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Finite Mathematics and Its Application -text Only (9TH 07 - Old Edition)


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Goldstein’s Finite Mathematics, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive print and online program for readers interested 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.


Linear Equations and Straight Lines; Matrices; Linear Programming, A Geometric Approach; The Simplex Method; Sets and Counting; Probability; Probability and Statistics; Markov Processes; The Theory of Games; The Mathematics of Finance; Difference Equations and Mathematical Models; Logic

  For all readers interested in finite mathematics.

About the Author


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.


David Schneider, who is known widely for his tutorial software, holds a BA degree from Oberlin College and a PhD from MIT.  He is currently an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland. He has authored eight widely used math texts, fourteen highly acclaimed computer books, and three widely used mathematics software packages. He has also produced instructional videotapes at both the University of Maryland and the BBC.

  Martha Siegel holds a BA from Russell Sage College, attended Rensselear Polytechnic Institute as a special student, and received his PhD at the University of Rochester. From 1966 until 1971 she taught at Goucher University in Baltimore. Since 1971 she has been a professor at Towson State University, also in Maryland. Professor Siegel has been on the writing team of this book since the fifth edition and is also the co-author of a precalculus reform book.'

Table of Contents


Index of Applications


1. Linear Equations and Straight Lines

1.1 Coordinate Systems and Graphs

1.2 Linear Inequalities

1.3 The Intersection Point of a Pair of Lines

1.4 The Slope of a Straight Line

1.5 The Method of Least Squares

Chapter Project: Break-even Analysis


2. Matrices

2.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations, I

2.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations, II

2.3 Arithmetic Operations on Matrices

2.4 The Inverse of a Matrix

2.5 The Gauss-Jordan Method for Calculating Inverses

2.6 Input-Output Analysis

Chapter Project: Population Dynamics


3. Linear Programming, A Geometric Approach  

3.1 A Linear Programming Problem

3.2 Linear Programming, I

3.3 Linear Programming, II

Chapter Project: Shadow Prices


4. The Simplex Method

4.1 Slack Variables and the Simplex Tableau

4.2 The Simplex Method, I: Maximum Problems

4.3 The Simplex Method, II: Minimum Problems

4.4 Sensitivity Analysis and Matrix Formulations of Linear Programming Problems

4.5 Duality

Chapter Project: Shadow Prices


5. Sets and Counting

5.1 Sets

5.2 A Fundamental Principle of Counting

5.3 Venn Diagrams and Counting

5.4 The Multiplication Principle

5.5 Permutations and Combinations

5.6 Further Counting Problems

5.7 The Binomial Theorem

5.8 Multinomial Coefficients and Partitions

Chapter Project: Pascal's Triangle


6. Probability

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Experiments, Outcomes, Samples and Events

6.3 Assignment of Probabilities

6.4 Calculating Probabilities of Events

6.5 Conditional Probability and Independence

6.6 Tree Diagrams

6.7 Bayes' Theorem

6.8 Simulation

Chapter Project: Two Paradoxes


7. Probability and Statistics

7.1 Representation of Data

7.2 Frequency and Probability Distributions

7.3 Binomial Trials

7.4 The Mean

7.5 The Variance and Standard Deviation

7.6 The Normal Distribution

7.7 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

Chapter Project: An Unexpected Expected Value


8. Markov Processes

8.1 The Transition Matrix

8.2 Regular Stochastic Matrices

8.3 Absorbing Stochastic Matrices

Chapter Project: Doubly Stochastic Matrices


9. The Theory of Games

9.1 Games and Strategies

9.2 Mixed Strategies

9.3 Determining Optimal Mixed Strategies

Chapter Project: Simulating the Outcomes of Mixed-Strategy Games


10. The Mathematics of Finance

10.1 Interest

10.2 Annuities

10.3 Amortization of Loans

10.4 Personal Financial Decisions

Chapter Project: Two Items of Interest


11. Difference Equations and Mathematical Models

11.1 Introduction to Difference Equations, I

11.2 Introduction to Difference Equations, II

11.3 Graphing Difference Equations

11.4 Mathematics of Personal Finance

11.5 Modeling with Difference Equations

Chapter Project: Connections to Markov Processes


12. Logic

12.1 Introduction to Logic

12.2 Truth Tables

12.3 Implication

12.4 Logical Implication and Equivalence

12.5 Valid Argument

12.6 Predicate Calculus

12.7 Logic Circuits

Chapter Project: A Logic Puzzle


Appendix A: Areas under the Standard Normal Curve

Appendix B: Using the TI-83/84 Plus Graphing Calculators

Appendix C: Spreadsheet Fundamentals

Appendix D: Using the TI-89 Graphing Calculators


Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises


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Goldstein, Larry J.
Academic Internet Publishers
Schneider, David I.
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Siegel, Martha J.
Goldstein, Larry J.
Finite Mathematics
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