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Mathematics: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition

Mathematics: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition

Michael Sullivan, Abe Mizrahi

ISBN: 978-0-471-32784-4

Jun 2004

1260 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Looking for a textbook to help you motivate your students? Sullivan/Mizrahi's Mathematics: An Applied Approach 8/e continues its rich tradition of engaging students and demonstrating how mathematics applies to various fields of study. The text is packed with real data and real-life applications to business, economics, social and life sciences. The new Eighth Edition also features a new full color design and improved goal-oriented pedagogy to further help student understanding.

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Chapter 1. Linear Equations.

Chapter 2. Systems of Linear Equations; Matrices.

Chapter 3. Linear Programming: Geometric Approach.

Chapter 4. Linear Programming: Simplex Method.

Chapter 5. Finance.

Chapter 6. Sets; Counting Techniques.

Chapter 7. Probability.

Chapter 8. Additional Probability Topics.

Chapter 9. Statistics.

Chapter 10. Functions and Their Graphs.

Chapter 11. Classes of Functions.

Chapter 12.The Limit of a Function.

Chapter 13. The Derivative of a Function.

Chapter 14. Applications: Graphing Functions; Optimization.

Chapter 15. The Integral of a Function and Applications.

Chapter 16. Other Applications and Extensions of the Integral.

Chapter 17. Calculus of Functions of Two or More Variables.

Appendix A: Review.

Appendix B: Using LINDO to Solve Linear Programming Problems.

Appendix C: Graphing Utilities.

Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.

Photo Credits.


New Features:
  • NEW! Full-color design improves clarity and assists student understanding with consistant pedagogical use of color.
  • More applications using real data enhances student motivation. Many of these applications include source lines, to show how mathematics is used in the real world.
  • NEW! Conceptual problems ask students to put the concepts and results into their own words. These problems are marked with an icon to make them easier to assign.
  • Preparing for this Section features guide the student on which concepts to review before starting each new section.
  • Each section begins with a set of objectives, which are highlighted and maintained throughout the section. At the end of each chapter, these objectives are reviewed, with specific Review Exercises to test the student's command of the material.
  • Each chapter ends with a Chapter Project that can be used in class, assigned for homework, or employed for group work.
  • NEW! Use of Excel Spreadsheets are now integrated throughout.
Hallmark Features:
  • Optional use of technology:
    • More opportunities for the use of graphing calculator, including screen shots and instructions.
    • Icons clearly identify each opportunity for the use of spreadsheets or graphing calculator.
  • Now Work problems appear throughout the text, giving the student the chance to immediately reinforce the concept or skill they have just learned.
  • Chapter Reviews contain a variety of features to help synthesize the ideas of the chapter:
    • Objectives Check
    • Important Terms and Concepts
    • True-False Items
    • Fill in the Blanks
    • Review Exercises
    • Mathematical Questions from Professional Exams (CPA)