Summary: This text written for a one-semester finite mathematics course, provides a truly applied presentation of the mathematics. Applications are woven into the very fabric of the text and used to motivate all topics: nearly every section of the text opens by posing a real-world problem which is solved later in the chapter after the mathematical skills are developed. Furthermore, the author emphasizes developing the ability to translate applied problems into mathematical fo ...show morermulas. Self-help exercises, optional graphing calculator exercises, and historical comments add to the presentation.
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