Finite Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, 14/e (GE-Paperback)
Raymond A. Barnett,Michael R. Ziegler,Karl E. Byleen,Christopher J. Stocker
Helps students “get the idea” through an extensive built-in guidance
More than 300 completely worked examples introduce concepts and demonstrate problem-solving techniques.
Matched Problems accompany each of the worked examples to help students gain solid knowledge of the basic topics and assess their own level of understanding before moving on.
In order to emphasize problem solving, concepts, and computational skills, most derivations and proofs are omitted, except where their inclusion adds significant insight into a particular concept.
NEW! Full-color design and modern look helps students navigate the text and enhances its pedagogical features. The revised design is free of potentially distracting elements. The figures in the text have been re-rendered using the latest software and re-conceived to take advantage of a full color palette in order to maximize their instructional potential.
A flexible structure that helps instructors meet the varied needs of their students
The variety of exercise types and difficulty levels enable instructors to easily craft homework assignments tailored to their students’ needs:
Exercise sets at the end of each section consist of Skills Warm-up problems that review prerequisite knowledge specific to that section, followed by problems that are categorized according to level of difficulty (A, B, and C), followed by Applications.
Applications give students substantial experience in modeling and solving real-world problems. Almost every exercise set contains application problems that were derived from real-world situations.
Chapter Reviews include a comprehensive summary of important terms, symbols, and concepts, keyed to completely worked examples, and are followed by a set of Review Exercises.
Diagnostic Prerequisite Test assesses students prerequisite skills prior to taking the course and provides a Basic Algebra Review to help them remediate in specific areas of need.
Ch 1 Functions and Graphs
Ch 2 Mathematics of Finance
Ch 3 Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices
Ch 4 Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming
Ch 5 Linear Programming: The Simplex Method
Ch 6 Logic, Sets, and Counting
Ch 7 Probability
Ch 8 Markov Chains
Ch 9 Data Description and Probability Distributions
Ch10 Games and Decisions (online)
Appendix A Linear Equations and Graphs
Appendix B Basic Algebra Review
Appendix C Special Topics (online)
Appendix D Area under the Standard Normal Curve