Finite Mathematics and Its Applications

Finite Mathematics and Its Applications

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For finite mathematics courses taught to first- and second-year college students, especially those majoring in business and the social and biological sciences.

This "tried and true" text offers extremely readable coverage of the principles of finite mathematics and their applications in business, social science, and the life sciences. The book divides naturally into four parts. The first part consists of linear mathematics: linear equations, matrices, and linear programming (chapters 1-4); the second part is devoted to probability and statistics (chapter 5-7); the third covers topics utilizing the ideas of the first two parts (chapters 8-10); and the fourth covers topics from discrete mathematics sometimes included in the modern finite mathematics curriculum. In revising this book, the authors incorporated a wide range of topics from which the instructor may design a curriculum, as well as a high degree of flexibility in the order in which the topics may be presented.
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  • Hardback | 712 pages
  • 208 x 252 x 32mm | 1,519.53g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0130186783
  • 9780130186782

Table of contents

1. Linear Equations and Straight Lines.

2. Matrices.

3. Linear Programming, A Geometric Approach.

4. The Simplex Method.

5. Sets and Counting.

6. Probability.

7. Probability and Statistics.

8. Markov Processes.

9. The Theory of Games.

10. The Mathematics of Finance.

11. Difference Equations and Mathematical Models.

12. Logic.

13. Graphs.

Appendix A: Tables.

Appendix B: Using the TI-82 and TI-83 Graphing Calculators.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Chapter Tests.

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