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A Beginner's Guide to Finite Mathematics
For Business, Management, and the Social SciencesAuthors: W.D. Wallis
Publisher: Birkhäuser Boston
This concise text takes a distinctly applied approach to finite mathematics at the freshman and sophomore level. Topics are presented sequentially: the book opens with a brief review of sets and numbers, followed by an introduction to data sets, histograms, means and medians. Counting techniques and the Binomial Theorem are covered, which provides the foundation for elementary probability theory; this, in turn, leads to basic statistics. Graph theory is defined, with particular emphasis on its use in mathematical modeling. Matrices and vectors are discussed, along with several elementary commercial applications. The book concludes with an introduction to linear programming, including the simplex method and duality. Ample examples and illustrations are provided throughout; each section contains two sets of problems, with solutions provided for the first set.
Book category: Undergraduate textbook
Main Audience: High school students with two years of basic algebra; undergraduates in business, liberal arts, social sciences; instructors
Bibliography: 2004, XII, 354 p., Softcover