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Beginning and Intermediate Algebra with Applications & Visualization, 2e (Mathxl Tutorials on CD)by Gary K. Rockswold
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:KEY MESSAGE: Gary Rockswold and Terry Krieger focus on teaching algebra in context, giving readers realistic and convincing answers to the perennial question, “When will I ever use this?” The authors’ consistent use of real data, graphs, and tables throughout the examples and exercise sets gives meaning to the numbers and equations as readers encounter them. This new edition further enhances Rockswold and Krieger’s focus on math in the real world with new features and updated applications to engage today’s readers.
KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Algebra; Linear Equations and inequalities; Graphing Equations; Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables; Polynomials and Exponents; Factoring Polynomials and Solving Equations; Introduction to Rational Expressions; Linear Functions and Models; Matrices and Systems of Linear Equations; Radical Expressions and Functions; Quadratic Functions and Equations; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Conic Sections; Sequences and Series
MARKET: For all readers interested in algebra.
Synopsis:Rev. ed. of: Beginning and intermediate algebra with applications and visualization. 2005.
About the AuthorGary Rockswold is a professor of mathematics at Minnesota State University—Mankato. He received his BA in mathematics and physics from St. Olaf College and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Iowa State. He was elected to the honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi. He has been a principal investigator at the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute and has published several research articles discussing parallel processing and numerical analysis. He is also the author or coauthor of more than 10 current textbooks. At regional and national meetings, he has given numerous presentations related to teaching mathematics. During his thirtyfiveyear career, Gary has taught mathematics, physical science, astronomy, and computer science at a variety of student levels, ranging from junior high to graduate. Making mathematics meaningful and relevant for students at the developmental and precalculus levels is of special interest to him. He also has a passion for professing mathematics and for communicating the amazing impact that mathematics has on our society.
Terry Krieger has taught mathematics for over fifteen years at the middle school, high school, vocational, community college, and university levels. He graduated summa cum laude from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota with a BA in secondary mathematics education. He received his MA in mathematics from Minnesota State University—Mankato. In addition to his teaching experience in the United States, Terry has taught mathematics in Tasmania, Australia and in a rural school in Swaziland, Africa, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Outside of teaching, Terry enjoys wilderness camping, trout fishing and home improvement projects. His past experiences include running two marathons, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and watching the sunset from the banks of the Nile. He currently resides in Rochester, Minnesota with his wife and family. Terry has been involved with various aspects of mathematics textbook publication for more than ten years. Table of Contents1. Introduction to Algebra 1.1 Numbers, Variables, and Expressions 1.2 Fractions 1.3 Exponents and Order of Operations 1.4 Real Numbers and the Number Line 1.5 Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers 1.6 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers 1.7 Properties of Real Numbers 1.8 Simplifying and Writing Algebraic Expressions
2. Linear Equations and inequalities 2.1 Introduction to Equations 2.2 Linear Equations 2.3 Introduction to Problem Solving 2.4 Formulas 2.5 Linear inequalities Chapters 12 Cumulative Review
3. Graphing Equations 3.1 Introduction to Graphing 3.2 Linear Equations in Two Variables 3.3 More Graphing of Lines 3.4 Slope and Rates of Change 3.5 Slopeintercept Form 3.6 PointSlope Form 3.7 Introduction to Modeling Chapters 13 Cumulative Review
4. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically and Numerically 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination 4.4 Systems of Linear inequalities Chapters 14 Cumulative Review
5. Polynomials and Exponents 5.1 Rules for Exponents 5.2 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials 5.3 Multiplication of Polynomials 5.4 Special Products 5.5 integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule 5.6 Division of Polynomials Chapters 15 Cumulative Review
6. Factoring Polynomials and Solving Equations 6.1 Introduction to Factoring 6.2 Factoring Trinomials I (x^{2} + bx + c) 6.3 Factoring Trinomials II (ax^{2} + bx + c) 6.4 Special Types of Factoring 6.5 Summary of Factoring 6.6 Solving Equations by Factoring I (Quadratics) 6.7 Solving Equations by Factoring II (Higher Degree) Chapters 16 Cumulative Review Exercises
7. Rational Expressions 7.1 Introduction to Rational Expressions 7.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions 7.3 Addition and Subtraction with Like Denominators 7.4 Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators 7.5 Complex Fractions 7.6 Rational Equations and Formulas 7.7 Proportions and Variation Chapters 17 Cumulative Review
8. Introduction to Functions
8.1 Functions and Their Representations 8.2 Linear Functions 8.3 Compound inequalities 8.4 Other Functions and Their Properties 8.5 Absolute Value Equations and inequalities Chapters 18 Cumulative Review
9. Systems of Linear Equations
9.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables 9.2 Matrix Solutions of Linear Systems 9.3 Determinants Chapters 19 Cumulative Review Exercises
10. Radical Expressions and Functions 10.1 Radical Expressions and Rational Exponents 10.2 Simplifying Radical Expressions 10.3 Operations on Radical Expressions 10.4 Radical Functions 10.5 Equations involving Radical Expressions 10.6 Complex Numbers Chapters 110 Cumulative Review
11. Quadratic Functions and Equations 11.1 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs 11.2 Parabolas and Modeling 11.3 Quadratic Equations 11.4 The Quadratic Formula 11.5 Quadratic inequalities 11.6 Equations in Quadratic Form Chapters 111 Cumulative Review
12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 12.1 Composite and Inverse Functions 12.2 Exponential Functions 12.3 Logarithmic Functions 12.4 Properties of Logarithms 12.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations Chapters 112 Cumulative Review Exercises
13. Conic Sections 13.1 Parabolas and Circles 13.2 Ellipses and Hyperbolas 13.3 Nonlinear Systems of Equations and inequalities Chapters 113 Cumulative Review
14. Sequences and Series 14.1 Sequences 14.2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences 14.3 Series 14.4 The Binomial Theorem Chapters 114 Cumulative Review Exercises
Appendix A. Using the Graphing Calculator Appendix B. Sets Appendix C. Linear Programming Appendix D. Synthetic Division What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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