Contemporary Business Mathematics for Colleges, Brief Edition (with CD-ROM) / Edition 15

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Overview

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS MATH FOR COLLEGES, 15th Edition presents an arithmetic-based, basic approach to business math. It emphasizes a practical, skill-building approach to prepare readers for careers in business through step-by-step development of concepts, numerous practice exercises, and real-world application of techniques. The text progresses from the most basic to more complex business math topics. The accompanying CD-ROM includes tutorials, video clips, and more to help readers gain confidence in mathematics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324595475
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/27/2008
  • Edition description: 15
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Author, James E. Deitz, applies both a thorough understanding of effective education and practical business knowledge to his latest edition of Contemporary Business Math for Colleges. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Memphis State University and Doctorate of Education from UCLA. Dr. Deitz has been an educator for more than 35 years, including professorships with UCLA and Los Angeles State College, as well as a long-standing position as President of Heald Colleges. An active member of the business community, Dr. Deitz is a recognized international speaker and has served on regional educational accrediting commissions. Dr. Deitz serves currently on the Board of Trustees of Dominican University of California and as a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of Marin. He has authored several texts in addition to this best-selling Contemporary Business Mathematics for Colleges.

Author, James L. Southam, has a diverse background of professional, educational, and teaching experience in business and mathematics. Dr. Southam holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics Education from Southern Oregon College, a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Oregon State University, an MBA in Finance from University of California, Berkeley, and a Law degree from University of California, Hasting. Dr. Southam's 40 year of teaching experience include San Francisco State University College of Business, California State University, Stanislaus, Southern Oregon College, Oregon State University, and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Both domestically and internationally, Dr. Southam has participated in business ventures, has been a business consultant, and is a successful author. He is a member of the San Francisco State University Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Table of Contents

Part I: FUNDAMENTAL REVIEW. 1. Fundamental Processes. 2. Fractions. 3. Decimals. 4. Word Problems and Equations. Part II: PERCENTAGE APPLICATIONS. 5. Percents. 6. Commissions. 7. Discounts. 8. Markup. Part III: ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS. 9. Banking. 10. Payroll Records. 11. Taxes. 12. Insurance. Part IV: INTEREST APPLICATIONS. 13. Simple Interest. 14. Installment Purchases. 15. Promissory Notes and Discounting. 16. Compound Interest and Present Value.

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