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Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences 10th Edition

Ronald J. Harshbarger, James J. Reynolds

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  • 1104 Pages
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MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition, is intended for a two-semester applied calculus or combined finite mathematics and applied calculus course. The book's concept-based approach, multiple presentation methods, and interesting and relevant applications keep students who typically take the course--business, economics, life sciences, and social sciences majors--engaged in the material. This edition broadens the book's real-life context by adding a number of environmental science and economic applications. The use of modeling has been expanded, with modeling problems now clearly labeled in the examples. Also included in the Tenth Edition is a brief review of algebra to prepare students with different backgrounds for the material in later chapters.

Ronald J. Harshbarger, University of South Carolina

A distinguished professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of South Carolina, Ron Harshbarger has worked with Jim Reynolds on MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS since the book's inception. He has taught all levels of mathematics over a 30-year career span, and has authored 30 editions of college mathematics textbooks.

James J. Reynolds, Clarion University

A professor of mathematics at Clarion University in Pennsylvania, Jim Reynolds has worked with Ron Harshbarger on MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS since the book's inception. He has taught for over 30 years, at all levels of undergraduate mathematics.
  • Updated Exercise Sets: Drill exercises throughout the text have been revised and reorganized to improve grading and pairing. In addition, multi-step problems have been revised to give students additional opportunities to interpret results.
  • New Applications: Interesting applications illustrate the relevance of mathematics in business, management, and the life and social sciences. Data-driven applications have been updated or replaced with contemporary applications that address social, environmental, and economic issues. The variety of the application examples and exercises is one of the most appreciated features of this book.
  • Technology: The Technology Notes, Calculator Notes, and Spreadsheet Notes throughout the text have been streamlined. Specific step-by-step instructions for using the various features of a graphing calculator or Microsoft® Excel are now included in two new appendices--Graphing Calculator Guide and Excel Guide. Excel information has been updated to include Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. Technology material remains optional, so instructors and students may skip it without loss of continuity.
  • CourseMate: CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!
  • Comprehensive Exercise Sets: While the overall variety and grading of drill and application exercises offer problems for different skill levels, there are enough challenging problems to stimulate students in thoughtful investigations. Many sets contain critical thinking and thought-provoking multi-step problems that extend students' knowledge and skills.
  • Flexibility: To accommodate alternate teaching approaches, the text offers a great deal of flexibility in the order in which topics may be presented and the degree to which they may be emphasized. Consequently, the book can be adapted to variations in coverage and sequencing of topics at different colleges and universities, depending upon the purpose of the course and the nature of the student audience.
  • Technology: An icon throughout the text denotes Technology Notes, Calculator Notes and Spreadsheet Notes. Step-by-step instructions for using the various features of a graphing calculator or Microsoft® Excel are included in two new appendices.
  • Objective Lists: Every section begins with a brief list of objectives that outline the goals of that section and aid instructors in lesson planning/preparation.
Sets. The Real Numbers. Integral Exponents. Radicals and Rational Exponents. Operations with Algebraic Expressions. Factoring. Algebraic Fractions.
Solutions of Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. Functions. Linear Functions. Graphs and Graphing Utilities. Solution of Systems of Linear Equations. Applications of Functions in Business and Economics.
Quadratic Equations. Quadratic Functions: Parabolas. Business Applications Using Quadratics. Special Functions and Their Graphs. Modeling; Fitting Curves to Data with Graphing Utilities (optional).
Matrices. Multiplication of Matrices. Gauss-Jordan Elimination: Solving Systems of Equations. Inverse of a Square Matrix; Matrix Equations. Applications of Matrices: Leontief Input-Output Models.
Linear Inequalities in Two Variables. Linear Programming: Graphical Methods. The Simplex Method: Maximization. The Simplex Method: Duality and Minimization. The Simplex Method with Mixed Constraints.
Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions and Their Properties. Solution of Exponential Equations: Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
Simple Interest; Sequences. Compound Interest; Geometric Sequences. Future Value of Annuities. Present Value of Annuities. Loans and Amortization.
Probability; Odds. Unions and Intersections of Events: One-Trial Experiments. Conditional Probability: The Product Rule. Probability Trees and Bayes'' Formula. Counting: Permutations and Combinations. Permutations, Combinations, and Probability. Markov Chains.
Binomial Probability Experiments. Data Descriptions. Discrete Probability Distributions; The Binomial Distribution. Normal Probability Distribution. The Normal Curve Approximation to the Binomial Distribution.
Limits. Continuous Functions; Limits at Infinity. Rates of Change and Derivatives. Derivative Formulas. The Product Rule and the Quotient Rule. The Chain Rule and the Power Rule. Using Derivative Formulas. Higher-Order Derivatives. Applications: Marginals and Derivatives.
Relative Maxima and Minima: Curve Sketching. Concavity: Points of Inflection. Optimization in Business and Economics. Applications of Maxima and Minima. Rational Functions: More Curve Sketching.
Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. Derivatives of Exponential Functions. Implicit Differentiation. Related Rates. Applications in Business and Economics.
The Indefinite Integral. The Power Rule. Integrals Involving Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Applications of the Indefinite Integral in Business and Economics. Differential Equations.
Area Under a Curve. The Definite Integral: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Area Between Two Curves. Applications of Definite Integrals in Business and Economics. Using Tables of Integrals. Integration by Parts. Improper Integrals and Their Applications. Numerical Integration Methods: Trapezoidal Rule and Simpson''s Rule.
Functions of Two or More Variables. Partial Differentiation. Applications of Functions of Two Variables in Business and Economics. Maxima and Minima. Maxima and Minima of Functions Subject to Constraints: Lagrange Multipliers.
Appendix A: Financial Tables.
Appendix B: Areas Under the Standard Normal Curve.
Appendix C: Calculator Guide.
Appendix D: Guide to Excel.
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Online Instructor's Solution Manual

ISBN: 9781305108073
This manual contains solutions to all exercises from the text, including Chapter Review Exercises and Chapter Tests. It can be found on the Instructors Companion Website.

Excel Guide

ISBN: 9781305112612

Online PowerPoint® with Image Library

ISBN: 9781305114371

Student Solutions Manual

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This manual contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving you a way to check your answers and ensure that you took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.


Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305108066
This manual contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving you a way to check your answers and ensure that you took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.