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Beginning and Intermediate Algebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra with P.O.W.E.R. Learning

5th Edition
By Sherri Messersmith and Robert Feldman
ISBN10: 126009751X
ISBN13: 9781260097511
Copyright: 2021
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Beginning & Intermediate Algebra with POWER Learning

Chapter 1 The Real Number System and Geometry

1.1 Review of Fractions

1.2 Exponents and Order of Operations

1.3 Geometry Review

1.4 Sets of Numbers and Absolute Value

1.5 Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers

1.6 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

1.7 Algebraic Expressions and Properties of Real Numbers

Chapter 2 Rules of Exponents

2.1A Basic Rules of Exponents: The Product Rule and Power Rules

2.1B Basic Rules of Exponents: Combining the Rules

2.2A Integer Exponents: Real-Number Bases

2.2B Integer Exponents: Variable Bases

2.3 The Quotient Rule

2.4 Scientific Notation

Chapter 3 Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

3.1 Solving Linear Equations Part I

3.2 Solving Linear Equations Part II

3.3 Applications of Linear Equations

3.4 Applications Involving Percents

3.5 Geometry Applications and Solving Formulas

3.6 Applications of Linear Equations to Proportions, Money Problems, and d=rt

3.7 Linear Inequalities in One Variable

3.8 Compound Inequalities in One Variable

Chapter 4 Linear Equations in Two Variables and Functions

4.1 Introduction to Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Graphing by Plotting Points and Finding Intercepts

4.3 The Slope of a Line

4.4 The Slope-Intercept Form of a Line

4.5 Writing an Equation of a Line

4.6 Introduction to Functions

Chapter 5 Solving Systems of Linear Equations

5.1 Solving Systems by Graphing

5.2 Solving Systems by the Substitution Method

5.3 Solving Systems by the Elimination Method

5.4 Applications of Systems of Two Equations

5.5 Solving Systems of Three Equations and Applications

5.6 Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices 

Chapter 6 Polynomials

6.1 Review of the Rules of Exponents

6.2 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

6.3 Multiplication of Polynomials

6.4 Division of Polynomials 

Chapter 7 Factoring Polynomials

7.1 The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping

7.2 Factoring Trinomials of the Form x2+bx+c

7.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2+bx+c (a≠1)

7.4 Factoring Special Trinomials and Binomials

7.5 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

7.6 Applications of Quadratic Equations

Chapter 8 Rational Expressions

8.1 Rational Expressions and Functions

8.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

8.3 Finding the Least Common Denominator

8.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

8.5 Simplifying Complex Fractions

8.6 Solving Rational Equations

8.7 Applications of Rational Equations

8.8 Variation 

Chapter 9 More Equations and Inequalities

9.1 Absolute Value Equations

9.2 Absolute Value Inequalities

9.3 Linear and Compound Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Chapter 10 Radicals and Rational Exponents

10.1 Finding Roots

10.2 Rational Exponents

10.3 Simplifying Expressions Containing Square Roots

10.4 Simplifying Expressions Containing Higher Roots

10.5 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radicals

10.6 Dividing Radicals

10.7 Solving Radical Equations

10.8 Complex Numbers

Chapter 11 Quadratic Equations

11.1 Review of Solving Equations by Factoring

11.2 The Square Root Property and Completing the Square

11.3 The Quadratic Formula

11.4 Equations in Quadratic Form

11.5 Formulas and Applications

Chapter 12 Functions and Their Graphs

12.1 Relations and Functions

12.2 Graphs of Functions and Transformations

12.3 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs

12.4 Applications of Quadratic Functions and Graphing Other Parabolas

12.5 Quadratic and Rational Inequalities

12.6 The Algebra of Functions

Chapter 13 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

13.1 Inverse Functions

13.2 Exponential Functions

13.3 Logarithmic Functions

13.4 Properties of Logarithms

13.5 Common and Natural Logarithms and Change of Base

13.6 Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

Chapter 14 Conic Sections, Nonlinear Systems, and Nonlinear Inequalities

14.1 The Circle

14.2 The Ellipse and the Hyperbola

14.3 Nonlinear Systems of Equations

14.4 Second-Degree Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities

Chapter 15 Sequences and Series (online only)

15.1 Sequences and Series

15.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

15.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

15.4 The Binomial Theorem

Appendix A Prealgebra Topics (online only)

Appendix B Beginning Algebra Review (online only)

Appendix C Additional Topics (online only)

About the Author

Sherri Messersmith

Sherri Messersmith has been teaching at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, since 1994. She has over 25 years of experience teaching many different courses from developmental mathematics through calculus. She earned a bachelor of science degree in the teaching of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to teach at the high level for two years. Sherri returned to UIUC and earned a master of science in applied mathematics and stayed on at the university to teach and coordinate large sections of undergraduate math courses. Sherri has authored several textbook, and she has also appeared in videos accompanying several McGraw-Hill texts. Sherri lives outside of Chicago with her husband, Phil, and their daughters, Alex and Cailen. In her precious free time, she likes to read, play the guitar, and travel -- the manuscripts for this and her previous books have accompanied her from Spain to Greece and many points in between.

Robert Feldman

Bob Feldman still remembers those moments of being overwhelmed when he started college at Wesleyan University. “I wondered whether I was up to the challenges that faced me,” he recalls, “and—although I never would have admitted it at the time—I really had no idea what it took to be successful at college.”

That experience, along with his encounters with many students during his own teaching career, led to a life-long interest in helping students navigate the critical transition that they face at the start of their own college careers. Professor Feldman, who went on to receive a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is founding director of POWER Up for Student Success, the first-year experience course for incoming students.

Professor Feldman’s proudest professional accomplishment is winning the College Outstanding Teaching Award at UMass. He also has been named a Hewlett Teaching Fellow and was Senior Online Instruction Fellow. He has taught courses at Mount Holyoke College, Wesleyan University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Feldman is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer award and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and books. His books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese, include Improving the First Year of College: Research and Practice; Understanding Psychology, 12/e; and Development Across the Life Span, 7/e. His research interests encompass the study of honesty and truthfulness in everyday life, development of nonverbal behavior in children, and the social psychology of education. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.

With the last of his three children completing college, Professor Feldman occupies his spare time with pretty decent cooking and earnest, but admittedly unpolished, piano playing. He also loves to travel. He lives with his wife, who is an educational psychologist, in a home overlooking the Holyoke mountain range in western Massachusetts.


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