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Finite Mathematics

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ISBN-10: 0495017027

ISBN-13: 9780495017028

Edition: 4th 2007

Authors: Stefan Waner, Steven R. Costenoble

List price: $252.95
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Capturing student interest with a wealth of relevant, real world applications, Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble's FINITE MATHEMATICS, Fourth 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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Book details

List price: $252.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/24/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 0.33" wide x 0.40" long x 0.04" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

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.

Functions and Linear Models
Functions from the Numerical and Algebraic Viewpoints
Functions from the Graphical Viewpoint
Linear Functions
Linear Models
Linear Regression
Modeling Spending on Internet Advertising
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
The Impact of Regulating Sulfur Emissions
Matrix Algebra and Applications
Matrix Addition and Scalar Multiplication
Matrix Multiplication
Matrix Inversion
Input-Output Models
Chapter Project: The Japanese Economy
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)
Chapter Project: Airline Scheduling
The Mathematics of Finanace
Simple Interest
Compound Interest
Annuities, Loans, and Bonds
Chapter Project: Saving for College
Sets and Counting
Set Operations
The Addition and Multiplication Principles
Permutations and Combinations
Designing a Puzzle
Sample Spaces and Events
Estimated Probability
Empirical Probability
Probability and Counting Techniques
Probability Distributions
Conditional Probability and Independence
Bayes' Theorem and Applications
Chapter Project: The Monty Hall Problem
Random Variables and Statistics
Random Variables and Distributions
Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Random Variables
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Normal Distributions
Chapter Project: Spotting Tax Fraud with Benford's Law
Optional Internet Topics: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
Confidence Intervals
Hypothesis Testing
Markov Systems
Markov Systems
Distribution Vectors and Powers of the Transition Matrix
Long-Range Behavior of Regular Markov Systems
Absorbing Markov Systems
Chapter Project: Predicting the Price of Gold
Real Numbers
Table: Area Under a Normal Curve
Optional Internet Chapters
G. Game Theory
Two-Person Zero Sum Games
Reduction by Dominance
Strictly Determined Games
Solving Games using the Simplex Method
Expert Opinion--Harvesting Forests
L. Introduction to Logic
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