Elementary & Intermediate Algebra for College Students, Media Update

Series
Pearson
Author
Allen R. Angel / Dennis Runde / Lawrence Gilligan  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
1009
Pub.-date
May 2014
ISBN13
9780321927347
ISBN
0321927346
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Description

For courses in Beginning & Intermediate Algebra

This package includes MyMathLab®.

 

Understanding Algebra

Through many successful editions, the Angel team has developed a text that students can read, understand, and enjoy. They’ve done this by pairing clear explanations (in short sentences!) with detailed examples and thorough exercise sets. This Media Update to the 4th edition of Elementary & Intermediate Algebra provides the same great pedagogy from the Angel team, but with expanded and updated resources to give your students even more tools to understand algebra.

 

This program provides a better teaching and learning experience for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • MyMathLab improves results with a new video lecture series and a new downloadable Student Workbook that can be packaged with the text and/or the MyMathLab code.
  • Carefully crafted exercise sets give students the practice they need to build understanding.
  • Clear, visual presentation gives students content in a readable, easy-to-understand format.

Personalize learning with MyMathLab

MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and engage with media resources to help them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Features

Personalize learning with MyMathLab®

MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and engage with media resources to help them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.   

MyMathLab improves results with a new video lecture series and a new downloadable Student Workbook that can be packaged with the text and/or the MyMathLab code.

  • Two MyMathLab course options are now available for Angel: a standard course and a Ready to Go course:
  • Standard MyMathLab courses allow instructors to build their courses their way, offering maximum flexibility and complete control over all aspects of assignment creation.
  • The new Ready to Go courses provide students with all the same great MyMathLab features, but make it easier for instructors to get started. Each course includes pre-assigned homework and quizzes to make creating a course even easier.
  • Both course options offer the following:
    • Increased exercise coverage that offers more opportunities to practice and get feedback through this MyMathLab course.
    • NEW! An updated video lecture series that provides lectures for most objectives and sections in the text in a modern, mobile-ready format.
    • NEW! A Student Workbook, downloadable in PDF format and available for packaging with the book or MyMathLab access code.
    • Chapter Test Prep videos that contain step-by-step video solutions to every exercise in the Practice Tests.
    • NEW! Assignable Student Success and College Success modules helps students make the challenging transition from math in high school to math in college.
    • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) section-level homework assignments.
    • Premade chapter review quizzes, which are pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course and generate personalized homework assignments based on students’ quiz results.
    • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) pre- and post-tests for every chapter.
  • NEW! Accessibility enhancements continue Pearson’s commitment to make products accessible to as many students as possible. This latest course release is compatible with the JAWS screen reader, enabling print-disabled students to access and interact with numerous problems as noted by an icon within the assignment manager. The course also works with the ZoomText enlarger, and includes an HTML eBook that is compatible with JAWS and other Windows screen readers, allowing all students to access the same text at the same place and at the same price. Additionally, all videos include subtitles.

 

 About the Book

 

Clear, visual presentation gives students content in a readable, easy-to-understand format.

  • Visual examples and diagrams are used to explain the concepts and procedures, whenever possible.
  • Examples use color to highlight the variables and important notation to clearly illustrate the solution process.
  • Understanding Algebra call-outs highlight key points throughout the text, allowing students to identify the most important topics at a glance.
  • Every student example is followed by a direction to “Now Try” an odd-numbered end-of-section exercise, encouraging immediate practice and reinforcement, making students active learners. The Now Try exercises are color-coded, so students can easily locate the exercises linked to an example for immediate practice.

Carefully crafted exercise sets give students the practice they need to build understanding.

  • Three main categories break down the exercise sets: Warm-Up Exercises, Practice the Skills, and Problem Solving. Many exercise sets also contain Concept/Writing Exercises, Challenge Problems, and/or Group Activities.
  • Each exercise set is graded for difficulty, allowing students to more begin with basic concepts and work their way into more difficult problems, helping students develop confidence.
  • A sufficient number and variety of examples are given in each section for students to successfully complete—even the more difficult exercises. The number of exercises in each section is more than ample for student assignments and practice.

Comprehensive end-of-chapter material connects topics and helps students prepare for tests.

  • Chapter Summaries cover important chapter concepts, with examples that illustrate the topics.
  • Chapter Review exercises cover all types of exercises presented in the chapter, and provide references to the section in which the material was initially discussed.
  • Chapter Practice Tests are comprehensive and enable students to see how well prepared they are for an exam.
  • Cumulative Review Tests examine students’ knowledge of material from the beginning of the book through the end of the chapter, helping students review and gauge their progress.

