Introductory Mathematics

Introductory Mathematics

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For any "Prep-math" or "quick study" course in basic mathematics. Also good as a supplement for any course where students may need a "math refresher."After 11 textbooks, 18 editions, and 15 years of front-line education experience, best-selling author Nigel Cook's new third edition of Introductory Mathematics is a complete "tech math" text for technology students. Beginning with fractions and decimal numbers, and proceeding on to establish a solid foundation in exponents, the metric system, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms and graphs, this easy-to-understand volume will give students the math skills needed for career training. Since mathematics is often the language of technology, Cook's Introductory Mathematics will prove to become not only a fundamental learning tool, but a valuable lifetime more

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  • Paperback | 293 pages
  • 202 x 250 x 14mm | 557.92g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130161322
  • 9780130161321

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with aVignette and a Conversational Introduction, and concludes with Multiple Choice Questions, Practice Problems, Communication Skill Questions, CD-ROM Tutorial and Questions, and Website Questions.) 1. Fractions. Representing Fractions. Adding Fractions. Subtracting Fractions. Multiplying Fractions. Dividing Fractions. Canceling Fractions. 2. Decimal Numbers. Counting in Decimal. The Decimal Point. Calculating in Decimal. 3. Positive and Negative Numbers. Expressing Positive and Negative Numbers. Adding Positive and Negative Numbers. Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers. Multiplying Positive and Negative Numbers. Dividing Positive and Negative Numbers. Dealing with Strings of Positive and Negative Numbers. 4. Exponents and the Metric System. Raising a Base Number to a Higher Power. Powers of Ten. The Metric System. 5. Algebra, Equations, and Formulas. The Basics of Algebra. Transposition. Substitution. 6. Trigonometry. The 3, 4, 5 Right-Angle Triangle. Opposite, Adjacent, Hypotenuse, and Theta. 7. Logarithms and Graphs. Common Logarithms. Graphs. Appendix A: Mini Math Dictionary. Appendix B: The Multiplication Table. Appendix C: Complex Numbers. Appendix D: The Scientific Calculator. Appendix E: Numeration. Appendix F: Mathematical Signs and Symbols. Appendix G: Weights and Measures. Appendix H: Geometry and Trigonometry Formulas. Appendix I: Answers to Self-Test Review Questions. Appendix J: Answers to Odd-Numbered, End-of-Chapter Multiple-Choice Questions. Appendix K: Answers to Odd-Numbered, End-of-Chapter Practice Problems. more