College Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card) / Edition 7

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Overview

This text helps you succeed in finite mathematics and applied calculus by using clear explanations, real-life examples, and up-to-date technology. Real-life applications-such as satellite radio subscriptions, Google's revenue, job outsourcing, and the effects of smoking bans-are drawn from the areas of business and the behavioral, life, and social sciences. Portfolio profiles give you a firsthand look at how real-world professionals use finite mathematics and applied calculus in their work. You can also take advantage of extensive online support to enhance your learning, including video instruction and interactive tutorials that walk you step by step through examples and problems in the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495015833
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/3/2007
  • Series: Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1232
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Soo T. Tan has published numerous papers in Optimal Control Theory and Numerical Analysis. He received his S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. "One of the most important lessons I learned from my early experience teaching these courses is that many of the students come into these courses with some degree of apprehension. This awareness led to the intuitive approach I have adopted in all of my texts."

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Table of Contents

1. STRAIGHT LINES AND LINEAR FUNCTIONS. The Cartesian Coordinate System. Straight Lines. Linear Functions and Mathematical Models. Intersection of Straight Lines. The Method of Least Squares. 2. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND MATRICES. Systems of Linear Equations: An Introduction. Systems of Linear Equations: Unique Solutions. Systems of Linear Equations: Underdetermined and Overdetermined Systems. Matrices. Multiplication of Matrices. The Inverse of a Square Matrix. Leontief Input-Output Model. 3. LINEAR PROGRAMMING: A GEOMETRIC APPROACH. Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Linear Programming Problems. Graphical Solution of Linear Programming Problems. Sensitivity Analysis. 4. LINEAR PROGRAMMING: AN ALGEBRAIC APPROACH. The Simplex Method: Standard Maximization Problems. The Simplex Method: Standard Minimization Problems. The Simplex Method: Nonstandard Problems. 5. MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE. Compound Interest. Annuities. Amortization and Sinking Funds. Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions. 6. SETS AND COUNTING. Sets and Set Operations. The Number of Elements in a Finite Set. The Multiplication Principle. Permutations and Combinations. 7. PROBABILITY. Experiments, Sample Spaces, and Events. Definition of Probability. Rules of Probability. Use of Counting Techniques in Probability. Conditional Probability and Independent Events. Bayes' Theorem. 8. PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS AND STATISTICS. Distributions of Random Variables. Expected Value. Variance and Standard Deviation. The Binomial Distribution. The Normal Distribution. Applications of the Normal Distribution. 9. MARKOV CHAINS AND THE THEORY OF GAMES. Markov Chains. Regular Markov Chains. Absorbing Markov Chains. 10. PRECALCULUS REVIEW. Exponents and Radicals. Algebraic Expressions. Algebraic Fractions. Inequalities and Absolute Values. 11. FUNCTIONS, LIMITS, AND THE DERIVATIVE. Functions and Their Graphs. The Algebra of Functions. Functions and Mathematical Models. Limits. One-Sided Limits and Continuity. Derivative. 12. DIFFERENTIATION. Basic Rules of Differentiation. The Product and Quotient Rules. The Chain Rule. Marginal Functions in Economics. Higher-Order Derivatives. Implicit Differentiation and Related Rates. Differentials. 13. APPLICATIONS OF THE DERIVATIVE. Applications of the First Derivative. Applications of the Second Derivative. Curve Sketching. Optimization I. Optimization II. 14. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Differentiation of Exponential Functions. Differentiation of Logarithmic Functions. Exponential Functions as Mathematical Models. 15. INTEGRATION. Antiderivatives and the Rules of Integration. Integration by Substitution. Area and the Definite Integral. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Evaluating Definite Integrals. Area Between Two Curves. Applications of the Definite Integral to Business and Economics. 16. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN INTEGRATION. Integration by Parts. Integration Using Tables of Integrals. Numerical Integration. Improper Integrals. Applications of Calculus to Probability. 17. CALCULUS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES. Functions of Several Variables. Partial Derivatives. Maxima and Minima of Functions of Several Variables. The Method of Least Squares. Constrained Maxima and Minima and the Method of Lagrange Multipliers. Double Integrals. Appendix A: The System of Real Numbers. Appendix B: Tables. Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises. Index.

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