Beginning Algebra Pearson New International Edition, plus MyMathLab without eText

Series
Pearson
Author
Margaret Lial / John Hornsby / Terry McGinnis  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Pub.-date
October 2013
ISBN13
9781447968344
ISBN
1447968344
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Beginning Algebra Pearson New International Edition, plus MyMathLab without eText
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Description

Is there anything more beautiful than an “A” in Algebra? Not to the Lial team! Marge Lial, John Hornsby, and Terry McGinnis write their textbooks and accompanying resources with one goal in mind: giving students and teachers all the tools they need to achieve success.

 

With this revision, the Lial team has further refined the presentation and exercises throughout the text. They offer several exciting new resources for students and teachers that will provide extra help when needed, regardless of the learning environment (classroom, lab, hybrid, online, etc)–new study skills activities in the text, an expanded video program available in MyMathLab and on the Video Resources on DVD, and more!

Features

  • NEW! The presentation of many topics has been thoroughly reviewed and tightened. When possible, more content is presented using bulleted lists and with the expanded usage of pointers in the examples to appeal to today’s visual learners.
  • A variety of exercises at the end of each section offers students many ways to practice and then master the material they have just learned.
    • Concept Check exercises facilitate students’ mathematical thinking and conceptual understanding in each section.
    • What Went Wrong? exercises ask students to identify common errors in solutions and then work the problems correctly.
    • Brain Busters challenge students to go beyond the section examples.
    • Relating Concepts tie the topics together and highlight the relationships among various concepts and skills.
    • Technology Insights exercises illustrate the power of graphing calculators and provide an opportunity for students to interpret typical results seen on graphing calculator screens (Note: a graphing calculator is NOT required to complete these exercises).
    • Preview Exercises review previously-studied concepts and skills that are needed for the upcoming section.
  • Summary Exercises are carefully placed in every chapter to provide students with the all-important mixed review problems they need to master topics. Summaries of solution methods or additional examples are often included.
  • NEW! TheLial Video Library, available in MyMathLab and on the Video Resources on DVD, provides students with a wealth of video resources to help them navigate the road to success! All video resources in the library offer optional English subtitles. TheLial Video Library includes the following resources:
    • Section Lecture Videos offer a new navigation menu that allows students to easily focus on the key examples and exercises that they need to review in each section. These lectures also include optional Spanish subtitles.
    • Solutions Clips show an instructor working through the complete solutions to selected exercises from the text. Exercises with a solution clip are marked in the text and e-book with a DVD icon.
    • Quick Review lectures provide a short summary lecture of each key concept from the Quick Reviews at the end of each chapter in the text.
    • The Chapter Test Prep Videos show step-by-step solutions to all exercises from the Chapter Tests. These videos provide guidance and support when students need it the most: the night before an exam. The Chapter Test Prep Videos are also available on YouTube (searchable using author name and book title).
  • NEW! Study Skills Activities have been integrated throughout the text. These short activities provide helpful information, tips, and strategies on a variety of essential skills.
  • Lial’s student-friendly examples keep students engaged in the learning process.
    • Now Try exercises are now included as a parallel margin exercise for each numbered example. These all-new exercises immediately apply and reinforce the concepts and skills presented in corresponding examples.
    • Pointers from the authors provide on-the-spot reminders and warnings about common pitfalls.
  • The chapter summary material offers ample opportunity for review. At the end of every chapter, students will find the following resources.
    • Key Terms and Symbols are keyed back to the appropriate section for easy reference and study.
    • Test Your Word Power exercises help students understand and master mathematical vocabulary.
    • Quick Review sections list not only the main concepts from the chapter (referenced back to the appropriate section), but also give an example of each concept.
    • Review Exercises are keyed to the appropriate sections so that students can refer to examples of that type of problem if they need help.
    • Mixed Review Exercises require students to solve problems without the help of section references.
    • Chapter Tests help students practice for the real thing.
    • Cumulative Review Exercises gather various types of exercises from preceding chapters to help students retain what they are learning throughout the course.
    • The Lial MyMathLab course offers interactive versions of the Key Terms and Test Your Word Power from each chapter. Students can also watch summary lectures for each concept from the Quick Review. The Chapter Test Prep Videos show an instructor working through the complete solution for every exercise from the chapter tests.
  • NEW! MyWorkBook provides extra practice exercises for every chapter of the text. MyWorkbook can be packaged with the textbook or with the MyMathLab access kit and includes the following resources for every section:
    • Key vocabulary terms, and vocabulary practice problems
    • Guided Examples with stepped-out solutions and similar Practice Exercises, keyed to the text by Learning Objective
    • References to textbook Examples and Section Lecture Videos for additional help
    • Additional Exercises with ample space for students to show their work, keyed to the text by Learning Objective

 

 

New to this Edition

New and Updated Features

  • The presentation of many topics has been thoroughly reviewed and tightened. When possible, more content is presented using bulleted lists and with the expanded usage of pointers in the examples to appeal to today’s visual learners.
  • Study Skills Activities have been integrated throughout the text. These short activities provide helpful information, tips, and strategies on a variety of essential skills.
  • Lial’s student-friendly examples keep students engaged in the learning process.
    • Now Try exercises are now included as a parallel margin exercise for each numbered example. These all-new exercises immediately apply and reinforce the concepts and skills presented in corresponding examples.
  • Math in the Media activities show students how mathematical concepts are applied in real life, especially in popular media.

