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Finite Mathematics

Finite Mathematics - 07 edition

Finite Mathematics - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9780618332939

ISBN10: 0618332936

Finite Mathematics by Frank C. Wilson - ISBN 9780618332939
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2007
International: No
Finite Mathematics by Frank C. Wilson - ISBN 9780618332939

ISBN13: 9780618332939

ISBN10: 0618332936

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 07

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Geared toward business and social science majors in a single semester finite mathematics course, this text equips students with the analytical tools and technological skills they will need in the workplace. Plain language and an easy-to-read style help stress conceptual understanding and reinforce key terms and concepts. At the same time, the incorporation of real-life applications, examples, and data help engage students--even those who have never enjoyed mathematics. Pedagogy throughout the text helps students analyze data from a variety of approaches, including numeric, algebraic, graphical, literal, and technological. A robust supplement package and exciting new technology program provide students with extensive learning and support, so that instructors can spend more time teaching.

  • Make It Real projects ask students to collect and analyze data that often mirrors their own experiences. Students are able to better process this information and connect math to their own lives.
  • Technology Tips are scattered throughout the text and help guide students through new techniques on the graphing calculator such as graphing a function, solving an equation, or finding the value of a function.
  • Examples, Exercises, and Applications focus on the business or social science student and are based on engaging real-life data.
  • Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, Houghton Mifflin's online learning tool brings your students quality online homework, tutorials, multimedia, and testing that correspond to the Finite Mathematics text. This content is paired with the recognized course management tools of Blackboard. Use Eduspace to teach all or part of a course online.
  • Streamlined content allows instructors to cover the text in its entirety.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Linear Functions
Linear Models

Chapter 2

Systems of Two-Variable Linear Equations
Using Matrices to Solve Linear Systems of Equations
Linear System Applications

Chapter 3

Matrix Addition and Scalar Multiplication
Matrix Multiplication and Inverses
Solving Matrix Equations
Leontief Input-Output Models

Chapter 4

Graphing Linear Inequalities
Graphically Solving Linear Programming Problems
The Simplex Method: Solving Standard Maximization Problems
Standard Minimization Problems and the Dual
The Simplex Method: Solving Problems with Mixed Constraints

Chapter 5

Quadratic Function Models
Higher Order Polynomial Function Models
Exponential Models
Logarithmic Models
Choosing a Mathematical Model

Chapter 6

Solving Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Future Value of an Increasing Annuity
Present Value of a Decreasing Annuity

Chapter 7

Cardinality and the Addition and Multiplication Principles
Permutations and Combinations
Introduction to Probability
Basic Probability Concepts

Chapter 8

Conditional Probability
Bayes' Theorem
Markov Chains
Random Variables and Expected Value
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Normal Distributions

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