Intermediate Algebra

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 | 792 pages
  • 223.52 x 276.86 x 35.56mm | 1,655.6g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0321785045
  • 9780321785046

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. Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics1.2 Algebraic Expressions and Sets of Numbers1.3 Operations on Real Numbers, and Order of Operation1.4 Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions 2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving2.1 Linear Equation in One Variable2.2 An Introduction to Problem Solving2.3 Formulas and Problem Solving2.4 Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving2.5 Compound Inequalities2.6 Absolute Value Equations2.7 Absolute Value Inequalities 3. Graphs and Functions3.1 Graphing Equations3.2 Introduction to Functions3.3 Graphing Linear Functions3.4 The Slope of a Line3.5 Equations of Lines3.6 Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions and Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions3.7 Graphing Linear Inequalities 4. Systems of Equations4.1 Solving Systems of Equations in Two Variables4.2 Solving Systems of Equations in Three Variables4.3 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving4.4 Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices4.5 Systems of Linear Inequalities 5. Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions5.1 Exponents and Scientific Notation5.2 More Work with Exponents and Scientific Notation5.3 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions5.4 Multiplying Polynomials5.5 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping5.6 Factoring Trinomials5.7 Factoring by Special Products5.8 Solving Equations by Factoring and Problem Solving 6. Rational Expressions6.1 Rational Functions and Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions6.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions6.3 Simplifying Complex Fractions6.4 Dividing Polynomials: Long Division and Synthetic Division6.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions6.6 Rational Equations and Problems Solving6.7 Variation and Problem Solving 7. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers7.1 Radicals and Radical Functions7.2 Rational Exponents7.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions7.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions7.5 Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions7.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving7.7 Complex Numbers 8. Quadratic Equations and Functions8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square8.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula8.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods8.4 Nonlinear Inequalities on One Variable8.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs8.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions 9. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions9.1 The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions9.2 Inverse Functions9.3 Exponential Functions9.4 Exponential Growth and Decay Functions9.5 Logarithmic Functions9.6 Properties of Logarithms9.7 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base9.8 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving 10. Conic Sections10.1 The Parabola and the Circle10.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola10.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations10.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities 11. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem11.1 Sequences11.2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences11.3 Series11.4 Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences11.5 The Binomial Theorem Appendix A. GeometryAppendix B. Stretching and Compressing Graphs of Absolute Value FunctionsAppendix C. Solving Systems of Equations Using DeterminantsAppendix D. An Introduction to Using a Graphing UtilityAppendix E. Contents of Student Resourcesshow more

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