(NOTE: (Each chapter ends with a chapter-summary grid, chapter-review exercises, a chapter test, and cumulative review exercises.) 1. The Real Number System. Fractions. The Real Numbers. Ordered Pairs and Graphs. Basic Rules of Algebra. Addition of Real Numbers. Subtraction of Real Numbers. Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers. Exponents, Order of Operations, and Mathematical Models. 2. Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. The Addition Property of Equality. The Multiplication Property of Equality. Solving Linear Equations. Formulas and Percents. An Introduction to Problem Solving. Solving Linear Inequalities. 3. Problem Solving. Further Problem Solving. Ratio and Proportion. Problem Solving in Geometry. 4. Linear Equations and Inequalities in Two Variables. Graphing Linear Equations. Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts. Slope. The Slope-Intercept Form of the Equation of a Line. The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. 5. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method. Problem Solving Using Systems of Equations. Systems of Linear Inequalities. 6. Exponents and Polynomials. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials. Multiplying Polynomials. Special Products. Polynomials in Several Variables. Dividing Polynomials. Dividing Polynomials by Binomials. Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation. 7. Factoring Polynomials. The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping. Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient Is One. Factoring Trinomials Whose Leading Coefficient Is Not One. Factoring Special Forms. A General Factoring Strategy. Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring. 8. Rational Expressions. Rational Expressions and Their Simplification. Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with the Same Denominator. Adding and Subtracting Rational Expressions with Different Denominators. Complex Rational Expressions. Solving Rational Expressions. Applications Using Rational Equations and Variation. 9. Roots and Radicals. Finding Roots. Multiplying and Dividing Radicals. Operations with Radicals. Rationalizing the Denominator. Radical Equations. Rational Exponents. 10. Quadratic Equations and Functions. Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. The Quadratic Formula. Imaginary Numbers as Solutions of Quadratic Equations. Graphs of Quadratic Equations. Introduction to Functions. Answers to Selected Exercises. Index.Blitzer, Robert is the author of 'Introductory Algebra for College Students', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130328397 and ISBN 0130328391.