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New to the Supplements Package

  • TheLial Video Library, available in MyMathLab and on the Video Resources on DVD, provides students with a wealth of video resources to help them navigate the road to success! All video resources in the library offer optional English subtitles. TheLial Video Library includes the following resources:
    • Section Lecture Videos offer a new navigation menu that allows students to easily focus on the key examples and exercises that they need to review in each section. These lectures also include optional Spanish subtitles.
    • Solutions Clips show an instructor working through the complete solutions to selected exercises from the text. Exercises with a solution clip are marked in the text and e-book with a DVD icon.
    • Quick Review lectures provide a short summary lecture of each key concept from the Quick Reviews at the end of every chapter in the text.
    • The Chapter Test Prep Videos show step-by-step solutions to all exercises from the Chapter Tests. These videos provide guidance and support when students need it the most: the night before an exam. The Chapter Test Prep Videos are also available on YouTube (searchable using author name and book title).
  • Updated! The Instructor’s Resource Manual now includes Mini-Lectures to provide new instructors with objectives, key examples, and teaching tips for every section of the text.
  • MyWorkBook provides extra practice exercises for every chapter of the text. MyWorkbook can be packaged with the textbook or with the MyMathLab access kit and includes the following resources for every section:
    • Key vocabulary terms, and vocabulary practice problems
    • Guided Examples with stepped-out solutions and similar Practice Exercises, keyed to the text by Learning Objective
    • References to textbook Examples and Section Lecture Videos for additional help
    • Additional Exercises with ample space for students to show their work, keyed to the text by Learning Objective
  • MyMathLab® Enhancements for the Lial Hardback Series
    • The Lial Video Library provides students with a wealth of video resources to help them navigate the road to success!
    • Premade homework assignments are available for each section of the text.
    • The Summary Review exercises are now available to assign.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Real Number System

1.1 Fractions

1.2 Exponents, Order of Operations, and Inequality

Study Skills: Taking Lecture Notes

1.3 Variables, Expressions, and Equations

1.4 Real Numbers and the Number Line

Study Skills: Tackling Your Homework

1.5 Adding and Subtracting Real Numbers

Study Skills: Using Study Cards

1.6 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers

Summary Exercises on Operations with Real Numbers

1.7 Properties of Real Numbers

1.8 Simplifying Expressions

Study Skills: Reviewing a Chapter

 

Chapter 2: Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

2.1 The Addition Property of Equality

2.2 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.3 More on Solving Linear Equations

Summary Exercises on Solving Linear Equations

Study Skills: Using Study Cards Revisited

2.4 An Introduction to Applications of Linear Equations

2.5 Formulas and Additional Applications from Geometry

2.6 Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

2.7 Further Applications of Linear Equations

2.8 Solving Linear Inequalities

Study Skills: Taking Math Tests

 

Chapter 3: Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Functions

3.1 Linear Equations in Two Variables; The Rectangular Coordinate System

Study Skills: Managing Your Time

3.2 Graphing Linear Equations in Two Variables

3.3 The Slope of a Line

3.4 Writing and Graphing Equations of Lines

Summary Exercises on Linear Equations and Graphs

3.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

3.6 Introduction to Functions

Study Skills: Analyzing Your Test Results

 

Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities

4.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing

4.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Substitution

4.3 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Elimination

Summary Exercises on Solving Systems of Linear Equations

4.4 Applications of Linear Systems

4.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

 

Chapter 5: Exponents and Polynomials

5.1 The Product Rule and Power Rules for Exponents

5.2 Integer Exponents and the Quotient Rule

Summary Exercises on the Rules for Exponents

5.3 An Application of Exponents: Scientific Notation

5.4 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials; Graphing Simple Polynomials

5.5 Multiplying Polynomials

5.6 Special Products

5.7 Dividing Polynomials

 

Chapter 6: Factoring and Applications

6.1 The Greatest Common Factor; Factoring by Grouping

6.2 Factoring Trinomials

6.3 More on Factoring Trinomials

6.4 Special Factoring Techniques

Summary Exercises on Factoring

6.5 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

6.6 Applications of Quadratic Equations

 

Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Applications

7.1 The Fundamental Property of Rational Expressions

7.2 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

7.3 Least Common Denominators

7.4 Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions

7.5 Complex Fractions

7.6 Solving Equations with Rational Expressions

Summary Exercises on Rational Expressions and Equations

7.7 Applications of Rational Expressions

7.8 Variation

Study Skills: Preparing for Your Math Final Exam

 

Chapter 8: Roots and Radicals

8.1 Evaluating Roots

8.2 Multiplying, Dividing, and Simplifying Radicals

8.3 Adding and Subtracting Radicals

8.4 Rationalizing the Denominator

8.5 More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals

Summary Exercises on Operations with Radicals

8.6 Solving Equations with Radicals

8.7 Using Rational Numbers as Exponents

 

Chapter 9: Quadratic Equations

9.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property

9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

9.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

Summary Exercises on Quadratic Equations

9.4 Complex Numbers

9.5 More on Graphing Quadratic Equations; Quadratic Functions

 

Appendix: Sets