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Finite Mathematics is designed for the one-term course in finite math taken primarily by students majoring in business,economics,life sciences,and the social sciences. The mathematical integrity of the previous edition has been maintained in the new edition. The core topics and their applications are presented in Parts One and Two of this text,and additional applications are developed in Part Three. Parts One and Two are independent of one another,thus either probability or linear mathematics may be studied first. The authors' emphasis is on developing and testing the student's problem-solving ability. They use discussions and examples to illustrate ideas and techniques to aid the student in acquiring these skills. Some examples and exercises are straightforward computation,while others require that the problem be solved by combining several techniques. Since it is impossible to provide examples of every type of problem the student will encounter in the text,the authors have identified and treated the fundamental principles that should be used in unfamiliar situations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073196602
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/16/2005
  • Series: Schaum's Solved Problems Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 565
  • Sales rank: 265,249
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Sets, Partitions, and Tree Diagrams 3
Ch. 2 Probabilities, Counting, and Equally Likely Outcomes 44
Ch. 3 Probability 88
Ch. 4 Random Variables, Averages, and Statistics 142
Ch. 5 Systems of Linear Equations 195
Ch. 6 Matrix Algebra and Applications 251
Ch. 7 Linear Programming: Modeling and Graphical Solution 298
Ch. 8 Markov Chains 345
Ch. 9 Interest, Mortgages, and Financial Decision Making 407
Ch. 10 Linear Programming: The Simplex Method 450
Ch. 11 Two-Person Zero-Sum Games 514
Ch. 12 Logic for Finite Mathematics 547
App. A Areas under the Standard Normal Curve A-1
App. B Success Probabilities for Bernoulli Processes A-4
App. C Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises A-6
Glossary G-1
Index I-1
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