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.
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For freshman/sophomore, 2 semester/2-3 quarter courses covering
finite mathematics and calculus for students in the departments of
business, economics, social sciences, or life sciences.
This mid-level text covers mathematics of finance, linear
algebra, linear programming, probability, and descriptive statistics,
with an emphasis on cross-discipline principles and practices. Designed
to be student-friendly 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
NEWMore optional technology examples and
exercisesUsing real data.
NEWTwo group activities end each chapterOne
- Develops students' mechanical skills and increases their
depth of understanding.
NEWReorganized appendix with added Explore-Discuss
- Involves students in a number of concepts covered in
NEWOptional regression analysisIncludes
graphing calculator and spreadsheet output.
- Enables instructors to easily cover appendix topics in
Large variety of up-to-date applicationsUses
simplified versions of real models.
- 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.__
Over 400 numbered worked examplesMany with lettered
- Convinces most students that mathematics is interesting
and useful in the real worlds of business, economics, life sciences,
and social sciences.
Matched problem follows each exampleWith
an answer near the end of the section.
- Illustrates each concept with one or more examples.
Over 5600 carefully selected and graded problemsDivided
into A, B, and C levels of difficulty in each problem set.
- Actively involves students in the learning process and
increases understanding of concepts and mechanics.
Topic selection, coverage, and organizationFrom
the course outlines and catalogs of many major colleges and universities.
- Helps students to develop skills that involve routine,
some theory and the most difficult mechanics.
Algebra review in Appendix A.
- Provides students with the essential mathematical tools
needed to effectively pursue courses of study in business, economics,
life sciences, or social sciences.
Emphasis on the construction of mathematical modelsEspecially
in linear systems and linear programming.
- Supplies a convenient reference to reinforce the essential
skills necessary for success.
Thorough treatment of linear programmingIncludes
simplex; dual and big M methods utilizing slack; surplus; and artificial
- Gives students a thorough introduction to this very important
Explore-Discuss boxesInterspersed in every section.
- Introduces students to applications where the solution
of the mathematical model must be carefully interpreted to find the
solution of the real-world problem.
Optional graphing activities throughoutIncludes
accompanying discussions, examples, or portions of examples solved
on a graphing utility.
- 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 discussionboth in and out of class.
Website features Excel projects based on the text content.
- Demonstrates clearly identified examples and exercises
related to graphic calculators and computers, illustrations of applications
of spreadsheets, and sample computer output.
- Provides students with a valuable resource and interactive
tool to enhance the learning process and their understanding of the
(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.
7. Markov Chains.
8. The Derivative.
9. Graphing and Optimization.
10. Additional Derivative Topics.
12. Additional Integration Topics.
13. Multivariable Calculus.
Appendix A: Basic Algebra Review.
Appendix B: Special Topics.
Appendix C: Tables.
Library of Elementary Functions.