Pathways to College Mathematics, 2nd edition

  • Robert F. Blitzer

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Pathways to College Mathematics sparks your interest with unique, real-world applications of the math, helping you prepare for future math courses required for your major. 

Published by Pearson (July 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780136880585

Subject: Developmental Math

Category: Pathways (Non-STEM & STEM)

Table of contents

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Supplement List
  • Acknowledgements
  • To the Student
  • About the Author
  1. Prealgebra Pathways
    • P.1 Whole Numbers
    • P.2 Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    • P.3 Simplifying Fractions; Operations with Fractions
    • P.4 Decimals
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • P.5 Operations with Decimals
    • P.6 Fractions and Decimals
    • P.7 Percents, Decimals, and Fractions
    • Chapter P Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter P Test
  1. Numerical Pathways
    • 1.1 Sets, Venn Diagrams, and Set Operations
    • 1.2 The Integers; Order of Operations
    • 1.3 The Rational Numbers
    • 1.4 The Irrational Numbers
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 1.5 Real Numbers and their Properties
    • 1.6 Exponents and Scientific Notation
    • 1.7 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
    • Chapter 1 Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter 1 Test
  2. Algebraic Pathways: Equations and Inequalities
    • 2.1 Algebraic Expression and Formulas
    • 2.2 Linear Equations in One Variable
    • 2.3 Applications of Linear Equalities
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 2.4 Ratios, Rates, and Proportions
    • 2.5 Modeling Using Variation
    • 2.6 Linear Equalities in One Variable
    • Chapter 2 Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter 2 Test
  3. Algebraic Pathways: Graphs, Functions, Linear Functions, and Linear Systems
    • 3.1 Graphing and Functions
    • 3.2 Linear Functions and Their Graphs
    • 3.3 The Point-Slope Form of the Equation of a Line; Scatter Plots and Regression Lines
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 3.4 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
    • 3.5 Linear Equalities in Two Variables
    • Chapter 3 Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter 3 Test
  4. Algebraic Pathways: Polynomials, Quadratic Equations, and Quadratic Functions
    • 4.1 Operations with Polynomials; Polynomial Functions
    • 4.2 Factoring Polynomials
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 4.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
    • 4.4 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Square Root Property and the Quadratic Formula
    • 4.5 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs
    • Chapter 4 Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter 4 Test
  5. Geometric Pathways: Measurement
    • 5.1 Measuring Length; The Metric System
    • 5.2 Measuring Area and Volume
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 5.3 Measuring Weight and Temperature
    • Chapter 5 Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter 5 Test
  6. Geometric Pathways
    • 6.1 Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles
    • 6.2 Triangles
    • 6.3 Polygons, Perimeter, and Tessellations
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 6.4 Area and Circumference
    • 6.5 Volume
    • 6.6 A STEM Application: Right Triangle Trigonometry
    • Chapter 6 Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter 6 Test
  7. Pathways to Probability: Counting Methods and Probability Theory
    • 7.1 The Fundamental Counting Principle
    • 7.2 Permutations
    • 7.3 Combinations
    • 7.4 Fundamentals of Probability
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 7.5 Probability with the Fundamental Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations
    • 7.6 Events Involving Not and Or; Odds
    • 7.7 Events Involving And; Conditional Probability
    • Chapter 7 Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter 7 Test
  8. Statistical Pathways
    • 8.1 Sampling, Frequency Distributions, and Graphs
    • 8.2 Measures of Central Tendency
      • Mid-Chapter Check Point
    • 8.3 Measures of Dispersion
    • 8.4 The Normal Distribution
    • Chapter 8 Summary
    • Review Exercises
    • Chapter 8 Test

Answers to Selected Exercises

Subject Index

Index of Applications

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