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Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble's FINITE MATHEMATICS, Third Edition is designed to address the considerable challenge of generating enthusiasm and developing mathematical sophistication in applied mathematics courses offered on many college campuses. The new edition retains its engaging conversational style and focus on real data and real world applications of mathematics—a strategy that has proven to be pedagogically successful. The wealth of applications, the highly effective integrated, yet optional, use of graphing calculators or spreadsheets, and the robust supplemental Web site that has received praise from around the world, make Waner/Costenoble's text an outstanding choice.

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Emphasizing real world relevance (though not retaining the tile of the 1996 edition, , HarperCollins College Pub.), Waner and Costenoble (Hofstra U.) cover functions and linear models, systems of linear equations and matrices, matrix algebra and applications, linear programming, the math of finance, sets and counting, probability, random variables and statistics, Markov systems, game theory, and introductory logic. Chapters integrate Excel spreadsheet and graphing calculator use, question-and-answer dialogues, extended applications, exercises with an answer key, review tests, and online reviews for a supplementary Web site. Intended as a one-term course for students majoring in business, the social sciences, or liberal arts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534419493
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/19/2003
  • Edition description: With InfoTrac
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

1. FUNCTIONS AND LINEAR MODELS. Introduction. Functions from the Numerical and Algebraic Viewpoints. Functions from the Graphical Viewpoint. Linear Functions. Linear Models. Linear Regression. Case Study: Modeling Spending on Internet Advertising. Optional Internet Topic: New Functions from Old: Scaled and Shifted Functions. 2. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND MATRICES. Introduction. Systems of Two Equations in Two Unknowns. Using Matrices to Solve Systems of Equations. Applications of Systems of Linear Equations. Case Study: The Impact of Regulating Sulfur Emissions. 3. MATRIX ALGEBRA AND APPLICATIONS. Introduction. Matrix Addition and Scalar Multiplication. Matrix Multiplication. Matrix Inversion. Input-Output Models. Case Study: The Japanese Economy. 4. LINEAR PROGRAMMING. Introduction. 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). Case Study: Airline Scheduling. 5. THE MATHEMATICS OF FINANACE. Introduction. Simple Interest. Compound Interest. Annuities, Loans, and Bonds. Case Study: Saving for College. 6. SETS AND COUNTING. Introduction. Set Operations. Cardinality. The Addition and Multiplication Principles. Permutations and Combinations. Case Study: Designing a Puzzle. 7. PROBABILITY. Introduction. Sample Spaces and Events. Estimated Probability. Empirical Probability. Probability and Counting Techniques. Probability Distributions. Conditional Probability and Independence. Bayes'' Theorem and Applications. Case Study: The Monty Hall Problem. 8. RANDOM VARIABLES AND STATISTICS. Introduction. Random Variables and Distributions. Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Random Variables. Measures of Central Tendency. Measures of Dispersion. Normal Distributions. Case Study: Spotting Tax Fraud with Benford's Law. Optional Internet Topics: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem. Confidence Intervals. Hypothesis Testing. 9. MARKOV SYSTEMS. Introduction. Markov Systems. Distribution Vectors and Powers of the Transition Matrix. Long-Range Behavior of Regular Markov Systems. Absorbing Markov Systems. Case Study: Predicting the Price of Gold. OPTIONAL INTERNET CHAPTERS. G. Game Theory. Introduction. Two-Person Zero Sum Games; Reduction by Dominance. Strictly Determined Games. Solving Games using the Simplex Method. Expert Opinion—arvesting Forests. L. Introduction to Logic. Introduction. Statements and Logical Operators. Logical Equivalence, Tautologies and Contradictions. The Conditional and the Biconditional. Tautological Implications and Tautological Equivalences. Rules of Inference. Arguments and Proofs. Appendix A: Real Numbers. Appendix B: Table: Area Under a Normal Curve. Answers to Selected Exercises. Index.

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