College AlgebraStudy Material
posted by G .
I am going to take the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) College Algebra examine. I am trying to decide on what books I should use to prepare for this examine.
The following is what is going to be covered in this examine:
25% Algebraic operations
Factoring and expanding polynomials
Operations with Algebraic expressions
Operations with exponents
Properties of logarithms
25% Equations and Inequalities
Linear equations and inequalities
Quadric equations and inequalities
Absolute value equations and inequalities
Systems of equations and inequalities
Exponential and logarithmic equations
30% Functions their properties
Definition and interpretation
Representation/modeling (graphical, numerical, symbolic,
verbal representation of functions)
Domain and range
Albebra and functions
Graphs and their properties (including intercepts, symmetry,
and transformations)
Inverse functions
20% Number systems and operations
Real numbers
Complex numbers
Sequences and series
Factorials and Binomial Theorem
Determinants of 2by2 matrices
I have looked at several review books and text books. They all seem to approach the information in a different manor.
Would you happen to know if the following books cover the information I need to prepare for the examine?:
Teach Yourself Visually Algebra by David Alan Herzog
Effortless Algebra by Maran
If these books are not adequate would you happen to know of a book that is?

When I was still teaching senior highschool math in Ontario, I had a small library of reference and review texts for my students.
A popular one, and there are several in the series, is the Schaum Outline set of books (Google "Schaum outlines")
The books have lots of examples and lots of complete solutions.
This one was a wellused one
http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071452273
another page:
http://www.mhprofessional.com/category/?cat=145