Fundamental College Mathematics

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/21/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Normal 0 false false false KEY BENEFIT: TheBittinger Paperback Seriesis the best-selling developmental math series of all time because Bittinger works. Generations of students have found success with the Bittinger approach because the authors carefully develop each concept with consistent mathematical precision, while offering the support and structure that students need to learn and master the material. This comprehensive revision is the culmination of many years of teaching experience combined with feedback from thousands of instructors and students. Each new feature in this text works with the way students think, anticipating when and how they are likely to need extra practice or review previous concepts. The Bittinger team knows developmental math students, and has used this understanding to craft the new standard in developmental math textbooks. KEY TOPICS: Whole Numbers; Fraction Notation: Multiplication and Division; Fraction Notation and Mixed Numerals; Decimal Notation; Ratio and Proportion; Percent Notation; Data, Graphs, and Statistics; Measurement; Geometry; Real Numbers; Algebra: Solving Equations and Problems MARKET: For all readers interested in basic college mathematics.

Author Biography

Marvin Bittinger has been teaching math at the university level for over thirty-eight years. Since 1968, he has been employed at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and is now professor emeritus of mathematics education. Professor Bittinger has authored over 190 publications on topics ranging from basic mathematics to algebra and trigonometry to applied calculus. He received his BA in mathematics from Manchester College and his PhD in mathematics education from Purdue University. Special honors include Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and his election to the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1992 to 1999. Professor Bittinger has also had the privilege of speaking at many mathematics conventions, most recently giving a lecture entitled "Baseball and Mathematics." His hobbies include hiking in Utah, baseball, golf, and bowling. In addition, he also has an interest in philosophy and theology, in particular, apologetics. Professor Bittinger currently lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Elaine. He has two grown and married sons, Lowell and Chris, and four granddaughters.

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers

1.1 Standard Notation

1.2 Addition

1.3 Subtraction

1.4 Multiplication

1.5 Division

1.6 Rounding and Estimating; Order

1.7 Solving Equations

1.8 Applications and Problem Solving

1.9 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations


2. Fraction Notation: Multiplication and Division

2.1 Factorizations

2.2 Divisibility

2.3 Fractions and Fraction Notation

2.4 Multiplication and Applications

2.5 Simplifying

2.6 Multiplying, Simplifying, and Applications

2.7 Division and Applications


3. Fraction Notation and Mixed Numerals

3.1 Least Common Multiples

3.2 Addition and Applications

3.3 Subtraction, Order, and Applications

3.4 Mixed Numerals

3.5 Addition and Subtraction Using Mixed Numerals; Applications

3.6 Multiplication and Division Using Mixed Numerals; Applications

3.7 Order of Operations; Estimation


4. Decimal Notation

4.1 Decimal Notation, Order, and Rounding

4.2 Addition and Subtraction

4.3 Multiplication

4.4 Division

4.5 Converting from Fraction Notation to Decimal Notation

4.6 Estimating

4.7 Applications and Problem Solving


5. Ratio and Proportion

5.1 Introduction to Ratios

5.2 Rates and Unit Prices

5.3 Proportions

5.4 Applications of Proportions

5.5 Geometric Applications


6. Percent Notation

6.1 Percent Notation

6.2 Percent and Fraction Notation

6.3 Solving Percent Problems Using Percent Equations

6.4 Solving Percent Problems Using Proportions

6.5 Applications of Percent

6.6 Sales Tax, Commission, and Discount

6.7 Simple and Compound Interest; Credit Cards

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