Wade Ellis, West Valley Community College
Denny Burzynski, College of Southern Nevada
Pub Date: 2010
Publisher: OpenStax CNX
Conditions of Use
The text covers all areas and ideas of a basic Algebra course. It has detailed example problems with solutions and step by step how to find the solution. read more
The text covers all areas and ideas of a basic Algebra course. It has detailed example problems with solutions and step by step how to find the solution.
The content seems to be unbiased and accurate.
This book has information which will not be obsolete. It teaches the basics on how to solve algebra problems which have been used for decades and will continue to be used for decades.
The book is written clearly in an easily understandable way.
The book's text is consistently written.
The text is easily reorganized and realigned. So you can conveniently assign different sections of the book in different order than the chronological order which the book is set up by the authors.
The topics of the text are presented in a logical fashion.
The interface is clear and lacks any distractions for the reader.
The text is written without grammatical errors.
The text is not culturally offensive in any way. It does not discuss races or ethnicities.
Table of Contents
1 Arithmetic Review
2 Basic Properties of Real Numbers
3 Basic Operations with Real Numbers
4 Algebraic Expressions and Equations
5 Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
6 Factoring Polynomials
7 Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities in One and Two Variables
8 Rational Expressions
9 Roots, Radicals, and Square Root Equations
10 Quadratic Equations
11 Systems of Linear Equations
About the Book
Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. Use of this book will help the student develop the insight and intuition necessary to master algebraic techniques and manipulative skills. Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. It is intended for students who (1) have no exposure to elementary algebra, (2) have previously had an unpleasant experience with elementary algebra, or (3) need to review algebraic concepts and techniques.
About the Contributors
Wade Ellis, Jr., has been a mathematics instructor at West Valley Community College in Saratoga, California for 20 years. Wade is currently Second Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America. He is a past president of the California Mathematics Council, Community College and has served as a member of the Mathematical Sciences Education Board. He is the coauthor of numerous books on the use of computers in teaching and learning mathematics. Among his many honors are the AMATYC Mathematics Excellence Award, the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal of the United States Army, the Hayward Award for Excellence in Education from the California Academic Senate, and the Distinguished Service Award from the California Mathematics Council, Community College.
Denny Burzynski is a mathematics professor at College of Southern Nevada located in Las Vegas, Nevada.