New to this Edition

This Media Update provides students with the same great content from Elementary & Intermediate Algebra 4th edition, with increased and updated resources, including media resources in MyMathLab and a new Student Workbook.

 

Personalize learning with MyMathLab®

MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and engage with media resources to help them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

 

Two MyMathLab course options are now available for Angel: a standard course and a Ready to Go course:
  • Standard MyMathLab courses allow instructors to build their courses their way, offering maximum flexibility and complete control over all aspects of assignment creation.
  • The new Ready to Go courses provide students with all the same great MyMathLab features, but make it easier for instructors to get started. Each course includes pre-assigned homework and quizzes to make creating a course even easier.
  • Both course options offer the following:
    • Increased exercise coverage that offers more opportunities to practice and get feedback through this MyMathLab course.
    • NEW! An updated video lecture series that provides lectures for most objectives and sections in the text in a modern, mobile-ready format.
    • NEW! A Student Workbook, downloadable in PDF format and available for packaging with the book or MyMathLab access code.
    • NEW! Student Success and College Success material helps students make the challenging transition from math in high school to math in college.
    • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) section-level homework assignments.
    • Premade chapter review quizzes, which are pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course and generate personalized homework assignments based on students’ quiz results.
    • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) pre- and post-tests for every chapter.
  • NEW! Accessibility enhancements continue Pearson’s commitment to make products accessible to as many students as possible. This latest course release is compatible with the JAWS screen reader, enabling print-disabled students to access and interact with numerous problems as noted by an icon within the assignment manager. The course also works with the ZoomText enlarger, and includes an HTML eBook that is compatible with JAWS and other Windows screen readers, allowing all students to access the same text at the same place and at the same price. Additionally, all videos include subtitles.

The Student Workbook offers extra practice exercises for every section of the text with ample space for students to show their work. This can be packaged with the bound text and/or MyMathLab code, or is available to be downloaded from the MyMathLab course.

 

Table of Contents

Preface

To the Student

 

1. Real Numbers

1.1 Study Skills for Success in Mathematics

1.2 Problem Solving

1.3 Fractions

1.4 The Real Number System

1.5 Inequalities

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 1.1–1.5

1.6 Addition of Real Numbers

1.7 Subtraction of Real Numbers

1.8 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

1.9 Exponents, Parentheses, and the Order of Operations

1.10 Properties of the Real Number System

  Chapter 1 Summary

  Chapter 1 Review Exercises

  Chapter 1 Practice Test

 

 

2. Solving Linear Equations

2.1 Combining Like Terms

2.2 The Addition Property of Equality

2.3 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.4 Solving Linear Equations with a Variable on Only One Side of the Equation

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 2.1–2.4

2.5 Solving Linear Equations with the Variable on Both Sides of the Equation

2.6 Formulas

2.7 Ratios and Proportions

  Chapter 2 Summary

  Chapter 2 Review Exercises

  Chapter 2 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

 

3. Applications of Algebra

3.1 Changing Application Problems into Equations

3.2 Solving Application Problems

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 3.1–3.2

3.3 Geometric Problems

3.4 Motion, Money, and Mixture Problems

  Chapter 3 Summary

  Chapter 3 Review Exercises

  Chapter 3 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

 

4. Graphing Linear Equations

4.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Linear Equations in Two Variables

4.2 Graphing Linear Equations

4.3 Slope of a Line

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 4.1–4.3

4.4 Slope-Intercept and Point-Slope Forms of a Linear Equation

  Chapter 4 Summary

  Chapter 4 Review Exercises

  Chapter 4 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

5. Exponents and Polynomials

5.1 Exponents

5.2 Negative Exponents

5.3 Scientific Notation

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 5.1–5.3

5.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

5.5 Multiplication of Polynomials

5.6 Division of Polynomials

  Chapter 5 Summary

  Chapter 5 Review Exercises

  Chapter 5 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

6. Factoring

6.1 Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial

6.2 Factoring by Grouping

6.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c, a = 1

6.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 1

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 6.1–6.4

6.5 Special Factoring Formulas and a General Review of Factoring

6.6 Solving Quadratic Equations Using Factoring

6.7 Applications of Quadratic Equations

  Chapter 6 Summary

  Chapter 6 Review Exercises

  Chapter 6 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

7. Rational Expressions and Equations

7.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

7.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions

7.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions with a Common Denominator and Finding the Least Common Denominator

