eCompanion for Aufmann/Lockwood's Beginning Algebra, 1st, 1st Edition

  • Richard N. Aufmann Palomar College
  • Joanne S. Lockwood Nashua Community College
  • ISBN-10: 0840054246  |  ISBN-13: 9780840054241
  • 250 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
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This new text is a companion to the traditional and comprehensive print and eBook versions of the best-selling Beginning Algebra with Applications text by the Aufmann/Lockwood team. The eCompanion provides a telescopic view of the core concepts for introductory algebra as a slim portable inexpensive print option that provides the traditional and online student the summary per learning objective they require. For many students, the format and functionality of the traditional print model has been a hurdle since it doesn't match or reflect their busy lifestyles. Students today need something in print but want the delivery to be digital as well. With that in mind, the eCompanion will provide both for them; a portable tool that is not 1000 pages long but under 250 pages, black-&-white, paperback providing students with what they need to learn and which accompanies the digital version of the more comprehensive text. Together, the print and digital combination helps them study and prepare for mastering the introductory algebra course. With the eCompanion, when accompanied by the entire traditional textbook whether in print or digital medium, they now have a tool that summarizes and presents the key learning objectives for their course. In addition, the eCompanion comes to life when students use it with Enhanced WebAssign our online homework system for Beginning Algebra with Applications. The Enhanced WebAssign program contains over 2,300 exercises from Beginning Algebra with Applications that students can solve either as practice or assessed homework. The EWA content also includes links to video examples, problem-specific tutorials, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Following the organization of concepts found in the hugely successful Aufmann Beginning Algebra with Applications text, the eCompanion summarizes each learning objective with a quick definition of the objective, followed by a key example and a small amount of exercises.
  • In addition, invaluable Important Concept study cards are located at the back of the eCompanion. These removable study cards summarize each learning objective per chapter by presenting the key rules and definitions students must learn to be successful in beginning algebra.
  • The eCompanion comes to life when students use it as the companion to the Enhanced WebAssign online homework system for Beginning Algebra with Applications. The Enhanced WebAssign program contains all of the questions from the Beginning Algebra with Applications program that are currently available and which students can solve either as practice or assessed homework. The EWA content also includes links to video examples, problem-specific tutorials, and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Integers. Operations with Integers. Rational Numbers. Exponents and the Order of Operations Agreement. Concepts from Geometry.
Evaluating Variable Expressions. Simplifying Variable Expressions. Translating Verbal Expressions into Variable Expressions.
Introduction to Equations. General Equations. Inequalities.
Translating Sentences into Equations. Integer, Coin, and Stamp Problems. Geometry Problems. Markup and Discount Problems. Investment Problems. Mixture Problems. Uniform Motion Problems. Inequalities.
The Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphs of Straight Lines. Slopes of Straight Lines. Equations of Straight Lines. Functions. Graphing Linear Inequalities.
Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Substitution Method. Solving Systems of Linear Equations by the Addition Method. Application Problems in Two Variables.
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials. Multiplication of Monomials. Multiplication of Polynomials. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation. Division of Polynomials.
Common Factors. Factoring Polynomials of the Form x2 + bx + c. Factoring Polynomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c. Special Factoring. Solving Equations.
Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions. Expressing Fractions in Terms of the Least Common Multiple of Their Denominators. Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions. Complex Fractions. Equations Containing Fractions. Literal Equations. Application Problems.
Introduction to Radical Expressions. Addition and Subtraction of Radical Expressions. Multiplication and Division of Radical Expressions. Solving Equations Containing Radical Expressions.
Section 11.1 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring or by Taking Square Roots. Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square. Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula. Graphing Quadratic Equations in Two Variables. Application Problems.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Enhanced WebAssign Homework with eBook Access Card for One Term Math and Science

ISBN-10: 1111488088  | ISBN-13: 9781111488086

List Price = $130.95  | CengageBrain Price = $130.95

Bundle: eCompanion for Beginning Algebra + Conquering Math Anxiety (with CD-ROM), 3rd

ISBN-10:  1111487456 | ISBN-13:  9781111487454

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard N. Aufmann

Richard Aufmann is the lead author of two bestselling developmental math series and a bestselling college algebra and trigonometry series, as well as several derivative math texts. He received a BA in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine, and an MA in mathematics from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Aufmann taught math, computer science, and physics at Palomar College in California, where he was on the faculty for 28 years. His textbooks are highly recognized and respected among college mathematics professors. Today, Mr. Aufmann's professional interests include quantitative literacy, the developmental math curriculum, and the impact of technology on curriculum development.

Joanne S. Lockwood

Joanne Lockwood received a BA in English Literature from St. Lawrence University and both an MBA and a BA in mathematics from Plymouth State University. Ms. Lockwood taught at Plymouth State University and Nashua Community College in New Hampshire, and has over 20 years' experience teaching mathematics at the high school and college level. Ms. Lockwood has co-authored two bestselling developmental math series, as well as numerous derivative math texts and ancillaries. Ms. Lockwood's primary interest today is helping developmental math students overcome their challenges in learning math.