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.
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For two-term, or condensed one-term, freshman/sophomore-level
courses in finite math and calculus.
Written in a student-friendly 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
NEWGroup activitiesConcludes each
chapter with two group activities, with one actively involving technology.
NEWOptional coverage of regression analysisContains
optional examples and exercises illustrating the use of regression
techniques to analyze real data. Both graphing calculator and spreadsheet
output are included.
- Brings material to life for students, making the subject
matter more interactive
NEWMore optional technology examples and
exercises using actual data.
- Relates the topics in the text to the real world for
students and illustrates one of the basic tools of mathematical modeling.
NEWAppendices with coverage of special
- Helps students understand the use of technology within
the mathematical arena.
Use of graphing calculatorsIn 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.
- Provides a more user-friendly guide to the material explored.
Unparalleled topic selection, coverage, and organization.
- Demonstrates for students real-world applications of
technology in math.
An abundance and variety of exercisesWith over
5,500 carefully selected and graded problems.
- Provides instructors with maximum flexibility.
Gives students the essential mathematic tools needed to effectively
pursue courses of study in business, economics, life sciences, and
Over 420 numbered worked examplesIllustrates
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.
- Develops students' mechanical skills and increases depth
An exceptional variety and quantity of applicationsOffers
exercise sets containing simplified application problems from real-world
models carefully selected to reflect the important features of the
application, without being overly difficult or obscuring the nature
of the application.
- Actively involves students in the learning process and
increases understanding of concepts and mechanics. Ex. ___
An emphasis on construction of mathematical modelEspecially
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
- Increases interest level in mathematics for students.
Exploration and Discussion boxes in every sectionEncourages
students to think about a relationship or process before a result
is stated or to investigate additional consequences of a development
in the text.
- Introduces students to applications where the solution
of the mathematical model must be carefully interpreted to find the
solution of the real-world problem, preparing them to deal with this
topic in higher level courses.
Exercises that encourage exploration and verbalization
of mathematical concepts, results, and processesThese are
distributed among the exercise sets and are easily identified with
exercise numbers in color.
- Increases student involvement in the learning process
and stimulates discussion, both in and out of class.
A Library of Elementary FunctionsIn Part
I. Presents students with a library of elementary functions and
encourages interpretation of mathematical ideas and processes graphically,
numerically, and algebraically.
- Gives students a richer mathematical experience and increases
Introduction of limit concepts as needed.
- Provides instructor with flexibility by offering Part
I as an option; it can be covered in its entirety or referred to
Introduction of the definite integral as a limit of a
Riemann sumsFollows a more traditional development of integration
and emphasizes understanding of basic concepts.
- Makes this topic more relevant to students and easier
An abundance of pedagogical featuresIncludes
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
- Gives students a sound understanding of basic concepts
necessary for applications.
- 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
7. Markov Chains.
8. The Derivative.
9. Graphing and Optimization.
10. Additional Derivative Topics.
12. Additional Integration Topics.
13. Multivariable Calculus.
14. Differential Equations.
15. Probability and Calculus.
Library of Elementary Functions.