Description Finite Mathematics, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive text for students majoring in business, economics, life science, or social sciences. Without sacrificing mathematical integrity, the book clearly presents the concepts in a flexible content sequence with a large quantity of exceptional, in-depth exercise sets. The textbook is supported by a wide array of supplements as well as MyMathLab® and MathXL®, the most widely adopted and acclaimed online homework and assessment system on the market.
The student-oriented presentation helps students learn the material just from reading the book and completing exercises.
Time-tested exercise sets cover a diverse range of topics and ensure that students can practice and apply the concepts. Each set has been carefully designed and is sorted by level of difficulty, allowing instructors to choose the most appropriate exercises for their students. Each section also has technology exercises, encouraging students to become familiar with using technology.
Applications contain up-to-date and realistic data to illustrate the relevance of the mathematical concepts. Topics include health expenditures, the federal deficit, mortgages, debt per capita, the effects of mad cow disease on beef exports, and price of gasoline.
Personal finance discussions include many issues that students will confront in the real world, such as traditional and Roth IRAs, consumer loans, mortgages with points, interest-only and adjustable rate mortgages.
Examples throughout the text help students learn the concepts and skills. Many examples use real data to show students how to apply the concepts.
Practice Problems at the end of each section target the concepts that can cause confusion for students. Complete solutions are provided.
Technology help includes detailed instructions for using popular models of graphing calculators and spreadsheet programs to get results quickly without having to consult manuals. Technology sections are optional.
Explorations in Finite Mathematics software is available for download from this book's Companion Website. This powerful tool helps users carry out complicated calculations and visualize concepts such as the solution of geometric linear programming projects and the binomial distributions.
New to This Edition
217 additional exercises brings the number of exercises up to 3,171,providing instructors with added flexibility to create assignments that meet the needs of students.
Updated data in 55 exercises and examples help students see the immediate relevance of the mathematics.
Algebra comments further explain the steps for solving linear equations and inequalities.
Excel® coverage helps students use spreadsheets to enhance their understanding of topics presented in the textbook. This edition includes procedures and tips for using Microsoft Excel 2007. This material is optional and may be skipped without loss of comprehension.
Calculator coverage now includes explanations of the TVM Solver financial calculator on the TI-83/84 Plus.
Financial computations, including compound amounts, annuities, and mortgages, are performed entirely with formulas rather than tables. There is no use of sni, 1/sni, ani, and 1/ani.
Personal finance coverage now includes interest-only and adjustable-rate mortgages, and connects these concepts to the housing crisis of 2008.
Transition diagrams enhance the discussion of Markov processes.
Table of Contents 1. Linear Equations and Straight Lines 2. Matrices 3. Linear Programming, A Geometric Approach 4. The Simplex Method 5. Sets and Counting 6. Probability 7. Probability and Statistics 8. Markov Processes 9. The Theory of Games 10. The Mathematics of Finance 11. Difference Equations and Mathematical Models 12. Logic
Larry Goldstein has received several distinguished teaching awards, given more than fifty Conference and Colloquium talks & addresses, and written more than fifty books in math and computer programming. He received his PhD at Princeton and his BA and MA at the University of Pennsylvania. He also teaches part time at Drexel University.