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Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences 12th Edition
Soo T. Tan
Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences 11th Edition
Soo T. Tan
ISBN-13: 9781285464657 | ISBN-10: 1285464656
© 2015 | Published |  704  Pages
Previous Editions: 9780840048141

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Market-leading FINITE MATHEMATICS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Eleventh Edition balances modern applications, solid pedagogy, and the latest technology to provide students the context they need to stay motivated in the course and interested in the material. Suitable for majors and non-majors alike, the text uses an intuitive approach that teaches concepts through examples drawn from real-life—particularly from students' fields of interest. In addition, insightful Portfolios highlight the careers of real people and discuss how they incorporate math into their daily professional activities. Numerous exercises ensure that students have a concrete understanding of concepts before advancing to the next topic. The text's pedagogical features coupled with an exciting array of supplements equip students with the tools they need to make the most of their study time and to succeed in the course.



  • PREFACE.
    1. STRAIGHT LINES AND LINEAR FUNCTIONS.
    The Cartesian Coordinate System. Straight Lines. Using Technology: Graphing a Straight Line. Linear Functions and Mathematical Models. Using Technology: Evaluating a Function. Intersection of Straight Lines. Using Technology: Finding the Point(s) of Intersection of Two Graphs. The Method of Least Squares.
    Portfolio. Using Technology: Finding an Equation of a Least-Squares Line. Chapter 1 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 1 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 1 Review Exercises. Chapter 1 Before Moving On.
    2. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND MATRICES.
    Systems of Linear Equations: An Introduction. Systems of Linear Equations: Unique Solutions. Using Technology: Systems of Linear Equations: Unique Solutions. Systems of Linear Equations: Underdetermined and Over-determined Systems. Using Technology: Systems of Linear Equations: Underdetermined and Over-determined Systems. Matrices. Using Technology: Matrix Operations. Multiplication of Matrices. Using Technology: Matrix Multiplication. The Inverse of a Square Matrix. Using Technology: Finding the Inverse of a Square Matrix. Leontief Input—Output Model. Using Technology: The Leontief Input—Output Model. Chapter 2 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 2 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 2 Review Exercises. Chapter 2 Before Moving On.
    3. LINEAR PROGRAMMING: A GEOMETRIC APPROACH.
    Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Linear Programming Problems. Graphical Solutions of Linear Programming Problems. Sensitivity Analysis. Chapter 3 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 3 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 3 Review Exercises. Chapter 3 Before Moving On.
    4. LINEAR PROGRAMMING: AN ALGEBRAIC APPROACH.
    The Simplex Method: Standard Maximization Problems. Portfolio. Using Technology: The Simplex Method: Solving Maximization Problems. The Simplex Method: Standard Minimization Problems. Using Technology: The Simplex Method: Solving Minimization Problems. The Simplex Method: Nonstandard Problems. Chapter 4 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 4 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 4 Review Exercises. Chapter 4 Before Moving On.
    5. MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE.
    Compound Interest. Using Technology: Finding the Accumulated Amount of an Investment, the Effective Rate of Interest, and the Present Value of an Investment. Annuities. Using Technology: Finding the Amount of an Annuity. Amortization and Sinking Funds. Using Technology: Amortizing a Loan. Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions. Chapter 5 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 5 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 5 Review Exercises. Chapter 5 Before Moving On.
    5. SETS AND COUNTING.
    Sets and Set Operations. The Number of Elements in a Finite Set. The Multiplication Principle. Permutations and Combinations. Portfolio. Using Technology: Evaluating n!, P (n,r) and C (n,r). Chapter 6 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 6 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 6 Review Exercises. Chapter 6 Before Moving On.
    7. PROBABILITY.
    Experiments, Sample Spaces, and Events. Definition of Probability. Rules of Probability. Use of Counting Techniques in Probability. Conditional Probability and Independent Events. Bayes'' Theorem. Chapter 7 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 7 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 7 Review Exercises. Chapter 7 Before Moving On.
    8. PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS AND STATISTICS.
    Distributions of Random Variables. Using Technology: Graphing a Histogram. Expected Value. Portfolio. Variance and Standard Deviation. Using Technology: Finding the Mean and Standard Deviation. The Binomial Distribution. The Normal Distribution. Applications of the Normal Distribution. Chapter 8 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 8 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 8 Review Exercises. Chapter 8 Before Moving On.
    9. MARKOV CHAINS AND THE THEORY OF GAMES.
    Markov Chains. Using Technology: Finding Distribution Vectors. Regular Markov Chains. Using Technology: Finding the Long-term Distribution Vector. Absorbing Markov Chains. Game Theory and Strictly Determined Games. Portfolio. Games with Mixed Strategies. Chapter 9 Summary of Principal Formulas and Terms. Chapter 9 Concept Review Questions. Chapter 9 Review Exercises. Chapter 9 Before Moving On.
    Appendix A: Introduction to Logic.
    Propositions and Connectives. Truth Tables. The Conditional and the Biconditional Connectives. Laws of Logic. Arguments. Applications of Logic to Switching Networks.
    Appendix B: The System of Real Numbers.
    Appendix C: A Review of Logarithms.
    Appendix D: Tables.
    Table 1: Binomial Probabilities.
    Table 2: The Standard Normal Distribution.
    Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.
    Index.

