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Intermediate Algebra

By George Woodbury

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 2, 2008


George Woodbury’s Algebra Series empowers students for future success in college-level math courses through its early-and-often approach to functions and graphing, integrated study strategies, and quality exercise sets that encourage true conceptual understanding.


One of the ways George prepares his students for future mathematics courses is by introducing the fundamental algebraic concepts of functions and graphing early and then consistently incorporating these concepts throughout the text. Strong exercise sets that provide both volume and variety are critical to student success, so George has written extensive sets that incorporate not only a substantial amount of skill and drill, but also plenty of writing exercises that encourage critical thinking and creativity. The key to success for developmental students is often not just about the math: it’s about making sure that students understand how to study and prepare for a math class. To give students the confidence they require to succeed,


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0321523164 / 9780321523167 Intermediate Algebra plus MyMathLab Student Access Kit

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0321166418 / 9780321166418 Intermediate Algebra

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Table of Contents

1. Review of Real Numbers

1.1 Integers, Opposites, and Absolute Value

1.2 Introduction to Algebra

1.3 Linear Equations and Absolute Value Equations

1.4 Problem Solving: Applications of Linear Equations

1.5 Linear Inequalities and Absolute Value Inequalities


2. Graphing Linear Equations

2.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System; Equations in Two Variables

2.2 Slope of a Line

2.3 Equations of Lines

2.4 Linear Inequalities

2.5 Linear Functions

2.6 Absolute Value Functions


3. Systems of Equations

3.1 Systems of Two Equations in Two Unknowns

3.2 Applications of Systems of Equations

3.3 Systems of Linear Inequalities

3.4 Systems of Three Equations in Three Unknowns

3.5 Using Matrices to Solve Systems of Equations

3.6 Determinants and Cramer's Rule


4. Exponents and Polynomials

4.1 Exponents

4.2 Negative Exponents; Scientific Notation

4.3 Polynomials; Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication of Polynomials

4.4 An Introduction to Factoring: The Greatest Common Factor; Factoring by Grouping

4.5 Factoring Trinomials of Degree 2

4.6 Factoring Special Binomials

4.7 Factoring Polynomials: A General Strategy

4.8 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring


5. Rational Expressions and Equations

5.1 Rational Expressions and Functions

5.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions

5.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions

5.4 Complex Fractions

5.5 Rational Equations

5.6 Applications of Rational Equations

5.7 Division of Polynomials


6. Radical Expressions and Equations

6.1 Square Roots; Radical Notation

6.2 Rational Exponents

6.3 Simplifying, Adding, and Subtracting Radical Expressions

6.4 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions

6.5 Radical Equations and Applications of Radical Equations

6.6 The Complex Numbers


7. Quadratic Equations

7.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Extracting Square Roots; Completing the Square

7.2 The Quadratic Formula

7.3 Equations that are Quadratic in Form

7.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations and Quadratic Functions

7.5 Applications Using Quadratic Equations

7.6 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities

7.7 Other Functions and Their Graphs


8. Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

8.1 The Algebra of Functions

8.2 Inverse Functions

8.3 Exponential Functions

8.4 Logarithmic Functions

8.5 Properties of Logarithms

8.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

8.7 Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

8.8 Graphing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions


9. Conic Sections

9.1 Parabolas

9.2 Circles

9.3 Ellipses

9.4 Hyperbolas

9.5 Nonlinear Systems of Equations


10. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem

10.1 Sequences and Series

10.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

10.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

10.4 The Binomial Theorem



A. Synthetic Division

B. Sample Solutions to Writing in Mathematics Exercises

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