Author:
Geoffrey C. Berresford - Andrew M. Rockett

ISBN 13:
9780618372218

ISBN 10:
618372210

Edition:
2

Publisher:
Cengage Learning

Publication Date:
2004-02-06

Format:
Hardcover

Pages:
656

List Price:
$291.95

The Second Edition of this engaging text for the one-semester finite mathematics course uses intriguing, real-world applications to capture the interest of business, economics, life science, and social science majors. This practical approach to mathematics, along with the integration of graphing calculators and Excel spreadsheet explorations, exposes students to the tools they will encounter in future careers.A wealth of pedagogy includes the following distinctive features: detailed Worked-out Examples with Annotations help students through more challenging concepts; Practice Problems are offered to help students check their understanding of concepts presented in the examples; Section Summaries briefly restate essential formulas and key concepts; Chapter Summary with Hints and Suggestions unify chapter themes, give specific reminders, and reference problems in the review exercises suitable for a practice test; and Cumulative Review Exercises appear at the end of groups of chapters to reinforce previously learned concepts and skills.