*Basic Algebra with Applications* is a college-level
elementary algebra textbook intended for an introductory course in
algebra. It covers the most basic algebraic concepts, including
axiomatic approach, linear equations, graphing, linear systems,
polynomial equations, rational expressions, radicals, and the
quadratic formula. This textbook is free and open-source: the text
is distributed under Creative Commons BY-SA, and the full LaTeX
source code is distributed under GPL.

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- Hyper-linked, optimized for viewing on a computer or a tablet screen.
- Printable in color, optimized by decoloring hyper-links.
- Printable in monochrome, optimized for black-and-white laser printers by additionally decoloring most graphs. There are still plenty of colors in this PDF, intended to print as shades of gray.

Additional teaching aids are also available (ZIP with PDFs). More
than 40 short *quizzes* are intended to be given out during
class for group work and/or discussion. They follow the text very
closely, alsmost section by section. They are also class-agnostic,
and can be used as either true quizzes or as worksheets.

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Contributions of all kinds are welcome. Developers are invited to browse the source code repository (git) and contact the maintainer with comments and/or requests. The contact info can be found within the text.