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Introductory Algebra for College Students (5th Edition) – ISBN 9780132356794 does more than just teach math – it also shows students how important it is to real life using thought-provoking applications. Author Robert F. Blitzer has managed to make this textbook subject friendly and engaging, without compromising accuracy. It helps students develop a...
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Introductory Algebra for College Students (5th Edition) – ISBN 9780132356794 does more than just teach math – it also shows students how important it is to real life using thought-provoking applications. Author Robert F. Blitzer has managed to make this textbook subject friendly and engaging, without compromising accuracy. It helps students develop a strong foundation in algebra and develop mathematical and critical thinking skills. The main topics discussed include variables, real numbers, and mathematical models, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, problem solving, linear equations and inequalities in two variables, and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations and introduction to functions are also covered. This comprehensive reference helps students better understand the basic rules of algebra, the properties of equality, formulas and percent, ratio and proportion, and graphing. Factoring trinomials and special forms, simplification of rational expressions, rationalizing, and imaginary numbers are also explained in detail. The appendix contains useful materials on mean, median, and mode. At the end of each chapter, there are excellent group project suggestions, summaries, and study tools to better help students retain what they have just learned through. Review exercises and chapter tests are also offered, and answers to several problems can be found at the back of the book. Author Robert F. Blitzer has taught mathematics for almost 30 years at Miami Dade College. He has already authored several mathematics textbooks on precalculus, trigonometry, and college algebra. Introductory Algebra for College Students (5th Edition) is designed to give students the foundation they need to progress to higher math courses. The author has dedicated a portion of the book to using graphing and scientific calculators.
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