Intermediate Algebra

Intermediate Algebra

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Designed for a terminal algebra course or to prepare students for college-level algebra, precalculus, or finite math. Elayn Martin-Gay focuses on enhancing a traditional emphasis--mastering the basics--with innovative pedagogy and a meaningful, integrated learning program. Three goals drive her authorship: increase motivation, build confidence, and encourage mastery of basic skills and concepts. Martin-Gay's unparalleled ability to explain key concepts and build problem-solving skills is enlivened by her ability to relate to students through real-life applications that are interesting, relevant and practical. The completely integrated teaching and learning package that accompanies the new editions includes the critically acclaimed MathPro 4.0 Tutorial Software and the popular Lecture Video Series written, directed and performed by Elayn Martin-Gay for maximum student support and learning effectiveness.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 747 pages
  • 208.28 x 256.54 x 33.02mm | 1,564.89g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0130166316
  • 9780130166319

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter includes Project, Vocabulary Check, Highlights, Review, Test, and Cumulative Review.) 1. Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions. Tips for Success in Mathematics. Algebraic Expressions and Sets of Numbers. Operations on Real Numbers. Properties of Real Numbers. 2. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving. Linear Equations in One Variable. An Introduction to Problem Solving. Formulas and Problem Solving. Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving. Compound Inequalities. Absolute Value Equations. Absolute Value Inequalities. 3. Graphs and Functions. Graphing Equations. Introduction to Functions. Graphing Linear Functions. The Slope of a Line. Equations of Lines. Graphing Linear Inequalities. 4. Systems of Equations. Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables. Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables. Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving. Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices. Solving Systems of Equations by Determinants. 5. Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions. Exponents and Scientific Notation. More Work with Exponents and Scientific Notation. Polynomials and Polynomial Functions. Multiplying Polynomials. The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials. Factoring by Special Products and Factoring Strategies. Solving Equations by Factoring and Problem Solving. An Introduction to Graphing Polynomial Functions. 6. Rational Expressions. Rational Functions and Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions. Simplifying Complex Fractions. Dividing Polynomials. Synthetic Division and the Remainder Theorem. Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions. Rational Expressions and Problem Solving. Variation and Problem Solving. 7. Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers. Radicals and Radical Functions. Rational Exponents. Simplifying Radical Expressions. Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions. Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions. Radical Equations and Problem Solving. Complex Numbers. 8. Quadratic Equations and Functions. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula. Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods. Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable. Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs. Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions. 9. Conic Sections. The Parabola and the Circle. The Ellipse and the Hyperbola. Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations. Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities. 10. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions. Inverse Functions. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Properties of Logarithms. Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Changes of Base. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Applications. 11. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem. Sequences. Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences. Series. Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences. The Binomial Theorem. Appendices. Appendix A. Review of Angles, Lines, and Special Triangles. Appendix B. Review of Geometric Figures. Appendix C. Review of Volume and Surface Area. Appendix D. Introduction to Using a Graphing Utility.show more

About K. Elayn Martin-Gay

K. Elayn Martin-Gay has taught mathematics at the University of New Orleans for more than 20 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, K. Elayn Martin-Gay 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 tapes specifically support each book in the Martin-Gay series. Elayn is the author of nine published textbooks as well as multimedia interactive mathematics, all specializing in developmental mathematics courses such as basic mathematics, prealgebra, beginning and intermediate algebra. She has provided author participation across the broadest range of materials: textbook, videos, tutorial software, and Interactive Math courseware. All the components are designed to work together. This offers an opportunity of various combinations for an integrated, consistent teaching and learning package.show more

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