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Now in its Ninth Edition, this text once again lives up to its reputation as a clearly written, comprehensive finite mathematics book. In an engaging and accessible style, this book demonstrates how mathematics applies to various fields of study. The text is packed with real data and real-life applications to business, economics, social and life sciences. The new edition also features a new full color design and improved goal-oriented pedagogy to further facilitate understanding.
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A revised edition of Finite Mathematics with Applications for Business and Social Science (1992). A textbook that presents the mathematics required in business and the social sciences, with emphasis on real-world applications. This edition enlarges the range of applications to include those using a graphing calculator; adds new examples, applied problems, and technology exercises; and includes a new appendix which contains examples of solving linear programming problems using the LINDO software package. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471328995
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/17/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 760
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Sullivan is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Chicago State University where he taught for 35 years before retiring a few years ago. Dr. Sullivan is a member of American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges. He is President of Text and Academic Authors Association and represents that organization on the Authors Coalition of America, Mike has been writing textbooks in mathematics for over 30 years. He currently has 13c books in print: 3 texts with John Wiley & Sons and 10 with Prentice-Hall. Six of these titles are co-authored with his son, Michael Sullivan III. He has four children: Kathleen, who teaches college mathematics; Michael, who teaches college mathematics, Dan who is a Prentice-Hall sales representative, and Colleen, who teaches middle school mathematics. Nine grandchildren round out the family.

Abe Mizrahi enjoyed an active career in mathematics before his untimely passing in 2001. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1965, and was a Professor of Mathematics at Indiana University Northwest. Dr. Mizrahi was a member of the Mathematics of Association of America, and wrote articles that explored topics in math education and the applications of mathematics to economics. Dr. Mizrahi served on many CUPM committees and was a panel member on the CUPM Committee on Applied mathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum. Dr. Mizrahi was the recipient of many NSF grants and served as a consultant to a number of businesses and federal agencies.

 

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Linear Equations 1
Ch. 2 Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices 48
Ch. 3 Linear Programming: Geometric Approach 158
Ch. 4 Linear Programming: Simplex Method 194
Ch. 5 Finance 261
Ch. 6 Sets; Counting Techniques 316
Ch. 7 Probability 364
Ch. 8 Additional Probability Topics 420
Ch. 9 Statistics 469
Ch. 10 Markov Chains; Games 536
Ch. 11 Logic 586
App. A Review 622
App. B Using LINDO to Solve Linear Programming Problems 655
App. C Graphing Utilities 662
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
Photo Credits
Index
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