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Intermediate Algebra

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Katherine Yoshiwara, Pierce College

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: Bruce Yoshiwara

Language: English

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Free Documentation License (GNU)
Free Documentation License (GNU)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Linear Models
  • 2. Applications of Linear Models
  • 3. Quadratic Models
  • 4. Applications of Quadratic Models
  • 5. Functions and Their Graphs
  • 6. Powers and Roots
  • 7. Exponential Functions
  • 8. Polynomials and Rational Functions
  • 9. Equations and Graphs
  • 10. Logarithmic Functions

Ancillary Material

  • Bruce Yoshiwara
  • About the Book

    Intermediate Algebra is a textbook for students who have some acquaintance with the basic notions of variables and equations, negative numbers, and graphs, although we provide a "Toolkit" to help the reader refresh any skills that may have gotten a little rusty. In this book we journey farther into the subject, to explore a greater variety of topics including graphs and modeling, curve-fitting, variation, exponentials and logarithms, and the conic sections. We use technology to handle data and give some instructions for using a graphing calculator, but these can easily be adapted to any other graphing utility.

    About the Contributors

    Author

    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.