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Intermediate Algebra: A Graphing Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Elayn Martin-Gay, Margaret (Peg) Greene

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 19, 2008

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 Elayn Martin-Gay's developmental math textbooks and video resources are motivated by her firm belief that every student can succeed. Martin-Gay's focus on the student shapes her clear, accessible writing, inspires her constant pedagogical innovations, and contributes to the popularity and effectiveness of her video resources. This revision of Martin-Gay's algebra series continues her focus on students and what they need to be successful. Martin-Gay also strives to provide the highest level of instructor and adjunct support.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Real Numbers, Algebraic Expressions, and Equations

1.1 Tips for Success in Mathematics

1.2 Algebraic Expressions and Sets of Numbers

1.3 Operations on Real Numbers

1.4 Properties of Real Numbers

Integrated Review — Algebraic Expressions, Operations on Real Numbers, and Properties

1.5 Solving Linear Equations Algebraically

1.6 An Introduction to Problem Solving

1.7 A Numerical Approach:  Modeling with Tables

1.8 Formulas and Problem Solving


Chapter 2  Graphs and Functions

2.1 Graphing Equations

2.2 Introduction to Functions

2.3 Graphing Linear Functions

2.4 The Slope of a Line

2.5 Equations of Lines

Integrated Review — Linear Equations in Two Variables

2.6 Interpreting Data:  Linear Models

2.7 Graphing Piecewise-Defined Functions and Shifting and Reflecting Graphs of Functions


Chapter 3  Equations and Inequalities

3.1 Solving Linear Equations Graphically

3.2 Linear Inequalities and Problem Solving

Integrated Review — Linear Equations and Inequalities

3.3 Compound Inequalities

3.4 Absolute Value Equations

3.5 Absolute Value Inequalities

3.6 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables


Chapter 4 Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

4.1Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

4.3 Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving

Integrated Review — Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Solving Systems of Equations by Matrices

4.5 Systems of Linear Inequalities


Chapter 5  Exponents, Polynomials, and Polynomial Functions

5.1 Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.2 More Work with Exponents and Scientific Notation

5.3 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

5.4 Multiplying Polynomials

5.5 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

5.6 Factoring Trinomials

5.7 Factoring by Special Products

Integrated Review — Operations on Polynomials and Factoring Strategies

5.8 Solving Equations by Factoring and Problem Solving


Chapter 6  Rational Expressions

6.1 Rational Functions and Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

6.2 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

6.3 Simplifying Complex Fractions

6.4 Dividing Polynomials:  Long Divisions and Synthetic Division

6.5 Solving Equations Containing Rational Expressions

Integrated Review — Expressions and Equations Containing Rational Expressions

6.6 Rational Equations and Problem Solving

6.7 Variation and Problem Solving


Chapter 7  Rational Exponents, Radicals, and Complex Numbers

7.1 Radicals and Radical Functions

7.2 Rational Exponents

7.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions

7.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radical Expressions

7.5 Rationalizing Denominators and Numerators of Radical Expressions

Integrated Review — Radicals and Rational Exponents

7.6 Radical Equations and Problem Solving

7.7 Complex Numbers


Chapter 8 Quadratic Equations and Functions

8.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

8.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

8.3 Solving Equations by Using Quadratic Methods

Integrated Review — Summary on Solving Quadratic Equations

8.4 Nonlinear Inequalities in One Variable

8.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

8.6 Further Graphing of Quadratic Functions

8.7 Interpreting Data:  Linear and Quadratic Models



Chapter 9  Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

9.1 The Algebra of Functions; Composite Functions

9.2 Inverse Functions

9.3 Exponential Functions

9.4 Logarithmic Functions

9.5 Properties of Logarithms

Integrated Review — Functions and Properties of Logarithms

9.6 Common Logarithms, Natural Logarithms, and Change of Base

9.7 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Applications


Chapter 10  Conic Sections

10.1 The Parabola and the Circle

10.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola

Integrated Review — Graphing Conic Sections

10.3 Solving Nonlinear Systems of Equations

10.4 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities


Chapter 11 Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem

11.1 Sequences

11.2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

11.3 Series

Integrated Review — Sequences and Series

11.4 Partial Sums of Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

11.5 The Binomial Theorem



A  The Bigger Picture/Practice Final Exam

B   Geometry

C  Stretching and Compressing Graphs of Absolute Value Functions

D  Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants

E  Graphing Stat Plots and Regression Equations


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