7.4 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 7.1–7.4

7.5 Complex Fractions

7.6 Solving Rational Equations

7.7 Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

7.8 Variation

  Chapter 7 Summary

  Chapter 7 Review Exercises

  Chapter 7 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

8. Functions and Their Graphs

8.1 More on Graphs

8.2 Functions

8.3 Linear Functions

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 8.1–8.3

8.4 Slope, Modeling, and Linear Relationships

8.5 The Algebra of Functions

  Chapter 8 Summary

  Chapter 8 Review Exercises

  Chapter 8 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

9. Systems of Linear Equations

9.1 Solving Systems of Equations Graphically

9.2 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution

9.3 Solving Systems of Equations by the Addition Method

9.4 Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 9.1–9.4

9.5 Systems of Linear Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

9.6 Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrices

9.7 Solving Systems of Equations Using Determinants and Cramer’s Rule

  Chapter 9 Summary

  Chapter 9 Review Exercises

  Chapter 9 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

10. Inequalities in One and Two Variables

10.1 Solving Linear Inequalities in One Variable

10.2 Solving Equations and Inequalities Containing Absolute Values

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 10.1–10.2

10.3 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables and Systems of Linear Inequalities

  Chapter 10 Summary

  Chapter 10 Review Exercises

  Chapter 10 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

11. Roots, Radicals, and Complex Numbers

11.1 Roots and Radicals

11.2 Rational Exponents

11.3 Simplifying Radicals

11.4 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Radicals

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 11.1–11.4

11.5 Dividing Radicals

11.6 Solving Radical Equations

11.7 Complex Numbers

  Chapter 11 Summary

  Chapter 11 Review Exercises

  Chapter 11 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

12. Quadratic Functions

12.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

12.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

12.3 Quadratic Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 12.1–12.3

12.4 Factoring Expressions and Solving Equations That Are Quadratic in Form

12.5 Graphing Quadratic Functions

12.6 Quadratic and Other Inequalities in One Variable

  Chapter 12 Summary

  Chapter 12 Review Exercises

  Chapter 12 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

13. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

13.1 Composite and Inverse Functions

13.2 Exponential Functions

13.3 Logarithmic Functions

13.4 Properties of Logarithms

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 13.1–13.4

13.5 Common Logarithms

13.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

13.7 Natural Exponential and Natural Logarithmic Functions 818

  Chapter 13 Summary 829

  Chapter 13 Review Exercises 832

  Chapter 13 Practice Test 835

  Cumulative Review Test 836

 

14. Conic Sections

14.1 The Parabola and the Circle

14.2 The Ellipse

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 14.1–14.2

14.3 The Hyperbola

14.4 Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Their Applications

  Chapter 14 Summary

  Chapter 14 Review Exercises

  Chapter 14 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

15. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Theorem

15.1 Sequences and Series

15.2 Arithmetic Sequences and Series

15.3 Geometric Sequences and Series

  Mid-Chapter Test: Sections 15.1–15.3

15.4 The Binomial Theorem

  Chapter 15 Summary

  Chapter 15 Review Exercises

  Chapter 15 Practice Test

  Cumulative Review Test

 

Appendices

A. Review of Decimals and Percent

B. Finding the Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Denominator

C. Geometry

D. Review of Exponents, Polynomials, and Factoring

 

Answers

Applications Index

Subject Index  

 

Author

Allen R. Angel received his AAS in Electrical Technology from New York City Community College. He then received his BS in Physics and his MS in Mathematics from SUNY at New Paltz, and he took additional graduate work at Rutgers University. He is Professor Emeritus at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York where he served for many years as the chair of the Mathematics Department. He also served as the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation Summer Institutes at Rutgers University from 1967—73. He served as the President of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) and the Northeast Vice President of the American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). He is the recipient of many awards including a number of NISOD Excellence in Teaching Awards, NYSMATYC's Outstanding Contributions to Mathematics Education Award, and AMATYC's President Award. Allen enjoy tennis, worldwide travel, and visiting with his children and granddaughter.

 

Dennis Runde received his BS and MS in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and Milwaukee, respectively. He has a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida. He has been teaching for twenty years at State College of Florida, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties and for ten years at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. Besides coaching little league baseball, his other interests include history, politics, fishing, canoeing, and cooking. He and his wife Kristin stay busy keeping up with their three sons—Alex, Nick, and Max.