Summary: For freshman/sophomore, 1- or 2-semester/2 3 quarter courses covering finite mathematics 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 two parts: (1) A Library of Elementary Functions (Chapters 1 2) and (2) Finite Mathematics (Chapters 3 11). The book's overall approach, refined by the authors' experience with large
sections of college freshmen, addresses the challenges of teaching and learning when 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, 1- or 2-semester/2 3 quarter courses covering finite mathematics 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 two parts: (1) A Library of Elementary Functions (Chapters 1 2) and (2) Finite Mathematics (Chapters 3 11). The book's overall approach, refined by the authors' experience with large sections of college freshmen, addresses the challenges of teaching and learning when 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: 01/18/2010 International: No
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Table of Contents Part One: A Library of Elementary Functions Chapter 1: Linear Equations and Graphs 1-1 Linear Equations and Inequalities 1-2 Graphs and Lines 1-3 Linear Regression Chapter 1 Review Review Exercise Chapter 2: Functions and Graphs 2-1 Functions 2-2 Elementary Functions: Graphs and Transformations 2-3 Quadratic Functions 2-4 Polynomial and Rational Functions 2-5 Exponential Functions 2-6 Logarithmic Functions Chapter 2 Review Review Exercise Part Two: Finite Mathematics Chapter 3: Mathematics of Finance 3-1 Simple Interest 3-2 Compound and Continuous Compound Interest 3-3 Future Value of an Annuity; Sinking Funds 3-4 Present Value of an Annuity; Amortization Chapter 3 Review Review Exercise Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices 4-1 Review: Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables 4-2 Systems of Linear Equations and Augmented Matrices 4-3 Gauss-Jordan Elimination 4-4 Matrices: Basic Operations 4-5 Inverse of a Square Matrix 4-6 Matrix Equations and Systems of Linear Equations 4-7 Leontief Input-Output Analysis Chapter 4 Review Review Exercise Chapter 5: Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming 5-1 Inequalities in Two Variables 5-2 Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables 5-3 Linear Programming in Two Dimensions: A Geometric Approach Chapter 5 Review Review Exercise Chapter 6: Linear Programming: Simplex Method 6-1 A Geometric Introduction to the Simplex Method 6-2 The Simplex Method: Maximization with Problem Constraints of the Form = 6-3 The Dual; Minimization with Problem Constraints of the form = 6-4 Maximization and Minimization with Mixed Problem Constraints Chapter 6 Review Review Exercise Chapter 7: Logic, Sets, and Counting 7-1 Logic 7-2 Sets 7-3 Basic Counting Principles 7-4 Permutations and Combinations Chapter 7 Review Review Exercise Chapter 8: Probability 8-1 Sample Spaces, Events, and Probability 8-2 Union, Intersection, and Complement of Events; Odds 8-3 Conditional Probability, Intersection, and Independence 8-4 Bayes' Formula 8-5 Random Variables, Probability Distribution, and Expected Value Chapter 8 Review Review Exercise Chapter 9: Markov Chains 9-1 Properties of Markov Chains 9-2 Regular Markov Chains 9-3 Absorbing Markov Chains Chapter 9 Review Review Exercise Chapter 10: Games and Decisions 10-1 Strictly Determined Games 10-2 Mixed Strategy Games 10-3 Linear Programming and 2 x 2 Games--Geometric Approach 10-4 Linear Programming and m x n Games--Simplex Method and the Dual Chapter 10 Review Review Exercise Chapter 11: Data Description and Probability Distributions 11-1 Graphing Data 11-2 Measures of Central Tendency 11-3 Measures of Dispersion 11-4 Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Distributions 11-5 Normal Distributions Chapter 11 Review Review Exercise Appendixes Appendix A: Basic Algebra Review Self-Test on Basic Algebra A-1 Algebra and Real Numbers A-2 Operations on Polynomials A-3 Factoring Polynomials A-4 Operations on Rational Expressions A-5 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation A-6 Rational Exponents and Radicals A-7 Quadratic Equations Appendix B: Special Topics B-1 Sequences, Series, and Summation Notation B-2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences B-3 Binomial Theorem Appendix C: Tables Table I Area Under the Standard Normal Curve Table II Basic Geometric Formulas Answers Index Applications Index A Library of Elementary Functions
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