## Description

Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey continue their tradition of integrating relevant, realistic applications with current data sources to provide an application-oriented text for students majoring in business, management, economics, or the life or social sciences. The many opportunities for technology use allow for increased visualization and a better understanding of difficult concepts. In addition to MyMathLab^{®}, a complete online course solution, a comprehensive series of video lectures is available for this text.

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## Table of Contents

**Chapter R: Algebra Reference**

R-1 Polynomials

R-2 Factoring

R-3 Rational Expressions

R-4 Equations

R-5 Inequalities

R-6 Exponents

R-7 Radicals

**Chapter 1: Linear Functions **

1-1 Slopes and Equations of Lines

1-2 Linear Functions and Applications

1-3 The Least Squares Line

Chapter Review

Extended Application: Using Extrapolation to Predict Life Expectancy

**Chapter 2: Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices**

2-1 Solution of Linear Systems by the Echelon Method

2-2 Solution of Linear Systems by the Gauss-Jordan Method

2-3 Addition and Subtraction of Matrices

2-4 Multiplication of Matrices

2-5 Matrix Inverses

2-6 Input-Output Models

Chapter Review

Extended Application: Contagion

**Chapter 3: Linear Programming: The Graphical Method**

3-1 Graphing Linear Inequalities

3-2 Solving Linear Programming Problems Graphically

3-3 Applications of Linear Programming

Chapter Review

**Chapter 4: Linear Programming: The Simplex Method**

4-1 Slack Variables and the Pivot

4-2 Maximization Problems

4-3 Minimization Problems; Duality

4-4 Nonstandard Problems

Chapter Review

Extended Application: Using Integer Programming in the Stock-Cutting Problem

**Chapter 5: Mathematics of Finance**

5-1 Simple and Compound Interest

5-2 Future Value of an Annuity

5-3 Present Value of an Annuity; Amortization

Chapter Review

Extended Application: Time, Money, and Polynomials

**Chapter 6: Logic**

6-1 Statements

6-2 Truth Tables and Equivalent Statements

6-3 The Conditional and Circuits

6-4 More on the Conditional

6-5 Analyzing Arguments and Proofs

6-6 Analyzing Arguments with Quantifiers

Chapter Review

Extended Application: Logic Puzzles

**Chapter 7: Sets and Probability**

7-1 Sets

7-2 Applications of Venn Diagrams

7-3 Introduction to Probability

7-4 Basic Concepts of Probability

7-5 Conditional Probability; Independent Events

7-6 Bayes' Theorem

Chapter Review

Extended Application: Medical Diagnosis

**Chapter 8: Counting Principles: Further Probability Topics**

8-1 The Multiplication Principle; Permutations

8-2 Combinations

8-3 Probability Applications of Counting Principles

8-4 Binomial Probability

8-5 Probability Distributions; Expected Value

Chapter Review

Extended Application: Optimal Inventory for a Service Truck

**Chapter 9: Statistics**

9-1 Frequency Distributions; Measures of Central Tendency

9-2 Measures of Variation

9-3 The Normal Distribution

9-4 Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

Chapter Review

Extended Application: Statistics in the Law - The Castaneda Decision

**Chapter 10: Markov Chains**

10-1 Basic Properties of Markov Chains

10-2 Regular Markov Chains

10-3 Absorbing Markov Chains

Chapter Review

Extended Application: A Markov Chain Model for Teacher Retention

**Chapter 11: Game Theory**

11.1 Strictly Determined Games

11.2 Mixed Strategies

11.3 Game Theory and Linear Programming

Chapter Review

Extended Application: The Prisoner's Dilemma - Non-Zero-Sum Games in Economics

**Table**

Area under a Normal Curve

Answers to Selected Exercises

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

**Special Topics to Accompany Finite Mathematics (TBC)***

Digraphs and Networks

Graphs and Digraphs

Dominance Graphs

Communication Graphs

Networks

Review Exercises

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