Basic College Math: An Applied Approach

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
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With its complete, interactive, objective-based approach,Basic College Mathematicsis the best-seller in this market. The Eighth Edition provides mathematically sound and comprehensive coverage of the topics considered essential in a basic college math course. The text includes chapter-openingPrep Tests,updated applications, and a new design. Furthermore, the Instructor's Annotated Edition features a comprehensive selection of new instructor support material. The Aufmann Interactive Method is incorporated throughout the text, ensuring that students interact with and master the concepts as they are presented. This approach is especially important in the context of rapidly growing distance-learning and self-paced laboratory situations. New!Study Tipsmargin notes provide point-of-use advice and refer students back to theAIM for Successpreface for support where appropriate. Integrating Technology(formerly Calculator Notes) margin notes provide suggestions for using a calculator in certain situations. For added support and quick reference, a scientific calculator screen is displayed on the inside back cover of the text. Enhanced!More bulleted annotationshave been added to the solution steps of examples and to theYou Try Itsolutions in the appendix. Enhanced!Examples have been clearly labeledHow To,making them more prominent to the student. Enhanced!More operation application problemsintegrated into theApplying the Conceptsexercises encourage students to judge which operation is needed to solve a word problem. New!Nearly100 new photosadd real-world appeal and motivation. Revised!TheChapter Summaryhas been reformatted to include an example column, offering students increased visual support. Enhanced!In response to instructor feedback, the number ofChapter Review ExercisesandCumulative Review Exerciseshas increased. Enhanced!This edition features additional coverage of time (Chapter 8), bytes (Chapter 9), and temperature (Chapter 11). Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM)Every section objective contains one or more sets of matched-pair examples that encourage students to interact with the text. The first example in each set is completely worked out; the second example, called 'You Try It,' is for the student to work. By solving the You Try It, students practice concepts as they are presented in the text. Complete worked-out solutions to these examples in an appendix enable students to check their solutions and obtain immediate reinforcement of the concept. While similar texts offer only final answers to examples, the Aufmann texts' complete solutions help students identify their mistakes and prevent frustration. Integrated learning system organized by objectives.Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives that form the framework for a complete learning system. The objectives are woven throughout the text (in Exercises, Chapter Tests, and Cumulative Reviews) and also connect the text with the print and multimedia ancillaries. This results in a seamless, easy-to-navigate learning system. AIM for SuccessStudent Preface explains what is required of a student to be successful and demonstrates how the features in the text foster student success.AIM for Successcan be used as a lesson on the first day of class or as a project for students to complete. The Instructor's Resource Manual offers suggestions for teaching this lesson.Study Tipmargin notes throughout the text also refer students back to the Student Preface for advice. Prep Testsat the beginning of each chapter help students prepare for the upcoming material by testing them on prerequisite material learned in preceding chapters. The answers to these

Table of Contents

Chapters 26 are followed by Cumulative Review Exercises
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
Focus on Problem Solving: Questions to Ask Projects and Group Activities: Order of Operations, Patterns in Mathematics, Search the World Wide Web
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
Focus on Problem Solving: Common Knowledge Projects and Group Activities: Music, Construction, Fractions of Diagrams
Introduction to Decimals
Addition of Decimals
Subtraction of Decimals
Multiplication of Decimals
Division of Decimals
Comparing and Converting Fractions and Decimals a fraction
Focus on Problem Solving: Relevant Information Projects and Group Activities: Fractions as Terminating or Repeating Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
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
Introduction to Percents
Percent Equations: Part 1
Percent Equations: Part II
Percent Equations: Part III
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
Applications for Business and Consumers
Applications to Purchasing
Percent Increase and Percent Decrease
Real Estate Expenses
Car Expenses
Bank Statements
Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples Projects and Group Activities: Buying a Car
Statistics and Probability
Pictographs and Circle Graphs
Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs
Histograms and Frequency Polygons
Statistical Measures
Introduction to Probability
Focus on Problem Solving: Inductive Reasoning Projects and Group Activities: Deceptive Graphs; Collecting, Organizing, Displaying, and Analyzing Data
U.S. Customary Units of Measurement
Energy and Power
Focus on Problem Solving: Applying Solutions to Other Problems Projects and Group Activities: Nomographs, Averages
The Metric System of Measurement
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
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
Focus on Problem Solving: Drawing Diagrams Projects and Group Activities: Deductive Reasoning
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
Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract Projects and Group Activities: Averages
Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures
Plane Geometric Figures
The Pythagorean Theorem
Similar and Congruent Triangles
Focus on Problem Solving: Trial and Error Projects and Group Activities: Investigating Perimeter, Symmetry
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