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    Elementary Algebra

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    Katherine Yoshiwara, Pierce College

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    Last Update: 2021

    Publisher: Bruce Yoshiwara

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Sandra Chemjor, Instructor of Mathematics, Hutchinson Community College on 2/22/22

    The book covers all the concepts expected to be covered in Elementary algebra. The table of contents is organized and easy to use to navigate between the topics. The index used at the end provides a quick way to review formulas using the links... read more

    Table of Contents

    • 1. Variables
    • 2. Linear Equations
    • 3. Graphs and Linear Equations
    • 4. Applications of Linear Equations
    • 5. Exponents and Roots
    • 6. Quadratic Equations
    • 7. Polynomials
    • 8. Algebraic Fractions
    • 9. More About Exponents and Roots

    Ancillary Material

    • Bruce Yoshiwara
    • About the Book

      This text introduces the basic skills and ideas of algebra.

      About the Contributors


      Kathy Yoshiwara was born in Derby in the UK and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She attended Michigan State University, where she studied Greek and mathematics. She did graduate work at UCLA and earned an MA in mathematics in 1977. She left UCLA in 1979 to join the faculty at Pierce College, where she taught for 33 years, retiring in 2013.   In the 1998-1999 academic year she taught at Barnsley College in Yorkshire, England on a Fulbright teaching Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics from the Southern California Section of the MAA. In November 2003, she won the Teaching Excellence Award for the Western Region from the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). She is married to Bruce Yoshiwara and benefits from his expertise in all things mathematical.

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