Basic College Mathematics: An Applied Approach, Student Support Edition / Edition 8

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547016740
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/26/2007
  • Series: Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.69 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling developmental math series and a bestselling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught math, computer science, and physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development.

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.

Joanne Lockwood received a BA in English Literature from St. Lawrence University and both an MBA and a BA in mathematics from Plymouth State University. Ms. Lockwood taught at Plymouth State University and Nashua Community College in New Hampshire, and has over 20 years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and college level. Ms. Lockwood has co-authored two bestselling developmental math series, as well as numerous derivative math texts and ancillaries. Ms. Lockwood's primary interest today is helping developmental math students overcome their challenges in learning math.

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Table of Contents

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 1. Whole Numbers 1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers 1.2 Addition of Whole Numbers 1.3 Subtraction of Whole Numbers 1.4 Multiplication of Whole Numbers 1.5 Division of Whole Numbers 1.6 Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement 1.7 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 2. Fractions 2.1 The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor 2.2 Introduction to Fractions 2.3 Writing Equivalent Fractions 2.4 Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers 2.5 Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers 2.6 Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers 2.7 Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers 2.8 Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations Agreement Focus on Problem Solving: Common Knowledge Projects and Group Activities: Music; Construction; Fractions of Diagrams 3. Decimals 3.1 Introduction to Decimals 3.2 Addition of Decimals 3.3 Subtraction of Decimals 3.4 Multiplication of Decimals 3.5 Division of Decimals 3.6 Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals Focus on Problem Solving: Relevant Information Projects and Group Activities: Fractions as Terminating or Repeating Decimals 4. Ratio and Proportion 4.1 Ratio 4.2 Rates 4.3 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 5. Percents 5.1 Introduction to Percents 5.2 Percent Equations: Part I 5.3 Percent Equations: Part II 5.4 Percent Equations: Part III 5.5 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 6. Applications for Business and Consumers 6.1 Applications to Purchasing 6.2 Percent Increase and Percent Decrease 6.3 Interest 6.4 Real Estate Expenses 6.5 Car Expenses 6.6 Wages 6.7 Bank Statements Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples Projects and Group Activities: Buying a Car 7. Statistics and Probability 7.1 Pictographs and Circle Graphs 7.2 Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs 7.3 Histograms and Frequency Polygons 7.4 Statistical Measures 7.5 Introduction to Probability Focus on Problem Solving: Inductive Reasoning Projects and Group Activities: Deceptive Graphs; Collecting, Organizing, Displaying, and Analyzing Data 8. U.S. Customary Units of Measurement 8.1 Length 8.2 Weight 8.3 Capacity 8.4 Time 8.5 Energy and Power Focus on Problem Solving: Applying Solutions to Other Problems Projects and Group Activities: Nomographs; Averages 9. The Metric System of Measurement 9.1 Length 9.2 Mass 9.3 Capacity 9.4 Energy 9.5 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 10. Rational Numbers 10.1 Introduction to Integers 10.2 Addition and Subtraction of Integers 10.3 Multiplication and Division of Integers 10.4 Operations with Rational Numbers 10.5 Scientific Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement Focus on Problem Solving: Drawing Diagrams Projects and Group Activities: Deductive Reasoning 11. Introduction to Algebra 11.1 Variable Expressions 11.2 Introduction to Equations 11.3 General Equations: Part I 11.4 General Equations: Part II 11.5 Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions 11.6 Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract Projects and Group Activities: Averages 12. Geometry 12.1 Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures 12.2 Plane Geometric Figures 12.3 Area 12.4 Volume 12.5 The Pythagorean Theorem 12.6 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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