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The Facts On File Algebra Handbook
  • Authored by: Deborah Todd
  • From the Series: Science Handbook
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816047030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4703-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 512
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 176


This book is designed to give students a broad understanding of the basics of algebra. Algebra fundamentals are essential for solving problems in other parts of mathematics as well, such as algebraic geometry. The Facts On File Algebra Handbook delivers algebra made easy and accessible to everyone.

Among the topics covered are:

  • Abscissa
  • Conditional equation
  • Deficient number (defective number)
  • Double inequality
  • Fibonacci sequence
  • Interdependent event
  • Multiplicative identity
  • Property
  • Ratio
  • Slope
  • Transitive property of equality
  • Whole number
  • Zero exponent theorem.
Biographies include:
  • Maria Gaëtana Agnesi
  • Apollonius of Perga
  • Nina Karlovna Bari
  • Bhaskara
  • Dame Mary Cartwright
  • Leonhard Euler
  • Abu Kamil
  • Helena Rasiowa
  • Shing-Tung Yau.
Tables, charts, and diagrams include:
  • Absolute value
  • Arithmetic sequence and common difference
  • Cartesian coordinate system
  • Discontinuous graph
  • Fibonacci sequence
  • Inverse-square variation
  • Irrational numbers
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Quadratic equations
  • Rate of gravity.


15 black-and-white photographs and 85 line illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Chronology. Tables and charts.

About the Author(s)

Deborah Todd is one of the country’s most successful writers on the topic of entertainment and technology. Her work includes books on pre-school math and early reading, high-school algebra, astronomy, a guide to multimedia, and tutorials for engineers. She is also the coauthor of A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy, from Facts On File and Checkmark Books.

Reviews and Awards

"Libraries will find the volume useful..."
American Reference Books Annual

"...the easy-to-understand explanations and commentary help to make algebra more accessible...[a] helpful, easy to understand approach...Recommended for high school and public libraries."
Christian Library Journal

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