Higher Education

Applied Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences, 7th Edition

  • Soo T. Tan Stonehill College
  • ISBN-10: 130510790X  |  ISBN-13: 9781305107908
  • 1024 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $262.50
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About

Overview

A traditional book with a modern feel, market-leading APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Seventh Edition, teaches by application and uses real-world examples to motivate students. It combines solid theory with innovative technology, includes a robust supplements package, and offers unmatched flexibility that caters to both traditional and modern practitioners. Accessible for majors and non-majors alike, the new Seventh Edition utilizes an intuitive approach that marries real-life instances to what would otherwise be abstract concepts. This is the focus the insightful Portfolios, which highlight the careers of real people and discuss how they use math in their professions. Numerous exercises ensure that students have a solid understanding of concepts before advancing to the next topic. By offering a powerful array of supplements such as Enhanced WebAssign®, the Seventh Edition enables students to maximize their study time and succeed in class.

Features and Benefits

  • Motivating real-world applications: With more than 300 new and updated applications, Tan's exercises build student interest and illustrate the real-world relevance of mathematics.
  • Technology experiences: "Modeling with Data" exercises appear in many of the Using Technology subsections, giving students an inside look at how the author constructed the functions found in the exercises.
  • Study Tabs that work: Convenient color-coded Study Tabs, similar to Post-It® notes, make it easy for students to flag pages that they want to revisit later.
  • Math for life: Real-world applications in the areas of business, economics, behavioral, life, physical, and social sciences bring relevance to mathematical results and make chapter concepts come to life for students. In addition, Portfolio interviews show how professionals use mathematics in their daily operations. Applied examples are clearly marked with photo icons that link to the list of applications.
  • Flexibility: Optional coverage offers instructors different ways to tailor technology to their course needs. For example, "Using Technology" sections show how graphing utilities can facilitate the analysis and solution of complicated problems. "Exploring with Technology" questions emerge throughout the text in special boxes. And, "Modeling with Data" exercises feature in many of the "Using Technology" subsections, showing students how some of the functions found in the exercises are constructed.
  • Complete exercise sets: Section exercise sets include "Concept" questions, and chapter reviews contain fill-in-the-blank "Concept Review" questions. Additional routine and true-false questions have been added as well.
  • Thorough: Detailed illustrations support examples and exercises, ensuring student understanding. "Explore and Discuss" questions take concepts a step further and spark student discussion. Other pedagogical tools that help students master the material include: "Self-Check" exercises in every section, "Notes" to clarify more mathematical ideas, "Cautions" highlighting common pitfalls, and more.

