Mathematics for Business, Science, and Technology

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Orchard Publications, 2001 - Mathematics - 458 pages
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This text is targeted at high school seniors who plan to enter business, science, and technology related fields, and working professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge on various math topics including probability and optimization methods. This book begins with the basic mathematical operations and ends with advanced and yet practical examples. Contains many real-world examples supplemented with computer applications. It is ideal for self-study.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
6
Multiplication and Division
1
Laws of Logarithms
9
Interpolation and Extrapolation 215
15
Arithmetic Series 219
27
Solutions to Exercises 230
30
Systems of Three Equations
6
Common Probability Distributions and Tests
1
Proportions 223
2
The Uniform Distribution 116
9
The Normal Gaussian Distribution 1113
31
The Students tDistribution 1136
39
The F Distribution 1144
45
The Poisson Distribution 1147
51
The Rayleigh Distribution 1157
57

Matrices and Simultaneous Solution of Equations
13
Summary 325
25
Solutions to Exercises 331
33
Solid Geometry Figures 417
17
Summary 424
25
Exercises 429
33
Trigonometric Functions
5
Fundamental Relations and Identities
11
Exercises 518
18
Fundamentals of Calculus
1
ii
4
Integral Calculus 615
21
Chapter 11
11
Sinking Funds 723
23
Perpetuities 736
36
The MATLAB Financial Toolbox 758
65
Solutions to Exercises 778
78
StraightLine SL Depreciation Method
4
Impairments 818
18
Chapter 9
35
Exercises 914
49
Probability Function 102
69
Sampling Distribution of Means 1163
63
The z t F and tests 1172
72
χ2 Summary 1178
78
Summary 224
85
Exercises 1187
87
Chapter 12
93
Parabolic Regression 127
101
Two Random Variables 1011
102
Correlation Coefficient 1212
107
Solutions to Exercises 1221
115
Chapter 13
117
Summary 1019
126
Introduction 131
141
Exercises 228
151
Appendix
1
Exercises 1022
10
Subplots A19
19
Appendix
1
The Gamma Distribution B15
15
Some Practical Examples
29
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Steven T. Karris, MSEE, P.E., earned a bachelors degree in electrical engineering at Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, a masters degree in electrical engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, and has done post-master work at the latter. He is a registered professional engineer in California and Florida. He has over 30 years of professional engineering experience in industry. In addition, he has over 25 years of teaching experience that he acquired at several educational institutions as an adjunct professor. He is currently with UC Berkeley Extension.

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