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This book covers mathematics of finance, linear algebra, linear programming, probability, and descriptive statistics, with an emphasis on cross-discipline principles and practices. Designed to be reader-friendly and accessible, it develops a thorough, functional understanding of mathematical concepts in preparation for their application in other areas. Each chapter concentrates on developing concepts and ideas followed immediately by developing computational skills and problem solving. Three-part coverage presents a library of elementary functions, finite mathematics, and calculus. For individuals trying to obtain the essential mathematical tools they need to effectively pursue courses of study in business and economics, life sciences, or social sciences.
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New edition of a text for students who have had one or two years of high school algebra or the equivalent. Thirteen chapters cover elementary functions, finite mathematics, and calculus. The appendices provide a self-test, a concise review of basic algebra, and supplementary topics. Includes over 400 completely worked examples with matched, explore-discuss, and application problems which provide experience in modeling and link mathematics to real-world situations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780023062315
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: College Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: 6th ed
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1200

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 A Library of Elementary Functions 1
Ch. 1 A Beginning Library of Elementary Functions 3
Ch. 2 Additional Elementary Functions 77
Pt. 2 Finite Mathematics 127
Ch. 3 Mathematics of Finance 129
Ch. 4 Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices 175
Ch. 5 Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming 265
Ch. 6 Probability 365
Ch. 7 Markov Chains 463
Pt. 3 Calculus 511
Ch. 8 The Derivative 513
Ch. 9 Graphing and Optimization 605
Ch. 10 Additional Derivative Topics 695
Ch. 11 Integration 745
Ch. 12 Additional Integration Topics 829
Ch. 13 Multivariable Calculus 875
App. A Basic Algebra Review 943
App. B Special Topics 1011
App. C: Tables 1029
Answers
Index
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