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Everything you need to broaden your skills and gain confidence
Ideal whether you're meeting the subject for the first time or need to refresh your knowledge before an exam, Understand Algebra provides everything you need to broaden your skills and gain confidence. Assuming only a basic level of arithmetic, this carefully graded and progressive book guides you through the basic principles of the subject with the help of exercises and fully-worked examples.
Understand Algebra includes:
Chapter 1: The meaning of algebra
Chapter 2: Elementary operations in algebra
Chapter 3: Brackets and operations with them
Chapter 4: Positive and negative numbers
Chapter 5: Equations and expressions
Chapter 6: Linear equations
Chapter 7: Formulae
Chapter 8: Simultaneous equations
Chapter 9: Linear inequalities
Chapter 10: Straight-line graphs; coordinates
Chapter 11: Using inequalities to define regions
Chapter 12: Multiplying algebraical expressions Chapter 13: Factors
Chapter 14: Fractions
Chapter 15: Graphs of quadratic functions
Chapter 16: Quadratic equations
Chapter 17: Indices
Chapter 18: Logarithms
Chapter 19: Ratio and proportion
Chapter 20: Variation
Chapter 21: The determination of laws
Chapter 22: Rational and irrational numbers and surds
Chapter 23: Arithmetical and geometric sequences
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One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.
Five things to remember
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.