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Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Mary Jane Sterling

ISBN: 978-1-118-86685-6

May 2014

312 pages



To succeed in Algebra II, start practicing now

Algebra II builds on your Algebra I skills to prepare you for trigonometry, calculus, and a of myriad STEM topics. Working through practice problems helps students better ingest and retain lesson content, creating a solid foundation to build on for future success.

Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you learn Algebra II by doing Algebra II. Author and math professor Mary Jane Sterling walks you through the entire course, showing you how to approach and solve the problems you encounter in class. You'll begin by refreshing your Algebra I skills, because you'll need a strong foundation to build upon. From there, you'll work through practice problems to clarify concepts and improve understanding and retention.

  • Revisit quadratic equations, inequalities, radicals, and basic graphs
  • Master quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions
  • Tackle conic sections, as well as linear and nonlinear systems
  • Grasp the concepts of matrices, sequences, and imaginary numbers

Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes sections on graphing and special sequences to familiarize you with the key concepts that will follow you to trigonometry and beyond. Don't waste any time getting started. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your complete guide to success.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Algebra II 5

Chapter 1: Going Beyond Beginning Algebra 7

Chapter 2: Handling Quadratic (and Quadratic-Like) Equations and Inequalities 19

Chapter 3: Rooting Out the Rational, the Radical, and the Negative 39

Chapter 4: Graphing for the Good Life 55

Part II: Functions 83

Chapter 5: Formulating Functions 85

Chapter 6: Specializing in Quadratic Functions 99

Chapter 7: Plugging In Polynomials 109

Chapter 8: Acting Rationally with Functions 129

Chapter 9: Exposing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 147

Part III: Conics and Systems of Equations 169

Chapter 10: Any Way You Slice It: Conic Sections 171

Chapter 11: Solving Systems of Linear Equations 197

Chapter 12: Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities 211

Part IV: Other Good Stuff: Lists, Arrays, and Imaginary Numbers 223

Chapter 13: Getting More Complex with Imaginary Numbers 225

Chapter 14: Getting Squared Away with Matrices 233

Chapter 15: Going Out of Sequence with Sequences and Series 249

Chapter 16: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sets and Counting 263

Part V: The Part of Tens 277

Chapter 17: Ten Basic Graphs 279

Chapter 18: Ten Special Sequences and Their Sums 285

Index 291