Finite Mathematics, Student Solutions Manual: An Applied Approach

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Wiley, Sep 10, 1999 - Mathematics - 272 pages
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Making math relevant to the real world The eighth edition lives up to its reputation as a clearly written, comprehensive finite mathematics text. Students will find a greater emphasis on real-world applications from the fields of business and social sciences, making the material relevant to their studies. From the increased use of boxed formulas to informative explanations of examples, Mizrahi and Sullivan make this edition even more accessible to students. Hallmark features
* The comprehensive and readable coverage has received praise through seven editions.
* The text is flexibly organized. A flowchart in the preface shows instructors how to sequence chapters to meet specific needs.
* Well-graded exercise sets at the end of each section help students gain a better understanding of the material.
* End-of-chapter study questions for review include true/false and fill-in-the-blank questions with answers.
* An abundance of realistic examples are provided that gradually increase in difficulty to develop conceptual understanding.
* Mathematical questions from CPA, CMA, and actuary exams show students the relevance of the material.
Also available by Mizrahi and Sullivan: Mathematics: an Applied Approach,7/E (0-471-32203-2)

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Contents

Linear Equations
1
Systems of Linear Equations Matrices
19
Geometric Approach
69

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About the author (1999)

Michael Sullivan is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Chicago State University where he taught for 35 years before retiring a few years ago. Dr. Sullivan is a member of American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges. He is President of Text and Academic Authors Association and represents that organization on the Authors Coalition of America, Mike has been writing textbooks in mathematics for over 30 years. He currently has 13c books in print: 3 texts with John Wiley & Sons and 10 with Prentice-Hall. Six of these titles are co-authored with his son, Michael Sullivan III. He has four children: Kathleen, who teaches college mathematics; Michael, who teaches college mathematics, Dan who is a Prentice-Hall sales representative, and Colleen, who teaches middle school mathematics. Nine grandchildren round out the family.

Abe Mizrahi enjoyed an active career in mathematics before his untimely passing in 2001. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1965, and was a Professor of Mathematics at Indiana University Northwest. Dr. Mizrahi was a member of the Mathematics of Association of America, and wrote articles that explored topics in math education and the applications of mathematics to economics. Dr. Mizrahi served on many CUPM committees and was a panel member on the CUPM Committee on Applied mathematics in the Undergraduate Curriculum. Dr. Mizrahi was the recipient of many NSF grants and served as a consultant to a number of businesses and federal agencies.

Michael Sullivan is currently Director of the Weeks Public Library in Greenland, N.H Over the past twelve years, he has been a director at several public libraries in New England, and served as children's librarian in Everett, Mass. There, his chess program at the Parlin Memorial Library was honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award in the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Award competition. The former president of the New Hampshire Library Association, he was named the New Hampshire Librarian of the Year in 1998. A traveling storyteller, chess instructor, and contributor to Public Libraries, he holds his MLS from Simmons College.

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