Intermediate Algebra, 4th edition
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Overview
Intermediate Algebra introduces you to the logic, precision and rigor of mathematics, while helping you build a foundation for future success. With examples and resources that provide stepbystep support, you'll have the tools you need to successfully "do the math".
Published by Pearson (August 1st 2021)  Copyright © 2018
ISBN13: 9780137517350
Subject: Developmental Math
Category: Intermediate Algebra
Table of contents
Table of Contents
 Preface
 R. Review
 R.1. Success in Mathematics
 R.2. Sets and Classification of Numbers
 R.3. Operations on Signed Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers
 R.4. Order of Operations
 R.5. Algebraic Expressions
 Linear Equations and Inequalities
Part I. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
 1.1. Linear Equations in One Variable
 1.2. An Introduction to Problem Solving
 1.3. Using Formulas to Solve Problems
 1.4. Linear Inequalities in One Variable
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 1.1–1.4)
Part II. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables
 1.5. Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs of Equations
 1.6. Linear Equations in Two Variables
 1.7. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
 1.8. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
 Chapter 1 Activity: Pass the Paper
 Chapter 1 Review
 Chapter 1 Test
 Cumulative Review Chapters R–1
 Relations, Functions, and More Inequalities
 2.1. Relations
 2.2. An Introduction to Functions
 2.3. Functions and Their Graphs
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 2.1–2.3)
 2.4. Linear Functions and Models
 2.5. Compound Inequalities
 2.6. Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
 Chapter 2 Activity: Shifting Discovery
 Chapter 2 Review
 Chapter 2 Test
 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
 3.1. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
 3.2. Problem Solving: Systems of Two Linear Equations Containing Two Unknowns
 3.3. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 3.1–3.3)
 3.4. Using Matrices to Solve Systems
 3.5. Determinants and Cramer’s Rule
 3.6. Systems of Linear Inequalities
 Chapter 3 Activity: Find the Numbers
 Chapter 3 Review
 Chapter 3 Test
 Cumulative Review Chapters R–3
 Getting Ready for Chapter 4: Laws of Exponents and Scientific Notation
 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
 4.1. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
 4.2. Multiplying Polynomials
 4.3. Dividing Polynomials; Synthetic Division
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 4.1–4.3)
 4.4. Greatest Common Factor; Factoring by Grouping
 4.5. Factoring Trinomials
 4.6. Factoring Special Products
 4.7. Factoring: A General Strategy
 4.8. Polynomial Equations
 Chapter 4 Activity: What Is the Question?
 Chapter 4 Review
 Chapter 4 Test
 Getting Ready for Chapter 5: A Review of Operations on Rational Numbers
 Rational Expressions and Rational Functions
 5.1. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
 5.2. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
 5.3. Complex Rational Expressions
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 5.1–5.3)
 5.4. Rational Equations
 5.5. Rational Inequalities
 5.6. Models Involving Rational Expressions
 5.7. Variation
 Chapter 5 Activity: Correct the Quiz
 Chapter 5 Review
 Chapter 5 Test
 Cumulative Review Chapters R–5
 Getting Ready for Chapter 6: Square Roots
 Radicals and Rational Exponents
 6.1. nth Roots and Rational Exponents
 6.2. Simplifying Expressions Using the Laws of Exponents
 6.3. Simplifying Radical Expressions Using Properties of Radicals
 6.4. Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
 6.5. Rationalizing Radical Expressions
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 6.1–6.5)
 6.6. Functions Involving Radicals
 6.7. Radical Equations and Their Applications
 6.8. The Complex Number System
 Chapter 6 Activity: Which One Does Not Belong?
 Chapter 6 Review
 Chapter 6 Test
 Quadratic Equations and Functions
 7.1. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
 7.2. Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
 7.3. Solving Equations Quadratic in Form
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 7.1–7.3)
 7.4. Graphing Quadratic Functions Using Transformations
 7.5. Graphing Quadratic Functions Using Properties
 7.6. Polynomial Inequalities
 Chapter 7 Activity: Presidential Decision Making
 Chapter 7 Review
 Chapter 7 Test
 Cumulative Review Chapters R–7
 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
 8.1. Composite Functions and Inverse Functions
 8.2. Exponential Functions
 8.3. Logarithmic Functions
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 8.1–8.3)
 8.4. Properties of Logarithms
 8.5. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
 Chapter 8 Activity: Correct the Quiz
 Chapter 8 Review
 Chapter 8 Test
 Conics
 9.1. Distance and Midpoint Formulas
 9.2. Circles
 9.3. Parabolas
 9.4. Ellipses
 9.5. Hyperbolas
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 9.1–9.5)
 9.6. Systems of Nonlinear Equations
 Chapter 9 Activity: How Do You Know That . . . ?
 Chapter 9 Review
 Chapter 9 Test
 Cumulative Review: Chapters R–9
 Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
 10.1. Sequences
 10.2. Arithmetic Sequences
 10.3. Geometric Sequences and Series
 Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 10.1–10.3)
 10.4. The Binomial Theorem
 Chapter 10 Activity: Discover the Relation
 Chapter 10 Review
 Chapter 10 Test
Answers to Selected Exercises
Applications Index
Subject Index
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