Finite Mathematics For the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/20/1999
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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In Finite Mathematics For the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, Sixth Edition, Soo Tan builds on the features that have made his texts market leaders--a real-life, problem-solving approach coupled with a concise writing style, a wealth of interesting and illustrative applications to help students understand the material, and technology coverage that is integrated, but optional, throughout the book. Tan is well known for his ability to present quantitative techniques in an intuitive and accessible yet accurate manner.

Table of Contents

Straight Lines And Linear Functions
The Cartesian Coordinate System
Straight Lines
Linear Functions and Mathematical Models
Intersection of Straight Lines
The Method of Least Squares (Optional)
Summary of Principal Terms
Review Exercises
Systems Of Linear Equations And Matrices
Systems of Linear Equations - Introduction
Solving Systems of Linear Equations I
Solving Systems of Linear Equations II
Multiplication of Matrices
The Inverse of a Square Matrix
Leontief Input-Output Model (Optional)
Summary of Principal Terms
Review Exercises
Linear Programming: A Geometric Approach
Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
Linear Programming Problems
Graphical Solution of Linear Programming Problems
Summary of Principal Terms
Review Exercises
Linear Programming: An Algebraic Approach
The Simplex Method: Standard Maximization Problems
The Simplex Method: Standard Minimization Problems
The Simplex Method: Nonstandard Problems (Optional)
Summary of Principal Terms
Review Exercises
Mathematics Of Finance
Compound Interest
Amortization and Sinking Funds
Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions (Optional)
Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms
Review Exercises
Sets And Counting
Sets and Set Operations
The Number of Elements in a Finite Set
The Multiplication Principle
Permutations and Combinations
Review Exercises
Experiments, Sample Spaces, and Events
Definition of Probability
Rules of Probability
Use of Counting Techniques in Probability
Conditional Probability and Independent Events
Bayes'' Theorem
Summary of Principal Terms
Review Exercises
Probability Distributions And Statistics
Distributions of Random Variables
Expected Value
Variance and Standard Deviation
The Binomial Distribution
The Normal Distribution
Applications of the Normal Distribution
Review Exercises
Markov Chains And The Theory Of Games
Markov Chains
Regular Markov Chains
Absorbing Markov Chains
Game Theory and Strictly Determined Games
Games with Mixed Strategies
Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms
Review Exercises
Introduction To Logic
Propositions and Connectives
Truth Tables
The Conditional and the Biconditional Connectives
Laws of Logic
Applications of Logic to Switching Networks
The System Of Real Numbers
Compound Amount, Present Value, and Annuity
Binomial Probabilities
The Standard Normal Distribution
Answers To Odd-Numbered Exercises
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