Beginning & Intermediate Algebra

Beginning & Intermediate Algebra

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Elayn Martin-Gay's developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by her firm belief that every student can succeed. Martin-Gay's focus on the student shapes her clear, accessible writing, inspires her constant pedagogical innovations, and contributes to the popularity and effectiveness of her video resources (available separately). This revision of Martin-Gay's algebra series continues her focus on students and what they need to be more

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  • Hardback | 1032 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 35.56mm | 2,095.59g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0321785126
  • 9780321785121

About Elayn Martin-Gay

An award-winning instructor and best-selling author, Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 25 years. Her numerous teaching awards include the local University Alumni Association's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Developmental Educator at University of New Orleans, presented by the Louisiana Association of Developmental Educators. Prior to writing textbooks, Elayn developed an acclaimed series of lecture videos to support developmental mathematics students in their quest for success. These highly successful videos originally served as the foundation material for her texts. Today, the videos are specific to each book in the Martin-Gay series. Elayn also pioneered the Chapter Test Prep Video to help students as they prepare for a test-their most "teachable moment!" Elayn's experience has made her aware of how busy instructors are and what a difference quality support makes. For this reason, she created the Instructor-to-Instructor video series. These videos provide instructors with suggestions for presenting specific math topics and concepts in basic mathematics, prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra. Seasoned instructors can use them as a source for alternate approaches in the classroom. New or adjunct faculty may find the videos useful for review. Her textbooks and acclaimed video program support Elayn's passion of helping every student to more

Table of contents

1. Review of Real Numbers1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics1.2 Symbols and Sets of Numbers1.3 Fractions and Mixed Numbers1.4 Exponents, Order of Operations, Variable Expressions and Equations1.5 Adding Real Numbers1.6 Subtracting Real NumbersIntegrated Review-Operations on Real Numbers1.7 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers1.8 Properties of Real Numbers 2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving2.1 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions2.2 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality2.3 Solving Linear EquationsIntegrated Review-Solving Linear Equations2.4 An Introduction to Problem Solving2.5 Formulas and Problem Solving2.6 Percent and Mixture Problem Solving2.7 Further Problem Solving2.8 Solving Linear Inequalities 3. Graphing3.1 Reading Graphs and the Rectangular Coordinate System3.2 Graphing Linear Equations3.3 Intercepts3.4 Slope and Rate of ChangeIntegrated Review-Summary on Slope and Graphing Linear Equations3.5 Equation of Lines3.6 Functions 4. Solving Systems of Linear Equations4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by AdditionIntegrated Review-Solving Systems of Equations4.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables4.5 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving 5. Exponents and Polynomials5.1 Exponents5.2 Polynomial Functions and Adding and Subtracting Polynomials5.3 Multiplying Polynomials5.4 Special ProductsIntegrated Review-Exponents and Operations on Polynomials5.5 Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation5.6 Dividing Polynomials5.7 Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem 6. Factoring Polynomials6.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2 + bx + c6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c by Perfect Square Trinomials6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c by Grouping6.5 Factoring BinomialsIntegrated Review-Choosing a Factoring Strategy6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring6.7 Quadratic Equations and Problem Solving 7. Rational Expressions7.1 Rational Functions and Simplifying Rational Expressions7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Common Denominators and Least Common Denominator7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators7.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions Integrated Review-Summary on Rational Expressions7.6 Proportion and Problem Solving with Rational Equations7.7 Simplifying Complex Fractions 8. More on Functions and Graphs8.1 Graphing and Writing Linear Functions8.2 Reviewing Function Notation and Graphing Nonlinear FunctionsIntegrated Review-Summary on Functions and Equations of Lines8.3 Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions and Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions8.4 Variation and Problem Solving 9. Inequalities and Absolute Value9.1 Compound Inequalities9.2 Absolute Value Equations9.3 Absolute Value InequalitiesIntegrated Review-Solving Compound Inequalities and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities9.4 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables and Systems of Linear Inequalities 10. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers10.1 Radicals and Radical Functions10.2 Rational Exponents10.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions10.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions10.5 Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical ExpressionsIntegrated Review-Radicals and Rational Exponents10.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving10.7 Complex Numbers 11. Quadratic Equations and Functions11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula11.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic MethodsIntegrated Review-Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations11.4 Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable11.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs11.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions 12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions12.1 The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions12.2 Inverse Functions12.3 Exponential Functions12.4 Exponential Growth and Decay Functions12.5 Logarithmic Functions12.6 Properties of LogarithmsIntegrated Review-Functions and Properties of Logarithms12.7 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base12.8 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving 13. Conic Sections13.1 The Parabola and the Circle13.2 The Ellipse and the HyperbolaIntegrated Review-Graphing Conic Sections13.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations13.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities 14. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem14.1 Sequences14.2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences14.3 SeriesIntegrated Review-Sequences and Series14.4 Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences14.5 The Binomial Theorem Appendix A. Operations on Decimals/Percent, Decimal, and Fraction TableAppendix B. Review of Algebra TopicsAppendix C. An Introduction to Using a Graphic UtilityAppendix D. Solving Systems of Equations by MatricesAppendix E. Solving Systems of Equations by DeterminantsAppendix F. Mean, Median, and ModeAppendix G. Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Trianglesshow more

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