Introductory Algebra for College Students

Introductory Algebra for College Students

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Introductory Algebra for College Students, third edition, provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the topics required in a one-term course in beginning or introductory algebra. The book is written for college students who have no previous experience in algebra and for those who need a review of basic algebraic concepts. The goal of the Blitzer Algebra series is to provide students with a strong foundation in Algebra. Each text is designed to develop students' critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities and prepare students for subsequent Algebra courses as well as "service" math courses. Topics are presented in an interesting and inviting format, incorporating real world sourced data and encouraging modeling and problem-solving.show more

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  • Hardback | 699 pages
  • 210 x 260 x 30mm | 1,479.98g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130328391
  • 9780130328397

About Robert F Blitzer

Bob Blitzer is a native of Manhattan and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in mathematics and psychology (minor: English literature) from the City College of New York. His unusual combination of academic interests led him toward a Master of Arts in mathematics from the University of Miami and a doctorate in behavioral sciences from Nova University. Bob is most energized by teaching mathematics and has taught a variety of mathematics courses at Miami-Dade Community College for nearly 30 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including Innovator of the Year from the League for Innovations in the Community College, and was among the first group of recipients at Miami-Dade for an endowed chair based on excellence in the classroom. In addition to Introductory Algebra for College Students, Bob has written Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Algebra for College Students, Thinking Mathematically, College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, and Precalculus, all published by Prentice Hall.show more

Table of contents

(NOTE:(Each chapter ends with a chapter-summary grid, chapter-review exercises, a chapter test, and cumulative review exercises.) 1. The Real Number System. Fractions. The Real Numbers. Ordered Pairs and Graphs. Basic Rules of Algebra. Addition of Real Numbers. Subtraction of Real Numbers. Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers. Exponents, Order of Operations, and Mathematical Models. 2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. The Addition Property of Equality. The Multiplication Property of Equality. Solving Linear Equations. Formulas and Percents. An Introduction to Problem Solving. Solving Linear Inequalities. 3. Problem Solving. Further Problem Solving. Ratio and Proportion. Problem Solving in Geometry. 4. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables. Graphing Linear Equations. Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts. Slope. The Slope-Intercept Form of the Equation of a Line. The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. 5. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method. Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations. Systems of Linear Inequalities. 6. Exponents and Polynomials. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials. Multiplying Polynomials. Special Products. Polynomials in Several Variables. Dividing Polynomials. Dividing Polynomials by Binomials. Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation. 7. Factoring Polynomials. The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient Is One. Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient Is Not One. Factoring Special Forms. A General Factoring Strategy. Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring. 8. Rational Expressions. Rational Expressions and Their Simplification. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators. Complex Rational Expressions. Solving Rational Expressions. Applications Using Rational Equations and Variation. 9. Roots and Radicals. Finding Roots. Multiplying and Dividing Radicals. Operations with Radicals. Rationalizing the Denominator. Radical Equations. Rational Exponents. 10. Quadratic Equations and Functions. Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Imaginary Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations. Graphs of Quadratic Equations. Introduction to Functions. Answers to Selected Exercises. Index.show more

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