As in previous editions, the focus in BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS remains on the Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM). Students are encouraged to be active participants in the classroom and in their own studies as they work through the How To examples and the paired Examples and You Try It problems. Student engagement is crucial to success. Presenting students with worked examples, and then providing them with the opportunity to immediately solve similar problems, helps them build their confidence and eventually master the concepts.
Simplicity is key in the organization of this edition, as in all other editions. All lessons, exercise sets, tests, and supplements are organized around a carefully constructed hierarchy of objectives. Each exercise mirrors a preceding objective, which helps to reinforce key concepts and promote skill building. This clear, objective-based approach allows students to organize their thoughts around the content, and supports instructors as they work to design syllabi, lesson plans, and other administrative documents.
New features like Focus on Success, Apply the Concept, and Concept Check add an increased emphasis on study skills and conceptual understanding to strengthen the foundation of student success. The Tenth Edition also features a new design, enhancing the Aufmann Interactive Method and making the pages easier for both students and instructors to follow.
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Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with a Chapter Summary, a Chapter Review, and a Chapter Test. Chapters 2-12 include Cumulative Review Exercises.
A. AIM FOR SUCCESS.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction to Percents. Percent Equations: Part 1. 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.
Angles, Lines, and Geometric Figures. Plane Geometric Figures. Area. Volume. The Pythagorean Theorem. Similar and Congruent Triangles.
Table of Geometric Formulas.
Compound Interest Table.
Monthly Payment Table.
Table of Measurements.
Table of Properties.
Solutions to You Try Its.
Answers to the Selected Exercises.
Index of Applications.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 12th October 2012
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.2 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 10
Edition Type: Revised