Introductory Algebra

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January 18, 2011


Mixed media product, 800 pages


0073384399 / 9780073384399


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Main description

Introductory Algebra, 4e will be a review of fundamental math concepts for some students and may break new ground for others. Nevertheless, students of all backgrounds will be delighted to find a refreshing book that appeals to all learning styles and reaches out to diverse demographics. Through down-to-earth explanations, patient skill-building, and exceptionally interesting and realistic applications, this worktext will empower students to learn and master mathematics in the real world. Bello has written a textbook with mathanxious students in mind to combat the issue of student motivation, something that instructors face with each class. The addition of Green Math examples and applications expands Bello's reach into current, timely subjects.

Table of contents

Bello, Introductory Algebra, 4e R.Prealgebra Review R.1 Fractions: Building and Reducing R.2 Operations with Fractions and Mixed Numbers R.3 Decimals and Percents 1.Real Numbers and Their Properties 1.1Introduction to Algebra 1.2The Real Numbers 1.3Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers 1.4Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers 1.5Order of Operations 1.6Properties of the Real Numbers 1.7Simplifying Expressions 2.Equations, Problem Solving, and Inequalities 2.1The Additions and Subtraction Properties of Equality 2.2The Multiplication and Division Properties of Equality 2.3Linear Equations 2.4Problem Solving: Integer, General, and Geometry Problems 2.5Problem Solving: Motion, Mixture, and Investment Problems 2.6Formulas and Geometry Applications 2.7Properties of Inequalities 3.Graphs of Linear Equations, Inequalities, and Applications 3.1Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, and Applications 3.2Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables 3.3Graphing Lines Using Intercepts: Horizontal and Vertical Lines 3.4The Slope of a Line: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 3.5Graphing Lines Using Points and Slope 3.6Applications of Equations of Lines 3.7Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables 4.Exponents and Polynomials 4.1The Product, Quotient, and Power Rules for Exponents 4.2Integer Exponents 4.3Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation 4.4Polynomials: An Introduction 4.5Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials 4.6Multiplication of Polynomials 4.7Special Products of Polynomials 4.8Division of Polynomials 5.Factoring 5.1Common Factors and Grouping 5.2Factoring x2 + bx + c 5.3Factoring ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 1 5.4Factoring Squares of Binomials 5.5A General Factoring Strategy 5.6Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 5.7Applications of Quadratics 6.Rational Expressions 6.1Building and Reducing Rational Expressions 6.2Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions 6.3Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions 6.4Complex Fractions 6.5Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions 6.6Ration, Proportion, and Applications 6.7Direct and Inverse Variation: Applications 7.Solving Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities 7.1Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing 7.2Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution 7.3Solving Systems of Equations by elimination 7.4Coin, General, motion, and Investment Problems 7.5Systems of Linear Inequalities 8.Roots and Radicals 8.1Finding Roots 8.2Multiplication and Division of Radicals 8.3Addition and Subtraction of Radicals 8.4Simplifying Radicals 8.5Applications: Solving Radical Equations 9.Quadratic Equations 9.1Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property 9.2Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square 9.3Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula 9.4Graphing Quadratic Equations 9.5The Pythagorean Theorem and Other Applications 9.6Functions

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