Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This title teaches basic algebra, exponents and roots, equations and inequalities, and polynomials.
The authors have focused the content of this book on helping students master the basic functions in college algebra and their graphs, while including a strong review of intermediate algebra at the beginning of the text and an introduction to systems and matrices at the end.
You'll get step-by-step instructions and tutorials to help you finally understand the problems that stump you the most, including loads of tips on: Working with fractions, decimals, exponents, radicals, functions, polynomials, and more Solving all kinds of equations, from basic linear problems to the quadratic formula and beyond Using graphs and understanding why they make solving complex algebra problems easier Learning algebra doesn't have to be a form of torture, and with The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra, it won't be.
This book features: Large step-by-step charts breaking down each step within a process and showing clear connections between topics and annotations to clarify difficulties Stay-in-step panels show how to cope with variations to the core steps Step-it-up exercises link practice to the core steps already presented Missteps and stumbles highlight common errors to avoid.
Schaum's Easy Outline of Linear Algebrais a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused review of the topic. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, it features a streamlined and updated format and the absolute essence of the subject, presented in a concise and readily understandable form. Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give you quick pointers to the essentials.