Finite Mathematics (with Personal Tutor, Premium Web Site Printed Access Card) / Edition 4

Finite Mathematics (with Personal Tutor, Premium Web Site Printed Access Card) / Edition 4

by Stefan Waner, Steven Costenoble
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495017027

ISBN-13: 9780495017028

Pub. Date: 08/24/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Take calculus into the real world with APPLIED CALCULUS. Authors Waner and Costenoble make applied calculus easy to understand and relevant to your interests. And, this textbook interfaces with your graphing calculator and your home spreadsheet program. Plus it comes with AppliedCalculusNOW. After a simple pre-test, the AppliedCalculusNOW online learning system

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Take calculus into the real world with APPLIED CALCULUS. Authors Waner and Costenoble make applied calculus easy to understand and relevant to your interests. And, this textbook interfaces with your graphing calculator and your home spreadsheet program. Plus it comes with AppliedCalculusNOW. After a simple pre-test, the AppliedCalculusNOW online learning system customizes all the exercises and class information around your individual needs. This edition also comes with Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, which gives you access to one-on-one, online tutoring help with an expert in the subject. And it gives you a virtual study group, too—interact with the tutor and other students using two-way audio, an interactive whiteboard for discussing the problem, and instant messaging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495017028
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/24/2006
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
594
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

0. ALGEBRA REVIEW. Real Numbers. Exponents and Radicals. Multiplying and Factoring Algebraic Equations. Rational Expressions. Solving Polynomial Equations. Solving Miscellaneous Equations. 1. FUNCTIONS AND LINEAR MODELS. Functions from the Numerical and Algebraic Viewpoints. Functions from the Graphical Viewpoint. Linear Functions. Linear Models. Linear Regression. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. Case Study: Modeling Spending on Internet Advertising. Technology Guides. Optional Internet Topic: New Functions from Old: Scaled and Shifted Functions. 2. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND MATRICES. Systems of Two Equations in Two Unknowns. Using Matrices to Solve Systems of Equations. Applications of Systems of Linear Equations. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. Case Study: The Impact of Regulating Sulfur Emissions. Technology Guides. 3. MATRIX ALGEBRA AND APPLICATIONS. Matrix Addition and Scalar Multiplication. Matrix Multiplication. Matrix Inversion. Matrices in Practice: Game Theory. Matrices in Practice: Input-Output Models. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. Case Study: The Japanese Economy. Technology Guides. 4. LINEAR PROGRAMMING. Graphing Linear Inequalities. Solving Linear Programming Problems Graphically. The Simplex Method: Solving Standard Maximization Problems. The Simplex Method: Solving General Linear Programming Problems. The Simplex Method and Duality (Optional). Key Concepts. Review Exercises. Case Study: Airline Scheduling. Technology Guides. 5. THE MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE. Simple Interest. Compound Interest. Annuities, Loans, and Bonds. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. Case Study: Saving for College. Technology Guides. 6. SETS AND COUNTING. Sets and Set Operations. Cardinality. The Addition and Multiplication Principles. Permutations and Combinations. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. Case Study: Designing a Puzzle. Technology Guides. 7. PROBABILITY. Sample Spaces and Events. Estimated Probability. Theoretical Probability and Probability Distributions. Probability and Counting Techniques (optional). Conditional Probability and Independence. Bayes'' Theorem and Applications. Probability in Practice: Markov Systems. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. Case Study: The Monty Hall Problem. Technology Guides. 8. RANDOM VARIABLES AND STATISTICS. Random Variables and Distributions. Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Random Variables. Measures of Central Tendency. Measures of Dispersion. Normal Distributions. Key Concepts. Review Exercises. Case Study: Spotting Tax Fraud with Benford's Law. Technology Guides. Optional Internet Topics: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem. Confidence Intervals. Hypothesis Testing. APPENDIX A: LOGIC. APPENDIX B TABLE: AREA UNDER A NORMAL CURVE. ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES. INDEX. OPTIONAL INTERNET TOPIC. S. CALCULUS APPLIED TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS. Introduction. Continuous Random Variables and Histograms. Probability Density Functions: Uniform, Exponential, Normal, and Beta. Mean, Median, Variance and Standard Deviation. Case Study: Creating a Family Trust.

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