Intermediate Algebra with Applications, Multimedia Edition

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Cengage Learning, Oct 28, 2008 - Mathematics - 936 pages
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Based on the best-selling series by the Aufmann team, this hardcover text for the intermediate algebra course adheres to the formula that has made the Aufmann developmental texts so reliable for both students and instructors. The text's clear writing style, emphasis on problem-solving strategies, and proven Aufmann Interactive Method--in an objective-based framework--offer guided learning for both lecture and self-paced courses. The completely integrated learning system is organized by objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives, which are woven throughout the text, in Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews, as well as through the print and multimedia ancillaries. The result is a seamless, easy-to-follow learning system.
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Contents

Review of Real Numbers
1
FirstDegree Equations and Inequalities
57
Linear Functions and Inequalities in Two Variables
127
Systems of Equations and Inequalities
222
Polynomials and Exponents
286
Rational Expressions
372
Rational Exponents and Radicals
437
Quadratic Equations and Inequalities
495
Conic Sections
720
Final Exam
764
Appendix
768
Photo Credits
499
Solutions to Chapter Problems
501
Answers to Selected Exercises
1
Glossary
57
Index
69

Functions and Relations
575
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
611
Sequences and Series
674

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About the author (2008)

Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling developmental math series and a bestselling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught math, computer science, and physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development.

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

Joanne Lockwood received a BA in English Literature from St. Lawrence University and both an MBA and a BA in mathematics from Plymouth State University. Ms. Lockwood taught at Plymouth State University and Nashua Community College in New Hampshire, and has over 20 years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and college level. Ms. Lockwood has co-authored two bestselling developmental math series, as well as numerous derivative math texts and ancillaries. Ms. Lockwood's primary interest today is helping developmental math students overcome their challenges in learning math.

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