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Beginning Algebra with Applications

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ISBN-10: 0547197969

ISBN-13: 9780547197968

Edition: 7th 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, Joanne Lockwood

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List price: $167.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 10/23/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 792
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Real Numbers
Introduction to Integers
Operations with Integers
Rational Numbers
Exponents and the Order of Operations Agreement
Focus on Problem Solving: Inductive Reasoning
Projects and Group Activities: Calculators
Using Patterns in Mathematics
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Moving Averages
Variable Expressions
Evaluating Variable Expressions
Simplifying Variable Expressions
Translating Verbal Expressions into Variable Expressions
Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract
Projects and Group Activities: Investigation into Operations with Even and Odd Integers
Applications of Patterns in Mathematics
Solving Equations And Inequalities
Introduction to Equations
General Equations
Inequalities
Focus on Problem Solving: Analyzing Data
Projects and Group Activities: Health and Nutrition
The Consumer Price Index
Solving Equations And Inequalities: Applications
Translating Sentences into Equations
Integer, Coin, and Stamp Problems
Geometry Problems
Markup and Discount Problems
Investment Problems
Mixture Problems
Uniform Motion Problems
Inequalities
Focus on Problem Solving: Trial-and-Error Approach to Problem Solving
Diagramming Problems
Projects and Group Activities: Nielsen Ratings
Changes in Percent Concentration
Linear Equations And Inequalities
The Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphs of Straight Lines
Slopes of Straight Lines
Equations of Straight Lines
Functions
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples
Projects and Group Activities: Graphing Linear Equations with a Graphing Utility
Population Projections
Systems Of Linear Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method
Application Problems in Two Variables
Focus on Problem Solving: Using a Table and Searching for a Pattern
Projects and Group Activities: Find a Pattern
Break-even Analysis
Solving a System of Equations with a Graphing Calculator
Polynomials
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Monomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
Division of Polynomials
Focus on Problem Solving: Dimensional Analysis
Projects and Group Activities: Pascal's Triangle
Population and Land Allocation
Properties of Polynomials
Factoring
Common Factors
Factoring Polynomials of the Form x2 + bx + c
Factoring Polynomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c
Special Factoring
Solving Equations
Focus on Problem Solving: Making a Table
The Trial-and-Error Method
Projects and Group Activities: Prime and Composite Numbers
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Problems Involving Falling Objects
Rational Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions
Expressing Fractions in Terms of the Least Common Multiple of Their Denominators
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions
Complex Fractions
Equations Containing Fractions
Literal Equations
Application Problems
Focus on Problem Solving: Negations and If...then...Sentences
Calculators
Projects and Group Activities: Intensity of Illumination
Scale Model of the Solar System
Radical Expressions
Introduction to Radical Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions
Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions
Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions
Focus on Problem Solving: Deductive Reasoning
Projects and Group Activities: Mean and Standard Deviation
Distance to the Horizon
Expressway On-Ramp Curves
Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots
Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula
Graphing Quadratic Equations in Two Variables
Application Problems
Focus on Problem Solving: Applying Algebraic Manipulation and Graphing Techniques to Business
Projects and Group Activities: Graphical Solutions of Quadratic Equations
Geometric Construction of Completing the Square
Final Exam
Appendix: Table of Properties
Calculator Guide for the TI-83 and TI-83 Plus
Solutions to Chapter Problems
Answers to Selected Exercises
Glossary
Index