Intermediate Algebra with Applications

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Cengage Learning, Jan 10, 2007 - Mathematics - 928 pages
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Intended for developmental math courses in intermediate algebra, this text retains the hallmark features that have made the Aufmann texts market leaders: an interactive approach in an objective-based framework: a clear writing style, and an emphasis on problem-solving strategies. The acclaimed Aufmann Interactive Method, allows students to try a skill as it is introduced with matched-pair examples, offering students immediate feedback, reinforcing the concept, identifying problem areas, and, overall, promoting student success.
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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
Sequences and Series
674
Conic Sections
720
Final Exam
764
Appendix
768
Solutions to Chapter Problems
781
Answers to Selected Exercises
1
Glossary
61
Index
68

Functions and Relations
575
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
611

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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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