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Finite Mathematics

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ISBN-10: 0538497327

ISBN-13: 9780538497329

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Howard L. Rolf

List price: $222.00
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The new edition of Rolf's FINITE MATHEMATICS relies on a rich array of examples and a user-friendly approach to clearly illustrate the utility of mathematical concepts in analyzing and solving problems. In addition, the new Edition continues to offer flexible technology integration with optional graphing calculator problems and Excel applications for instructors who wish to bring technology into the course. This Enhanced Edition includes instant access to Enhanced WebAssign®, the most widely-used and reliable homework system. Enhanced WebAssign® presents over a thousand problems, links to relevant textbook sections, video examples, problem-specific tutorials, and more, that help students…    
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Book details

List price: $222.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/10/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 920
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Functions and Lines
Graphs and Lines
Mathematical Models and Applications of Linear Functions
Linear Systems
Systems of Two Equations
Systems with Three Variables: An Introduction to a Matrix Representation of a Linear System of Equations
Gauss-Jordan Method for General Systems of Equations
Matrix Operations
Multiplication of Matrices
The Inverse of a Matrix
Leontief Input-Output Model in Economics
Linear Regression
Linear Programming
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Solutions of Systems of Inequalities: a Geometric Picture
Linear Programming: a Geometric Approach
Linear Programming: the Simplex Method
Setting Up the Simplex Methods
The Simplex Method
The Standard Minimum Problem: Duality
Mixed Constraints
Multiple Solutions, Unbounded Solutions, and No Solutions
What's Happening in the Simplex Method? (Optional)
Mathematics of Finance
Simple Interest Compound Interest Annuities and Sinking Funds
Present Value of an Annuity and Amortization
Sets and Counting
Counting Elements in a Subset Using a Venn Diagram
Basic Counting Principles
A Mixture of Counting Problems
Partitions (Optional)
Introduction to Probability
Equally Likely Events
Compound Events: Union, Intersection, and Complement
Conditional Probability
Independent Events
Bayes' Rule
Markov Chains
Frequency Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion: Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation
Random Variables and Probability Distributions of Discrete Random Variables
Expected Value of a Random Variable
Binomial Experiments and Binomial Distribution
Normal Distribution
Estimating Bounds on a Proportion
Game Theory
Two-Person Games
Mixed Strategy Games
Conditional Statements
Equivalent Statements
Valid Arguments
Review Topics
Properties of Real Numbers
Solving Linear Equations
Coordinate Systems
Linear Inequalities and Interval Notation
Using a TI-83 Graphing Calculator
Arithmetic Operations
Evaluating a Function
Finding the Intersection of Two Graphs
Constructing a Table
Using Excel