Elementary and Intermediate Algebra

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, 4th edition

  • Tom Carson, 
  • Bill E. Jordan

Choose the option that's right for you

Single

$9.99 / mo

4-month minimum term for $39.96

  • Access this eText title
  • Up to 2 devices

Multi

$14.99 / mo

4-month minimum term for $59.96

  • Access over 1,500 titles
  • Up to 2 devices
  • Discounted tutor access

Learn more, spend less

  • Icon

    Learn anytime, anywhere

    Get the app to access your eText whenever you need it

  • Icon

    Make it your own

    Your notes. Your highlights. Your eText

  • Icon

    Find it fast

    Quickly navigate your eText with search

  • Icon

    Stay organized

    Access all your eTexts in one place

  • Icon

    Easily continue access

    Keep learning with auto-renew

Overview

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra in the Carson Algebra Series guides you to success by presenting the why behind understanding algebra. This text walks you through concepts, explaining not only how to do the math, but also where the concepts come from and why they work to help you foster conceptual understanding.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2015

ISBN-13: 9780137523023

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Combo: Elementary & Intermediate

Table of contents

1. Foundations of Algebra
1.1 Number Sets and the Structure of Algebra
1.2 Fractions
1.3 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers
1.4 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers; Properties of Real Numbers
1.5 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations
1.6 Translating Word Phrases to Expressions
1.7 Evaluating and Rewriting Expressions

2. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
2.1 Equations, Formulas, and the Problem-Solving Process
2.2 The Addition Principle of Equality
2.3 The Multiplication Principle of Equality
2.4 Applying the Principles to Formulas
2.5 Translating Word Sentences to Equations
2.6 Ratios and Proportions
2.7 Percents
2.8 Solving Linear Inequalities

3. Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities
3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations
3.3 Graphing Using Intercepts
3.4 Slope-Intercept Form
3.5 Point-Slope Form
3.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities
3.7 Introduction to Functions and Function Notation

4. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically
4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution; Applications
4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination; Applications
4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables; Applications
4.5 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices
4.6 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

5. Polynomials
5.1 Exponents and Scientific Notation
5.2 Introduction to Polynomials
5.3 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
5.4 Exponent Rules and Multiplying Monomials
5.5 Multiplying Polynomials; Special Products
5.6 Exponent Rules and Dividing Polynomials

6. Factoring
6.1 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c, where a ≠ 1
6.4 Factoring Special Products
6.5 Strategies for Factoring
6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
6.7 Graphs of Quadratic Equations and Functions

7. Rational Expressions and Equations
7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
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
7.5 Complex Rational Expressions
7.6 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions
7.7 Applications with Rational Expressions, Including Variation

8. More on Inequalities, Absolute Value, and Functions
8.1 Compound Inequalities
8.2 Equations Involving Absolute Value; Absolute Value Functions
8.3 Inequalities Involving Absolute Value

9. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers
9.1 Radical Expressions and Functions
9.2 Rational Exponents
9.3 Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals
9.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
9.5 Rationalizing Numerators and Denominators of Radical Expressions
9.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving
9.7 Complex Numbers

10. Quadratic Equations and Functions
10.1 The Square Root Principle and Completing the Square
10.2 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula
10.3 Solving Equations That Are Quadratic in Form
10.4 Graphing Quadratic Functions
10.5 Solving Nonlinear Inequalities
10.6 Function Operations

11. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
11.1 Composite and Inverse Functions
11.2 Exponential Functions
11.3 Logarithmic Functions
11.4 Properties of Logarithms
11.5 Common and Natural Logarithms
11.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations with Applications

12. Conic Sections
12.1 Parabolas and Circles
12.2 Ellipses and Hyperbolas
12.3 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
12.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

R. Elementary Algebra Review
Appendices
A. Mean, Median, and Mode
B. Arithmetic Sequences and Series
C. Geometric Sequences and Series
D. The Binomial Theorem
E. Synthetic Division
F. Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Cramer's Rule

Your questions answered

Introducing Pearson+. Reimagined learning, designed for you. Choose from one eText or over 1,500 eTexts and study tools, all in one place, for one low monthly subscription. A new way to buy books that fits your budget. Make the most of your study time with offline access, enhanced search, notes and flashcards — to get organized, get the work done quicker and get results. Plus, with the app, put textbooks in your pocket and learn wherever. It's time to upgrade the textbook and simplify learning, so you can have time to live too.

Pearson eText is an easy-to-use digital textbook available from Pearson+. Make it your own by adding notes and highlights. Download the Pearson+ mobile app to learn on the go, even offline. Listen on the go with our new audiobook feature, available for most titles.

When you choose a plan, you're signing up for a 4-month term. We will charge your payment method each month until your 4-month term has ended. After that, we'll automatically renew your subscription and charge you on a month-to-month basis unless you turn off auto-renewal in My account.

When you purchase a Pearson+ subscription, it will last a minimum of 4 months, and then automatically renew each month thereafter unless you turn off auto-renew in My account.

If you want to stop your subscription at the end of your 4-month term, simply turn off auto-renew from My account. To avoid the next payment charge, make sure you turn auto renewal off 1 day before the auto renewal date.

You can subscribe again after auto-renew has been turned off by purchasing another Pearson+ subscription.

We use your credit card to renew your subscription automatically. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details before your first monthly payment.

With a Multi Pearson+ subscription plan, you can download up to 5 titles on the Pearson+ app from My list on each of your authorized devices every month.

When you're using your Multi Pearson+ subscription plan in a browser, you can select and read from as many titles as you like.