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The Resource A beginner's guide to finite mathematics : for business, management, and the social sciences, W.D. Wallis

A beginner's guide to finite mathematics : for business, management, and the social sciences, W.D. Wallis

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A beginner's guide to finite mathematics : for business, management, and the social sciences
Title
A beginner's guide to finite mathematics
Title remainder
for business, management, and the social sciences
Statement of responsibility
W.D. Wallis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
?The present textbook gives a concise introduction to finite mathematics. It covers the topics counting, discrete probability, graph theory, linear equations, and linear programming ... The mathematical level seems higher than the average US textbook on this topic. It is well written and easy to read, with many examples and applications.? -Internationale Mathematische Nachrichten (Review of First Edition)?This book is designed for an elementary one-semester course in finite mathematics and applications. Finite mathematics here means applicable discrete mathematics used by students in business, management and social sciences ... A number of worked examples, called sample problems, are included in the body of each section. Every chapter is closed with a lot of exercises; complete solutions are provided at the end of the book ... I would recommend this book [to] everyone who wants to have a first look at applied discrete mathematics.? -Simulation News (Review of First Edition) This second edition of A Beginner's Guide to Finite Mathematics: For Business, Management, and the Social Sciences takes a distinctly applied approach to finite mathematics at the freshman and sophomore level. Topics are presented sequentially: the book opens with a brief review of sets and numbers, followed by an introduction to data sets, histograms, means and medians. Counting techniques and the Binomial Theorem are covered, which provide the foundation for elementary probability theory; this, in turn, leads to basic statistics. This new edition includes chapters on game theory and financial mathematics. Graph theory is defined, with particular emphasis on its use in mathematical modeling. Matrices and vectors are discussed, along with several elementary commercial applications, including linear programming, the theory of games, and financial mathematics. Ample examples and illustrations are provided throughout; each section contains two sets of problems, with solutions provided for the first set. Requiring little mathematical background beyond high school algebra, the text will be especially useful for business and liberal arts majors for study in the classroom or for self-study. Its straightforward treatment of the essential concepts in finite mathematics will appeal to a wide audience of students and teachers
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GW5XE
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Wallis, W. D
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA39.3
LC item number
.W35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
Online Book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
Label
A beginner's guide to finite mathematics : for business, management, and the social sciences, W.D. Wallis
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Numbers and Sets
  • Counting
  • Probability
  • Graph Theory
  • Linear Equations and Matrices
  • Linear Programming
  • Theory of Games
  • Financial Mathematics
Control code
792942289
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 483 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817683191
Lccn
2012935511
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-8176-8319-1
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792942289
Label
A beginner's guide to finite mathematics : for business, management, and the social sciences, W.D. Wallis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Numbers and Sets
  • Counting
  • Probability
  • Graph Theory
  • Linear Equations and Matrices
  • Linear Programming
  • Theory of Games
  • Financial Mathematics
Control code
792942289
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 483 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817683191
Lccn
2012935511
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-8176-8319-1
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792942289

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