Beginning Algebra / Edition 11

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Beginning Algebra / Edition 11

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 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 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!


This ISBN is for the textbook only. MyMathLab access kit, Video Resources on DVD, and other resources are available separately.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321673480
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/10/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 317,513
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Note: each chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, Chapter Test, and after Chapter 1, a set of Cumulative Review Exercises.

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

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Surfr808 More than 1 year ago
Watch out! It says that it comes with the kit but the book showed up twice without! I called customer service and they said they would send a new one and pay for return shipping. The second book came without both the access kit and the return shipping slip. The second call ended with the customer service guy saying that the book comes from a THIRD PARTY SELLER and that I would have to wait 24 to 72 hours for an email. I asked if I could call them and he said No, I would have to wait for the email. So, of course the email never came. I had to call a third time to get a label to return both books. In the mean time since my class has already started. I have to buy the online access on the Pearson website with the virtual book. Bad thing is I can't resell a virtual book. Virtual book is just like the hard dopy. It is set up nice! It would be good for those who are out of practice or aren't strong in math.