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About the Author
Mary Jane Sterling is professor of mathematics at Bradley University and author of several books, including Algebra II For Dummies and Algebra II Workbook For Dummies.
Chapter 1: Making Advances in Algebra 5
Chapter 2: Lining Up Linear Equations 15
Chapter 3: Making Quick Work of Quadratic Equations 23
Chapter 4: Rolling Along with Rational and Radical Equations 35
Chapter 5: Forging Function Facts 47
Chapter 6: Graphing Linear and Quadratic Functions 61
Chapter 7: Pondering Polynomials 75
Chapter 8: Being Respectful of Rational Functions 91
Chapter 9: Examining Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 107
Chapter 10: Getting Creative with Conics 121
Chapter 11: Solving Systems of Equations 135
Chapter 12: Taking the Complexity Out of Complex Numbers 157
Chapter 13: Ten (Or So) Special Formulas 165