Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences, Hybrid (with Enhanced WebAssign with eBook LOE Printed Access Card for One-Term Math and Science) / Edition 10

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Reflecting Cengage Learning's commitment to offering value for students, this new hybrid edition features the instructional presentation found in the full text while delivering all of end-of-section exercises online in Enhanced WebAssign. Access to Enhanced WebAssign includes the new media-rich Cengage YouBook, giving you an interactive learning experience with the convenience of a text that is both brief and affordable. MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition, is intended for a two-semester applied calculus or combined finite mathematics and applied calculus course. The book's concept-based approach, multiple presentation methods, and interesting and relevant applications keep students who typically take the course—business, economics, life sciences, and social sciences majors—engaged in the material. This edition broadens the book's real-life context by adding a number of environmental science and economic applications. The use of modeling has been expanded, with modeling problems now clearly labeled in the examples. Also included in the Tenth Edition is a brief review of algebra to prepare students with different backgrounds for the material in later chapters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133364832
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 271,779
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

A professor at the University of South Carolina, Ron Harshbarger has worked with Jim Reynolds on MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS since the book's inception. Like his co-author, he has taught for over 20 years, at all levels of undergraduate mathematics.

A professor at Clarion University in Pennsylvania, Jim Reynolds has worked with Ron Harshbarger on MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS since the book's inception. Like his co-author, he has taught for over 20 years, at all levels of undergraduate mathematics.

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Table of Contents

0. ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS. Sets. The Real Numbers. Integral Exponents. Radicals and Rational Exponents. Operations with Algebraic Expressions. Factoring. Algebraic Fractions. 1. LINEAR EQUATIONS AND FUNCTIONS. Solutions of Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. Functions. Linear Functions. Graphs and Graphing Utilities. Solution of Systems of Linear Equations. Applications of Functions in Business and Economics. 2. QUADRATIC AND OTHER SPECIAL FUNCTIONS. Quadratic Equations. Quadratic Functions: Parabolas. Business Applications Using Quadratics. Special Functions and Their Graphs. Modeling; Fitting Curves to Data with Graphing Utilities (optional). 3. MATRICES. Matrices. Multiplication of Matrices. Gauss-Jordan Elimination: Solving Systems of Equations. Inverse of a Square Matrix; Matrix Equations. Applications of Matrices: Leontief Input-Output Models. 4. INEQUALITIES AND LINEAR PROGRAMMING. Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Linear Programming: Graphical Methods. The Simplex Method: Maximization. The Simplex Method: Duality and Minimization. The Simplex Method with Mixed Constraints. 5. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions and Their Properties. Solution of Exponential Equations: Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. 6. MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE. Simple Interest; Sequences. Compound Interest; Geometric Sequences. Future Value of Annuities. Present Value of Annuities. Loans and Amortization. 7. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY. Probability; Odds. Unions and Intersections of Events: One-Trial Experiments. Conditional Probability: The Product Rule. Probability Trees and Bayes' Formula. Counting: Permutations and Combinations. Permutations, Combinations, and Probability. Markov Chains. 8. FURTHER TOPICS IN PROBABILITY; DATA DESCRIPTION. Binomial Probability Experiments. Data Descriptions. Discrete Probability Distributions; The Binomial Distribution. Normal Probability Distribution. The Normal Curve Approximation to the Binomial Distribution. 9. DERIVATIVES. Limits. Continuous Functions; Limits at Infinity. Rates of Change and Derivatives. Derivative Formulas. The Product Rule and the Quotient Rule. The Chain Rule and the Power Rule. Using Derivative Formulas. Higher-Order Derivatives. Applications: Marginals and Derivatives. 10. APPLICATIONS OF DERIVATIVES. Relative Maxima and Minima: Curve Sketching. Concavity: Points of Inflection. Optimization in Business and Economics. Applications of Maxima and Minima. Rational Functions: More Curve Sketching. 11. DERIVATIVES CONTINUED. Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. Derivatives of Exponential Functions. Implicit Differentiation. Related Rates. Applications in Business and Economics. 12. INDEFINITE INTEGRALS. The Indefinite Integral. The Power Rule. Integrals Involving Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Applications of the Indefinite Integral in Business and Economics. Differential Equations. 13. DEFINITE INTEGRALS: TECHNIQUES OF INTEGRATION. Area Under a Curve. The Definite Integral: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Area Between Two Curves. Applications of Definite Integrals in Business and Economics. Using Tables of Integrals. Integration by Parts. Improper Integrals and Their Applications. Numerical Integration Methods: Trapezoidal Rule and Simpson's Rule. 14. FUNCTIONS OF TWO OR MORE VARIABLES. Functions of Two or More Variables. Partial Differentiation. Applications of Functions of Two Variables in Business and Economics. Maxima and Minima. Maxima and Minima of Functions Subject to Constraints: Lagrange Multipliers. Appendix A: Financial Tables. Appendix B: Areas Under the Standard Normal Curve. Appendix C: Calculator Guide. Appendix D: Guide to Excel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Too cheap to be true? Yeah, it is.

    This book DOES NOT feature homework questions inside the book, and all of it is instead online on some Webassign system that can only be accessed if you're given an account by your teacher. You can't make a Webassign account on your own! That is bad if your teacher assigns homework out of the book and none of the course involves Webassign at all.

    I thought I was getting a good deal out of this but instead got a hybrid book that only applies to classes that utilize Webassign. I was hoping that Webassign was a simple set up an account and use the access code so you can at least read the e-book deal, but noooooo, a course has to have been made by your instructor, and of course an instructor is too busy to go through all of that just for you.

    All of this headache could've been avoided if the description wasn't a copy and paste of the actual 10th edition and actually mentioned that this book was for classes that use an online system.

    I lost $100 on this since Barnes & Noble doesn't refund things out of the shrink wrap. Thanks a lot.

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