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Just the critical concepts you need to score high in Algebra IIAlgebra II Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with concise explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical Algebra II course. It's perfect for cramming, for homework help, or as a reference for parents helping students prepare for an exam.
Play by the rules — get the lowdown on algebraic properties, exponential rules, and factoring techniques
Be rational — follow easy-to-grasp instructions for working with rational and radical equations, from dealing with negative exponents to fiddling with fractional exponents
Know your functions — discover how to use exponential and logarithmic functions to solve algebraic problems
Cozy up with polynomials — learn the steps to confidently (and correctly) solve polynomial equations
Open the book and find:
How to multiply and divide exponents
Instructions for solving linear equations
The quadratic formula
How to denote function notation
Graphing techniques
Introducing zero to find y-intercepts
The steps to solving systems of equations
Formulas you need to know
Learn to:
Exactly what you need to know on exponential functions
The "must-know" laws of logarithms
Matrices, sequences, series, and sets in quick, focused lessons
Synopsis
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Synopsis
Passing grades in two years of algebra courses are required for high school graduation.
Algebra II Essentials For Dummies covers key ideas from typical second-year Algebra coursework to help students get up to speed. Free of ramp-up material,
Algebra II Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical Algebra II course, from polynomials, conics, and systems of equations to rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical algebra concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.
The Essentials For Dummies Series
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About the Author
Mary Jane Sterling is professor of mathematics at Bradley University and author of several books, including Algebra II For Dummies and Algebra II Workbook For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Introduction.
Chapter 1: Making Advances in Algebra.
Chapter 2: Lining Up Linear Equations.
Chapter 3: Making Quick Work of Quadratic Equations.
Chapter 4: Rolling Along with Rational and Radical Equations.
Chapter 5: Forging Function Facts.
Chapter 6: Graphing Linear and Quadratic Functions.
Chapter 7: Pondering Polynomials.
Chapter 8: Being Respectful of Rational Functions.
Chapter 9: Examining Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Chapter 10: Getting Creative with Conics.
Chapter 11: Solving Systems of Equations.
Chapter 12: Taking the Complexity Out of Complex Numbers.
Chapter 13: Ten (Or So) Special Formulas.
Index.