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Algebra II Practice Pack [With CDROM] (CliffsNotes)by Mary Jane Sterling
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Mary Jane Sterling is a professor of mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She has been teaching mathematics for over thirty years.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Basics.
Rules for Exponents.
Laws for Using Exponents.
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials.
The FOIL Method.
Special Product #1.
Special Product #2.
Special Product #3.
Special Product #4.
Divisors with One Term.
Chapter 2: Factoring and Solving Equations.
Greatest Common Factors and Factoring Binomials.
Greatest Common Factor.
Factoring Other Polynomials.
Factoring by Grouping.
Solving Quadratic Equations.
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring.
Solving Quadratic Equations with the Quadratic Formula.
Solving Quadratic Equations Using Completing the Square.
Solving Quadratic-Like Equations.
Quadratic and Other Inequalities.
Radical Equations with Quadratics.
Chapter 3:Function Operations and Transformations.
Functions and Function Notation.
Domain and Range.
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.
Composition of Functions.
Showing That Two Functions Are Inverses of One Another.
Solving for the Inverse of a Function.
Rational Root Theorem and Descartes Rule of Sign.
Rational Root Theorem.
Descartes Rule of Sign.
Upper and Lower Bounds.
Using a Graphing Calculator to Graph Lines and Polynomials.
Solving Equations and Inequalities Using Graphing.
Chapter 5:Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Form y = ax
Form y = a-x
The Constant "e".
Laws of Logarithms.
Applications of Logarithms.
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations.
Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Inverses.
Graphing Rational Functions.
Graphing Radical Functions.
Graphing Absolute Value and Logarithmic Functions.
Graphing Functions Using Transformations.
Chapter 7:Other Equations.
Radical Equations and Conjugates.
Rationalizing a Denominator.
Radical Equations—Squaring More Than Once.
Operations Involving Complex Numbers.
Quadratic Formula and Complex Numbers.
Chapter 8:Conic Sections.
Area and Circumference.
Changing to the Standard Form Using Completing the Square.
Writing Equations of Circles.
Chapter 9:Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
Solving Linear Systems Using the Addition Method.
Solving Linear Equations Using Substitution.
Solving Linear Equations Using Cramer's Rule.
Systems of Non-Linear Equations.
Story Problems Using Systems of Equations.
Systems of Inequalities.
Chapter 10:Systems of Linear Equations with Three or More Variables.
Solving Linear Systems Using Matrices.
Operations on Matrices.
Addition and Subtraction of Matrices.
Inverse of a 2 x2 Matrix.
Applications of Systems of Linear Equations.
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