
Applied Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences, 7/e
Raymond A. Barnett, (Emeritus) Merritt College
Michael R. Zieger
Karl E. Byleen, both of Marquette University
Published August, 1999 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 2000, 1203 pp.
Cloth
ISBN 0130831204

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For twoterm, or condensed oneterm, freshman/sophomorelevel
courses in finite math and calculus.
Written in a studentfriendly format, this text prepares students
to understand finite mathematics and calculus used in a wide range
of disciplines. Covering relevant topics from finance, linear algebra,
programming, and probability, the Seventh Edition places emphasis
on computational skills, ideas, and problem solving. Other highlights
include a rich variety of applications and integration of graphing
calculators.
NEW—Group activities—Concludes each
chapter with two group activities, with one actively involving technology.
 Brings material to life for students, making the subject
matter more interactive
NEW—Optional coverage of regression analysis—Contains
optional examples and exercises illustrating the use of regression
techniques to analyze real data. Both graphing calculator and spreadsheet
output are included.
 Relates the topics in the text to the real world for
students and illustrates one of the basic tools of mathematical modeling.
NEW—More optional technology examples and
exercises using actual data.
 Helps students understand the use of technology within
the mathematical arena.
NEW—Appendices with coverage of special
topics.
 Provides a more userfriendly guide to the material explored.
Use of graphing calculators—In optional examples,
exercises in technology, illustrations of applications of spreadsheets
and sample computer output— A Graphing Calculator Manual
is available for those who want extensive coverage of these devices.
 Demonstrates for students realworld applications of
technology in math.
Unparalleled topic selection, coverage, and organization.
 Provides instructors with maximum flexibility.
Gives students the essential mathematic tools needed to effectively
pursue courses of study in business, economics, life sciences, and
social sciences.
An abundance and variety of exercises—With over
5,500 carefully selected and graded problems.
 Develops students' mechanical skills and increases depth
of understanding.
Over 420 numbered worked examples—Illustrates
each concept with one or more examples; and following each example
is a Parallel or Matched problem with an answer near
the end of the section enabling students to immediately check their
understanding of concepts.
 Actively involves students in the learning process and
increases understanding of concepts and mechanics. Ex. ___
An exceptional variety and quantity of applications—Offers
exercise sets containing simplified application problems from realworld
models carefully selected to reflect the important features of the
application, without being overly difficult or obscuring the nature
of the application.
 Increases interest level in mathematics for students.
Ex. ___
An emphasis on construction of mathematical model—Especially
in linear systems and linear programming. Linear programming is treated
thoroughly, including simplex, dual, big M, and two phase methods
utilizing slack, surplus, and artificial variables. The Supplemental
Applications and Topics manual contains additional coverage in
this area.
 Introduces students to applications where the solution
of the mathematical model must be carefully interpreted to find the
solution of the realworld problem, preparing them to deal with this
topic in higher level courses.
Exploration and Discussion boxes in every section—Encourages
students to think about a relationship or process before a result
is stated or to investigate additional consequences of a development
in the text.
 Increases student involvement in the learning process
and stimulates discussion, both in and out of class.
Exercises that encourage exploration and verbalization
of mathematical concepts, results, and processes—These are
distributed among the exercise sets and are easily identified with
exercise numbers in color.
 Gives students a richer mathematical experience and increases
communication skills.
A Library of Elementary Functions—In Part
I. Presents students with a library of elementary functions and
encourages interpretation of mathematical ideas and processes graphically,
numerically, and algebraically.
 Provides instructor with flexibility by offering Part
I as an option; it can be covered in its entirety or referred to
as needed.
Introduction of limit concepts as needed.
 Makes this topic more relevant to students and easier
to understand.
Introduction of the definite integral as a limit of a
Riemann sums—Follows a more traditional development of integration
and emphasizes understanding of basic concepts.
 Gives students a sound understanding of basic concepts
necessary for applications.
An abundance of pedagogical features—Includes
annotated examples, dotted “think” boxes, matched problems,
graded exercise sets, chapter reviews, chapter review exercises and
answers, boldface type identifying key terms, boxed material, and
screened material.
 Brings material to life for students and makes subject
matter more tangible and easier to retain.
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.
14. Differential Equations.
15. Probability and Calculus.
Appendices.
Answers.
Index.
Library of Elementary Functions.
