KEY BENEFIT: The Blitzer Algebra Series combines mathematical accuracy with an engaging, friendly, and often fun presentation for maximum student appeal. Blitzer’s personality shows in his writing, as he draws students into the material through relevant and thought-provoking applications. Every Blitzer page is interesting and relevant, ensuring that students will actually use their textbook to achieve success! KEY TOPICS: Variables, Real Numbers, and Mathematical Models; Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable; Problem Solving; Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring Polynomials; Rational Expressions; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations and Introduction to Functions. MARKET: for all readers interested in algebra.
This textbook introduces the basic skills of algebra and shows how algebra can model and solve real-world problems. Some of the applications are bicycle manufacturing costs, hate crime incidents, salaries, and telephone calling plans. The third edition has been rewritten to make it more accessible, and adds more supplemental resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)