations Graphing and Intercepts Rates Slope SlopeIntercept Form PointSlope Form
4. Polynomials Exponents and Their Properties Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation Polynomials Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials Multiplication of Polynomials Special Products Polynomials in Several Variables Division of Polynomials
5. Polynomials and Factoring Introduction to Factoring Factoring Trinomials of the Type x^{2} + bx + c Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax^{2} + bx + c Factoring PerfectSquare Trinomials and Differences of Squares Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes Factoring: A General Strategy Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Solving Applications
6. Rational Expressions and Equations Rational Expressions Multiplication and Division Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators Complex Rational Expressions Solving Rational Equations Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
7. Functions and Graphs Introduction to Functions Domain and Range Graphs of Functions (including brief review of graphing) The Algebra of Functions Formulas, Applications, and Variation
8. Systems of 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 Economics Applications
9. Inequalities and Problem SolvingInequalities and Domain Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities AbsoluteValue Equations and Inequalities Inequalities in Two Variables Applications Using Linear Programming
10. Exponents and Radicals Radical Expressions and Functions Rational Numbers as Exponents Multiplying Radical Expressions Dividing Radical Expressions Expressions Containing Several Radical Terms Solving Radical Equations The Distance and Midpoint Formulas and Other Applications The Complex Numbers
11. Quadratic Functions and Equations Quadratic Equations The Quadratic Formula Studying Solutions of Quadratic Equations Applications Involving 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
12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Composite and Inverse Functions Exponential Functions Logarithmic Functions Properties of Logarithmic Functions Common and Natural Logarithms Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
13. Conic Sections Conic Sections: Parabolas and Circles Conic Sections: Ellipses Conic Sections: Hyperbolas Nonlinear Systems of Equations
14. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem Sequences and Series Arithmetic Sequences and Series Geometric Sequences and Series The Binomial Theorem
R. Elementary Algebra Review Introduction to Algebraic Expressions Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving Introduction to Graphing Polynomials Polynomials and Factoring Rational Expressions and Equation Appendixes A Mean, Median and Mode B Sets C Synthetic Division Tables 1 Fraction and Decimal Equivalents 2 Squares and Square Roots with Approximations to Three Decimal Places Answers A1 Additional Instructor's Answers IA1 Glossary G1 Index I1 Index of Applications I10 What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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