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A Beginner's Guide to Finite Mathematics

For Business, Management, and the Social Sciences

Authors: Wallis, W.D.

  • Covers the topics of counting, discrete probability, graph theory, linear equations, and linear programming
  • Includes many commercial applications, including linear programming, the theory of games, and financial mathematics
  • Especially useful for business and liberal arts majors for study in the classroom or self-study
  • Ample examples and illustrations are provided throughout
  • This new edition includes chapters on game theory and financial mathematics
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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.

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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From the reviews of the second edition:

“This second edition of Wallis’ concisely written textbook on finite mathematics can be a valuable resource for freshmen and sophomores. An economy of language lends elegance and clarity to this text, which is unusual among comparable texts that I work with. … helpful for parents or students seeking a resource to supplement a required textbook during the first couple of years of pre-calculus college algebra.” (Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews, March, 2013)


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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-8176-8319-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-8176-8318-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Beginner's Guide to Finite Mathematics
Book Subtitle
For Business, Management, and the Social Sciences
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-8319-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-8176-8319-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-8318-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 483
Number of Illustrations and Tables
186 b/w illustrations
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