Table of contents for Elementary algebra : concepts and applications.

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Bittinger/Ellenbogen Elementary Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 8/e Table of 
CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Algebraic Expressions 
Introduction to Algebra 
The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws 
Fraction Notation 
Positive and Negative Real Numbers 
Addition of Real Numbers 
Subtraction of Real Numbers 
Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers 
Exponential Notation and Order of Operations
Connecting the Concepts 
CHAPTER 2: Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving 
Solving Equations 
Using the Principles Together 
Connecting the Concepts 
Applications with Percent 
Problem Solving 
Solving Inequalities 
Solving Applications with Inequalities 
CHAPTER 3: Introduction to Graphing 
Reading Graphs, Plotting Points, and Scaling Graphs 
Graphing Linear Equations 
Graphing and Intercepts 
Slope-Intercept Form 
Connecting the Concepts 
Point-Slope Form 
CHAPTER 4: Polynomials 
Exponents and Their Properties 
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials 
Connecting the Concepts 
Multiplication of Polynomials 
Special Products 
Polynomials in Several Variables 
Division of Polynomials 
Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation 
CHAPTER 5: Polynomials and Factoring 
Introduction to Factoring 
Factoring Trinomials of the Type x2 + bx + c 
Factoring Trinomials of the Type ax2 + bx + c 
Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials and Differences of Squares 
Factoring: A General Strategy 
Connecting the Concepts 
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring 
Connecting the Concepts 
Solving Applications 
CHAPTER 6: Rational Expressions and Equations 
Rational Expressions 
Multiplication and Division 
Addition, Subtraction, and Least Common Denominators 
Addition and Subtraction with Unlike Denominators 
Complex Rational Expressions 
Solving Rational Equations 
Connecting the Concepts 
Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions 
CHAPTER 7: Systems and More Graphing 
Systems of Equations and Graphing 
Systems of Equations and Substitution 
Systems of Equations and Elimination 
More Applications Using Systems 
Connecting the Concepts 
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 
Systems of Linear Inequalities 
Direct and Inverse Variation 
CHAPTER 8: Radical Expressions and Equations 
Introduction to Square Roots and Radical Expressions 
Multiplying and Simplifying Radical Expressions 
Quotients Involving Square Roots 
Radical Expressions with Several Terms 
Radical Equations 
Connecting the Concepts 
Applications Using Right Triangles 
Higher Roots and Rational Exponents 
CHAPTER 9: Quadratic Equations 
Solving Quadratic Equations: The Principle of Square Roots 
Solving Quadratic Equations: Completing the Square 
The Quadratic Formula and Applications 
Connecting the Concepts 
Formulas and Equations 
Connecting the Concepts 
Complex Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations 
Graphs of Quadratic Equations 
Appendix A: Factoring Sums of Differences of Cubes 
Appendix B: Mean, Median, and Mode 
Appendix C: Sets 
Table 1: Fraction and Decimal Equivalents 
Table 2: Squares and Square Roots with Approximation to Three Decimal Places 
Table 3: Geometric Formulas 
Index of Applications 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Algebra -- Textbooks.