Summary: For freshman/sophomore, 2 semester/2-3 quarter courses covering finite mathematics and calculus for students in business, economics, social sciences, or life sciences departments.This accessible text is designed to help students help themselves excel in the course. The content is organized into three parts: (1) A Library of Elementary Functions (Chapters 1 2), (2) Finite Mathematics (Chapters 3 9), and (3) Calculus (Chapters 10 15). The book's overall approach, refined by the authors
' experience with large sections of college freshmen, addresses the challenges of teaching and learning when your students' prerequisite knowledge varies greatly. Student-friendly features such as Matched Problems, Explore & Discuss questions, and Conceptual Insights, together with the motivating and ample applications, make this text a popular choice for today's students and instructors. The MyMathLab course for the text features thousands of homework exercises plus instructional videos for nearly every example in the book.
Summary: For freshman/sophomore, 2 semester/2-3 quarter courses covering finite mathematics and calculus for students in business, economics, social sciences, or life sciences departments.This accessible text is designed to help students help themselves excel in the course. The content is organized into three parts: (1) A Library of Elementary Functions (Chapters 1 2), (2) Finite Mathematics (Chapters 3 9), and (3) Calculus (Chapters 10 15). The book's overall approach, refined by the authors' experience with large sections of college freshmen, addresses the challenges of teaching and learning when your students' prerequisite knowledge varies greatly. Student-friendly features such as Matched Problems, Explore & Discuss questions, and Conceptual Insights, together with the motivating and ample applications, make this text a popular choice for today's students and instructors. The MyMathLab course for the text features thousands of homework exercises plus instructional videos for nearly every example in the book. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:12TH 11 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 03/04/2010 International: No
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Raymond A. Barnett, a native of California, received his B.A. in mathematical statistics from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. in mathematics from the University of Southern California. He has been a member of the Merritt College Mathematics Department, and was chairman of the department for four years. Raymond Barnett has authored or co-authored eighteen textbooks in mathematics, most of which are still in use. In addition to international English editions, a number of books have been translated into Spanish. Co-authors include Michael Ziegler, Marquette University; Thomas Kearns, Northern University; Charles Burke, City College of San Francisco; John Fuji, Merritt College; and Karl Byleen, Marquette University.
Michael R. Ziegler (late) received his B.S. from Shippensburg State College and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. After completing post doctoral work at the University of Kentucky, he was appointed to the faculty of Marquette University where he held the rank of Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. Dr. Ziegler published over a dozen research articles in complex analysis and co-authored eleven undergraduate mathematics textbooks with Raymond A. Barnett, and more recently, Karl E. Byleen.
Karl E. Byleen received his B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Nebraska. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science of Marquette University. He has published a dozen research articles on the algebraic theory of semigroups.
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Table of Contents Preface Pt. 1 A Library of Elementary Functions 1 Ch. 1 A Beginning Library of Elementary Functions 3 Ch. 2 Additional Elementary Functions 77 Pt. 2 Finite Mathematics 127 Ch. 3 Mathematics of Finance 129 Ch. 4 Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices 175 Ch. 5 Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming 265 Ch. 6 Probability 365 Ch. 7 Markov Chains 463 Pt. 3 Calculus 511 Ch. 8 The Derivative 513 Ch. 9 Graphing and Optimization 605 Ch. 10 Additional Derivative Topics 695 Ch. 11 Integration 745 Ch. 12 Additional Integration Topics 829 Ch. 13 Multivariable Calculus 875 App. A Basic Algebra Review 943 App. B Special Topics 1011 App. C: Tables 1029 Answers Index
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