Table of Contents

1. FUNDAMENTALS OF ALGEBRA.
1.1 Real Numbers; 1.2 Polynomials; 1.3 Factoring Polynomials; 1.4 Rational Expressions; 1.5 Integral Exponents; 1.6 Solving Equations; 1.7 Rational Exponents and Radicals; 1.8 Quadratic Equations; 1.9 Inequalities and Absolute Value.
2. FUNCTIONS AND THEIR GRAPHS.
2.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Straight Lines; 2.2 Equations of Lines; 2.3 Functions and Their Graphs; 2.4 The Algebra of Functions; 2.5 Linear Functions; 2.6 Quadratic Functions; 2.7 Functions and Mathematical Models; 2.8 The Method of Least Squares (Optional).
3. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS.
3.1 Exponential Functions; 3.2 Logarithmic Functions; 3.3 Exponential Functions as Mathematical Models.
4. MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE.
4.1 Compound Interest; 4.2 Annuities; 4.3 Amortization and Sinking Funds; 4.4 Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions.
5. SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS AND MATRICES.
5.1 Systems of Linear Equations: An Introduction; 5.2 Systems of Linear Equations: Unique Solutions; 5.3 Systems of Linear Equations: Underdetermined.and Overdetermined Systems; 5.4 Matrices; 5.5 Multiplication of Matrices; 5.6 The Inverse of a Square Matrix.
6. LINEAR PROGRAMMING.
6.1 Graphing Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables; 6.2 Linear Programming Problems; 6.3 Graphical Solution of Linear Programming Problems; 6.4 The Simplex Method: Standard Maximization Problems; 6.5 The Simplex Method: Standard Minimization Problems.
7. SETS AND PROBABILITY.
7.1 Sets and Set Operations; 7.2 The Number of Elements in a Finite Set; 7.3 The Multiplication Principle; 7.4 Permutations and Combinations; 7.5 Experiments, Sample Spaces, and Events; 7.6 Definition of Probability; 7.7 Rules of Probability.
8. ADDITIONAL TOPICS IN PROBABILITY.
8.1 Use of Counting Techniques in Probability; 8.2 Conditional Probability and Independent Events; 8.3 Bayes' Theorem; 8.4 Distributions of Random Variables; 8.5 Expected Value; 8.6 Variance and Standard Deviation.
9. THE DERIVATIVE.
9.1 Limits; 9.2 One-Sided Limits and Continuity; 9.3 The Derivative; 9.4 Basic Rules of Differentiation; 9.5 The Product and Quotient Rules; Higher Order Derivatives; 9.6 The Chain Rule; 9.7 Differentiation of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; 9.8 Marginal Functions in Economics.
10. APPLICATIONS OF THE DERIVATIVE.
10.1 Applications of the First Derivative; 10.2 Applications of the Second Derivative; 10.3 Curve Sketching; 10.4 Optimization I; 10.5 Optimization II.
11. INTEGRATION.
11.1 Antiderivatives and the Rules of Integration; 11.2 Integration by Substitution; 11.3 Area and the Definite Integral; 11.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; 11.5 Evaluating Definite Integrals; 11.6 Area between Two Curves; 11.7 Applications of the Definite Integral to Business and Economics.
12. CALCULUS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES.
12.1 Functions of Several Variables; 12.2 Partial Derivatives; 12.3 Maxima and Minima of Functions of Several Variables.

What's New

  • New and updated applications.
  • New and updated examples.
  • New and updated exercises.
  • Increased emphasis on prerequisite skills in the accompanying Enhanced WebAssign course with the addition of Just-in-Time and Quick Prep Exercises, available as a CoursePack of prebuilt assignments to assign at the beginning of the course or where needed most.
  • A new, optional Section 2.8 has been added on the Method of Least Squares.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"A quality text which has all the topics for the course"

— Bin Lu, California State University, Sacramento

"There were many things I liked about this text but what I consider to be most unique is the way the exercises are listed and grouped at the end of every section"

— A.J. Alnaser, Trine University

Supplements

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Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305108124 | ISBN-13: 9781305108127)

Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

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Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1305108124 | ISBN-13: 9781305108127)

Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

List Price = $78.95  | CengageBrain Price = $78.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.25

Enhanced WebAssign Instant Access for Applied Math, Single-Term Courses  (ISBN-10: 1285857615 | ISBN-13: 9781285857619)

IMPORTANT: When purchasing this instant access code for Applied Math, ensure that you are using it in one of the following courses: Applied Math, Finite Math or Applied Calculus. Use with a different course may cause complications with access. Exclusively from Cengage Learning, Enhanced WebAssign combines exceptional mathematics content with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign. Enhanced WebAssign engages students with immediate feedback, rich tutorial content, and an interactive, fully customizable eBook, Cengage YouBook helping students to develop a deeper conceptual understanding of their subject matter. This access code includes access to Enhanced WebAssign and life-of-edition access to the eBook for the registered edition of that text. If you need to retake the course and your instructor is using the same book AND edition then you will not need to buy a new code. This instant access code will be delivered via email when purchased. If you are not certain this is the correct access code for your course, please contact your instructor.

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Enhanced WebAssign® International Instant Access Code Homework with e-Book  (ISBN-10: 133729697X | ISBN-13: 9781337296977)

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Enhanced WebAssign® International Printed Access Card Homework with e-Book  (ISBN-10: 1337296961 | ISBN-13: 9781337296960)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Soo T. Tan

Soo T. Tan has published numerous papers in Optimal Control Theory and Numerical Analysis. He received his S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. "One of the most important lessons I learned from my early experience teaching these courses is that many of the students come into these courses with some degree of apprehension. This awareness led to the intuitive approach I have adopted in all of my texts."