Finite Mathematics

Finite Mathematics : Solving Problems in Business, Economics, ...Social Sciences

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For courses in Mathematics for Business, Finite Mathematics, and Applied Calculus.This text, modern in its writing style as well as in its applications, contains numerous exercises-both skill oriented and applications-, real data problems, and a problem solving method. Its exercises are based on data from the World Wide Web, and allow students to see for themselves how mathematics is used in everyday life.show more

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  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 200.7 x 256.5 x 30.5mm | 1,542.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130199583
  • 9780130199584

Table of contents

1. Linear Models and Systems of Linear Equations. Problem Solving: Linear Equations. Linear Functions. Linear Models. Solving Systems of Linear Equations Graphically. Solving Systems of Linear Equations Algebraically.2. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices. Matrices and Gauss-Jordan Elimination. Matrices and Operations. Matrix Multiplication. Matrix Inverses and Solving Systems of Linear Equations. Leontief Input-Output Models.3. Linear Programming: The Graphical Method. Problem Solving: Linear Inequalities. Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities. Solving Linear Programming Problems Graphically. Applications of Linear Programming.4. Linear Programming: The Simplex Method. Introduction to The Simplex Method. Simplex Method: Standard Maximum Form Problems. Simplex Method: Standard Minimum Form Problems and Duality. Simplex Method: Nonstandard Problems.5. Mathematics of Finance. Simple Interest. Compound Interest. Future Value of an Annuity. Present Value of an Annuity.6. Sets and the Fundamentals of Probability. Problem Solving: Probability and Statistics. Sets and Set Operations. Principles of Counting. Introduction to Probability. Computing Probability using the Addition Rule. Computing Probability using the Multiplication Rule. Bayes' Theorem and Its Applications.7. Graphical Data Description. Graphing Qualitative Data. Graphing Quantitative Data. Measures of Centrality. Measures of Dispersion.8. Probability Distributions. Discrete Random Variables. Expected Value and Standard Deviation of a Discrete Random Variable. The Binomial Distribution. The Normal Distribution.9. Markov Chains. Introduction to Markov Chains. Regular Markov Chains. Absorbing Markov Chains. Chapter 10 Game Theory. Strictly Determined Games. Mixed Strategies. Game Theory and Linear Programming.APPENDICES. Appendix A. Prerequisites for Finite Mathematics. Percents, Decimals and Fractions. Evaluating Expressions and Order of Operations. Properties of Integer Exponents. Rational Exponents and Radicals.Appendix B. Algebra Review. Multiplying Polynomial Expressions. Factoring Trinomials. Solving Linear Equations. Solving Quadratic Equations. Properties of Logarithms. Geometric Sequence and Series.Appendix C. Calculator Programs. Appendix D. Standard Normal Table.show more

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