Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 6th edition

  • Robert F. Blitzer

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Introductory & Intermediate Algebra for College Students shows you how math applies to daily life and culture. Bob Blitzer uses realistic, interesting applications like the earnings of college graduates, the size of the national debt, and comparing our global population growth to our global food supply to demonstrate mathematical concepts in our world. These applications also are apparent in his reader-friendly examples, unique writing style and thought-provoking learning aids. Features like explanatory Voice Balloons and Great Question! study tips help you understand concepts more effectively. The 6th Edition updates Blitzer's hallmark applications, with more topics from pop culture, the news, and everyday life, offers abundant resources to help less-prepared students get up to speed, and much more.

Published by Pearson (March 17th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780136880462

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Combined


  1. Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models
    • 1.1 Introduction to Algebra: Variables and Mathematical Models
    • 1.2 Fractions in Algebra
    • 1.3 The Real Numbers
    • 1.4 Basic Rules of Algebra
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 1.5 Addition of Real Numbers
    • 1.6 Subtraction of Real Numbers
    • 1.7 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers
    • 1.8 Exponents and Order of Operations
  2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
    • 2.1 The Addition Property of Equality
    • 2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality
    • 2.3 Solving Linear Equations
    • 2.4 Formulas and Percents
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 2.5 An Introduction to Problem Solving
    • 2.6 Problem Solving in Geometry
    • 2.7 Solving Linear Inequalities
  3. Linear Equations in Two Variables
    • 3.1 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
    • 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts
    • 3.3 Slope
    • 3.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of the Equation of a Line
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 3.5 The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line
  4. Systems of Linear Equations
    • 4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
    • 4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method
    • 4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 4.4 Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations
    • 4.5 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
  5. Exponents and Polynomials
    • 5.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
    • 5.2 Multiplying Polynomials
    • 5.3 Special Products
    • 5.4 Polynomials in Several Variables
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 5.5 Dividing Polynomials
    • 5.6 Long Division of Polynomials; Synthetic Division
    • 5.7 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation
  6. Factoring Polynomials
    • 6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
    • 6.2 Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient is 1
    • 6.3 Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient is Not 1
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 6.4 Factoring Special Forms
    • 6.5 A General Factoring Strategy
    • 6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
  7. Rational Expressions
    • 7.1 Rational Expressions and Their Simplification
    • 7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
    • 7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator
    • 7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 7.5 Complex Rational Expressions
    • 7.6 Solving Rational Equations
    • 7.7 Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
    • 7.8 Modeling Using Variation
  8. Basics of Functions
    • 8.1 Introduction to Functions
    • 8.2 Graphs of Functions
    • 8.3 The Algebra of Functions
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 8.4 Composite and Inverse Functions
  9. Inequalities and Problem Solving
    • 9.1 Reviewing Linear Inequalities and Using Inequalities in Business Applications
    • 9.2 Compound Inequalities
    • 9.3 Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Value
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 9.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
  10. Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents
    • 10.1 Radical Expressions and Functions
    • 10.2 Rational Exponents
    • 10.3 Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions
    • 10.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Dividing Radical Expressions
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 10.5 Multiplying with More Than One Term and Rationalizing Denominators
    • 10.6 Radical Equations
    • 10.7 Complex Numbers
  11. Quadratic Equations and Functions
    • 11.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square; Distance and Midpoint Formula
    • 11.2 The Quadratic Formula
    • 11.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 11.4 Equations Quadratic in Form
    • 11.5 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
  12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    • 12.1 Exponential Functions
    • 12.2 Logarithmic Functions
    • 12.3 Properties of Logarithms
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 12.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
    • 12.5 Exponential Growth and Decay; Modeling Data
  13. Conic Sections and Systems of Nonlinear Equations
    • 13.1 The Circle
    • 13.2 The Ellipse
    • 13.3 The Hyperbola
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 13.4 The Parabola; Identifying Conic Sections
    • 13.5 Systems of Nonlinear Equations in Two Variables
  14. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
    • 14.1 Sequences and Summation Notation
    • 14.2 Arithmetic Sequences
    • 14.3 Geometric Sequences
    • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 14.4 The Binomial Theorem

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