Intermediate Algebra

Intermediate Algebra, 8th edition

  • John Tobey, 
  • Jeffrey Slater, 
  • Jamie Blair, 
  • Jennifer Crawford

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Overview

Intermediate Algebra helps you build essential skills and conceptual understanding by breaking down the math into manageable pieces. Practical, realistic examples contextualize the math, helpful hints provide coaching on difficult concepts, and problems and exercises let you check your understanding.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137553464

Table of contents

1. Basic Concepts
1.1 The Real Number System
1.2 Operations with Real Numbers
1.3 Powers, Square Roots, and the Order of Operations
1.4 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
1.5 Operations with Variables and Grouping Symbols
1.6 Evaluating Variable Expressions and Formulas
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2. Linear Equations and Inequalities
2.1 First-Degree Equations with One Unknown
2.2 Literal Equations and Formulas
2.3 Absolute Value Equations
2.4 Using Equations to Solve Word Problems
2.5 Solving More Involved Word Problems
2.6 Linear Inequalities
2.7 Absolute Value Inequalities
2.8 Absolute Value Inequalities
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3. Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables and Functions
3.1 Graphing Linear Equations with Two Unknowns
3.2 Slope of a Line
3.3 Graphs and the Equation of a Line
3.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
3.5 Concept of a Function
3.6 Graphing Functions from Equations and Tables of Data
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4. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
4.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
4.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
4.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
4.4 Systems of Linear Inequalities
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5. Polynomials
5.1 Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions; Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying
5.2 Dividing Polynomials
5.3 Synthetic Division
5.4 Removing Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping
5.5 Factoring Trinomials
5.6 Special Cases of Factoring
5.7 Factoring a Polynomial Completely
5.8 Solving Equations and Applications Using Polynomials
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6. Rational Expressions and Equations
6.1 Rational Expressions and Functions: Simplifying, Multiplying, and Dividing
6.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions
6.3 Complex Rational Expressions
6.4 Rational Equations
6.5 Applications: Formulas and Advanced Ratio Expressions
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7. Rational Exponents and Radicals
7.1 Rational Exponents
7.2 Radical Expressions and Functions
7.3 Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radicals
7.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radicals
7.5 Radical Equations
7.6 Complex Numbers
7.7 Variation
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8. Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
8.1 Quadratic Equations
8.2 The Quadratic Formula and Solutions to Quadratic Equations
8.3 Equations That Can be Transformed into Quadratic Form
8.4 Formulas and Applications
8.5 Quadratic Functions
8.6 Quadratic Inequalities in One Variable
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9. The Conic Sections
9.1 The Distance Formula and the Circle
9.2 The Parabola
9.3 The Ellipse
9.4 The Hyperbola
9.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations
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10. Additional Properties of Functions
10.1 Function Notation
10.2 General Graphing Procedures for Functions
10.3 Algebraic Operations on Functions
10.4 Inverse of a Function
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11. Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
11.1 The Exponential Function
11.2 The Logarithmic Function
11.3 Properties of Logarithms
11.4 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base of Logarithms
11.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
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