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Algebra for College Students (Available 2011 Titles Enhanced Web Assign) Hardcover – January 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0538733540 ISBN-10: 0538733543 Edition: 9th

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Product Details

  • Series: Available 2011 Titles Enhanced Web Assign
  • Hardcover: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0538733543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0538733540
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. SOME BASIC CONCEPTS OF ARITHMETIC AND ALGEBRA. Numerical and Algebraic Expressions. Prime and Composite Numbers. Integers: Addition and Subtraction. Integers: Multiplication and Division. Use of Properties. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. 2. REAL NUMBERS. Rational Numbers: Multiplication and Division. Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers. Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions. Exponents. Translating from English to Algebra. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. Cumulative Review Problem Set (Chapters 1-2). 3. EQUATIONS; INEQUALITIES; AND PROBLEM SOLVING. Solving First-Degree Equations. Equations and Problem Solving. More on Solving Equations and Problem Solving. Equations Involving Parentheses and Fractional Forms. Inequalities. Inequalities; Compound Inequalities; and Problem Solving. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. 4. FORMULAS AND PROBLEM SOLVING. Ratio; Proportion; and Percent. More on Percents and Problem Solving. Formulas. Problem Solving. More on Problem Solving. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. Cumulative Review Chapters 1-4. 5. EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS. Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials. Multiplying Monomials. Multiplying Polynomials. Dividing by Monomials. Dividing by Binomials. Integral Exponents and Scientific Notation. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. Cumulative Review Chapters 1-5. 6. FACTORING; SOLVING EQUATIONS; AND PROBLEM SOLVING. Factoring by Using the Distributive Property. Factoring the Difference of Two Squares. Factoring Trinomials of the Form x^2+ bx + c. Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax^2 + bx + c. Factoring; Solving Equations; and Problem Solving. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. 7. ALGEBRAIC FRACTIONS. Simplifying Algebraic Fractions. Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Fractions. Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Fractions. Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic Fractions and Complex Fractions. Fractional Equations and Problem Solving. More Fractional Equations and Problem Solving. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. Cumulative Review Chapters 1-7. 8. COORINATE GEOMETRY AND LINEAR SYSTEMS. Cartesian Coordinate System. Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities. Slope of a Line. Writing Equations of Lines. Systems of Two Linear Equations. Elimination-by-Addition Method. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. 9. ROOTS AND RADICALS. Roots and Radicals. Simplifying Radicals. More on Simplifying Radicals. Products and Quotients Involving Radicals. Solving Radical Equations. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. Cumulative Review Chapters 1-9. 10. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS. Quadratic Equations. Completing the Square. Quadratic Formula. Solving Quadratic Equations - Which Method? Solving Problems Using Quadratic Equations. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. 11. ADDITIONAL TOPICS. Equations and Inequalities Involving Absolute Zero. 3x3 Systems of Equations. Fractional Exponents. Complex Numbers. Quadratic Equations: Complex Solutions. Pie; Bar; and Line Graphs. Relations and Functions. Applications of Functions. Summary. Review Problem Set. Test. Appendix A: Table of Squares and Approximate Square Roots. Appendix B: Extra Word Problems. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems and All Chapter Review; Chapter Test; Cumulative Review; and Appendix B Problems. Answers to Selected Even-Numbered Problems. Index.

About the Author

Jerome E. Kaufmann received his Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Virginia. Now a retired Professor of Mathematics from Western Illinois University, he has more than 30 years of teaching experience at the high school, two-year, and four-year college levels. He is the author of 45 college mathematics textbooks.

Karen L. Schwitters graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Mathematics. She earned an M.S. Ed. in Professional Secondary Education from Northern Illinois University. Schwitters is currently teaching at Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida, where she is very active in multimedia instruction and is involved in planning distance learning courses with multimedia materials. She is an advocate for Enhanced WebAssign and uses it in her classroom. In 1998, she received the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gordon on February 20, 2013
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This book is laid out in a way that assumes you have a basic knowledge of the steps to solve algebraic problems. The format is pretty unique in that it teaches through giving examples, solving them, but including very little text to explain why it works the way it does. If you use this book and aren't understanding the content make sure to keep on your professor because if you can't read through the lines, this book might not be much help at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 101 central info on October 13, 2013
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The book is in great/mint condition, I am very surprised and happy. In the beginning A friend of mine did not trust my judgment so she bought the same book for 66$ . She regrets her choice now, because clearly I picked the better buy.
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By Laura on October 14, 2013
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Helpful book breaks down problems step by step with clear definitions and examples. Lots of practice questions. Ebook easy to transport and use wherever
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I have never had a math e-book. The inability to easily flip through is a pain but not having to carry the heavy text book around was well worth it. I will never buy a physically text book again.
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By Iris on February 25, 2013
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easy to understand and has the answers to all odd numbers at the back. Also has answers to practice test.
it is heavy though
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