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Intermediate Algebra (softcover) https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073384429.jpeg 3 2015 9780073384429 Get Better Results with high quality content, exercise sets, and step-by-step pedagogy! The Miller/O'Neill/Hyde author team continues to offer an enlightened approach grounded in the fundamentals of classroom experience in Intermediate Algebra. The text reflects the compassion and insight of its experienced author team with features developed to address the specific needs of developmental level students. Throughout the text, the authors communicate to students the very points their instructors are likely to make during lecture, and this helps to reinforce the concepts and provide instruction that leads students to mastery and success. Also included are Problem Recognition Exercises, designed to help students recognise which solution strategies are most appropriate for a given exercise. These types of exercises, along with the number of practice problems and group activities available, permit instructors to choose from a wealth of problems, allowing ample opportunity for students to practice what they learn in lecture to hone their skills. In this way, the book perfectly complements any learning platform, whether traditional lecture or distance-learning; its instruction is so reflective of what comes from lecture, that students will feel as comfortable outside of class as they do inside class with their instructor.
09780073384429
Intermediate Algebra (softcover)

Intermediate Algebra (softcover), 3rd Edition

ISBN10: 0073384429 | ISBN13: 9780073384429
By Julie Miller, Molly O'Neill, Nancy Hyde
© 2015

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Get Better Results with high quality content, exercise sets, and step-by-step pedagogy! The Miller/O'Neill/Hyde author team continues to offer an enlightened approach grounded in the fundamentals of classroom experience in Intermediate Algebra. The text reflects the compassion and insight of its experienced author team with features developed to address the specific needs of developmental level students. Throughout the text, the authors communicate to students the very points their instructors are likely to make during lecture, and this helps to reinforce the concepts and provide instruction that leads students to mastery and success. Also included are Problem Recognition Exercises, designed to help students recognise which solution strategies are most appropriate for a given exercise. These types of exercises, along with the number of practice problems and group activities available, permit instructors to choose from a wealth of problems, allowing ample opportunity for students to practice what they learn in lecture to hone their skills. In this way, the book perfectly complements any learning platform, whether traditional lecture or distance-learning; its instruction is so reflective of what comes from lecture, that students will feel as comfortable outside of class as they do inside class with their instructor.

Intermediate Algebra, 3rd Edition

R Review of Basic Algebraic Concepts


R.1 Study Skills
Group Activity: Becoming a Successful Student
R.2 Sets of Numbers and Interval Notation
R.3 Operations on Real Numbers
R.4 Simplifying Expressions

1 Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable


1.1 Linear Equations in One Variable
PRE: Equations versus Expressions
1.2 Application of Linear Equations in One Variable
1.3 Applications to Geometry and Literal Equations
1.4 Linear Inequalities in One Variable
1.5 Compound Inequalities
1.6 Absolute Value Equations
1.7 Absolute Value Inequalities
PRE: Identifying Equations and Inequalities Group Activity: Understanding the Symbolism of Mathematics

2 Linear Equations in Two Variables


2.1 Linear Equations in Two Variables
2.2 Slope of a Line and Rate of Change
2.3 Equations of a Line
PRE: Characteristics of Linear Equations
2.4 Application of Linear Equations and Modeling
Group Activity: Using Linear Equations to Construct Images

3 Relations and Functions


3.1 Relations and Applications
3.2 Introduction to Functions
3.3 Graphs of Basic Functions
PRE: Characteristics of Relations
3.4 Algebra of Functions, Composition, and Applications Group Activity: Deciphering a Coded Message

4 Systems of Linear Equations


4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Graphing Method
4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Using the Substitution Method
4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Using the Addition Method
PRE: Solving Systems of Linear Equations
4.4 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
4.5 Linear Inequalities and Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
4.6 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables and Applications
4.7 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Using Matrices
Group Activity: Creating a Quadratic Model of the Form y = at^2 +bt + c

5 Polynomials


5.1 Properties of Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
5.2 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
5.3 Multiplication of Polynomials
5.4 Division of Polynomaisl
PRE: Operations on Polynomials
5.5 Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping
5.6 Factoring Trinomials and Perfect Square Trinomials
5.7 Factoring Binomials Including Sum and Difference of Cubes
PRE: Factoring Summary
5.8 Solving Equations and Applications by Factoring Group Activity: Investigating Pascal's Triangle

