Finite Mathematics (with Digital Video Companion) / Edition 6

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The new edition of Rolf's FINITE MATHEMATICS relies on strong examples and a student-friendly approach to clearly illustrate the utility of mathematical concepts in analyzing and solving problems. In addition, the Sixth Edition continues to offer flexible technology integration with optional graphing calculator problems and Excel applications for instructors who wish to bring technology into the course.

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"I believe that the number and variety of problems is a positive attribute of the text. Students learn by working problems. The coding by levels 1, 2, and 3 can help guide instructors and students as they master the skills." "I like the quantity of the exercises. Generally there are more than I would assign, and I like to have a surplus of problems for those students that need extra practice."

"What do you view to be the three key strengths of the text?" "Real classroom presentation style, incorporation of graphing calculator instruction, and use of relatively current real-world data."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534465391
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 840
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

1. FUNCTIONS AND LINES. Functions. Graphs and Lines. Mathematical Models and Applications of Linear Functions. 2. LINEAR SYSTEMS. Systems of Two Equations. Systems with Three Variables: An Introduction to a Matrix Representation of Linear System of Equations. Gauss-Jordan Method for General Systems of Equations. Matrix Operations. Multiplication of Matrices. The Inverse of a Matrix. Leontief Input-Output Model in Economics. Linear Regression. 3. LINEAR PROGRAMMING. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Solutions of Systems of Inequalities: A Geometric Picture. Linear Programming: A Geometric Approach. Applications. 4. LINEAR PROGRAMMING: THE SIMPLEX METHOD. Setting Up the Simplex Method. The Simplex Method. The Standard Minimum Problem: Duality. Mixed Constraints. Multiple Solutions, Unbounded Solutions, and NO Solutions. What's Happening in the Simplex Method? Sensitivity Analysis. 5. MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE. Simple Interest. Compound Interest. Annuities and Sinking Funds. Present Values of an Annuity and Amortization. 6. SETS AND COUNTING. Sets. Counting Elements in a Subset Using a Venn Diagram. Basic Counting Principles. Permutations. Combinations. A Mixture of Counting Problems. Partitions. 7. PROBABILITY. Introduction to Probability. Equally Likely Events. Compound Events: Union, Intersection, and Complement. Conditional Probability. Independent Events. Bayes' Rule. Markov Chains. 8. STATISTICS. Frequency Distributions. Measures of Central Tendency. Measures of Dispersion: Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation. Random Variables and Probability Distributions of Discrete Random Variables. Expected Value of a Random Variable. Binomial Experiments and Binomial Distribution. Normal Distribution. Estimating Bounds on a Proportion. 9. GAME THEORY. Two-Person Games. Mixed Strategy Games. 10. LOGIC. Statements. Conditional Statements. Equivalent Statements. Valid Arguments. REVIEW TOPICS. Appendix A: Properties of Real Numbers. Appendix B: Solving Linear Equations. Appendix C: Coordinate Systems. Appendix D: Linear Inequalities and Interval Notation. USING A TI-83 GRAPHING CALCULATOR. Notation. Arithmetic Operations. Graphing. Evaluating a Function. Finding the Intersection of Two Graphs. Constructing a Table. Matrices. Statistics. USING EXCEL. Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises. Index.

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