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A helpful guide for students struggling with algebra
Understand Algebra provides everything you need to broaden your skills and gain confidence. Assuming only a basic level of arithmetic, this carefully graded and progressive book guides them through the basic principles of the subject with the help of exercises and fully worked examples.
- One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
- Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors many years of experience
- Tests in the book to keep track of your progress
- Exercises and examples with full answers allow you to practice your new skills progressively
Topics include: The meaning of algebra; Elementary operations in algebra; Brackets and operations with them; Positive and negative numbers; Expressions and equations; Linear equations; Formulae; Simultaneous equations; Linear inequalities; Graphical representation of quantities; Straight line graphs; coordinates; Using inequalities to define regions; Multiplying algebraicalalgebraics; Factors; Fractions; Graphs of quadratic functions; Quadratic equations; Indices; Logarithms; Ratio and proportion; Variation; The determination of laws; Rational and irrational numbers; Arithmetical and geometrical sequences
Inexpensive guides to solving everyday issues and understanding complex subjects
About the Author
Paul Abbott is a math teacher and author. Hugh Neill is a mathematics author and a former teacher, inspector and chief examiner in mathematics at various levels. Mr. Neill lectures in a range of mathematical subjects. Both have written numerous books on a variety of math topics.
Table of Contents
Introduction/01 The meaning of algebra/02 Elementary operations in algebra/03 Brackets and operations with them/04 Positive and negative numbers/05 Expressions and equations/06 Linear equations/07 Formulae/08 Simultaneous equations/09 Linear inequalities/10 Graphical representation of quantities/11 Straight line graphs; coordinates/12 Using inequalities to define regions/13 Multiplying algebraical expressions/14 Factors/15 Fractions/16 Graphs of quadratic functions/17 Quadratic equations/18 Indices/19 Logarithms/20 Ratio and proportion/21 Variation/22 The determination of laws/23 Rational and irrational numbers. Surds/24 Arithmetical and geometrical sequences/Appendix/Answers/Index