Basic College Mathematics: A Real-World Approach / Edition 2

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Overview

Basic College Mathematics will be a review of fundamental math concepts for some students and may break new ground for others. Nevertheless, students of all backgrounds will be delighted to find a refreshing book that appeals to all learning styles and reaches out to diverse demographics. Through down-to-earth explanations, patient skill-building, and exceptionally interesting and realistic applications, this worktext will empower students to learn and master mathematics in the real world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073304991
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 598
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Ignacio Bello attended the University of South Florida (USF), where

he earned a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics. He began

teaching at USF in 1967, and in 1971 became a member

of the Faculty at Hillsborough Community College

(HCC) and Coordinator of the Math and Sciences

Department. Professor Bello instituted the USF/HCC

remedial program, a program that started with 17 students taking Intermediate Algebra and grew to more than 800

students with courses covering Developmental English, Reading, and Mathematics. Aside from the present series of

books (Basic College Mathematics, Introductory Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra), Professor Bello is the author

of more than 40 textbooks including Topics in Contemporary Mathematics (ninth edition), College Algebra, Algebra

and Trigonometry, and Business Mathematics. Many of these textbooks have been translated into Spanish. With

Professor Fran Hopf, Bello started the Algebra Hotline, the only live, college-level television help program in Florida.

Professor Bello is featured in three television programs on the award-winning Education Channel. He has helped

create and develop the USF Mathematics Department Website (http://mathcenter.usf.edu), which serves as support

for the Finite Math, College Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Introductory Algebra, and CLAST classes at USF.

You can see Professor Bello’s presentations and streaming videos at this website, as well as at http://www.ibello.com.

Professor Bello is a member of the MAA and AMATYC and has given many presentations regarding the teaching of

mathematics at the local, state, and national levels.

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Table of Contents

1. WHOLE NUMBERS

1.1 Standard Numerals

1.2 Ordering and Rounding Whole Numbers

1.3 Addition

1.4 Subtraction

1.5 Multiplication

1.6 Division

1.7 Primes, Factors, and Exponents

1.8 Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols

1.9 Equations and Problem Solving

2. FRACTIONS AND MIXED NUMBERS

2.1 Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.2 Equivalent Fractions

2.3 Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers

2.4 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

2.5 Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers

2.6 Order of Operations and Grouping Symbols

2.7 Equations and Problem Solving

3. DECIMALS

3.1 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

3.2 Multiplication and Division of Decimals

3.3 Fractions and Decimals

3.4 Decimals, Fractions, and Order

3.5 Equations and Problem Solving

4. RATIO, RATE, AND PROPORTION

4.1 Ratio and Proportion

4.2 Rates

4.3 Word Problems Involving Proportions

5. PERCENT

5.1 Percent Notation

5.2 Percent Problems

5.3 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions

5.4 Taxes, Interest, Commissions, and Discounts

5.5 Applications: Percent of Increase or Decrease

5.6 Consumer Credit

6. STATISTICS AND GRAPHS

6.1 Tables and Pictographs

6.2 Bar and Line Graphs

6.3 Circle Graphs (Pie Charts)

6.4 Mean, Median, and Mode

7. MEASUREMENT AND THE METRIC SYSTEM

7.1 Linear (Length) Measures

7.2 The Metric System

7.3 Converting Between American and Metric Units

7.4 Converting Units of Area

7.5 Capacity

7.6 Weight and Temperature

8. GEOMETRY

8.1 Finding Perimeters

8.2 Finding Areas

8.3 Volume of Solids

8.4 Angles and Triangles

8.5 Square Roots and Pythagoras’ Theorem

9. THE REAL NUMBERS

9.1 Addition and Subtraction of Integers

9.2 Multiplication and Division of Integers

9.3 The Rational Numbers

9.4 Order of Operations

10. INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA

10.1 Introduction to Algebra

10.2 The Algebra of Exponents

10.3 Scientific Notation

10.4 Solving Linear Equations

10.5 Applications: Word Problems
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