Elementary & Intermediate Algebra
, by Sullivan, Michael, III; Struve, Katherine R.; Mazzarella, Janet ISBN: 9780321880116  0321880110
 Cover: Hardcover
 Copyright: 1/22/2013

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Michael Sullivan, III is a fulltime professor of mathematics at Joliet Jr. College. His training is in mathematics, statistics, and economics and he has more than 18 years experience as an instructor. His publications with Pearson cover developmental math, precalculus, and introductory statistics. Most recently, Mike has been highly involved in Course Redesign at Joliet Junior College. His experience in course redesign and writing texts for the collegelevel math and statistics courses gives him a unique insight into where students are headed after the developmental math track, and what they need to do to be successful. Mike is the father of three children and an avid golfer.
Katherine Struve is a fulltime instructor with Columbus State Community College and has more than 30 years experience in the classroom. She is in tune with the challenges of teaching mathematics at a large, urban community college. She has served as the Lead Instructor of Developmental Mathematics and has been involved in the recent course redesign effort at Columbus State.
Janet Mazzarella is a fulltime instructor at Southwestern College and has more than 18 years experience teaching a wide range of courses from arithmetic through calculus. She helped develop the selfpaced developmental math program and spent two years serving as its director. Along with Mike and Kathy, Janet has also been active in the course redesign initiative at her institution.
1. Operations on Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions
1.1 Success in Mathematics
1.2 Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
1.3 The Number Systems and the Real Number Line
1.4 Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Integers
1.5 Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Rational Numbers
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 1.2–1.5)
1.6 Properties of Real Numbers
1.7 Exponents and the Order of Operations
1.8 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 1 Activity: The Math Game
Chapter 1 Review
Chapter 1 Test
2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable
2.1 Linear Equations: The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equality
2.2 Linear Equations: Using the Properties Together
2.3 Solving Linear Equations Involving Fractions and Decimals; Classifying Equations
2.4 Evaluating Formulas and Solving Formulas for a Variable
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 2.1–2.4)
2.5 Problem Solving: Direct Translation
2.6 Problem Solving: Problems Involving Percent
2.7 Problem Solving: Geometry and Uniform Motion
2.8 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable
Chapter 2 Activity: Pass to the Right
Chapter 2 Review
Chapter 2 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–2
3. Introduction to Graphing and Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System and Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables
3.3 Slope
3.4 SlopeIntercept Form of a Line
3.5 PointSlope Form of a Line
3.6 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 3.1–3.6)
3.7 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Chapter 3 Activity: Graphing Practice
Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 3 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–3
4. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Substitution
4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Elimination
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 4.1–4.3)
4.4 Solving Direct Translation, Geometry, and Uniform Motion Problems Using Systems of Linear Equations
4.5 Solving Mixture Problems Using Systems of Linear Equations
4.6 Systems of Linear Inequalities
Chapter 4 Activity: Find the Numbers
Chapter 4 Review
Chapter 4 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–4
5. Exponents and Polynomials
5.1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
5.2 Multiplying Monomials: The Product and Power Rules
5.3 Multiplying Polynomials
5.4 Dividing Monomials: The Quotient Rule and Integer Exponents
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 5.1–5.4)
5.5 Dividing Polynomials
5.6 Applying the Exponent Rules: Scientific Notation
Chapter 5 Activity: What Is the Question?
Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 5 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–5
6. Factoring Polynomials
6.1 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
6.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x ^{2} + bx + c
6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax ^{2} + bx + c, a ≠ 1
6.4 Factoring Special Products
6.5 Summary of Factoring Techniques
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 6.1–6.5)
6.6 Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring
6.7 Modeling and Solving Problems with Quadratic Equations
Chapter 6 Activity: Which One Does Not Belong?
Chapter 6 Review
Chapter 6 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–6
Getting Ready for Intermediate Algebra: A Review of Chapters 1–6
7. Rational Expressions and Equations
7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions
7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions
7.3 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with a Common Denominator
7.4 Finding the Least Common Denominator and Forming Equivalent Rational Expressions
7.5 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Unlike Denominators
7.6 Complex Rational Expressions
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 7.1–7.6)
7.7 Rational Equations
7.8 Models Involving Rational Equations
Chapter 7 Activity: Correct the Quiz
Chapter 7 Review
Chapter 7 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–6
Getting Ready for Intermediate Algebra: A Review of Chapters 1–7
Getting Ready for Chapter 8: Interval Notation
8. Graphs, Relations, and Functions
8.1 Graphs of Equations
8.2 Relations
8.3 An Introduction to Functions
8.4 Functions and Their Graphs
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 8.1–8.4)
8.5 Linear Functions
8.6 Compound Inequalities
8.7 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
8.8 Variation
Chapter 8 Activity: Shifting Discovery
Chapter 8 Review
Chapter 8 Test
Chapters 1–8 Cumulative Review
9. Radicals and Rational Exponents
9.1 Square Roots
9.2 nth Roots and Rational Exponents
9.3 Simplify Expressions Using the Laws of Exponents
9.4 Simplifying Radical Expressions
9.5 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions
9.6 Rationalizing Radical Expressions
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 9.1–9.6)
9.7 Functions Involving Radicals
9.8 Radical Equations and Their Applications
9.9 The Complex Number System
Chapter 9 Activity: Which One Does Not Belong?
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 9 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–9
10. Quadratic Equations and Functions
10.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
10.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula
10.3 Solving Equations Quadratic in Form
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 10.1–10.3)
10.4 Graphing Quadratic Functions Using Transformations
10.5 Graphing Quadratic Functions Using Properties
10.6 Polynomial Inequalities
10.7 Rational Inequalities
Chapter 10 Activity: Presidential Decision Making
Chapter 10 Review
Chapter 10 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–10
11. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
11.1 Composite Functions and Inverse Functions
11.2 Exponential Functions
11.3 Logarithmic Functions
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 11. 1–11.3)
11.4 Properties of Logarithms
11.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Chapter 11 Activity: Correct the Quiz
Chapter 11 Review
Chapter 11 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–11
12. Conics
12.1 Distance and Midpoint Formulas
12.2 Circles
12.3 Parabolas
12.4 Ellipses
12.5 Hyperbolas
Putting the Concepts Together (Sections 12.1–12.5)
Nonlinear Systems of Equations
Chapter 12 Activity: How Do You Know That…?
Chapter 12 Review
Chapter 12 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–12
13. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem
13.1 Sequences
13.2 Arithmetic Sequences
13.3 Geometric Sequences and Series
13.4 The Binomial Theorem
Chapter 13 Activity: Pass to the Right
Chapter 13 Review
Chapter 13 Test
Cumulative Review Chapters 1–13
Appendix A: Synthetic Division
Appendix B: Geometry Review
Appendix C: More on Systems of Linear Equations
Appendix D: Table of Square Roots
Answers to Selected Exercises