Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (6th edition)

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (6th edition)

By: Terry McGinnis (author), Margaret L. Lial (author), John Hornsby (author)Hardback

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Is there anything more beautiful than an "A" in Algebra? Not to the Lial team! Marge Lial, John Hornsby, and Terry McGinnis write their textbooks and accompanying resources with one goal in mind: giving students and teachers all the tools they need to achieve success. With this revision of the Lial Developmental Algebra Series, the team has further refined the presentation and exercises throughout the text. They offer several exciting new resources for students and teachers that will provide extra help when needed, regardless of the learning environment (traditional, lab-based, hybrid, online)-new study skills activities in the text, and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMathLab does not come packaged with this content. MyMathLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMathLab, search for: 0321969251 / 9780321969255 Beginning and Intermediate Algebra plus MyMathLab -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyMathLab -- Glue-in Access Card 0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyMathLab Inside Star Sticker 0321969162 / 9780321969163 Beginning and Intermediate Algebra

About Author

Marge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is affiliated with American River College. Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan. When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics education or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and fifteen years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized. His love for both teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum. John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh), and has been an avid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. A native Midwesterner, Terry McGinnis received her Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has taught elementary and middle school mathematics, and developed and implemented the curriculum used with her students. Terry has been involved in college mathematics publishing for over 20 years, working with a variety of authors on textbooks in both developmental mathematics and precalculus. After working behind the scenes on many of the Lial/Hornsby textbooks and supplements for over 10 years, Terry joined Margaret Lial and John Hornsby in 2002 as coauthor of their developmental mathematics series that includes Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory and Intermediate Algebra. When not working, Terry enjoys spinning at a local health club, walking, and reading fiction. She is the devoted mother of two sons, Andrew and Tyler.


