Algebra Essentials

David A. Santos, Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-937585-22-8 (print)
Ebook:    978-1-9375-85-33-4 ($39.95)
Pub Date:  March 2016
Specs:8 x 10   Paperback (4 color) with CD
Pages:200 pp.


Designed for the person who needs to learn algebra as a prerequisite for further study or for a refresher course before moving on, the book covers all of the basic algebra concepts such as variables, equations, quadratic equations, factoring algebraic expressions, exponents, roots, radicals, and more. It includes numerous step by step examples and practice exercises that help the reader to understand the topics in a “self-study” format, designed for those who are uncomfortable with mathematics. The companion disc includes self-correcting exercises and all the figures from the text. Instructor resources available for use in course adoptions.


Part I. First Impressions. Why Study Algebra? Part II. Arithmetic Review. Arithmetic Operations. Part III. Algebraic Operations. Addition and Subtraction. Multiplication. Division. Part IV. Equations. Linear Equations in One Variable Expressions. Quadratic Equations in One Variable Expressions. Part V. Inequalities. Linear Inequalities. Appendices. Review Exercises. Answers Keys. Theorems, Corollaries, & Proofs. Key Words. Index.



 DAVID A. SANTOS (late) held a PhD from the University of Michigan and was an instructor at the Community College of Philadelphia. OLGHA B. DAVIS has served as an adjunct instructor at Wake Technical Community College (NC). She holds degrees in biomedical engineering from Boston University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.