Beginning Algebra with Applications, Multimedia Edition / Edition 7

Beginning Algebra with Applications, Multimedia Edition / Edition 7

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by Richard N. Aufmann, Joanne Lockwood, Vernon C. Barker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0547197969

ISBN-13: 9780547197968

Pub. Date: 10/23/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Based on the best-selling series by the Aufmann team, this hardcover text for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra course adheres to the formula that has made the Aufmann developmental texts so reliable for both students and instructors. The text's clear writing style, emphasis on problem-solving strategies, and proven Aufmann Interactive Method--in…  See more details below

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Based on the best-selling series by the Aufmann team, this hardcover text for the combined introductory and intermediate algebra course adheres to the formula that has made the Aufmann developmental texts so reliable for both students and instructors. The text's clear writing style, emphasis on problem-solving strategies, and proven Aufmann Interactive Method--in an objective-based framework--offer guided learning for both lecture and self-paced courses. The completely integrated learning system is organized by objectives. Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives, which are woven throughout the text, in Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews, as well as through the print and multimedia ancillaries. The result is a seamless, easy-to-follow learning system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547197968
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/23/2008
Series:
Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Note: Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary, Chapter Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test. Chapters 2-11 include Cumulative Review Exercises. 1. 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; www.fedstats.gov; Moving Averages. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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; Search the World Wide Web; Problems Involving Falling Objects. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. QUADRATIC EQUATIONS. Section 11.1 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.

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