Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations
Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions, decimals, and percents, you'll build necessary math skills to tackle more advanced topics, such as imaginary numbers, variables, and algebraic equations.Explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methodsRelevant cultural vernacular and referencesStandard For Dummiesmaterials that match the current standard and design
Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies takes the intimidation out of tricky operations and helps you get ready for algebra!
Factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations
There's no doubt that algebra can be easy to some while extremely challenging to others. If you're vexed by variables, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the plain-English, easy-to-follow guidance you need to get the right solution every time!
Now with 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand reference not only explains algebra in terms you can understand, but it also gives you the necessary tools to solve complex problems with confidence. You'll understand how to factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations.Includes revised and updated examples and practice problemsProvides explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methodsOther titles by Sterling: Algebra II For Dummies and Algebra Workbook For Dummies
Whether you're currently enrolled in a high school or college algebra course or are just looking to brush-up your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficult-to-grasp subject.
Your hands-on guide to real-world applications of linear algebra
Does linear algebra leave you feeling lost? No worries —this easy-to-follow guide explains the how and the why of solving linear algebra problems in plain English. From matrices to vector spaces to linear transformations, you'll understand the key concepts and see how they relate to everything from genetics to nutrition to spotted owl extinction.Line up the basics — discover several different approaches to organizing numbers and equations, and solve systems of equations algebraically or with matricesRelate vectors and linear transformations — link vectors and matrices with linear combinations and seek solutions of homogeneous systemsEvaluate determinants — see how to perform the determinant function on different sizes of matrices and take advantage of Cramer's ruleHone your skills with vector spaces — determine the properties of vector spaces and their subspaces and see linear transformation in actionTackle eigenvalues and eigenvectors — define and solve for eigenvalues and eigenvectors and understand how they interact with specific matrices
Open the book and find:Theoretical and practical ways of solving linear algebra problemsDefinitions of terms throughout and in the glossaryNew ways of looking at operationsHow linear algebra ties together vectors, matrices, determinants, and linear transformationsTen common mathematical representations of Greek lettersReal-world applications of matrices and determinants
Alpha Teach Yourself Algebra I in 24 Hours provides readers with a structured, self-paced, straight-forward tutorial on algebra. It's the perfect textbook companion for students struggling with algebra, a solid primer for those looking to get a head start on an upcoming class, and a welcome refresher for parents tasked with helping out with homework. The book provides 24 one-hour lessons, with each chapter designed to build on the previous one.
? Covers classifying number sets, expressions, polynomials, factoring, radicals, exponents and logarithms, and much more
? Each chapter ends with a quiz so readers can identify where they may need more help