This accessible text is designed to help readers help themselves to excel. The content is organized into two parts: (1) A Library of Elementary Functions (Chapters 1—2) and (2) Finite Mathematics (Chapters 3—11). The book’s overall approach, refined by the authors’ experience with large sections of college freshmen, addresses the challenges of teaching and learning when readers’ prerequisite knowledge varies greatly. Reader-friendly features such as Matched Problems, Explore & Discuss questions, and Conceptual Insights, together with the motivating and ample applications, make this text a popular choice for today’s students and instructors.
Written for students with a background in high school algebra, this text explains finite mathematics with an emphasis on applications to the business and finance worlds. Topics covered include linear inequalities, probability, data description, and Markov chains. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.