Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus

ISBN-10: 061833291X

ISBN-13: 9780618332915

Edition: 2007

Authors: Frank C. Wilson
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Description: Geared toward business and social science majors in a two-semester finite mathematics and applied calculus course, this text equips students with the analytical tools and technological skills they will need in the workplace. Plain language and an easy-to-read style help stress conceptual understanding and reinforce key terms and concepts. At the same time, the incorporation of real-life applications, examples, and data help engage studentseven those who have never enjoyed mathematics. Pedagogy throughout the text helps students analyze data from a variety of approaches, including numeric, algebraic, graphical, literal, and technological. A robust supplement package and exciting new technology program provide students with extensive learning and support, so that instructors can spend more time teaching. Make It Real projects ask students to collect and analyze data that often mirrors their own experiences. Students are able to better process this information and connect math to their own lives. Technology Tips are scattered throughout the text and help guide students through new techniques on the graphing calculator such as graphing a function, solving an equation, or finding the value of a function. Examples, Exercises, and Applications focus on the business or social science student and are based on engaging real-life data. Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, Houghton Mifflin's online learning tool brings your students quality online homework, tutorials, multimedia, and testing that correspond to the Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus text. This content is paired with the recognized course management tools of Blackboard. Use Eduspace to teach all or part of a course online. Streamlined content allows instructors to cover the text in its entirety.

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List price: $299.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/4/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1056
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.950

Frank C. Wilson teaches students mathematics at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to accepting this position, he taught full-time at Green River Community College and at the U.S. Air Force Academy.Frank is the recipient of numerous awards including the Calculus Division Instructor of the Year Award, Make Their Day Staff Award, and Faculty Excellence Award. Nominated by a student, he was featured in Who's Who Among American Teachers in 2004.A dynamic speaker, Frank regularly shares innovative teaching techniques at national and affiliate conferences of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. His 2005 presentation "When Am I Ever Going to Use This? Engaging the Skeptical Student" was attended by more than 110 AMATYC conference attendees.In addition to teaching and writing textbooks, Frank writes children's books. His picture book on measurement, Measure Up! A Bug Contest, was published by Innovative Kids in 2003.Frank is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Shelley, are the proud parents of six children.Feel free to contact Frank at with any questions or feedback.

Note: Each chapter concludes with Review Exercises and aMake It Realproject
Functions and Linear Models
Linear Functions
Linear Models
Systems of Linear Equations
Systems of Linear Equations
Using Matrices to Solve
Linear Systems of Equations
Linear System Applications
Matrix Algebra and Applications
Matrix Addition and Scalar Multiplication
Matrix Multiplication and Inverses Solving
Matrix Equations
Leontief Input-Output Models
Linear Programming
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Solving Linear Programming
Problems Graphically Solving
Standard Maximization Problems with the Simplex Method
Solving Standard Minimization
Problems and the Dual Solving
General Linear Programming
Problems with the Simplex Method
Nonlinear Models
Quadratic Function Models
HigherOrder Polynomial Function Models
Exponential Function Models
Logarithmic Function Models
Choosing a Mathematical Model
Mathematics of Finance Solving
Exponential Equations
Simple and Compound Interest
Future Value of an Increasing Annuity
Present Value of a Decreasing Annuity
Sets and Probability
Introduction to Sets
Cardinality and the Addition and Multiplication
Principles Permutations and Combinations
Introduction to Probability
Basic Probability Concepts
Advanced Probability and Statistics
Conditional Probability Bayes'
Theorem and Applications
Markov Chains
Random Variables and Expected Value
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Normal Distributions
The Derivative
Average Rates of Change Limits and Instantaneous
Rates of Change
The Derivative as a Slope: Graphical Method
The Derivative as a Function: Algebraic Method
Interpreting the Derivative
Differentiation Techniques
Basic Derivative Rules
The Product and Quotient Rules
The Chain Rule
Exponential and Logarithmic Rules
Implicit Differentiation
Derivative Applications
Maxima and Minima
Applications of Maxima and Minima
Concavity and the Second Derivative Related Rates
The Integral Indefinite
Integrals Integration by Substitution
Using Sums to Approximate Area
The Definite Integral
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Advanced Integration
Techniques and Applications
Integration by Parts Area
Between Two Curves
Differential Equations and Applications
Differential Equations: Limited Growth and Logistic Models
Multivariable Functions and Partial Derivatives
Multivariable Functions
Partial Derivatives
Multivariable Maxima and Minima
Constrained Maxima and Minima and Applications
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