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Capturing student interest with a wealth of relevant, real world applications, Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble's FINITE MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED CALCULUS, 4th Edition makes the material come alive for students! Providing maximum flexibility with the use of technology, the book integrates the use of spreadsheets and graphing calculators with instructions for Microsoft Excel and the TI-83. This technology material is clearly delineated so instructors can use as much or as little as they would like for their course. The popular accompanying website also provides a wealth of interactive tutorials, exercises, and online support. Connecting with all types of teaching and learning styles, Waner/Costenoble supports a wide range of instructional paradigms: from traditional lecture to a hybrid course to distance learning.

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List price: $266.95 Edition: 4th Copyright year: 2007 Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publication date: 8/24/2006 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 1168 Size: 8.36" wide x 10.16" long x 1.61" tall Weight: 4.950 Language: English

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Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble both received their Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, having studied several years apart with the same advisor, J. Peter May. Their paths merged when Steven joined Stefan at Hofstra University in 1987; since then they have coauthored 15 research papers in algebraic topology. By the early 1990s they had become dissatisfied with many of the Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus textbooks. They wanted textbooks that were more readable and relevant to students' interests, containing examples and exercises that were interesting, and reflected the interactive approaches and techniques they found worked well with their own students. It therefore seemed natural to extend their research collaboration to a joint textbook writing project that expressed these ideals. To this day they continue to work together on their textbook projects, their research in algebraic topology, and their teaching.

Algebra Review

Real Numbers

Exponents and Radicals

Multiplying and Factoring Algebraic Equations

Rational Expressions

Solving Polynomial Equations

Solving Miscellaneous Equations

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

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

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

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

The Mathematics of Finance

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Annuities, Loans, and Bonds

Key Concepts

Review Exercises

Case Study: Saving for College

Technology Guides

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

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

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

Nonlinear Models

Quadratic Functions and Models

Exponential Functions and Models

Logarithmic Functions and Models

Logistic Functions and Models

Key Concepts

Review Exercises

Case Study: Checking up on Malthus

Technology Guides

Optional Internet Topics: Inverse Functions

Using and Deriving Algebraic Properties of Logarithms

Introduction to the Derivative

Limits: Numerical and Graphical Approaches

Limits and Continuity

Limits: Algebraic Approach

Average Rate of Change

Derivatives: Numerical and Graphical Viewpoints

Derivatives: Algebraic Viewpoint

Derivatives of Powers, Sums, and Constant Multiples

A First Application: Marginal Analysis

Key Concepts

Review Exercises

Case Study: Reducing Sulfur Emissions

Technology Guides

Optional Internet Topics: Sketching the Graph of the Derivative

Proof of the Power Rule

Continuity and Differentiability

Techniques of Differentiation

The Product and Quotient Rules

The Chain Rule

Derivatives of Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

Implicit Differentiation

Key Concepts

Review Exercises

Case Study: Projecting Market Growth

Technology Guides

Optional Internet Topic: Linear Approximation and Error Estimation

Applications of the Derivative

Maxima and Minima

Applications of Maxima and Minima

The Second Derivative and Analyzing Graphs

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