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Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications, 10th edition

  • Margaret L. Lial
  • Raymond Greenwell
  • Nathan Ritchey

Published by Pearson (January 7th 2016) - Copyright © 2016

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Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications, Tenth Edition by Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, is our most applied text to date, making the math relevant and accessible for students of business, life science, and social sciences. Current applications, many using real data, are incorporated in numerous forms throughout the book, preparing students for success in their professional careers. With this edition, students will find new ways to help them learn the material, such as Warm-Up Exercises and added “help text” within examples.


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Table of contents

R. Algebra Reference

R-1 Polynomials

R-2 Factoring

R-3 Rational Expressions

R-4 Equations

R-5 Inequalities

R-6 Exponents

R-7 Radicals


1. Linear Functions

1-1 Slopes and Equations of Lines

1-2 Linear Functions and Applications

1-3 The Least Squares Line

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Using Extrapolation to Predict Life Expectancy


2. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

2-1 Solution of Linear Systems by the Echelon Method

2-2 Solution of Linear Systems by the Gauss-Jordan Method

2-3 Addition and Subtraction of Matrices

2-4 Multiplication of Matrices

2-5 Matrix Inverses

2-6 Input-Output Models

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Contagion


3. Linear Programming: The Graphical Method

3-1 Graphing Linear Inequalities

3-2 Solving Linear Programming Problems Graphically

3-3 Applications of Linear Programming

            Chapter Review


4. Linear Programming: The Simplex Method

4-1 Slack Variables and the Pivot

4-2 Maximization Problems

4-3 Minimization Problems; Duality

4-4 Nonstandard Problems

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Using Integer Programming in the Stock-Cutting Problem


5. Mathematics of Finance

5-1 Simple and Compound Interest

5-2 Future Value of an Annuity

5-3 Present Value of an Annuity; Amortization

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Time, Money, and Polynomials


6. Logic

6-1 Statements

6-2 Truth Tables and Equivalent Statements

6-3 The Conditional and Circuits

6-4 More on the Conditional

6-5 Analyzing Arguments and Proofs

6-6 Analyzing Arguments with Quantifiers

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Logic Puzzles


7. Sets and Probability

7-1 Sets

7-2 Applications of Venn Diagrams

7-3 Introduction to Probability

7-4 Basic Concepts of Probability

7-5 Conditional Probability; Independent Events

7-6 Bayes' Theorem

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Medical Diagnosis


8. Counting Principles: Further Probability Topics

8-1 The Multiplication Principle; Permutations

8-2 Combinations

8-3 Probability Applications of Counting Principles

8-4 Binomial Probability

8-5 Probability Distributions; Expected Value

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Optimal Inventory for a Service Truck


9. Statistics

9-1 Frequency Distributions; Measures of Central Tendency

9-2 Measures of Variation

9-3 The Normal Distribution

9-4 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Statistics in the Law - The Castaneda Decision


10. Nonlinear Functions

10-1 Properties of Functions

10-2 Quadratic Functions; Translation and Reflection

10-3 Polynomial and Rational Functions

10-4 Exponential Functions

10-5 Logarithmic Functions

10-6 Applications: Growth and Decay; Mathematics of Finance

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Characteristics of the Monkeyface Prickleback


11. The Derivative

11-1 Limits

11-2 Continuity

11-3 Rates of Change

11-4 Definition of the Derivative

11-5 Graphical Differentiation

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: A Model for Drugs Administered Intravenously


12. Calculating the Derivative

12-1 Techniques for Finding Derivatives

12-2 Derivatives of Products and Quotients

12-3 The Chain Rule

12-4 Derivatives of Exponential Functions

12-5 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Electric Potential and Electric Field


13. Graphs and the Derivative

13-1 Increasing and Decreasing Functions

13-2 Relative Extrema

13-3 Higher Derivatives, Concavity, and the Second Derivative Test

13-4 Curve Sketching

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: A Drug Concentration Model for Orally Administered

Medications (new)


14. Applications of the Derivative

14-1 Absolute Extrema

14-2 Applications of Extrema

14-3 Further Business Applications: Economic Lot Size; Economic Order  Quantity; Elasticity of Demand

14-4 Implicit Differentiation

14-5 Related Rates

14-6 Differentials: Linear Approximation

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: A Total Cost Model for a Training Program


15. Integration

15-1 Antiderivatives

15-2 Substitution

15-3 Area and the Definite Integral

15-4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

15-5 The Area Between Two Curves

15-6 Numerical Integration

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Estimating Depletion Dates for Minerals


16. Further Techniques and Applications of Integration

16-1 Integration by Parts

16-2 Volume and Average Value

16-3 Continuous Money Flow

16-4 Improper Integrals

16-5 Solutions of Elementary and Separable Differential Equations*

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Estimating Learning Curves in Manufacturing with Integrals


17. Multivariable Calculus

17-1 Functions of Several Variables

17-2 Partial Derivatives

17-3 Maxima and Minima

17-4 Lagrange Multipliers

17-5 Total Differentials and Approximations

17-6 Double Integrals

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Using Multivariable Fitting to Create a Response Surface Design


18. Probability and Calculus

18-1 Continuous Probability Models

18-2 Expected Value and Variance of Continuous Random Variables

18-3 Special Probability Density Functions

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Exponential Waiting Times



Table 1 Formulas of/from Geometry

Table 2 Area Under a Normal Curve

Table 3 Integrals


Answers to Selected Exercises

Photo Acknowledgements


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