6 Rational Expressions and Rational Equations


6.1 Rational Expressions and Rational Functions
6.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
6.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
6.4 Complex Fractions
PRE: Operations on Rational Expressions
6.5 Solving Rational Equations
PRE: Rational Equations versus Expressions
6.6 Applications of Rational Equations and Proportions
6.7 Variation
Group Activity: Computing the Future Value of an Investment

7 Radicals and Complex Numbers


7.1 Definition of an nth-Root
7.2 Rational Exponents
7.3 Simplifying Radical Expressions
7.4 Addition and Subtraction of Radicals
7.5 Multiplication of Radicals
PRE: Simplifying Radical Expressions
7.6 Division of Radicals and Rationalisation
7.7 Radical Equations and Applications
7.8 Complex Numbers
Group Activity: Margin of Error of Survey Results

8 Quadratic Equations, Functions, and Inequalities


8.1 Square Root Property and Completing the Square
8.2 Quadratic Formula and Applications
8.3 Equations in Quadratic Form
PRE: Equations in Quadratic Form
8.4 Graphs of Quadratic Functions
8.5 Vertex of a Parabola: Applications and Modeling
8.6 Polynomials and Rational Inequalities
PRE: Recognizing Equations and Inequalities
Group Activity: Creating a Quadratic Model of the Form y = a(x - h)^2 + k

9 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions


9.1 Inverse Functions
9.2 Exponential Functions
9.3 Logarithmic Functions
PRE: Identifying Graphs of Functions
9.4 Properties of Logarithms
9.5 The Irrational Number e
PRE: Logarithmic and Exponential Forms
9.6 Exponential Equations and Applications
9.7 Logarithmic Equations and Applications
Group Activity: Creating a Population Model

10 Conic Sections


10.1 Distance Formula, Midpoint, and Circles
10.2 More of the Parabola
10.3 The Ellipse and Hyperbola
PRE: Formulas for Conic Sections
10.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations in Two Variables
10.5 Nonlinear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
Group Activity: Investigating the Graphs of Conic Sections on a Calculator

Additional Topics Appendix


A.1 Binomial Expansions
A.2 Determinants and Cramer's Rule
A.3 Sequences and Series
A.4 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
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About the Author

Julie Miller

Julie Miller is from Daytona State College, where she has taught developmental and upper-level mathematics courses for 20 years. Prior to her work at Daytona State College, she worked as a software engineer for General Electric in the area of flight and radar simulation. Julie earned a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a master of science in mathematics from the University of Florida. In addition to this textbook, she has authored several course supplements for college algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus, as well as several short works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers.
My father is a medical researcher, and I got hooked on math and science when I was young and would visit his laboratory. I can remember using graph paper to plot data points for his experiments and doing simple calculations. He would then tell me what the peaks and features in the graph meant in the context of his experiment. I think that applications and hands-on experience made math come alive for me and I’d like to see math come alive for my students.

Molly O'Neill

Molly ONeill is from Daytona State College, where she has taught for 22 years in the School of Mathematics. She has taught a variety of courses from developmental mathematics to calculus. Before she came to Florida, Molly taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University, and Oakland Community College. Molly earned a bachelor of science in mathematics and a master of arts and teaching from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Besides this textbook, she has authored several course supplements for college algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus and has reviewed texts for developmental mathematics.
I differ from many of my colleagues in that math was not always easy for me. But in seventh grade I had a teacher who taught me that if I follow the rules of mathematics, even I could solve math problems. Once I understood this, I enjoyed math to the point of choosing it for my career. I now have the greatest job because I get to do math every day and I have the opportunity to influence my students just as I was influenced. Authoring these texts has given me another avenue to reach even more students.

Nancy Hyde

Nancy Hyde served as a full-time faculty member of the Mathematics Department at Broward College for 24 years. During this time she taught the full spectrum of courses from developmental math through differential equations. She received a bachelor of science degree in math education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in math education from Florida Atlantic University. She has conducted workshops and seminars for both students and teachers on the use of technology in the classroom. In addition to this textbook, she has authored a graphing calculator supplement for College Algebra.
I grew up in Brevard County, Florida, where my father worked at Cape Canaveral. I was always excited by mathematics and physics in relation to the space program. As I studied higher levels of mathematics I became more intrigued by its abstract nature and infinite possibilities. It is enjoyable and rewarding to convey this perspective to students while helping them to understand mathematics.

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