Finite Mathematics with Applications In the Management, Natural, and Social Sciences, 12th edition

  • Margaret L. Lial, 
  • Tom Hungerford, 
  • John P. Holcomb, 
  • Bernadette Mullins

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Finite Mathematics with Applications in the Management, Natural, and Social Sciences helps you build a strong foundation through 4 chapters of algebra coverage before tackling finite mathematics topics. The text offers a grounded presentation and real-world applications to motivate you every step along the way.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137554874

Subject: Finite Math & Applied Calculus

Category: Finite Math

Table of contents

To the Student
Prerequisite Skills Test

1. Algebra and Equations
1.1 The Real Numbers
1.2 Polynomials
1.3 Factoring
1.4 Rational Expressions
1.5 Exponents and Radicals
1.6 First-Degree Equations
1.7 Quadratic Equations
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 1. Energy Efficiency and Long-Term Cost Savings

2. Graphs, Lines, and Inequalities
2.1 Graphs
2.2 Equations of Lines
2.3 Linear Models
2.4 Linear Inequalities
2.5 Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 2. Using Extrapolation and Interpolation for Prediction

3. Functions and Graphs
3.1 Functions
3.2 Graphs of Functions
3.3 Applications of Linear Functions
3.4 Quadratic Functions and Applications
3.5 Polynomial Functions
3.6 Rational Functions
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 3. Maximizing Profit

4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
4.1 Exponential Functions
4.2 Applications of Exponential Functions
4.3 Logarithmic Functions
4.4 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations 
Summary and Review

5. Mathematics of Finance
5.1 Simple Interest and Discount
5.2 Compound Interest
5.3 Annuities, Future Value, and Sinking Funds
5.4 Annuities, Present Value, and Amortization
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 5. Investing in Stocks and Using the Rule of 72

6. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
6.1 Systems of Two Linear Equations in Two Variables
6.2 Larger Systems of Linear Equations
6.3 Applications of Systems of Linear Equations
6.4 Basic Matrix Operations
6.5 Matrix Products and Inverses
6.6 Applications of Matrices
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 6. Airline Route Maps

7. Linear Programming
7.1 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
7.2 Linear Programming: The Graphical Method
7.3 Applications of Linear Programming
7.4 The Simplex Method: Maximization
7.5 Maximization Applications
7.6 The Simplex Method: Duality and Minimization
7.7 The Simplex Method: Nonstandard Problems
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 7. Cooking with Linear Programming

8. Sets and Probability
8.1 Sets
8.2 Applications of Venn Diagrams and Contingency Tables
8.3 Introduction to Probability
8.4 Basic Concepts of Probability
8.5 Conditional Probability and Independent Events
8.6 Bayes' Formula
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 8. Medical Diagnosis

9. Counting, Probability Distributions, and Further Topics in Probability
9.1 Probability Distributions and Expected Value
9.2 The Multiplication Principle, Permutations, and Combinations
9.3 Applications of Counting
9.4 Binomial Probability
9.5 Markov Chains
9.6 Decision Making
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 9. Quick Draw® from the New York State Lottery

10. Introduction to Statistics
10.1 Frequency Distributions
10.2 Measures of Center
10.3 Measures of Variation and Boxplots
10.4 Normal Distributions
Summary and Review
CASE STUDY 10. Standard Deviation as a Measure of Risk

Appendix A: Areas under the Normal Curve
Appendix B: Solutions to Prerequisite Skills Test
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index of Companies, Products, and Agencies
Index of Applications
Subject Index
Photo Credits
Reference Endpapers:

Algebra Review
Geometric Formulas
Finite Math Review

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