Elementary & Intermediate Algebra: Functions and Authentic Applications, 3rd edition
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Overview
Are you looking for a new sound in algebra? Seeking to answer the perennial question “But what is this good for?” Elementary & Intermediate Algebra models authentic data through curvefitting to give new meaning to the math. It uses authentic, reallife data sets to find models and derive equations that fit the scenario. The curvefitting approach teaches the mathematical concepts within the context of data, engaging you from the start and building conceptual understanding. The 3rd Edition updates data sets throughout and offers new Large Data Set exercises to get you comfortable with analyzing big data. New downloadable data sets support the appropriate use of technology when completing exercises and labs. Throughout, even more resources are provided for you to practice, review and explore concepts.
Published by Pearson (December 11th 2020)  Copyright © 2019
ISBN13: 9780137399536
Subject: Developmental Math
Category: Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Combined
Overview
 Introduction to Modeling
 1.1 Variables and Constants
 1.2 Scatterplots
 1.3 Exact Linear Relationships
 1.4 Approximate Linear Relationships
 Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab • Volume Lab • Linear Graphing Lab: Topic of Your Choice
 Operations and Expressions
 2.1 Expressions
 2.2 Operations with Fractions
 2.3 Absolute Value and Adding Real Numbers
 2.4 Change in a Quantity and Subtracting Real Numbers
 2.5 Ratios, Percents, and Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
 2.6 Exponents and Order of Operations
 Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab (continued from Chapter 1) • Stocks Lab
 Using Slope to Graph Linear Equations
 3.1 Graphing Equations of the Forms y = mx + b and x = a
 3.2 Graphing Linear Models; Unit Analysis
 3.3 Slope of a Line
 3.4 Using Slope to Graph Linear Equations
 3.5 Rate of Change
 Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab (continued from Chapter 2) • Workout Lab • Balloon Lab
 Simplifying Expressions and Solving Equations
 4.1 Simplifying Expressions
 4.2 Simplifying More Expressions
 4.3 Solving Linear Equations in One Variable
 4.4 Solving More Linear Equations in One Variable
 4.5 Comparing Expressions and Equations
 4.6 Formulas
 Linear Functions and Linear Inequalities in One Variable
 5.1 Graphing Linear Equations
 5.2 Functions
 5.3 Function Notation
 5.4 Finding Linear Equations
 5.5 Finding Equations of Linear Models
 5.6 Using Function Notation with Linear Models to Make Estimates and Predictions
 5.7 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
 Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab (continued from Chapter 3) • Golf Ball Lab • Rope Lab • Shadow Lab • Linear Lab: Topic of Your Choice
 Systems of Linear Equations and Systems of Linear Inequalities
 6.1 Using Graphs and Tables to Solve Systems
 6.2 Using Substitution to Solve Systems
 6.3 Using Elimination to Solve Systems
 6.4 Using Systems to Model Data
 6.5 Perimeter, Value, Interest, and Mixture Problems
 6.6 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables; Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
 Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab (continued from Chapter 5) • Sports Lab • Truck Lab
 Polynomial Functions and Properties of Exponents
 7.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomial Expressions and Functions
 7.2 Multiplying Polynomial Expressions and Functions
 7.3 Powers of Polynomials; Product of Binomial Conjugates
 7.4 Properties of Exponents
 7.5 Dividing Polynomials: Long Division and Synthetic Division
 Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab (continued from Chapter 6) • Projectile Lab
 Factoring Polynomials and Solving Polynomial Equations
 8.1 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^{2} + bx + c and Differences of Two Squares
 8.2 Factoring Out the GCF; Factoring by Grouping
 8.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^{2} + bx + c
 8.4 Sums and Differences of Cubes; A Factoring Strategy
 8.5 Using Factoring to Solve Polynomial Equations
 8.6 Using Factoring to Make Predictions with Quadratic Models
 Quadratic Functions
 9.1 Graphing Quadratic Functions in Vertex Form
 9.2 Graphing Quadratic Functions in Standard Form
 9.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions
 9.4 Using the Square Root Property to Solve Quadratic Equations
 9.5 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
 9.6 Using the Quadratic Formula to Solve Quadratic Equations
 9.7 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables; Finding Quadratic Functions
 9.8 Finding Quadratic Models
 9.9 Modeling with Quadratic Functions
 Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab (continued from Chapter 7) • Projectile Lab (continued from Chapter 7) • Projectile Lab (Using a CBR or CBL) • Water Flow Lab • Quadratic Lab: Topic of Your Choice
 Exponential Functions
 10.1 Integer Exponents
 10.2 Rational Exponents
 10.3 Graphing Exponential Functions
 10.4 Finding Equations of Exponential Functions
 10.5 Using Exponential Functions to Model Data
 Taking It to the Lab: Stringed Instrument Lab • Cooling Water Lab • Exponential Lab: Topic of Your Choice
 Logarithmic Functions
 11.1 Composite Functions
 11.2 Inverse Functions
 11.3 Logarithmic Functions
 11.4 Properties of Logarithms
 11.5 Using the Power Property with Exponential Models to Make Predictions
 11.6 More Properties of Logarithms
 11.7 Natural Logarithms
 Taking It to the Lab: China and India Populations Lab • Folding Paper Lab • Exponential/Logarithmic Lab:
 Topic of Your Choice
 Rational Functions
 12.1 Finding the Domains of Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions
 12.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions; Converting Units
 12.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
 12.4 Simplifying Complex Rational Expressions
 12.5 Solving Rational Equations
 12.6 Modeling with Rational Functions
 12.7 Proportions; Similar Triangles
 12.8 Variation
 Taking It to the Lab: Climate Change Lab (continued from Chapter 9) • Illumination Lab • Boyle’s Law Lab • Estimating 5 Lab
 Radical Functions
 13.1 Simplifying Radical Expressions
 13.2 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
 13.3 Rationalizing Denominators and Simplifying Quotients of Radical Expressions
 13.4 Graphing and Combining Square Root Functions
 13.5 Solving Radical Equations
 13.6 Modeling with Square Root Functions
 Taking It to the Lab: Pendulum Lab
 Sequences and Series
 14.1 Arithmetic Sequences
 14.2 Geometric Sequences
 14.3 Arithmetic Series
 14.4 Geometric Series
 Taking It to the Lab: Bouncing Ball Lab • Stacked Cups Lab
 Additional Topics
 15.1 Absolute Value: Equations and Inequalities
 15.2 Performing Operations with Complex Numbers
 15.3 Pythagorean Theorem, Distance Formula, and Circles
 15.4 Ellipses and Hyperbolas
 15.5 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations
APPENDICES
 A. Using a TI83 or TI84 Graphing Calculator
 B. Using StatCrunch
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