Friday, June 22, 2012

Here's the preface and about the author section of my second book. If anyone is interested in the book, let me know.


Algebra Simplified Intermediate & Advanced picks up where my first book, Algebra Simplified Basic & Intermediate left off. It is intended to assist students in intermediate and advanced topics studied in a 2nd year high school algebra course or an intermediate college algebra course. The material is presented in textbook style format with each concept illustrated through numerous examples. The examples are solved methodically to explain each concept as simply as possible. Important notes and tips for easier learning are presented in bold throughout the book. The goal is provide readers sufficient detail in the examples so they can solve similar problems on their own, which are presented at the end of each section.

Specific topics covered in this book include division of polynomials, finding roots of polynomials, factoring techniques such as quadratic formula and completing the square, radicals, rational exponents, complex numbers, logarithms, conic sections, composition of functions, inverse functions, arithmetic and geometric sequences, matrices and basic probability and counting techniques At the end of each chapter there is a section titled Key Terms and Concepts to Review. Answers to problem sets along with key steps in the solution of each problem are also found at the end of each chapter. The book concludes with a glossary of terms used throughout the book.

About the Author

Kerry Kauffman has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics from Lehigh University. He has tutored students in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, number theory and other courses at the high school and college level since 2000. He has worked on tutoring websites, and and has assisted students taking online college courses from Harvard University, Strayer University, Kaplan University and University of Phoenix among others. He is the author of Algebra Simplified Basic & Intermediate, which was published in 2011.

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