Finite Mathematics with Applications In the Management, Natural, and Social Sciences, 13th edition

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

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Published by Pearson (August 22nd 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137952854

Subject: Finite Math & Applied Calculus

Category: Finite Math

Table of contents

Prerequisite Skills Test

Calculus Readiness 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 and Transformations
  • 3.3 Applications of Linear Functions
  • 3.4 Quadratic Functions and Applications
  • 3.5 Polynomial Functions
  • 3.6 Rational Functions
  • 3.7 Composition of 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. The Mathematics of Personal Finance

  • 5.1 Simple and Compound Interest
  • 5.2 Annuities, Future Value, and Sinking Funds
  • 5.3 Consumer Loans and Amortization
  • 5.4 Bonds and Treasury Bills
  • 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

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