Mathematics: An Applied Approach

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 1, 2004 - Mathematics - 1256 pages
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Continuing its rich tradition of engaging students and demonstrating how mathematics applies to various fields of study, the new edition of this text is packed with real data and real-life applications to business, economics, social and life sciences. Users continually praise Sullivan and Mizrahi for their attention to conceptual development, well-graded and applied examples and exercise sets that include CPA, CMA, and Actuarial exam questions. The new Eighth Edition also features a new full color design and improved goal-oriented pedagogy to facilitate understanding, including:
  • More opportunities for the use of graphing calculator, including screen shots and instructions.
  • Icons clearly identify each opportunity for the use of spreadsheets or graphing calculator.
  • Work problems appear throughout the text, giving the student the chance to immediately reinforce the concept or skill they have just learned.
  • Chapter Reviews contain a variety of features to help synthesize the ideas of the chapter, including: Objectives Check, Important Terms and Concepts, True-False Items,Fill in the Blanks, Review Exercises, Mathematical Questions from Professional Exams (CPA).
 

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Contents

LINEAR EQUATIONS
2
Chapter Review
43
FINANCE
105
Chapter Review
151
GEOMETRIC APPROACH
158
Chapter Review
187
SIMPLEX METHOD
194
Chapter Review
252
CLASSES OF FUNCTIONS
603
Chapter Review
667
Predicting Population Growth
674
Chapter Review
707
THE DERIVATIVE OF A FUNCTION
713
Chapter Review
780
GRAPHING FUNCTIONS
787
Chapter Review
852

Balancing NutrientsContinued
258
Chapter Review
310
SETS COUNTING TECHNIQUES
316
Chapter Review
357
PROBABILITY
364
Chapter Review
412
Asking Sensitive Questions Using Conditional Probability
418
Chapter Review
461
STATISTICS
469
Chapter Review
525
Average Weather
533
Chapter Review
596
Evaluating Car Rental Costs
602
THE INTEGRAL OF A FUNCTION
860
Chapter Review
917
OTHER APPLICATIONS AND EXTENSIONS
925
Chapter Review
945
CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF
951
Chapter Review
992
APPENDIX A REVIEW
2
The Distance Formula A85
87
PROGRAMMING PROBLEMS
93
Answers to OddNumbered Problems
112
Photo Credits PC1
224
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Michael Sullivan is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Chicago State Universty where he taught for 35 years before retiring two years ago. Dr. Sullivan is a member of American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Mathematical Association of Two year Colleges. He is president of the Text and Academic Authors Association and represents that organization on the Authors Coalition of America. Mike has been writing textbooks for over 30 years.

Abe Mizrahi enjoyed an active career in mathematics before his untimely passing in 2001. He was a Professor of Mathematics at Indiana University Northwest and a member of the Mathematics Association of America. He wrote articles that explored topics in math education and the applications of mathematics to economics.

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