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College Mathematics for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences, Books a la Carte Edition, 12th Edition

By Raymond A. Barnett, Michael R. Ziegler, Karl E. Byleen

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 24, 2010


This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value–this format costs significantly less than a new textbook.


This accessible text is designed to help readers help themselves to excel. The content is organized into three parts: (1) A Library of Elementary Functions (Chapters 1—2), (2) Finite Mathematics (Chapters 3—9), and (3) Calculus (Chapters 10—15). The book’s overall approach, refined by the authors’ experience with large sections of college freshmen, addresses the challenges of learning when readers’ prerequisite knowledge varies greatly. Reader-friendly features such as Matched Problems, Explore & Discuss questions, and Conceptual Insights, together with the motivating and ample applications, make this text a popular choice for today’s students and instructors. The MyMathLab course for the text features thousands of homework exercises plus instructional videos for nearly every example in the book.

Table of Contents

Part One: A Library of Elementary Functions


Chapter 1: Linear Equations and Graphs

1-1 Linear Equations and Inequalities

1-2 Graphs and Lines

1-3 Linear Regression

1-4 Quadratic Functions

Chapter 1 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 2: Functions and Graphs

2-1 Functions

2-2 Elementary Functions: Graphs and Transformations

2-3 Quadratic Functions

2-4 Polynomial and Rational Functions

2-5 Exponential Functions

2-6 Logarithmic Functions

Chapter 2 Review

Review Exercise


Part Two: Finite Mathematics


Chapter 3: Mathematics of Finance

3-1 Simple Interest

3-2 Compound and Continuous Compound Interest

3-3 Future Value of an Annuity; Sinking Funds

3-4 Present Value of an Annuity; Amortization

Chapter 3 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices

4-1 Review: Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

4-2 Systems of Linear Equations and Augmented Matrices

4-3 Gauss-Jordan Elimination

4-4 Matrices: Basic Operations

4-5 Inverse of a Square Matrix

4-6 Matrix Equations and Systems of Linear Equations

4-7 Leontief Input-Output Analysis

Chapter 4 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 5: Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming

5-1 Inequalities in Two Variables

5-2 Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

5-3 Linear Programming in Two Dimensions: A Geometric Approach

Chapter 5 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 6: Linear Programming: Simplex Method

6-1 A Geometric Introduction to the Simplex Method

6-2 The Simplex Method: Maximization with Problem Constraints of the Form ≥

6-3 The Dual; Minimization with Problem Constraints of the form ≥

6-4 Maximization and Minimization with Mixed Problem Constraints

Chapter 6 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 7: Logic, Sets, and Counting

7-1 Logic

7-2 Sets

7-3 Basic Counting Principles

7-4 Permutations and Combinations

Chapter 7 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 8: Probability

8-1 Sample Spaces, Events, and Probability

8-2 Union, Intersection, and Complement of Events; Odds

8-3 Conditional Probability, Intersection, and Independence

8-4 Bayes' Formula

8-5 Random Variables, Probability Distribution, and Expected Value

Chapter 8 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 9: Markov Chains

9-1 Properties of Markov Chains

9-2 Regular Markov Chains

9-3 Absorbing Markov Chains

Chapter 9 Review

Review Exercise


Part Three: Calculus


Chapter 10: Limits and the Derivative

10-1 Introduction to Limits

10-2 Infinite Limits and Limits at Infinity

10-3 Continuity

10-4 The Derivative

10-5 Basic Differentiation Properties

10-6 Differentials

10-7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics

Chapter 10 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 11: Additional Derivative Topics

11-1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest

11-2 Derivatives of Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

11-3 Derivatives of Products and Quotients

11-4 The Chain Rule

11-4 Implicit Differentiation

11-5 Related Rates

11-7 Elasticity of Demand

Chapter 11 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 12: Graphing and Optimization

12-1 First Derivative and Graphs

12-2 Second Derivative and Graphs

12-3 L'Hopitals's Rule

12-4 Curve Sketching Techniques

12-5 Absolute Maxima and Minima

12-6 Optimization

Chapter 12 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 13: Integration

13-1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals

13-2 Integration by Substitution

13-3 Differential Equations; Growth and Decay

13-4 The Definite Integral

13-5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Chapter 13 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 14: Additional Integration Topics

14-1 Area Between Curves

14-2 Applications in Business and Economics

14-3 Integration by Parts

14-4 Integration Using Tables

Chapter 14 Review

Review Exercise


Chapter 15: Multivariable Calculus

15-1 Functions of Several Variables

15-2 Partial Derivatives

15-3 Maxima and Minima

15-4 Maxima and Minima Using Lagrange Multipliers

15-5 Method of Least Squares

15-6 Double Integrals Over Rectangular Regions

15-7 Double Integrals Over More General Regions

Chapter 15 Review

Review Exercise




Appendix A: Basic Algebra Review

Self-Test on Basic Algebra

A-1 Algebra and Real Numbers

A-2 Operations on Polynomials

A-3 Factoring Polynomials

A-4 Operations on Rational Expressions

A-5 Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation

A-6 Rational Exponents and Radicals

A-7 Quadratic Equations


Appendix B: Special Topics

B-1 Sequences, Series, and Summation Notation

B-2 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

B-3 Binomial Theorem


Appendix C: Tables

Table I  Area Under the Standard Normal Curve

Table II  Basic Geometric Formulas




Applications Index

A Library of Elementary Functions


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