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Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Mayer, Warner, Siedel and Lieberman's Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment is an up-to-date textbook with coverage of legal and regulatory issues that are more technical than the topics in the authors' Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment.

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Business and Communication
Law
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Alyssa Rose Martina
Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George J. Siedel
Jethro K. Lieberman
Date Added:
10/26/2023
Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Law has different meanings as well as different functions. Philosophers have considered issues of justice and law for centuries, and several different approaches, or schools of legal thought, have emerged. In this chapter, we will look at those different meanings and approaches and will consider how social and political dynamics interact with the ideas that animate the various schools of legal thought. We will also look at typical sources of “positive law” in the United States and how some of those sources have priority over others, and we will set out some basic differences between the US legal system and other legal systems.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Sales and Leases
Chapter 9: Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 10: Performance and Remedies
Chapter 11: Products Liability
Chapter 12: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods
Chapter 13: Nature and Form of Commercial Paper
Chapter 14: Negotiation of Commercial Paper
Chapter 15: Holder in Due Course and Defenses
Chapter 16: Liability and Discharge
Chapter 17: Legal Aspects of Banking
Chapter 18: Consumer Credit Transactions
Chapter 19: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 20: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 21: Bankruptcy
Chapter 22: Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures
Chapter 23: Intellectual Property
Chapter 24: The Nature and Regulation of Real Estate and the Environment
Chapter 25: The Transfer of Real Estate by Sale
Chapter 26: Landlord and Tenant Law
Chapter 27: Estate Planning: Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Chapter 28: Insurance

Subject:
Business and Communication
General Law
Law
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Alyssa Martina
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Jethro Lieberman
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Building Strategy and Performance
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The defining challenge facing business leaders is to develop and drive performance into the future.
For commercial firms, this generally means building profits and growing the value of the business.
Although their focus may be on non-financial outcomes, public services, voluntary groups, and other
not-for-profit organizations share the same central challenge—continually improving their
performance. When the causes of performance through time are not understood, management has
difficulty making the right decisions about important issues. Worse, entire organizations are led into
ill-chosen strategies for their future.
To overcome these problems, leaders need the means to answer three basic questions:
1. Why is business performance following its current path?
2. Where are current policies, decisions, and strategy leading us?
3. How can future prospects be improved?
These questions are the starting point for this book.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Performance Through Time
Chapter 2: Resources: Vital Drivers of Performance
Chapter 3: Resources and Bathtub Behavior
Chapter 4: Handling Interdependence Between Resources
Chapter 5: Building and Managing the Strategic Architecture
Chapter 6: You Need Quality Resources as Well as Quantity
Chapter 7: Managing Rivalry for Customers and Other Resources
Chapter 8: Intangible Resources and Capabilities
Chapter 9: Going Forward

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Business and Communication
Management
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Kim Warren
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Building Strategy and Performance
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This book uses a balanced blend of frameworks and illustrations to teach you how to tackle the challenge of driving performance into the future.

Kim Warren takes special care with this new textbook, Building Strategy and Performance, to ensure that it delivers instruction on how to deliver strategy powerfully over a sustained period of time.

This book helps you to show your students where the levers are that they can control and how to choose what to do, when, and how much to achieve their specific goals.

This book effectively outlines the dynamics of strategy, how one drives performance - past, today and into the future. It shows what causes performance to improve or deteriorate and what your students can do to change this trajectory for the better.

But don't take our word for it, review the book now to see if it can help you to deliver the kind of tactical strategy course you desire for your students.

