Synopses & Reviews
Topics covered in this detailed review of algebra include general rules for dealing with numbers, equations, negative numbers and integers, fractions and rational numbers, exponents, roots and real numbers, algebraic expressions, functions, graphs, systems of two equations, quadratic equations, circles, ellipses, parabolas, polynomials, numerical series, permutations, combinations, the binomial formula, proofs by mathematical induction, exponential functions and logarithms, simultaneous equations and matrices, and imaginary numbers. Exercises follow each chapter with answers at the end of the book. Barrons continues its ongoing project of updating, improving, and giving handsome new designs to its popular list of Easy Way titles, now re-named Barrons E-Z Series. The new cover designs reflect the books brand-new page layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. Charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help to make learning E-Z. Barrons E-Z books are self-teaching manuals focused to improve students grades across a wide array of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the skill level ranges between senior high school and college-101 standards. In addition to their self-teaching value, these books are also widely used as textbooks or textbook supplements in classroom settings. E-Z books review their subjects in detail, using both short quizzes and longer tests to help students gauge their learning progress. All exercises and tests come with answers. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid.
Describes and explains uses of equations, polynomials, the binomial formula, exponential functions, logarithms, and much more, with exercises and answers.
Over the years, Barron’s popular and widely-used Easy Way books have proven themselves to be accessible self-teaching manuals. They have also found their way into many classrooms as valuable and easy-to-use textbook supplements. The titles cover a wide variety of both practical and academic topics, presenting fundamental subject matter so that it can be clearly understood and provide a foundation for more advanced study. Easy Way books fulfill many purposes. They help students improve their grades, serve as good test preparation review books, and provide readers working outside classroom settings with practical information on subjects that relate to their occupations and careers. All Easy Way books include review questions and mini-tests with answers. All new Easy Way editions feature type in two-colors, the second color used to highlight important study points and topic heads.
'". . . a fine review for all ages packed with illustrations, cartoons, formulas and detailed explanations applying algebra to everyday life: perfect for any student!'"
'--The Midwest Book Review
ALL THE ESSENTIALS IN ONE CLEAR VOLUME
High school-level algebra in the form of a fantasy novel Solving practical problems with algebra Hundreds of problems solved and explained Diagrams and amusing line illustrations
Equations Exponents Polynomials Permutations and Combinations Matrices and Determinants Mathematical Induction . . . and much more
Table of Contents
Rules of Behavior for NumbersEquationsNegative Numbers and IntegersFractions and Rational NumbersExponentsRoots and Real NumbersAlgebraic ExpressionsFunctionsGraphsSystems of Two EquationsQuadratic EquationsCircles, Ellipses, and ParabolasPolynomials Exponential Functions and LogarithmsSimultaneous Equations and Matrices SeriesPermutations, Combinations, and the Binomial FormulaProofs by Mathematical InductionImaginary Numbers
Answers to Exercises
Appendix: Note About Rounding