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Basic College Mathematics : An Applied Approach

ISBN-10: 0618226850

ISBN-13: 9780618226856

Edition: 7th 2003

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

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Basic College Mathematics provides mathematically sound and comprehensive coverage of the topics considered essential in a basic college math course. The Aufmann Interactive Method ensures that students master concepts by actively practicing them as they are introduced. This approach is ideal for traditional and returning students in both classroom and distance-learning environments. For the Sixth Edition, topics from geometry have been integrated into the text, using verbal explanations. In addition, coverage of simple interest (Chapter 6) has been expanded. Eduspace is Houghton Mifflin's online learning tool. Powered by Blackboard, Eduspace is a customizable, powerful and interactive platform that provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content. The Aufmann/Barker/Lockwood Basic College Mathematics course features even-numbered questions from the book and test bank content in question pools.
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Book details

List price: $101.55
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Binding: CD-ROM 
Pages: 570
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Richard Aufmann is Professor of Mathematics at Palomar College in California. He is the lead author of two best-selling developmental math series, a best-selling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. The Aufmann name is highly recognized and respected among college mathematics faculty.

Contents Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with Focus on Problem Solving, Projects and Group Activities, a Chapter Summary, a Chapter Review, and a Chapter Test. Chapters 2–12 include a Cumulative Review. AIM for Success Index of Applications 1. Whole Numbers Section 1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers Section 1.2 Addition of Whole Numbers Section 1.3 Subtraction of Whole Numbers Section 1.4 Multiplication of Whole Numbers Section 1.5 Division of Whole Numbers Section 1.6 Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement Section 1.7 Prime Numbers and Factoring 2. Fractions Section 2.1 The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor Section 2.2 Introduction to Fractions Section 2.3 Writing Equivalent Fractions Section 2.4 Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Section 2.5 Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Section 2.6 Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Section 2.7 Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers Section 2.8 Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations Agreement 3. Decimals Section 3.1 Introduction to Decimals Section 3.2 Addition of Decimals Section 3.3 Subtraction of Decimals Section 3.4 Multiplication of Decimals Section 3.5 Division of Decimals Section 3.6 Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals 4. Ratio and Proportion Section 4.1 Ratio Section 4.2 Rates Section 4.3 Proportions 5. Percents Section 5.1 Introduction to Percents Section 5.2 Percent Equations: Part 1 Section 5.3 Percent Equations: Part II Section 5.4 Percent Equations: Part III Section 5.5 Percent Problems: Proportion Method 6. Applications for Business and Consumers Section 6.1 Applications to Purchasing Section 6.2 Percent Increase and Percent Decrease Section 6.3 Interest Section 6.4 Real Estate Expenses Section 6.5 Car Expenses Section 6.6 Wages Section 6.7 Bank Statements 7. Statistics and Probability Section 7.1 Pictographs and Circle Graphs Section 7.2 Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs Section 7.3 Histograms and Frequency Polygons Section 7.4 Statistical Measures Section 7.5 Introduction to Probability 8. U.S. Customary Units of Measurement Section 8.1 Length Section 8.2 Weight Section 8.3 Capacity Section 8.4 Energy and Power 9. The Metric System of Measurement Section 9.1 Length Section 9.2 Mass Section 9.3 Capacity Section 9.4 Energy Section 9.5 Conversion Between the U.S. Customary and the Metric Systems of Measurement 10. Rational Numbers Section 10.1 Introduction to Integers Section 10.2 Addition and Subtraction of Integers Section 10.3 Multiplication and Division of Integers Section 10.4 Operations with Rational Numbers Section 10.5 Scientific Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement 11. Introduction to Algebra Section 11.1 Variable Expressions Section 11.2 Introduction to Equations Section 11.3 General Equations: Part I Section 11.4 General Equations: Part II Section 11.5 Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions Section 11.6 Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving 12. Geometry Section 12.1 Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures Section 12.2 Plane Geometric Figures Section 12.3 Area Section 12.4 Volume Section 12.5 The Pythagorean Theorem Section 12.6 Similar and Congruent Triangles Final Exam Appendix Compound Interest Table Monthly Payment Table Solutions to You-Try-It Answers to the Odd-Numbered Exercises Glossary Index