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The Course Companion for Aufmann/Lockwood's Basic College Mathematics is an abridged, succinct print version of your basic mathematics course. The Course Companion contains core definitions and examples that are required topics you're required to learn for your upcoming algebra courses. In addition, you will find a few exercises to help you practice the concepts at anytime with or without your computer.

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Overview

The Course Companion for Aufmann/Lockwood's Basic College Mathematics is an abridged, succinct print version of your basic mathematics course. The Course Companion contains core definitions and examples that are required topics you're required to learn for your upcoming algebra courses. In addition, you will find a few exercises to help you practice the concepts at anytime with or without your computer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133104834
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (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.

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

1. WHOLE NUMBERS. Introduction to Whole Numbers. Addition of Whole Numbers. Subtraction of Whole Numbers. Multiplication of Whole Numbers. Division of Whole Numbers. Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement. Prime Numbers and Factoring. 2. FRACTIONS. The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor. Introduction to Fractions. Writing Equivalent Fractions. Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Order, Exponents, and the Order of Operations Agreement. 3. DECIMALS. Introduction to Decimals. Addition of Decimals. Subtraction of Decimals. Multiplication of Decimals. Division of Decimals. Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals. 4. RATIO AND PROPORTION. Ratio. Rates. Proportions. 5. PERCENTS. Introduction to Percents. Percent Equations: Part I. Percent Equations: Part II. Percent Equations: Part III. Percent Problems: Proportion Method. 6. APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS. Applications to Purchasing. Percent Increase and Percent Decrease. Interest. Real Estate Expenses. Car Expenses. Wages. Bank Statements. 7. STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY. Pictographs and Circle Graphs. Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs. Histograms and Frequency Polygons. Statistical Measures. Introduction to Probability. 8. U.S. CUSTOMARY UNITS OF MEASUREMENT. Length. Weight. Capacity. Time. Energy and Power. 9. THE METRIC SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT. Length. Mass. Capacity. Energy. Conversion Between the U.S. Customary and the Metric Systems of Measurement. 10. RATIONAL NUMBERS. Introduction to Integers. Addition and Subtraction of Integers. Multiplication and Division of Integers. Operations with Rational Numbers. Scientific Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement. 11. INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA. Variable Expressions. Introduction to Equations. General Equations: Part I. General Equations: Part II. Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions. Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving. 12. GEOMETRY. Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures. Plane Geometric Figures. Area. Volume. The Pythagorean Theorem. Similar and Congruent Triangles.

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