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Elementary Algebra

(4 reviews)

Wade Ellis, West Valley Community College

Denny Burzynski, College of Southern Nevada

Copyright Year: 2010

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

Language: English

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Reviewed by Yan Wang, Instructor, Rogue Community College on 1/13/21

The book covers all the topics of the traditional elementary algebra in details. read more

Reviewed by Mike Doyle, adjunct professor, North Shore Community College on 6/3/20

All areas covered where first sectionof each chapter contains an appropriate index for each topic. read more

Reviewed by Irina Roderick, Associate Professor, College of Marin on 3/19/19

The text covers all the traditional poics of the Elementary Algebra course. read more

Reviewed by Emaan Abdul-Majid, Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College/ CUNY on 2/1/18

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

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
  • 12 Appendix

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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. 

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