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Intermediate Algebra

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Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College

Pub Date: 2017

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

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Reviewed by Tao Chen, Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College on 2/1/18

This is a great textbook for Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra course. This textbook includes covers standard topics such as linear functions/equation, graphs and functions, systems of linear equations, polynomials, rational functions, roots... read more


Table of Contents

  • 1 Foundations
  • 2 Solving Linear Equations
  • 3 Graphs and Functions
  • 4 Systems of Linear Equations
  • 5 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
  • 6 Factoring
  • 7 Rational Expressions and Functions
  • 8 Roots and Radicals
  • 9 Quadratic Equations and Functions
  • 10 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • 11 Conics
  • 12 Sequences, Series and Binomial Theorem

About the Book

Intermediate Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester Intermediate algebra course. The book's organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics.

About the Contributors


Lynn Marecek has been teaching mathematics at Santa Ana College for many years has focused her career on meeting the needs of developmental math students. At Santa Ana College, she has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, Innovation Award, and the Curriculum Development Award four times. She is a Coordinator of the Freshman Experience Program, the Department Facilitator for Redesign, and a member of the Student Success and Equity Committee, and the Basic Skills Initiative Task Force.

She is the coauthor with MaryAnne Anthony-Smith of Strategies for Success: Study Skills for the College Math Student, Prealgebra published by OpenStax and Elementary Algebra published by OpenStax.