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Business and Communication
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Author:
Kim Warren
Date Added:
10/26/2023
Business English for Success
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Business English for Success is a creative solution to a common challenge across Business Communication courses: Business English or Business Presentations? Some classes place an equal emphasis on oral and written communication. If that's the case for you check out our text Business Communication for Success. If, however, your class places the emphasis squarely on written communication and writing proficiency, then Business English for Success is for you.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
10/26/2023
Business English for Success
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Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise, and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence?
Chapter 2: Punctuation
Chapter 3: Working with Words: Which Word Is Right?
Chapter 4: Help for English Language Learners
Chapter 5: Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content
Chapter 6: Refining Your Writing: How Do I Improve My Writing Technique?
Chapter 7: The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?
Chapter 8: Writing Essays: From Start to Finish
Chapter 9: Effective Business Writing
Chapter 10: Writing Preparation
Chapter 11: Writing
Chapter 12: Revising and Presenting Your Writing
Chapter 13: Business Writing in Action
Chapter 14: APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting

Subject:
Business and Communication
Education
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Business Information Systems: Design an App for That
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Students in an introductory Management Information Systems (MIS) course often ask what a career in MIS looks like. Lacking a clear vision, they make their own assumptions. Often they assume the career involves programming with little human interaction. That MIS is a technical field could not be further from the truth. MIS job descriptions typically require candidates to be able to collaborate, communicate, analyze needs and gather requirements. They also list the need for excellent written and communication skills. In other words, MIS workers are constantly interacting with other people both inside and outside the organization. They are coming up with creative solutions to business problems.

This course is designed to help students get a feel for what a career in MIS would be like. Our students report that they learn more about information systems from their internships than from their IS courses. Consequently, we designed a course that looks very much like an internship—an introduction to the field followed by a substantial project.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Jacqueline Pike
Lauren Kenyo
Sarah Pels
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Business Law and the Legal Environment
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Provides context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal acumen necessary for business people to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials—and to their own lawyers.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
Chapter 3: Courts and the Legal Process
Chapter 4: Constitutional Law and US Commerce
Chapter 6: Criminal Law
Chapter 7: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 8: Introduction to Contract Law
Chapter 9: The Agreement
Chapter 10: Real Assent
Chapter 11: Consideration
Chapter 12: Legality
Chapter 13: Form and Meaning
Chapter 14: Third-Party Rights
Chapter 15: Discharge of Obligations
Chapter 16: Remedies
Chapter 17: Introduction to Sales and Leases
Chapter 18: Title and Risk of Loss
Chapter 19: Performance and Remedies
Chapter 20: Products Liability
Chapter 21: Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, and Leasing of Goods
Chapter 22: Nature and Form of Commercial Paper
Chapter 23: Negotiation of Commercial Paper
Chapter 24: Holder in Due Course and Defenses
Chapter 25: Liability and Discharge
Chapter 26: Legal Aspects of Banking
Chapter 27: Consumer Credit Transactions
Chapter 28: Secured Transactions and Suretyship
Chapter 29: Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens
Chapter 30: Bankruptcy
Chapter 31: Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures
Chapter 32: Intellectual Property
Chapter 33: The Nature and Regulation of Real Estate and the Environment
Chapter 34: The Transfer of Real Estate by Sale
Chapter 35: Landlord and Tenant Law
Chapter 36: Estate Planning: Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Chapter 37: Insurance
Chapter 38: Relationships between Principal and Agent
Chapter 39: Liability of Principal and Agent; Termination of Agency
Chapter 40: Partnerships: General Characteristics and Formation
Chapter 41: Partnership Operation and Termination
Chapter 42: Hybrid Business Forms
Chapter 43: Corporation: General Characteristics and Formation
Chapter 44: Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance
Chapter 45: Corporate Powers and Management
Chapter 46: Securities Regulation
Chapter 47: Corporate Expansion, State and Federal Regulation of Foreign Corporations, and Corporate Dissolution
Chapter 48: Antitrust Law
Chapter 49: Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission
Chapter 50: Employment Law
Chapter 51: Labor-Management Relations
Chapter 52: International Law
Chapter 53: Contracts

Subject:
Business and Communication
General Law
Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Daniel Warner
Don Mayer
George Siedel
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Business Processes and Information Technology
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Business Processes and Information Technology prepares students to effectively use, manage, and participate in the development of information technology applications in support of common business processes. The text focuses on the interconnections among an organization’s management, business processes, information systems, and information technology. An emphasis is given throughout the text to the governance, control, and security of business processes and information systems, especially underlying financial information systems. After studying this text, a student will walk away with an understanding of the foundation tools and knowledge required for the analysis, design, and control of IT-driven business processes using current and emergent technologies.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Jane Fedorowicz
Steve G. Sutton
Ulric J. Gelinas
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Business Statistics
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Introductory survey of quantitative methods (QM), or the application of statistics in the workplace. Examines techniques for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data in any number of fieldsĺÎĺ from anthropology to hedge fund management.

