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With its complete, interactive, objective-based approach, Basic College Mathematics is 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-opening Prep 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.
1. Whole Numbers
Section 1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers
Section 1.2 Addition of Whole Numbers
Section 1.3 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Section 1.4 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
Section 1.5 Division of Whole Numbers
Section 1.6 Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement
Section 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
Section 2.1 The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor
Section 2.2 Introduction to Fractions
Section 2.3 Writing Equivalent Fractions
Section 2.4 Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Section 2.5 Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Section 2.6 Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Section 2.7 Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Section 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
Section 3.1 Introduction to Decimals
Section 3.2 Addition of Decimals
Section 3.3 Subtraction of Decimals
Section 3.4 Multiplication of Decimals
Section 3.5 Division of Decimals
Section 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
Section 4.1 Ratio
Section 4.2 Rates
Section 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
Section 5.1 Introduction to Percents
Section 5.2 Percent Equations: Part 1
Section 5.3 Percent Equations: Part II
Section 5.4 Percent Equations: Part III
Section 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
Section 6.1 Applications to Purchasing
Section 6.2 Percent Increase and Percent Decrease
Section 6.3 Interest
Section 6.4 Real Estate Expenses
Section 6.5 Car Expenses
Section 6.6 Wages
Section 6.7 Bank Statements
Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples
Projects and Group Activities: Buying a Car
7. Statistics and Probability
Section 7.1 Pictographs and Circle Graphs
Section 7.2 Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs
Section 7.3 Histograms and Frequency Polygons
Section 7.4 Statistical Measures
Section 7.5 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
Section 8.1 Length
Section 8.2 Weight
Section 8.3 Capacity
Section 8.4 Time
Section 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
Section 9.1 Length
Section 9.2 Mass
Section 9.3 Capacity
Section 9.4 Energy
Section 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
Section 10.1 Introduction to Integers
Section 10.2 Addition and Subtraction of Integers
Section 10.3 Multiplication and Division of Integers
Section 10.4 Operations with Rational Numbers
Section 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
Section 11.1 Variable Expressions
Section 11.2 Introduction to Equations
Section 11.3 General Equations: Part I
Section 11.4 General Equations: Part II
Section 11.5 Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions
Section 11.6 Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving
Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract
Projects and Group Activities: Averages
12. Geometry
Section 12.1 Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures
Section 12.2 Plane Geometric Figures
Section 12.3 Area
Section 12.4 Volume
Section 12.5 The Pythagorean Theorem
Section 12.6 Similar and Congruent Triangles
Focus on Problem Solving: Trial and Error
Projects and Group Activities: Investigating Perimeter Symmetry
Final Examination
Appendix
Compound Interest Table
Monthly Payment Table
Solutions to You-Try-Its
Answers to the Odd-Numbered Exercises
Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker and Joanne Lockwood
ISBN13: 978-0618503056With its complete, interactive, objective-based approach, Basic College Mathematics is 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-opening Prep 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.
Table of Contents
1. Whole Numbers
Section 1.1 Introduction to Whole Numbers
Section 1.2 Addition of Whole Numbers
Section 1.3 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
Section 1.4 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
Section 1.5 Division of Whole Numbers
Section 1.6 Exponential Notation and the Order of Operations Agreement
Section 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
Section 2.1 The Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor
Section 2.2 Introduction to Fractions
Section 2.3 Writing Equivalent Fractions
Section 2.4 Addition of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Section 2.5 Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Section 2.6 Multiplication of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Section 2.7 Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Section 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
Section 3.1 Introduction to Decimals
Section 3.2 Addition of Decimals
Section 3.3 Subtraction of Decimals
Section 3.4 Multiplication of Decimals
Section 3.5 Division of Decimals
Section 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
Section 4.1 Ratio
Section 4.2 Rates
Section 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
Section 5.1 Introduction to Percents
Section 5.2 Percent Equations: Part 1
Section 5.3 Percent Equations: Part II
Section 5.4 Percent Equations: Part III
Section 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
Section 6.1 Applications to Purchasing
Section 6.2 Percent Increase and Percent Decrease
Section 6.3 Interest
Section 6.4 Real Estate Expenses
Section 6.5 Car Expenses
Section 6.6 Wages
Section 6.7 Bank Statements
Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples
Projects and Group Activities: Buying a Car
7. Statistics and Probability
Section 7.1 Pictographs and Circle Graphs
Section 7.2 Bar Graphs and Broken-Line Graphs
Section 7.3 Histograms and Frequency Polygons
Section 7.4 Statistical Measures
Section 7.5 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
Section 8.1 Length
Section 8.2 Weight
Section 8.3 Capacity
Section 8.4 Time
Section 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
Section 9.1 Length
Section 9.2 Mass
Section 9.3 Capacity
Section 9.4 Energy
Section 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
Section 10.1 Introduction to Integers
Section 10.2 Addition and Subtraction of Integers
Section 10.3 Multiplication and Division of Integers
Section 10.4 Operations with Rational Numbers
Section 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
Section 11.1 Variable Expressions
Section 11.2 Introduction to Equations
Section 11.3 General Equations: Part I
Section 11.4 General Equations: Part II
Section 11.5 Translating Verbal Expressions into Mathematical Expressions
Section 11.6 Translating Sentences into Equations and Solving
Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract
Projects and Group Activities: Averages
12. Geometry
Section 12.1 Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures
Section 12.2 Plane Geometric Figures
Section 12.3 Area
Section 12.4 Volume
Section 12.5 The Pythagorean Theorem
Section 12.6 Similar and Congruent Triangles
Focus on Problem Solving: Trial and Error
Projects and Group Activities: Investigating Perimeter Symmetry
Final Examination
Appendix
Compound Interest Table
Monthly Payment Table
Solutions to You-Try-Its
Answers to the Odd-Numbered Exercises