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Pat McKeague's passion and dedication to teaching mathematics and his ongoing participation in mathematical organizations provides the most current and reliable textbook series for both instructors and students. When writing a textbook, Pat McKeague's main goal is to write a textbook that is user-friendly. Students develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to their success in mathematics with his attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts. Intermediate Algebra: A Text/Workbook, 7th Edition offers a unique and effortless way to teach your course, whether it is a traditional lecture course or a self-paced course. In a lecture-course format, each section can be taught in 45- to 50-minute class sessions, affording instructors a straightforward way to prepare and teach their course. In a self-paced format, Pat's proven EPAS approach (Example, Practice Problem, Answer and Solution) moves students through each new concept with ease and assists students in breaking up their problem-solving into manageable steps. The Seventh Edition of INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: A TEXT/WORKBOOK has new features that will further enhance your students' learning, including boxed features entitled Improving Your Quantitative Literacy, Getting Ready for Chapter Problems, Section Objectives and Enhanced and Expanded Review Problems. These features are designed so your students can practice and reinforce conceptual learning. Furthermore, iLrn/MathematicsNow?, a new Brooks/Cole technology product, is an assignable assessment and homework system that consists of pre-tests, Personalized Learning Plans, and post-tests to gauge concept mastery.
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Algebra is accessible and engaging with this popular text from Charles Pat McKeague INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA is infused with McKeague's passion for teaching mathematics. With years of classroom experience, he knows how to write in a way that you will understand and appreciate. McKeague's attention to detail and exceptionally clear writing style help you to move through each new concept with ease. Real-world applications in every chapter of this user-friendly book highlight the relevance of what you are learning. And studying is easier than ever with the book's multimedia learning resources, including CengageNOW for INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, a personalized online learning companion.
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Pat McKeague's eighth edition of INTEMEDIATE ALGEBRA is the book for the modern student like you. Like its predecessors, the eighth edition is clear, concise, and patient in explaining the concepts. This new edition contains hundreds of new and updated examples and applications, a redesign that includes cleaner graphics and images (some from Google Earth) that allow you to see the connection between mathematics and your world. This includes references to contemporary topics like gas prices and some of today's most forward thinking companies like Google.
About the Author
Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.
Table of Contents
1. BASIC PROPERTIES AND DEFINITIONS. Fundamental Definitions and Notation. Sets. The Real Numbers. Simple and Compound Inequalities. Properties of Real Numbers. Arithmetic with Real Numbers. Recognizing Patterns. 2. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN ONE VARIABLE. Linear Equations in One Variable. Formulas. Applications. Linear Inequalities in One Variable. Equations with Absolute Value. Inequalities Involving Absolute Value. 3. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES IN TWO VARIABLES. Paired Data and the Rectangle Coordinate System. The Slope of a Line. The Equation of a Line. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Introduction to Functions. Function Notation. Algebra and Composition with Functions. Variation. 4. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables. Introduction to Determinants. Cramer's Rule. Applications. Systems of Linear Inequalities. 5. EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS. Properties of Exponents. Polynomials, Sums, and Differences. Multiplication of Polynomials. The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials. Special Factoring. Factoring: A General Review. Solving Equations by Factoring. 6. RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS. Basic Properties and Reducing to Lowest Terms. Division of Polynomials and Difference Quotients. Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions. Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions. Complex Fractions. Equations Involving Rational Expressions. Applications. 7. RATIONAL EXPONENTS AND ROOTS. Rational Exponents. More Expressions Involving Rational Exponents. Simplified Form for Radicals. Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions. Equations with Radicals. Complex Numbers. 8. QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS. Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Additional Items Involving Solutions to Equations. Equations Quadratic in Form. Graphing Parabolas. Quadratic Inequalities. 9. BASIC PROPERTIES AND DEFINITIONS. Exponential Functions. The Inverse of a Function. Logarithms Are Exponents. Properties of Logarithms. Common Logarithms and Natural Logarithms. Exponential Equations and Change of Base. 10. CONIC SECTIONS. The Circle. Ellipses and Hyperbolas. Second-Degree Inequalities and Nonlinear Systems. Appendixes. I: One Hundred Addition Facts. II: One Hundred Multiplication Facts. Solution to Selected Practice Problems. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems, and Chapter Tests. Index.