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Business and Communication
Management
Mathematics
Statistics and Probability
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Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols and Practice
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This open textbook aims to fill the gap between the open-source implementations and the open-source network specifications by providing a detailed but pedagogical description of the key principles that guide the operation of the Internet.

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Olivier Bonaventure
Date Added:
10/26/2023
Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols, and Practice
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This open textbook aims to fill the gap between the open-source implementations and the open-source network specifications by providing a detailed but pedagogical description of the key principles that guide the operation of the Internet.

Table of Contents
1 Preface

2 Introduction

2.1 Services and protocols
2.2 The reference models
2.3 Organisation of the book
3 The application Layer

3.1 Principles
3.2 Application-level protocols
3.3 Writing simple networked applications
3.4 Summary
3.5 Exercises
4 The transport layer

4.1 Principles of a reliable transport protocol
4.2 The User Datagram Protocol
4.3 The Transmission Control Protocol
4.4 Summary
4.5 Exercises
5 The network layer

5.1 Principles
5.2 Internet Protocol
5.3 Routing in IP networks
5.4 Summary
5.5 Exercises
6 The datalink layer and the Local Area Networks

6.1 Principles
6.2 Medium Access Control
6.3 Datalink layer technologies
6.4 Summary
6.5 Exercises
7 Glossary

8 Bibliography

9 Indices and tables

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Olivier Bonaventure
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Corporate Governance
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The tug of war between individual freedom and institutional power is a continuing theme of history. Early on, the focus was on the church; more recently, it is was on the civil state. Today, the debate is about making corporate power compatible with the needs of a democratic society. The modern corporation has not only created untold wealth and given individuals the opportunity to express their genius and develop their talents but also has imposed costs on individuals and society. How to encourage the liberation of individual energy without inflicting unacceptable costs on individuals and society, therefore, has emerged as a key challenge.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Corporate Governance: Linking Corporations and Society
Chapter 2: Governance and Accountability
Chapter 3: The Board of Directors: Role and Composition
Chapter 4: Recent U.S. Governance Reforms
Chapter 5: CEO Selection and Succession Planning
Chapter 6: Oversight, Compliance, and Risk Management
Chapter 7: The Board's Role in Strategy Development
Chapter 8: CEO Performance Evaluation and Executive Compensation
Chapter 9: Responding to External Pressures and Unforeseen Events
Chapter 10: Creating a High-Performance Board
Chapter 11: Epilogue: The Future of Corporate Governance

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Cornelis de Kluyver
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Developing New Products and Services
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Developing New Products and Services by Sanders is an outstanding contribution to market research. The book focuses on the upfront activities and ideas for new product and service development.

A central theme of Developing New Products and Services is that there is, or should be, a constant struggle going on in every organization, business, and system between delivering feature-rich versions of products and services using extravagant engineering and delivering low-cost versions of products and services using frugal engineering. Students will come away with this notion and how to manifest it as a contributing employee at any company.

A number of powerful concepts and tools are presented so your students can better understand how to facilitate new product development. For example, three templates are featured that facilitate new product and service development. The FAD (features, attributes, and design) template is used to identify the features and attributes that can be used for product and service differentiation. The Ten–Ten planning process contains two templates: an Organizational and Industry Analysis template and the Business Plan Overview template. These two templates coupled with the FAD template can be used to develop a full-blown business plan.

