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Algebra II Essentials For Dummies by Mary Jane Sterling
Author of Algebra II Essentials For Dummies eBook
Mary Jane Sterling has been an educator since graduating from college. Teaching at the junior high, high school, and college levels, she has had the full span of experiences and opportunities to determine how best to explain how mathematics works.
She has been teaching at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for the past 30 years. She is also the author of Algebra II For Dummies, Trigonometry For Dummies, Math Word Problems For Dummies, Business Math For Dummies, and Linear Algebra For Dummies
Algebra Essentials Contents
- Chapter 1: Making Advances in Algebra
- Chapter 2: Lining Up Linear Equations
- Chapter 3: Making Quick Work of Quadratic Equations
- Chapter 4: Rolling Along with Rational and Radical Equations
- Chapter 5: Forging Function Facts
- Chapter 6: Graphing Linear and Quadratic Functions
- Chapter 7: Pondering Polynomials
- Chapter 8: Being Respectful of Rational Functions
- Chapter 9: Examining Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Chapter 10: Getting Creative with Conics
- Chapter 11: Solving Systems of Equations
- Chapter 12: Taking the Complexity Out of Complex Numbers
- Chapter 13: Ten (Or So) Special Formulas
Introduction to Algebra II Essentials For Dummies PDF
Here you are, perusing a book on the essentials of Algebra II. You’ll find here, as Joe Friday (star of the old Dragnet series) said, “The facts, ma’am, just the facts.” For those of you too young to remember Dragnet, just think of this essentials book as being the Twitter version not too detailed but with all the necessary information.
In this book, you find the information you need with enough examples to show you the processes, but not a bunch of nitty-gritty details that tend to get in the way.
About Algebra II Essentials For Dummies eBook
A book on Algebra II isn’t a romance novel (although I do love math), and it isn’t science fiction. You could think of this book as a cross between a travel guide and a mathematical laboratory manual. How do travel and math go together? Let me try some situations that may fit:
- You just finished working through Algebra I and feel eager to embark on a new adventure.
- You haven’t worked with algebra in a while, but math has always been your strength, do you think that a little prepping with some basic concepts will bring you up to speed.
- You’re helping a friend or family member with Algebra II and want just the most necessary information no frills or extra side-trips.
Even though I’ve pared the material in this book down to the basics, I haven’t lost sight of the fact that other math areas are what drive Algebra II.
Algebra is the passport to studying calculus, trigonometry, number theory, geometry, and all sorts of good mathematics.
Algebra is basic, and the algebra you find here will help you grow your skills and knowledge so you can do well in math courses and possibly pursue other math topics.
Where to Go from Here
You can use the table of contents at the beginning of the book and the index in the back to navigate your way to the topic that you’re most interested in. You may want to start with some problem-solving in the form of equations or inequalities.
If that’s the case, then look at Chapter 2 for linear equations and inequalities or Chapters 3 and 4 for quadratic and other degree equations.
Chapter 5 is your destination if you want to see what constitutes a function and its characteristics.
And specific functions such as linear and quadratics are found in Chapter 6; polynomials are found in Chapter 7, rationals in Chapter 8, and exponentials and logs in Chapter 9. I saved the imaginary for last, in Chapter 12.
But you could stop off and look at conics in Chapter 10 if those curves are of interest. Also, systems of equations incorporate several types of functions, and you find them in Chapter 11.
And, if you’re more of a freewheeling type of guy or gal, take your finger, flip open the book, and mark a spot. No matter your motivation or what technique you use to jump into this book, you won’t get lost because you can go in any direction from there
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