The Student Support Edition of Introductory Algebra: An Applied Approach, 7/e, brings comprehensive study skills support to students and the latest technology tools to instructors. In addition, the program now includes concept and vocabulary review material, assignment tracking and time management resources, and practice exercises and online homework to enhance student learning and instruction. With its interactive, objective-based approach, Introductory Algebra provides comprehensive, mathematically sound coverage of topics essential to the beginning algebra course. The Seventh Edition features chapter-opening Prep Tests, real-world applications, and a fresh design--all of which engage students and help them succeed in the course. The Aufmann Interactive Method (AIM) is incorporated throughout the text, ensuring that students interact with and master concepts as they are presented.
Table of Contents
Note: Each chapter begins with a Prep Test and concludes with a Chapter Summary, Review Exercises, and a Chapter Test. Chapters 2-12 include Cumulative Review Exercises. AIM for Success 1. Prealgebra Review 1.1 Introduction to Integers 1.2 Addition and Subtraction of Integers 1.3 Multiplication and Division of Integers 1.4 Exponents and the Order of Operations Agreement 1.5 Factoring Numbers and Prime Factorization 1.6 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers 1.7 Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers 1.8 Concepts from Geometry Focus on Problem Solving: Inductive Reasoning Projects and Group Activities: The +/- Key on a Calculator 2. Variable Expressions 2.1 Evaluating Variable Expressions 2.2 Simplifying Variable Expressions 2.3 Translating Verbal Expressions into Variable Expressions Focus on Problem Solving: From Concrete to Abstract Projects and Group Activities: Prime and Composite Numbers 3. Solving Equations 3.1 Introduction to Equations 3.2 General Equations--Part I 3.3 General Equations--Part II 3.4 Translating Sentences into Equations 3.5 Geometry Problems 3.6 Mixture and Uniform Motion Problems Focus on Problem Solving: Trial-and Error Approach to Problem Solving Projects and Group Activities: Nielsen Ratings 4. Polynomials 4.1 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials 4.2 Multiplication of Monomials 4.3 Multiplication of Polynomials 4.4 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation 4.5 Division of Polynomials Focus on Problem Solving: Dimensional Analysis Projects and Group Activities: Diagramming the Square of a Bionomial 5. Factoring 5.1 Common Factors 5.2 Factoring Polynomials of the Form x2 + bx + c 5.3 Factoring Polynomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c 5.4 Special Factoring 5.5 Solving Equations Focus on Problem Solving: Making a Table Projects and Group Activities: Evaluating Polynomials Using a Graphing Calculator 6. Rational Expressions 6.1 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions 6.2 Expressing Fractions in Terms of the Least Common Multiple (LCM) 6.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions 6.4 Complex Fractions 6.5 Solving Equations Containing Fractions 6.6 Ratio and Proportion 6.7 Literal Equations 6.8 Application Problems Focus on Problem Solving: Negations and If...then Scentences Projects and Group Activities: Intensity of Illumination 7. Linear Equations in Two Variables 7.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System 7.2 Linear Equations in Two Variables 7.3 Intercepts and Slopes of Straight Lines 7.4 Equations of Straight Lines Focus on Problem Solving: Counterexamples Projects and Group Activities: Graphing Linear Equations with a Graphing Utility 8. Systems of Linear Equations 8.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing 8.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method 8.3 Solving Systems of Equations by the Addition Method 8.4 Application Problems in Two Variables Focus on Problem Solving: Using a Table and Searching for a Pattern Projects and Group Activities: Finding a Pattern 9. Inequalities 9.1 Sets 9.2 The Addition and Multiplication Properties of Inequalities 9.3 General Inequalities 9.4 Graphing Linear Inequalities Focus on Problem Solving: Graphing Data Projects and Group Activities: Mean and Standard Deviation 10. Radical Expressions 10.1 Introduction to Radical Expressions 10.2 Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions 10.3 Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions 10.4 Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions Focus on Problem Solving: Deductive Reasoning Projects and Group Activities: Distance to the Horizon 11. Quadratic Equations 11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots 11.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square 11.3 Solving Quadratic Equations By Using the Quadratic Formula 11.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations in Two Variables 11.5 Application Problems Focus on Problem Solving: Algebraic Manipulation and Graphing Techniques Projects and Group Activities: Graphical Solutions of Quadratic Equations Final Exam Appendix Keystroke Guide for the TI-83 and TI-83 Plus Tables Solutions to You Try Its Answers to Selected Exercises Glossary Index Index of Applications