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Intermediate algebra.

Author: Margaret L Lial; John Hornsby; Terry McGinnis
Publisher: Boston : Pearson Addison Wesley, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th ed.View all editions and formats

Gives students the necessary tools to succeed in developmental math courses and prepares them for future math courses. This book includes exercises and applications, and Summary Exercises to enhance  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret L Lial; John Hornsby; Terry McGinnis
ISBN: 0321279204 9780321279200 0321292235 9780321292230
OCLC Number: 55955563
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxxii, 828, 33, 9 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Index of ApplicationsIndex of Focus on Real-Data ApplicationsPrefaceFeature Walk-ThroughAn Introduction to CalculatorsTo the StudentDiagnostic Pretest Chapter 1 Review of the Real Number System 1.1 Basic Concepts1.2 Operations on Real Numbers1.3 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations1.4 Properties of Real NumbersSummary * Review Exercises * Test Chapter 2 Linear Equations and Applications2.1 Linear Equations in One Variable2.2 Formulas2.3 Applications of Linear Equations2.4 Further Applications of Linear EquationsSummary Exercises on Solving Applied ProblemsSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 3 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value3.1 Linear Inequalities in One Variable3.2 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities3.3 Absolute Value Equations and InequalitiesSummary Exercises on Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and InequalitiesSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 4 Graphs, Linear Equations, and Functions4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System4.2 Slope4.3 Linear Equations in Two Variables4.4 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables4.5 Introduction to Functions4.6 VariationSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 5 Systems of Linear Equations5.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables5.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables5.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations5.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Matrix MethodsSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 6 Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions6.1 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation6.2 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials6.3 Polynomial Functions6.4 Multiplying Polynomials6.5 Dividing PolynomialsSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 7 Factoring 7.1 Greatest Common Factors; Factoring by Grouping7.2 Factoring Trinomials7.3 Special FactoringSummary Exercises on Factoring7.4 Solving Equations by FactoringSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 8 Rational Expressions and Functions8.1 Rational Expressions and Functions; Multiplying and Dividing8.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions8.3 Complex Fractions8.4 Equations with Rational Expressions and GraphsSummary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations8.5 Applications of Rational ExpressionsSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 9 Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions9.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs9.2 Rational Exponents9.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions9.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions9.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical ExpressionsSummary Exercises on Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents9.6 Solving Equations with Radicals9.7 Complex NumbersSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 10 Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions10.1 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square10.2 The Quadratic Formula10.3 Equations Quadratic in FormSummary Exercises on Solving Quadratic Equations10.4 Formulas and Further Applications10.5 Graphs of Quadratic Functions10.6 More About Parabolas; Applications10.7 Quadratic and Rational InequalitiesSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review ExercisesChapter 11 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions11.1 Inverse Functions11.2 Exponential Functions11.3 Logarithmic Functions11.4 Properties of Logarithms11.5 Common and Natural Logarithms11.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further ApplicationsSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Chapter 12 Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems12.1 Additional Graphs of Functions; Composition12.2 The Circle and the Ellipse12.3 The Hyperbola, and Other Functions Defined by Radicals12.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations12.5 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of InequalitiesSummary * Review Exercises * Test * Cumulative Review Exercises Appendix A Strategies for Problem Solving Appendix B Review of Fractions Appendix C Determinants and Cramer's Rule Appendix D Synthetic Division Answers to Selected ExercisesIndexVideotape Index


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