In addition, Developing New Products and Services includes the following topics: entrepreneurship, technology and product life cycles, product and service versioning, product line optimization, creativity, lock-in real options, business valuation, and project management.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Concepts in the Context of Monopolistic Competition
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Product and Price Differentiation
Chapter 3: Differentiation in Action
Chapter 4: Dynamic Tension in Versioning and PD Curves
Chapter 5: Examples of Product Differentiation & Versioning Curves
Chapter 6: Facilitating Creativity and Innovation
Chapter 7: Conceptualizing Products/Services Using FAD
Chapter 8: Strategic Planning and Ten–Ten Planning
Chapter 9: The Ten–Ten Planning Process: Crafting a Business Story
Chapter 10: Lock-In and Revenue Growth
Chapter 11: Valuing the Business
Chapter 12: Developing a Business Plan
Chapter 13: Project Management for New Products and Services
Chapter 14: Re-priming the Business Using Real Options Concepts
Chapter 15: Wrap-Up

Subject:
Business and Communication
Marketing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
G. Lawrence Sanders
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Developing New Products and Services
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Developing New Products and Services by Sanders is an outstanding contribution to market research. The book focuses on the upfront activities and ideas for new product and service development.

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
G. Lawrence Sanders
Date Added:
10/26/2023
Educational Psychology
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This books lays the foundation for prospective teachers to learn about various teaching methodologies and covers material typically found in many teacher training programs. Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers.

Subject:
Education
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Author:
Kelvin Seifert
Rosemary Sutton
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Educational Psychology
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This books lays the foundation for prospective teachers to learn about various teaching methodologies and covers material typically found in many teacher training programs. Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers.

Subject:
Education
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Kelvin Seifert
Rosemary Sutton
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Elementary Algebra
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It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today's global market. The importance of algebra, in particular, cannot be overstated, as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, elementary algebra and intermediate algebra. This textbook, Elementary Algebra, is the first part, written in a clear and concise manner, making no assumption of prior algebra experience. It carefully guides students from the basics to the more advanced techniques required to be successful in the next course.

Subject:
Algebra
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
John Redden
Date Added:
10/26/2023
Elementary Algebra
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This text respects the traditional approaches to algebra pedagogy while enhancing it with the technology available today. In addition, textual notation is introduced as a means to communicate solutions electronically throughout the text. While it is important to obtain the skills to solve problems correctly, it is just as important to communicate those solutions with others effectively in the modern era of instant communications.While algebra is one of the most diversely applied subjects, students often find it to be one of the more difficult hurdles in their education. With this in mind, John wrote Elementary Algebra from the ground up in an open and modular format, allowing the instructor to modify it and leverage their individual expertise as a means to maximize the student experience and success. Elementary Algebra takes the best of the traditional, practice-driven algebra texts and combines it with modern amenities to influence learning, like online/inline video solutions, as well as, other media driven features that only a free online text can deliver.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Real Numbers and Their Operations
Chapter 2: Linear Equations and Inequalities
Chapter 3: Graphing Lines
Chapter 4: Solving Linear Systems
Chapter 5: Polynomials and Their Operations
Chapter 6: Factoring and Solving by Factoring
Chapter 7: Rational Expressions and Equations
Chapter 8: Radical Expressions and Equations
Chapter 9: Solving Quadratic Equations and Graphing Parabolas
Chapter 10: Appendix: Geometric Figures

Subject:
Algebra
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Textbooks
Author:
John Redden
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Elementary Linear Algebra
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Elementary Linear Algebra was written and submitted to the Open Textbook Challenge by Dr. Kenneth Kuttler of Brigham Young University. Dr. Kuttler wrote this textbook for use by his students at BYU. According to the introduction of Elementary Linear Algebra, ĺÎĺ_ĺĚĄ_this is intended to be a first course in linear algebra for students who are sophomores or juniors who have had a course in one variable calculus and a reasonable background in college algebra.ĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺÎĺ A solutions manual for the textbook is included.

Subject:
Algebra
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Kenneth Kuttler
Date Added:
04/24/2019