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Intermediate Algebra with Applications 7th Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0618803682
ISBN-10: 0618803688
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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.

Vernon Barker has retired from Palomar College where he was Professor of Mathematics. He is a co-author on the majority of Aufmann texts, including the best-selling developmental paperback series.

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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 928 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole; 7 edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618803688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618803682
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #576,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A. Gillett on January 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book had a good method to showing problems, if for any reason you are not totally comfortable with algebra, do yourself a favor, and buy the student solutions manual! It is money well spent! Make sure you do the problems BEFORE you look at the manual! Remember that, and you should be fine.
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It's a shame what passes for algebra textbooks these days. This is a prime example. First of all, most intermediate algebra texts (including this one) are filled with color photographs and fancy covers, all of which contribute to the exorbitant price tag, yet are totally irrelevant to the learning of mathematics. The authors should peruse some graduate level math books. Math is done (and always has been done) in black and white. Secondly, I find it amazing that they find it necessary to issue a new edition (this is the 5th ed. mind you) every couple of years or so. I wasn't aware that any new research was being done in elementary algebra. What the authors have done is write ONE textbook, and change a couple of equations, rearrange a few chapters, and voila! Now we have a Beginning Algebra textbook. Compare them sometime. They are virtually the same textbook. We use both books at our college. So the students pay the same [amount]twice for the SAME BOOK! Outrageous! But it gets better. Are you ready? The book(s) isn't particularly well thought out. For example, the authors (like many others) think that to add fractions (or simplify them) one needs to factor the numerator and denominator. That's well and good, provided all the numbers you work with have only 2 digits. I challenge the authors to simplify some fractions with 5-digit numerators and denominators sometime, with factoring as their only tool. Oh yes, they don't even bother to give significant information on HOW to factor: Namely, Sieve of Eratosthenes (to find primes) and use of the square root (to determine when the number is factored.) They wave their hands when it comes to finding the LCM, and the method of finding the GCD is delayed until factoring polynomials.Read more ›
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College books are way overpriced and it is very hard to get a decent price for them when you are finished. As far as this book, the condition was very good and it is everything they said it would be.
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I ordered a student text and ended up with a teacher edition. I was away when it arrived, so was past the time I could return it. It should have been listed as such. When I contacted another seller, I learned to ask first before buying!!
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Looking for inexpensive textbooks for your kid who eats pages for breakfast? Amazon is the place to find the schoolbooks you need without investing money into a book that you know is going to end up at the bottom of the locker or shoved into the back of the car. Although the cover of the book showed some wear, the inside was perfectly fine and useable. Now, if I can just figure out how to get my son to actually open the book and study....
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Hello. I am an 11th grader in high school and for my algebra II class we are using this book. It's too bad it's not available (I could not buy it) but the book is great. I have understood all the terms used in algebra and I can solve any problem on the book. It has great examples and good definitions. If you are a teacher in look for the book to give a class, buy it... it is great! If you are a student, just like me, and you want to buy it, you won't regret paying what is costs. Happy studing fellow students! Temple of Souls.
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By Colin E. on December 31, 2012
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SUPER DUPER GREAT PRODUCT, GO FOR GOLD, YOU'RE IN IT TO WIN THIS IS IT AND DO IT WELL BUY THIS ITEM! 19 WORDS TO FILL THE REVIEW WOOT! WOOT!
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By Hannah Hawk on September 3, 2013
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Good overall, cover is a little beaten up but pages in side are perfect so not too much of a problem.
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