Basic College Mathematics An Applied Approach

ISBN-10: 0547016743

ISBN-13: 9780547016740

Edition: 8th 2009

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The Student Support Edition of Basic College Mathematics, 8/e, brings comprehensive study skills support to students and the latest technology tools to instructors. In addition, the program now includes concept and vocabulary review material, assignment tracking and time management resources, and practice exercises and online homework to enhance student learning and instruction. With its interactive, objective-based approach, Basic College Mathematics provides comprehensive, mathematically sound coverage of topics essential to the basic college math course. The Eighth Edition features chapter-opening Prep Tests, real-world applications, and a fresh design--all of which engage students and help them succeed in the course. The Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM) is incorporated throughout the text, ensuring that students interact with and master concepts as they are presented.
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Book details

List price: $283.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.674
Language: English

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with a Chapter Summary, a Chapter Review, and a Chapter Test
Chapters 2-12 include Cumulative Review Exercises
AIM for Success
Whole Numbers
Introduction to Whole Numbers
Addition of Whole Numbers
Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Multiplication of Whole Numbers
Division of Whole Numbers
Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement
Prime Numbers and Factoring Focus on Problem Solving: Questions to Ask Projects and Group Activities: Order of Operations
Patterns in Mathematics
Search the World Wide Web
Fractions
The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor
Introduction to Fractions
Writing Equivalent Fractions
Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations Agreement Focus on Problem Solving: Common Knowledge Projects and Group Activities: Music
Construction
Fractions of Diagrams
Decimals
Introduction to Decimals
Addition of Decimals
Subtraction of Decimals
Multiplication of Decimals
Division of Decimals
Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals Focus on Problem Solving: Relevant Information Projects and Group Activities: Fractions as Terminating or Repeating Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Ratio
Rates
Proportions Focus on Problem Solving: Looking for a Pattern Projects and Group Activities: The Golden Ratio; Drawing the Floor Plans for a Building
The U.S. House of Representatives
Percents
Introduction to Percents
Percent Equations: Part I
Percent Equations: Part II
Percent Equations: Part III
Percent Problems: Proportion Method Focus on Problem Solving: Using a Calculator as a Problem-Solving Tool
Using Estimation as a Problem-Solving Tool Projects and Group Activities: Health
Consumer Price Index
Applications for Business and Consumers
Applications to Purchasing
Percent Increase and Percent Decrease
Interest
Real Estate Expenses
Car Expenses
Wages
Bank Statements Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples Projects and Group Activities: Buying a Car
Statistics and Probability
Pictographs and Circle Graphs
Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs
Histograms and Frequency Polygons
Statistical Measures
Introduction to Probability Focus on Problem Solving: Inductive Reasoning Projects and Group Activities: Deceptive Graphs
Collecting, Organizing, Displaying, and Analyzing Data
U.S. Customary Units of Measurement
Length
Weight
Capacity
Time
Energy and Power Focus on Problem Solving: Applying Solutions to Other Problems Projects and Group Activities: Nomographs; Averages
The Metric System of Measurement
Length
Mass
Capacity
Energy
Conversion Between the U.S. Customary and the Metric Systems of Measurement Focus on Problem Solving: Working Backward Projects and Group Activities: Name That Metric Unit
Metric Measurements for Computers
Rational Numbers
Introduction to Integers
Addition and Subtraction of Integers
Multiplication and Division of Integers
Operations with Rational Numbers
Scientific Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement Focus on Problem Solving: Drawing Diagrams Projects and Group Activities: Deductive Reasoning
Introduction to Algebra
Variable Expressions
Introduction to Equations
General Equations: Part I
General Equations: Part II
Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions
Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract Projects and Group Activities: Averages
Geometry
Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures
Plane Geometric Figures
Area
Volume
The Pythagorean Theorem
Similar and Congruent Triangles Focus on Problem Solving: Trial and Error Projects and Group Activities: Investigating Perimeter
Symmetry Final Exam
Appendix
Table of Geometric Forumulas Compound Interest
Table Monthly Payment Table
Table of Measurements
Table of Properties Solutions to You-Try-Its
Answers to Selected Exercises
Glossary
Index
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