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Author: Mary Jane Sterling
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2014.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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To succeed in Algebra II, start practicing now Algebra II builds on your Algebra I skills to prepare you for trigonometry, calculus, and a of myriad STEM topics. Working through practice problems helps students better ingest and retain lesson content, creating a solid foundation to build on for future success. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you learn Algebra II by doing Algebra II. Author and  Read more...
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Sterling, Mary Jane.
Algebra II Workbook For Dummies.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jane Sterling
ISBN: 9781118867082 1118867084 9781118866856 1118866851 1118867033 9781118867037
OCLC Number: 880826934
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: pt. I. Getting started with algebra II --
1. Going beyond beginning algebra --
Following the order of operations and other properties --
Specializing in products and FOIL --
Variables on the side : solving linear equations --
Linear absolute value equations --
Equalizing linear inequalities --
Answers to problems --
2. Handling quadratic (and quadratic-like) equations and inequalities --
Finding reasonable solutions with radicals --
Successfully factoring for solutions --
Factoring multiple ways --
Factoring by grouping --
Resorting to the quadratic formula --
Solving quadratics by completing the square --
Working with quadratic-like equations --
Checking out quadratic inequalities --
Answers to problems --
3. Rooting out the rational, the radical, and the negative --
Doing away with denominators with an LCD (lowest common denominator) --
Simplifying and solving proportions --
Radicals --
Negative exponents --
Solving equations with fractional exponents --
Answers to problems --
4. Graphing for the good life --
Coordinating axes, coordinates of points, and quadrants --
Using intercepts and symmetry to graph --
Graphing lines using slope-intercept and standard forms --
Graphing basic polynomial curves --
Radical and absolute value functions --
Using a graphing calculator --
Answers to problems. pt. II. Functions --
5. Formulating functions --
Evaluating functions --
Determining domain and range of a function --
Recognizing even, odd, and one-to-one functions --
Composing functions and simplifying the difference quotient --
Solving for inverse functions --
Answers to problems --
6. Specializing in quadratic functions --
Finding intercepts and the vertex of a parabola --
Applying quadratics to real-life situations --
Graphing parabolas --
Answers to problems --
7. Plugging in polynomials --
Finding basic polynomial intercepts --
Digging up more-difficult polynomial roots with factoring --
Determining where a function is positive or negative --
Graphing polynomials --
Possible roots and where to find them : the rational root theorem and Descartes's Rule --
Getting real results with synthetic division and the remainder theorem --
Connecting the factor theorem with a polynomial's roots --
Answers to problems --
8. Acting rationally with functions --
Determining domain and intercepts of rational functions --
INtroducing vertical and horizontal asymptotes --
Oblique asymptotes --
Removing discontinuities --
Limits at a number and infinity --
Graphing rational functions --
Answers to problems --
9. Exposing exponential and logarithmic functions --
Evaluating e-Expressions and powers of e --
Solving exponential equations --
Applying compound interest and continuous compounding --
Checking out the properties of logarithms --
Expanding and contracting expressions with log functions --
Solving logarithmic equations --
Graphing exponential and logarithmic functions --
Answers to problems. pt. III. Conics and systems of equations --
10. Any way you slice it : conic sections --
Putting equations of parabolas in standard form --
Determining the focus and directrix of a parabola --
Sketching parabolas --
Writing the equations of circles and ellipses in standard form --
Determining foci and vertices of ellipses --
Rounding out your sketches : circles and ellipses --
Hyperbola : standard equations and foci --
Determining the asymptotes and intercepts of hyperbolas --
Sketching the hyperbola --
Answers to problems --
11. Solving systems of linear equations --
Solving two linear equations algebraically --
Using Cramer's Rule to defeat unruly fractions --
A third variable : upping the systems to three linear equations --
Writing generalized solution rules --
Decomposing fractions using systems --
Answers to problems --
12. Solving systems of nonlinear equations and inequalities --
Finding the intersections of lines and parabolas --
Crossing curves : finding the intersections of parabolas and circles --
Dealing with exponential systems --
Solving systems of inequalities --
Answers to problems. pt. IV. Other good stuff : lists, arrays, and imaginary numbers --
13. Getting more complex with imaginary numbers --
Simplifying powers of i --
Doing operations on complex numbers --
"Dividing" complex numbers with a conjugate --
Solving equations with complex solutions --
Answers to problems --
14. Getting squared away with matrices --
Describing dimensions and types of matrices --
Adding, subtracting, and doing scalar multiplication on matrices --
Multiplying matrices by each other --
Finding inverse matrices --
Using matrices to solve systems of equations --
Answers to problems --
15. Going out of sequence with sequences and series --
Writing the terms of a sequence --
Differences and multipliers : working with special sequences --
Constructing recursively defined sequences --
Using summation notation --
Finding sums with special series --
Answers to problems --
16. Everything you ever wanted to know about sets and counting --
Writing the elements of a set from rules or patterns --
Combining sets with unions, intersections, and complements --
Multiplication countdowns : simplifying factorial expressions --
Using the multiplication property --
Counting on permutations when order matters --
Mixing it up with combinations --
Raising binomials to powers : investigating the binomial theorem --
Answers to problems. pt. V. The part of tens --
17. Ten basic graphs --
Polynomials --
Lining up front and center --
Absolute value --
Graphing reciprocals of x and x2 --
Square root and cube root --
Growing exponentially with a graph --
Logarithmic graphing --
18. Ten special sequences and their sums --
Adding as easy as one, two, three --
Summing up the squares --
Finding the sum of the cubes --
Summing odd numbers --
Adding up even numbers --
Adding everything arithmetic --
Geometrically speaking --
Easing into a sum for e --
Signing in on the sine --
Powering up on powers of 2 --
Adding up fractions with multiples for denominators.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Algebra two workbook for dummies
Responsibility: by Mary Jane Sterling.

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To succeed in Algebra II, start practicing now Algebra II builds on your Algebra I skills to prepare you for trigonometry, calculus, and a of myriad STEM topics. Working through practice problems  Read more...

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