Preface Study Skills: Using Your Math Textbook R. Prealgebra Review R.1 Fractions R.2 Decimals and Percents Study Skills: Reading Your Math Textbook 1. The Real Number System 1.1 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes 1.2 Variables, Expressions, and Equations 1.3 Real Numbers and the Number Line Study Skills: Completing Your Homework 1.4 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers Study Skills: Using Study Cards 1.5 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers Summary Exercises: Performing Operations with Real Numbers 1.6 Properties of Real Numbers 1.7 Simplifying Expressions Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapter Chapter 1 Summary Chapter 1 Review Exercises Chapter 1 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 1 Test 2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable 2.1 The Addition Property of Equality Study Skills: Managing Your Time 2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality 2.3 More on Solving Linear Equations Study Skills: Using Study Cards Revisited Summary Exercises: Applying Methods for Solving Linear Equations 2.4 Applications of Linear Equations 2.5 Formulas and Additional Applications from Geometry 2.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent 2.7 Further Applications of Linear Equations 2.8 Solving Linear Inequalities Study Skills: Taking Math Tests Chapter 2 Summary Chapter 2 Review Exercises Chapter 2 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 2 Test Chapters R-2 Cumulative Review Exercises 3. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables 3.1 Linear Equations and Rectangular Coordinates Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables 3.3 The Slope of a Line Study Skills: Preparing for Your Math Final Exam 3.4 Slope-Intercept Form of a Linear Equation 3.5 Point-Slope Form of a Linear Equation and Modeling Summary Exercises: Applying Graphing and Equation-Writing Techniques for Lines Chapter 3 Summary Chapter 3 Review Exercises Chapter 3 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 3 Test Chapters R-3 Cumulative Review Exercises 4. Exponents and Polynomials 4.1 The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents 4.2 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule Summary Exercises: Applying the Rules for Exponents 4.3 Scientific Notation 4.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Graphing Polynomials 4.5 Multiplying Polynomials 4.6 Special Products 4.7 Dividing Polynomials Chapter 4 Summary Chapter 4 Review Exercises Chapter 4 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 4 Test Chapters R-4 Cumulative Review Exercises 5. Factoring and Applications 5.1 The Greatest Common Factor; Factoring by Grouping 5.2 Factoring Trinomials 5.3 More on Factoring Trinomials 5.4 Special Factoring Techniques Summary Exercises: Recognizing and Applying Factoring Strategies 5.5 Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Zero-Factor Property 5.6 Applications of Quadratic Equations Chapter 5 Summary Chapter 5 Review Exercises Chapter 5 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 5 Test Chapters R-5 Cumulative Review Exercises 6. Rational Expressions and Applications 6.1 The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions 6.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions 6.3 Least Common Denominators 6.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions 6.5 Complex Fractions 6.6 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions Summary Exercises: Simplifying Rational Expressions vs. Solving Rational Equations 6.7 Applications of Rational Expressions Chapter 6 Summary Chapter 6 Review Exercises Chapter 6 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 6 Test Chapters R-6 Cumulative Review Exercises 7. Graphs, Linear Equations, and Systems 7.1 Review of Graphs and Slopes of Lines 7.2 Review of Equations of Lines; Linear Models 7.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing 7.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution 7.5 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination Summary Exercises: Applying Techniques for Solving Systems of Linear Equations 7.6 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables 7.7 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations Chapter 7 Summary Chapter 7 Review Exercises Chapter 7 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 7 Test Chapters R-7 Cumulative Review Exercises 8. Inequalities and Absolute Value 8.1 Review of Linear Inequalities in One Variable 8.2 Set Operations and Compound Inequalities 8.3 Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities Summary Exercises: Solving Linear and Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities 8.4 Linear Inequalities and Systems in Two Variables Chapter 8 Summary Chapter 8 Review Exercises Chapter 8 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 8 Test Chapters R-8 Cumulative Review Exercises 9. Relations and Functions 9.1 Introduction to Relations and Functions 9.2 Function Notation and Linear Functions 9.3 Polynomial Functions, Operations, and Composition 9.4 Variation Chapter 9 Summary Chapter 9 Review Exercises Chapter 9 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 9 Test Chapters R-9 Cumulative Review Exercises 10. Roots, Radicals, and Root Functions 10.1 Radical Expressions and Graphs 10.2 Rational Exponents 10.3 Simplifying Radicals, the Distance Formula, and Circles 10.4 Adding and Subtracting Radical Expressions 10.5 Multiplying and Dividing Radical Expressions Summary Exercises: Performing Operations with Radicals and Rational Exponents 10.6 Solving Equations with Radicals 10.7 Complex Numbers Chapter 10 Summary Chapter 10 Review Exercises Chapter 10 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 10 Test Chapters R-10 Cumulative Review Exercises 11. Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, and Functions 11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property 11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square 11.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula 11.4 Solving Equations Quadratic in Form Summary Exercises: Applying Methods for Solving Quadratic Equations 11.5 Formulas and Further Applications 11.6 Graphs of Quadratic Functions 11.7 More about Parabolas and Their Applications 11.8 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities Chapter 11 Summary Chapter 11 Review Exercises Chapter 11 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 11 Test Chapters R-11 Cumulative Review Exercises 12. Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions 12.1 Inverse Functions 12.2 Exponential Functions 12.3 Logarithmic Functions 12.4 Properties of Logarithms 12.5 Common and Natural Logarithms 12.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Further Applications Chapter 12 Summary Chapter 12 Review Exercises Chapter 12 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 12 Test Chapters R-12 Cumulative Review Exercises 13. Nonlinear Functions, Conic Sections, and Nonlinear Systems (Online eText Only) 13.1 Additional Graphs of Functions 13.2 The Circle and the Ellipse 13.3 The Hyperbola and Functions Defined by Radicals 13.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations 13.5 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities Chapter 13 Summary Chapter 13 Review Exercises Chapter 13 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 13 Test Chapters R--13 Cumulative Review Exercises 14. Sequences and Series (Online eText Only) 14.1 Sequences and Series 14.2 Arithmetic Sequences 14.3 Geometric Sequences 14.4 The Binomial Theorem Chapter 14 Summary Chapter 14 Review Exercises Chapter 14 Mixed Review Exercises Chapter 14 Test Chapters R--14 Cumulative Review Exercises Appendix A: Review of Exponents, Polynomials, and Factoring (Transition from Beginning to Intermediate Algebra) Appendix B: Synthetic Division Appendix C: Determinants and Cramer's Rule Answers to Selected Exercises Glossary Credits Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780321969163
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 936
  • ID: 9780321969163
  • weight: 1910
  • ISBN10: 0321969162
  • edition: 6th edition

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