FINITE MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED CALCULUS, Seventh Edition, uses a large number of applications based on real data from business, economics, and the life and social sciences to help you see how mathematics relates to your own life and interests. Thorough spreadsheet and TI Graphing Calculator instructions appears throughout the text, and optional WebAssign platform include detailed teaching videos by an awardwinning instructor. With these tools, plus the authors' website with online "game mode" tutorials and videos on every topic, this text will help you "get" mathematics, whatever your learning style may be.
0. PRECALCULUS REVIEW.
Real Numbers. Exponents and Radicals. Multiplying and Factoring Algebraic Equations. Rational Expressions. Solving Polynomial Equations. Solving Miscellaneous Equations. The Coordinate Plane. Logarithms.
1. FUNCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS.
Functions from the Numerical, Algebraic, and Graphical Viewpoints. Functions and Models. Linear Functions and Models. Linear Regression.
2. NONLINEAR FUNCTIONS AND MODELS.
Quadratic Functions and Models. Exponential Functions and Models. Logarithmic Functions and Models. Logistic Functions and Models.
3. THE MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE.
Simple Interest. Compound Interest. Annuities, Loans, and Bonds.
4. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND MATRICES.
Systems of Two Equations in Two Unknowns. Using Matrices to Solve Systems of Equations. Applications of Systems of Linear Equations.
5. MATRIX ALGEBRA AND APPLICATIONS.
Matrix Addition and Scalar Multiplication. Matrix Multiplication. Matrix Inversion. Game Theory. InputOutput Models.
6. LINEAR PROGRAMMING.
Graphing Linear Inequalities. Solving Linear Programming Problems Graphically. The Simplex Method: Solving Standard Maximization Problems. The Simplex Method: Solving General Linear Programming Problems. The Simplex Method and Duality.
7. SETS AND COUNTING.
Sets and Set Operations. Cardinality. The Addition and Multiplication Principles. Permutations and Combinations.
8. PROBABILITY.
Sample Spaces and Events. Relative Frequency. Probability and Probability Models. Probability and Counting Techniques. Conditional Probability and Independence. Bayes' Theorem and Applications. Markov Systems.
9. RANDOM VARIABLES AND STATISTICS.
Random Variables and Distributions. Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Random Variables. Measures of Central Tendency. Measures of Dispersion. Normal Distributions.
10. INTRODUCTION TO THE DERIVATIVE.
Limits: Numerical and Graphical Approaches. Limits and Continuity. Limits: Algebraic Approach. Average Rate of Change. Derivatives: Numerical and Graphical Viewpoints. Derivatives: Algebraic Viewpoint.
11. TECHNIQUES OF DIFFERENTIATION.
Derivatives of Powers, Sums, and Constant Multiples. A First Application: Marginal Analysis. The Product and Quotient Rules. The Chain Rule. Derivatives of Logarithmic and Exponential Functions. Implicit Differentiation.
12. APPLICATIONS OF THE DERIVATIVE.
Maxima and Minima. Applications of Maxima and Minima. Higher Order Derivatives: Acceleration and Concavity. Analyzing Graphs. Related Rates. Elasticity.
13. THE INTEGRAL.
The Indefinite Integral. Substitution. The Definite Integral: Numerical and Graphical Approaches. The Definite Integral: Algebraic Approach and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
14. FURTHER INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS OF THE INTEGRAL.
Integration by Parts. Area Between Two Curves and Applications. Averages and Moving Averages. Applications to Business and Economics: Consumers' and Producers' Surplus and Continuous Income Streams. Improper Integrals and Applications. Differential Equations and Applications.
15. FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES.
Functions of Several Variables from the Numerical, Algebraic, and Graphical Viewpoints. Partial Derivatives. Maxima and Minima. Constrained Maxima and Minima and Applications. Double Integrals and Applications.
16. TRIGONOMETRIC MODELS.
Trigonometric Functions, Models, and Regression. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions and Applications. Integrals of Trigonometric Functions and Applications.

Stefan Waner
Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble both received their Ph.D.s from the University of Chicago, having studied several years apart with the same advisor, J. Peter May. Their paths merged when Dr. Waner joined Dr. Costenoble at Hofstra University in 1987. Since then, they have coauthored 18 research papers as well as a researchlevel monograph in algebraic topology. By the early 1990s, they had become dissatisfied with many of the finite mathematics and applied calculus textbooks available. They wanted textbook choices that were more readable and relevant to students' interests  texts that contained engaging examples and exercises and texts that reflected the interactive approaches and techniques they found worked well with their own students. It, therefore, seemed natural to extend their research collaboration to a joint textbook writing project that expressed these ideals. To this day, they continue to work together on textbook projects, research in algebraic topology and in their teaching.

