
College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences, 8/e
Raymond A. Barnett, Emeritus, Merritt College
Michael R. Ziegler, Marquette University
Karl E. Byleen, Marquette University
Published August, 1998 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 1999, 1138 pp.
Cloth
ISBN 0130797685

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For freshman/sophomore, 2 semester/23 quarter courses covering
finite mathematics and calculus for students in the departments of
business, economics, social sciences, or life sciences.
This midlevel text covers mathematics of finance, linear
algebra, linear programming, probability, and descriptive statistics,
with an emphasis on crossdiscipline principles and practices. Designed
to be studentfriendly and accessible, it develops a thorough, functional
understanding of mathematical concepts in preparation for their application
in other areas. Coverage concentrates on developing concepts and ideas
followed immediately by developing computational skills and problem
solving.
NEW—More optional technology examples and
exercises—Using real data.
 Develops students' mechanical skills and increases their
depth of understanding.
NEW—Two group activities end each chapter—One
involves technology.
 Involves students in a number of concepts covered in
the chapter.
NEW—Reorganized appendix with added ExploreDiscuss
elements.
 Enables instructors to easily cover appendix topics in
class.
NEW—Optional regression analysis—Includes
graphing calculator and spreadsheet output.
 Illustrates one of the basic tools of mathematical modeling
with optional examples and exercises, so that students can relate
the text topics to the real world. Ex.__
Large variety of uptodate applications—Uses
simplified versions of real models.
 Convinces most students that mathematics is interesting
and useful in the real worlds of business, economics, life sciences,
and social sciences.
Over 400 numbered worked examples—Many with lettered
parts.
 Illustrates each concept with one or more examples.
“Matched” problem follows each example—With
an answer near the end of the section.
 Actively involves students in the learning process and
increases understanding of concepts and mechanics.
Over 5600 carefully selected and graded problems—Divided
into A, B, and C levels of difficulty in each problem set.
 Helps students to develop skills that involve routine,
some theory and the most difficult mechanics.
Topic selection, coverage, and organization—From
the course outlines and catalogs of many major colleges and universities.
 Provides students with the essential mathematical tools
needed to effectively pursue courses of study in business, economics,
life sciences, or social sciences.
Algebra review in Appendix A.
 Supplies a convenient reference to reinforce the essential
skills necessary for success.
Emphasis on the construction of mathematical models—Especially
in linear systems and linear programming.
 Gives students a thorough introduction to this very important
topic.
Thorough treatment of linear programming—Includes
simplex; dual and big M methods utilizing slack; surplus; and artificial
variables.
 Introduces students to applications where the solution
of the mathematical model must be carefully interpreted to find the
solution of the realworld problem.
ExploreDiscuss boxes—Interspersed in every section.
 Encourages students to think about a relationship or
process before a result is stated, or investigate additional consequences
of a development in the text, so that they can better participate
in the learning process and discussion—both in and out of class.
Optional graphing activities throughout—Includes
accompanying discussions, examples, or portions of examples solved
on a graphing utility.
 Demonstrates clearly identified examples and exercises
related to graphic calculators and computers, illustrations of applications
of spreadsheets, and sample computer output.
Website features Excel projects based on the text content.
 Provides students with a valuable resource and interactive
tool to enhance the learning process and their understanding of the
material covered.
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Review and Group Activities.)
I. A LIBRARY OF ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS.
1. A Beginning Library of Elementary Functions.
2. Additional Elementary Functions.
II. FINITE MATHEMATICS.
3. Mathematics of Finance.
4. Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices.
5. Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming.
6. Probability.
7. Markov Chains.
III. CALCULUS.
8. The Derivative.
9. Graphing and Optimization.
10. Additional Derivative Topics.
11. Integration.
12. Additional Integration Topics.
13. Multivariable Calculus.
Appendix A: Basic Algebra Review.
Appendix B: Special Topics.
Appendix C: Tables.
Answers.
Index.
Library of Elementary Functions.
Applications Index.
