# Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students

# Introductory and Intermediate Algebra for College Students

Basic topic correspondence between Introductory and
Intermediate Algebra for College Students 3^{rd}

edition by Robert Blitzer and Elementary and Intermediate Algebra 3^{rd} edition by Tussy/Gustafson.

TOPIC |
BLITZER |
TUSSY |

Pre -algebra (review topics) | 1.1-1.2 | 1.1-1.2 |

Real Numbers | 1.3 | 1.3 |

Intro to Algebra | 1.4 | 1.8 + 2.3 |

Pre-algebra (review topics) | 1.5-1.7 | 1.4-1.6 |

Exponents; Order of Ops | 1.8 | 1.7 |

Solving Linear Equations | 2.1-2.2 | 2.1 |

Multi- Step Problems | 2.3 | 2.4 |

Formulas and Percents | 2.4 | 2.5 |

Word Problems | 2.5-2.6 | 2.2 + 2.6 |

Interval Notation | 2.7 | 2.7 |

Solving Linear Inequalities | 2.7 (+9.1 optional) | 2.7 |

Solving Compound Inequalities | 9.2 | 2.7 (+8.1 recommended) |

Absolute Value Inequalities | SKIP 9.3 | SKIP 8.2 |

Intro to Graphing Equations | 3.1 | 3.1-3.2 |

Intro to Functions | 8.1 | 8.7 |

Graphs of Functions | 8.2 | 8.8 |

Algebra of Functions | 8.3 | 11.1 (SKIP “composition”) |

Lines - Intercepts | 3.2 | 3.3 |

Lines - Slope | 3.3 | 3.4 |

Lines - Equations | 3.4-3.5 | 3.5-3.6 |

Graphing Linear Ineqs & Systems | SKIP 9.4 | SKIP 3.7 |

Systems – Graphing | 4.1 | 7.1 |

Systems – Substitution & Elim. | 4.2-4.3 | 7.2-7.3 (+12.1 optional) |

Systems – Applications | 4.4 | 7.4 |

Systems – 3x3 | 4.5 | 12.2 |

Polys – Adding & Subtracting | 5.1 | 4.1 + 4.4-4.5 |

Polys – Multiplying | 5.2 | 4.6 |

Polys – Special Products | 5.3 | 4.7 |

Polys – Several Vars | 5.4 | throughout chapter 4 |

Polys – Dividing & Long Division | 5.5-5.6 | 4.8 |

Neg Exponents & Sci Notation | 5.7 | 4.2-4.3 |

Factor – GCF, Grouping | 6.1 | 5.1 |

Factor – Trinomials | 6.2-6.3 | 5.2-5.3 |

Factor – Special Forms | 6.4 | 5.4-5.5 |

Factor – General Strategy | 6.5 | 5.6 |

Solving Quad Eqs by Factoring | 6.6 | 5.7 |

Rat - Simplify | 7.1 | 6.1 |

Rat – Multiplying & Dividing | 7.2 | 6.2 |

Rat – Adding & Subtracting | 7.3-7.4 | 6.3-6.4 |

Compound Rational Expressions | 7.5 | 6.5 |

Solving Rational Equations | 7.6 | 6.6 |

Word Problems (DRT and work) | 7.7 | 6.7 |

Word Probs (variation, etc.) | SKIP 7.8 | SKIP 6.8; 8.9 optional |

Roots & Radical Fns | 10.1 | 9.1 |

Fractional Exponents | 10.2 | 9.2 |

Rad – Multiplying & Dividing | 10.3 | 9.3-9.4 |

Rad – Add, Subt, Divide | 10.4 | 9.3-9.4 |

Rad – Operations & Rationalizing | 10.5 | 9.4 |

Solving Radical Equations | 10.6 | 9.5 |

Complex Numbers | 10.7 | 9.7 |

Quad – Root Method, CTS, PT | 11.1 | 9.6 + 10.1 |

Quad – QF & Discriminant | 11.2 | 10.2-10.3 |

Parabolas | 11.3 | 10.4 |

Nonlinear Inequalities | SKIP 11.4-11.5 | SKIP 10.5 |

Functions – Composite & Inverse | 8.4 | 11.1 (“composition”) + 11.2 |

Exponential Functions | 12.1 | 11.3-11.4 |

Logarithmic Functions | 12.2 | 11.5-11.6 |

Properties of Logs | 12.3 | 11.7 |

Solving Exp/Log Equations | 12.4 | 11.8 |

Applications of Exp/Log | 12.5 | 11.8 (apps) |

SKIP matrices, conics, seqs, etc | ch 13, ch 14 | 12.3-12.4, ch 13, ch 14 |

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