Finite Mathematics by Margaret L. Lial

Finite Mathematics

byMargaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey

Hardcover | August 23, 2015

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Finite Mathematics, Eleventh Edition by Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, is our most applied text to date, making the math relevant and accessible for students of business, life science, and social sciences. Current applications, many using real data, are incorporated in numerous forms throughout the book, preparing students for success in their professional careers. With this edition, students will find new ways to help them learn the material, such as Warm-Up Exercises and added “help text” within examples.


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Marge Lial (late) was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, was affiliate...
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Title:Finite MathematicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 10.8 × 8.6 × 0.8 inPublished:August 23, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

R. Algebra Reference

R-1 Polynomials

R-2 Factoring

R-3 Rational Expressions

R-4 Equations

R-5 Inequalities

R-6 Exponents

R-7 Radicals


1. Linear Functions

1-1 Slopes and Equations of Lines

1-2 Linear Functions and Applications

1-3 The Least Squares Line

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Using Extrapolation to Predict Life Expectancy


2. Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

2-1 Solution of Linear Systems by the Echelon Method

2-2 Solution of Linear Systems by the Gauss-Jordan Method

2-3 Addition and Subtraction of Matrices

2-4 Multiplication of Matrices

2-5 Matrix Inverses

2-6 Input-Output Models

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Contagion


3. Linear Programming: The Graphical Method

3-1 Graphing Linear Inequalities

3-2 Solving Linear Programming Problems Graphically

3-3 Applications of Linear Programming

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Sensitivity Analysis


4. Linear Programming: The Simplex Method

4-1 Slack Variables and the Pivot

4-2 Maximization Problems

4-3 Minimization Problems; Duality

4-4 Nonstandard Problems

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Using Integer Programming in the Stock-Cutting Problem


5. Mathematics of Finance

5-1 Simple and Compound Interest

5-2 Future Value of an Annuity

5-3 Present Value of an Annuity; Amortization

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Time, Money, and Polynomials


6. Logic

6-1 Statements

6-2 Truth Tables and Equivalent Statements

6-3 The Conditional and Circuits

6-4 More on the Conditional

6-5 Analyzing Arguments and Proofs

6-6 Analyzing Arguments with Quantifiers

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Logic Puzzles


7. Sets and Probability

7-1 Sets

7-2 Applications of Venn Diagrams

7-3 Introduction to Probability

7-4 Basic Concepts of Probability

7-5 Conditional Probability; Independent Events

7-6 Bayes' Theorem

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Medical Diagnosis


8. Counting Principles: Further Probability Topics

8-1 The Multiplication Principle; Permutations

8-2 Combinations

8-3 Probability Applications of Counting Principles

8-4 Binomial Probability

8-5 Probability Distributions; Expected Value

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Optimal Inventory for a Service Truck


9. Statistics

9-1 Frequency Distributions; Measures of Central Tendency

9-2 Measures of Variation

9-3 The Normal Distribution

9-4 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: Statistics in the Law - The Castaneda Decision


10. Markov Chains

10-1 Basic Properties of Markov Chains

10-2 Regular Markov Chains

10-3 Absorbing Markov Chains

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: A Markov Chain Model for Teacher Retention


11. Game Theory

11.1 Strictly Determined Games

11.2 Mixed Strategies

11.3 Game Theory and Linear Programming

            Chapter Review

            Extended Application: The Prisoner's Dilemma - Non-Zero-Sum Games in Economics



Area Under a Normal Curve

Answers to Selected Exercises

Photo Acknowledgements