    • Flexibility: Optional coverage offers instructors different ways to tailor technology to their course needs. For example, "Using Technology" sections show how graphing utilities can facilitate the analysis and solution of complicated problems. "Exploring with Technology" questions emerge throughout the text in special boxes. And, "Modeling with Data" exercises feature in many of the "Using Technology" subsections, showing students how some of the functions found in the exercises are constructed.
    • Concept mastery: Section exercise sets include "Concept" questions, and chapter reviews contain fill-in-the-blank "Concept Review" questions to check students' understanding of key concepts. Additional routine and true-false questions have been added as well.
    • Thorough: Detailed illustrations support examples and exercises, ensuring student understanding. "Explore and Discuss" questions take concepts a step further and spark student discussion. Other pedagogical tools that help students master the material include: "Self-Check" exercises in every section, "Notes" to clarify more mathematical ideas, "Cautions" highlighting common pitfalls, and more.
    • Motivating real-world applications: Included in the 11th edition are more than 150 new and updated modern applications to motivate students and to illustrate the relevance of mathematics in everyday life. Topics include: social media accounts, corporate fraud, criminal justice, cyber privacy, brand switching among college students, use of landlines vs. cellphones, impact of gas prices, credit card ownership, smartphone ownership, mobile ad revenues, existing home sales, and hybrid vehicle mileage.
    • Portfolio features illustrate mathematics in the workplace. Among those interviewed are the City Manager of Fanfoto and the Technical Director, Europe, of SpiderCloud Wireless.
    • Technology experiences: "Modeling with Data" exercises appear in many of the Using Technology subsections, giving students an inside look at how the author constructed the functions found in the exercises.
    • Study Tabs that work: Convenient color-coded Study Tabs, similar to Post-It® notes, make it easy for students to flag pages that they want to revisit later.
    • New and updated applications.
    • New and updated examples.
    • New and updated exercises.
    • Increased emphasis on prerequisite skills in the accompanying EnhancedWebAssign course with the addition of Just-in-Time and Quick Prep Exercises.
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  • PowerLecture for Tan's Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 10th
    ISBN-10: 0840049056 | ISBN-13:9780840049056
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    Student Solutions Manual for Tan's Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 11th
    ISBN-10: 1285845722 | ISBN-13:9781285845722
    List Price = 84.95
    Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps.
    Complete Solutions Manual for Tan’s Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 11th
    ISBN-10: 1285845749 | ISBN-13:9781285845746
    List Price = 38.95
    Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of exercises in the text.
    PowerLecture for Tan’s Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 11th
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  • Soo T. Tan has published numerous papers in Optimal Control Theory and Numerical Analysis. He received his S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. "One of the most important lessons I learned from my early experience teaching these courses is that many of the students come into these courses with some degree of apprehension. This awareness led to the intuitive approach I have adopted in all of my texts."