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Finite Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0321760034

ISBN-13: 9780321760036

Edition: 10th 2012

Authors: Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey

List price: $199.95
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This package consists of the textbook plus an access kit for MyMathLab/MyStatLab.   Finite Mathematics, Tenth Edition, by Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, is our most applied text to date, incorporating new applications and features to make the math real and accessible. Current applications for business and the social/life sciences, many using real data, are incorporated in numerous forms throughout the book, preparing students for success in their professional careers. With this edition, students will find new ways to get involved with the material, such as ;Your Turn ; exercises and ;Apply It ; vignettes that encourage active participation. Revised artwork and many optional opportunities for technology use allow for increased visualization and a better understanding of difficult concepts. MyMathLab®brings everything together by providing a complete online course solution with multimedia resources such as a comprehensive series of video lectures, graphing calculator help, and increased exercise coverage.   MyMathLabprovides a wide range of homework, tutorial, and assessment tools that make it easy to manage your course online.
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Book details

List price: $199.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 7/14/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 640
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.344

Algebra Reference
Rational Expressions
Linear Functions
Slopes and Equations of Lines
Linear Functions and Applications
The Least Squares Line
Chapter 1 Review
Extended Application: Using Extrapolation to Predict Life Expectancy
Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
Solution of Linear Systems by the Echelon Method
Solution of Linear Systems by the Gauss-Jordan Method
Addition and Subtraction of Matrices
Multiplication of Matrices
Matrix Inverses
Input-Output Models
Chapter 2 Review
Extended Application: Contagion
Linear Programming: The Graphical Method
Graphing Linear Inequalities
Solving Linear Programming Problems Graphically
Applications of Linear Programming
Chapter 3 Review
Extended Application: Sensitivity Analysis
Linear Programming: The Simplex Method
Slack Variables and the Pivot
Maximization Problems
Minimization Problems; Duality
Nonstandard Problems
Chapter 4 Review
Extended Application: Using Integer Programming in the Stock-Cutting Problem
Mathematics of Finance
Simple and Compound Interest
Future Value of an Annuity
Present Value of an Annuity; Amortization
Chapter 5 Review
Extended Application: Time, Money, and Polynomials
Truth Tables and Equivalent Statements
The Conditional and Circuits
More on the Conditional
Analyzing Arguments and Proofs
Analyzing Arguments with Quantifiers
Chapter 6 Review
Extended Application: Logic Puzzles
Sets and Probability
Applications of Venn Diagrams
Introduction to Probability
Basic Concepts of Probability
Conditional Probability; Independent Events
Bayes' Theorem
Chapter 7 Review
Extended Application: Medical Diagnosis
Counting Principles; Further Probability Topics
The Multiplication Principle; Permutations
Probability Applications of Counting Principles
Binomial Probability
Probability Distributions; Expected Value
Chapter 8 Review
Extended Application: Optimal Inventory for a Service Truck
Frequency Distributions; Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Variation
The Normal Distribution
Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution
Chapter 9 Review
Extended Application: Statistics in the Law--TheCastanedaDecision
Markov Chains
Basic Properties of Markov Chains
Regular Markov Chains
Absorbing Markov Chains
Chapter 10 Review
Extended Application: A Markov Chain Model for Teacher Retention
Game Theory
Strictly Determined Games
Mixed Strategies
Game Theory and Linear Programming
Chapter 11 Review
Extended Application: The Prisoner's Dilemma--Non