Steven Costenoble
Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble both received their Ph.D.s from the University of Chicago, having studied several years apart with the same advisor, J. Peter May. Their paths merged when Dr. Waner joined Dr. Costenoble at Hofstra University in 1987. Since then, they have coauthored 18 research papers as well as a researchlevel monograph in algebraic topology. By the early 1990s, they had become dissatisfied with many of the finite mathematics and applied calculus textbooks available. They wanted textbook choices that were more readable and relevant to students' interests  texts that contained engaging examples and exercises and texts that reflected the interactive approaches and techniques they found worked well with their own students. It, therefore, seemed natural to extend their research collaboration to a joint textbook writing project that expressed these ideals. To this day, they continue to work together on textbook projects, research in algebraic topology and in their teaching.

AN UNSURPASSED COLLECTION OF EXERCISES at all difficulty levels, and exercises based on real, referenced data on topics that students relate to  including social media, the 2008 economic crisis and the 20092016 economic recovery, the 2014 Ebola epidemic, the SARS outbreak of 2003, the 2010 stock market “flash crash” and many others. The inside back cover lists over 90 corporations referenced in the applications.

MANY NEW CONCEPTUAL COMMUNICATION AND REASONING EXERCISES, including many dealing with common student errors and misconceptions, have been added.

LOGARITHMS ARE NOW DISCUSSED IN THE PRECALCULUS REVIEW CHAPTER, up through solving for unknowns in the exponent. Students who need additional preparation in the basis of logarithms can now be assigned this material before studying the section on logarithmic functions and models in Chapter 2. This also makes it easier for instructors who wish to use logarithms in discussions of exponential functions and the mathematics of finance.

CASE STUDIES: Each chapter ends with a Case Study, an extended application that uses and illustrates the central ideas of the chapter, focusing on the development of mathematical models appropriate to the topics. Ideal for assignment as projects, these applications conclude with groups of exercises.

WEBASSIGN: FINITE MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED CALCULUS, 7th Edition, is fully supported by WebAssign, the powerful online homework and course management system that engages students in learning the math. WebAssign includes new endofchapter exercises and prebuilt assignments vetted by trusted subject matter experts along with robust course, section, assignment, and question settings and online testing to help instructors foster a deeper understanding of course concepts.

INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY: QuestionandAnswer Dialogues, EndofSection FAQs, and Before We Go On  The text frequently uses informal questionandanswer dialogues that anticipate the kinds of questions that may occur to students, and thereby guide students through the development of new concepts. Most examples are followed by supplementary “Before We Go On” discussions, which may include a check on the answer, a discussion of the feasibility and significance of a solution, or an indepth look at what the solution means.

QUICK EXAMPLES: Most definition boxes include quick, straightforward examples that students can use to solidify their understanding of each new concept.

MARGINAL TECHNOLOGY NOTES AND ENDOFCHAPTER TECHNOLOGY GUIDES: Brief marginal technology notes outline the use of graphing calculator, spreadsheet, and website technology in appropriate examples. When necessary, the reader is referred to more detailed discussion in the endofchapter Technology Guides, which provide detailed TI83/84 Plus and Spreadsheet Guides at the end of each chapter. Instructors and students can easily use this material or not, as they prefer. Groups of exercises for which the use of technology is suggested or required appear throughout the exercise sets.

COMMUNICATION AND REASONING EXERCISES FOR WRITING AND DISCUSSION: These exercises, which often have no single correct answer, are designed to broaden students' grasp of the mathematical concepts and develop modeling skills. They include exercises in which the student is asked to provide his or her own examples to illustrate a point or design an application with a given solution. They also include "fillintheblank" type exercises, exercises that invite discussion and debate, and exercises in which the student must identify common errors, or sometimes make up their own applications.

AUTHOR WEBSITE: The authors' website at wanermath.com has been evolving for more than a decade and provides instructors with a variety of resources: powerful online utilities that can be used in the classroom to do everything from graphing and evaluating functions and matrix operations to solving linear programming problems both graphically and with the simplex method. In addition, Instructors often use the online interactive tutorials as teaching tools that invite class participation, and can use the randomized “game tutorials” for inclass quizzes that teach as they test. Online interactive text and exercises are also provided for a variety of topics not in the printed book.

COMMUNICATION AND REASONING EXERCISES FOR WRITING AND DISCUSSION: These exercises, which often have no single correct answer, are designed to broaden students' grasp of the mathematical concepts and develop modeling skills. They include exercises in which

AUTHOR WEBSITE: The authors' website gives instructors powerful online tools that can be used in the classroom to do everything from graphing and evaluating functions to displaying and computing integrals and Riemann sums and solving linear programming pr

WEBASSIGN: FINITE MATH AND APPLIED CALCULUS, 7th Edition, is fully supported by WebAssign, the powerful online homework and course management system that engages students in learning the math. WebAssign includes new endofchapter exercises and prebuilt
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