Objective: Guided Learning
The Bittinger Worktext Series recognizes that math hasn't changed, but students-and the way they learn math-have. This latest edition continues the Bittinger tradition of objective-based, guided learning, while also integrating timely updates to the proven pedagogy. This edition has a greater emphasis on guided learning and helping students get the most out of all of the resources available, including new mobile learning resources, whether in a traditional lecture, hybrid, lab-based, or online course.
The new edition supports students with quality applications and exercises, a new MyMathGuide workbook and video program, and an updated MyMathLab course that brings it all together!
Teaching and Learning Experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience for you and your students. Here's how:
Improve Results: MyMathLab (R) delivers proven results in helping students succeed and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning.
Guide Students' Learning: The Bittinger team helps today's math students stay on task by guiding them to understand what to do and when.
Reinforce Study Skills: The Bittinger program is equipped with tools and resources to help students develop effective study and learning habits that will help them in their college careers and beyond.
Index of Applications Preface R. Review of Basic Algebra: Part 1: Operations R.1 The Set of Real Numbers R.2 Operations with Real Numbers R.3 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations Part 2: Manipulations R.4 Introduction to Algebraic Expressions R.5 Equivalent Algebraic Expressions R.6 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions R.7 Properties of Exponents and Scientific Notation Summary and Review Test 1. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities 1.1 Solving Equations 1.2 Formulas and Applications 1.3 Applications and Problem Solving Mid-Chapter Review 1.4 Sets, Inequalities, and Interval Notation Translating for Success 1.5 Intersections, Unions, and Compound Inequalities 1.6 Absolute-Value Equations and Inequalities Summary and Review Test 2. Graphs, Functions, and Applications 2.1 Graphs of Equations 2.2 Functions and Graphs 2.3 Finding Domain and Range Mid-Chapter Review 2.4 Linear Functions: Graphs and Slope 2.5 More on Graphing Linear Equations Visualizing for Success 2.6 Finding Equations of Lines; Applications Summary and Review Test Cumulative Review 3. Systems of Equations 3.1 Systems of Equations in Two Variables 3.2 Solving by Substitution 3.3 Solving by Elimination 3.4 Solving Applied Problems: Two Equations Translating for Success Mid-Chapter Review 3.5 Systems of Equations in Three Variables 3.6 Solving Applied Problems: Three Equations 3.7 Systems of Inequalities in Two Variables Visualizing for Success Summary and Review Test Cumulative Review 4. Polynomials and Polynomial Functions 4.1 Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions 4.2 Multiplication of Polynomials 4.3 Introduction to Factoring 4.4 Factoring Trinomials: x2 + bx + c Mid-Chapter Review 4.5 Factoring Trinomials: ax2 + bx + c, a ? ? 1 4.6 Special Factoring Visualizing for Success 4.7 Factoring: A General Strategy 4.8 Applications of Polynomial Equations and Functions Translating for Success Summary and Review Test Cumulative Review 5. Rational Expressions, Equations, and Functions 5.1 Rational Expressions and Functions: Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying 5.2 LCMs, LCDs, Addition, and Subtraction 5.3 Division of Polynomials 5.4 Complex Rational Expressions Mid-Chapter Review 5.5 Solving Rational Equations 5.6 Applications and Proportions Translating for Success 5.7 Formulas and Applications 5.8 Variation and Applications Summary and Review Test Cumulative Review 6. Radical Expressions, Equations, and Functions 6.1 Radical Expressions and Functions 6.2 Rational Numbers as Exponents 6.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions 6.4 Addition, Subtraction, and More Multiplication Mid-Chapter Review 6.5 More on Division of Radical Expressions 6.6 Solving Radical Equations 6.7 Applications Involving Powers and Roots Translating for Success 6.8 The Complex Numbers Summary and Review Test Cumulative Review 7. Quadratic Equations and Functions 7.1 The Basics of Solving Quadratic Equations 7.2 The Quadratic Formula 7.3 Applications Involving Quadratic Equations Translating for Success 7.4 More on Quadratic Equations Mid-Chapter Review 7.5 Graphing f(x) = a(x - h)2 + k 7.6 Graphing f(x) = ax2 + bx + c Visualizing for Success 7.7 Mathematical Modeling with Quadratic Functions 7.8 Polynomial Inequalities and Rational Inequalities Summary and Review Test Cumulative Review 8. Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions 8.1 Exponential Functions 8.2 Composite Functions and Inverse Functions 8.3 Logarithmic Functions 8.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions Mid-Chapter Review 8.5 Natural Logarithmic Functions Visualizing for Success 8.6 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations 8.7 Mathematical Modeling with Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions Translating for Success Summary and Review Test Cumulative Review 9. Conic Sections 9.1 Parabolas and Circles 9.2 Ellipses Mid-Chapter Review 9.3 Hyperbolas Visualizing for Success 9.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations Summary and Review Test Cumulative Review Appendices A. Fraction Notation B. Determinants and Cramer's Rule C. Elimination Using Matrices D. The Algebra of Functions Answers Guided Solutions Glossary Index Additional Instructor's Answers