To succeed in Algebra II, start practicing now Algebra II builds on your Algebra I skills to prepare you for trigonometry, calculus, and a of myriad STEM topics. Working through practice problems helps students better ingest and retain lesson content, creating a solid foundation to build on for future success. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you learn Algebra II by doing Algebra II. Author and math professor Mary Jane Sterling walks you through the entire course, showing you how to approach and solve the problems you encounter in class. You'll begin by refreshing your Algebra I skills, because you'll need a strong foundation to build upon. From there, you'll work through practice problems to clarify concepts and improve understanding and retention. * Revisit quadratic equations, inequalities, radicals, and basic graphs * Master quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions * Tackle conic sections, as well as linear and nonlinear systems * Grasp the concepts of matrices, sequences, and imaginary numbers Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes sections on graphing and special sequences to familiarize you with the key concepts that will follow you to trigonometry and beyond. Don't waste any time getting started. Algebra II Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your complete guide to success.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Algebra II 5 Chapter 1: Going Beyond Beginning Algebra 7 Chapter 2: Handling Quadratic (and Quadratic-Like) Equations and Inequalities 19 Chapter 3: Rooting Out the Rational, the Radical, and the Negative 39 Chapter 4: Graphing for the Good Life 55 Part II: Functions 83 Chapter 5: Formulating Functions 85 Chapter 6: Specializing in Quadratic Functions 99 Chapter 7: Plugging In Polynomials 109 Chapter 8: Acting Rationally with Functions 129 Chapter 9: Exposing Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 147 Part III: Conics and Systems of Equations 169 Chapter 10: Any Way You Slice It: Conic Sections 171 Chapter 11: Solving Systems of Linear Equations 197 Chapter 12: Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations and Inequalities 211 Part IV: Other Good Stuff: Lists, Arrays, and Imaginary Numbers 223 Chapter 13: Getting More Complex with Imaginary Numbers 225 Chapter 14: Getting Squared Away with Matrices 233 Chapter 15: Going Out of Sequence with Sequences and Series 249 Chapter 16: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sets and Counting 263 Part V: The Part of Tens 277 Chapter 17: Ten Basic Graphs 279 Chapter 18: Ten Special Sequences and Their Sums 285 Index 291