College Algebra, Second Edition is a comprehensive presentation of the fundamental concepts and techniques of algebra. The book incorporates some improvements from the previous edition to provide a better learning experience. It provides sufficient materials for use in the study of college algebra. It contains chapters that are devoted to various mathematical concepts, such as the real number system, the theory of polynomial equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the geometric definition of each conic section. Progress checks, warnings, and features are inserted. Every chapter contains a summary, including terms and symbols with appropriate page references; key ideas for review to stress the concepts; review exercises to provide additional practice; and progress tests to provide self-evaluation and reinforcement. The answers to all Review Exercises and Progress Tests appear in the back of the book. College students will find the book very useful and invaluable.
Elementary Linear Programming with Applications presents a survey of the basic ideas in linear programming and related areas. It also provides students with some of the tools used in solving difficult problems which will prove useful in their professional career. The text is comprised of six chapters. The Prologue gives a brief survey of operations research and discusses the different steps in solving an operations research problem. Chapter 0 gives a quick review of the necessary linear algebra. Chapter 1 deals with the basic necessary geometric ideas in Rn. Chapter 2 introduces linear programming with examples of the problems to be considered, and presents the simplex method as an algorithm for solving linear programming problems. Chapter 3 covers further topics in linear programming, including duality theory and sensitivity analysis. Chapter 4 presents an introduction to integer programming. Chapter 5 covers a few of the more important topics in network flows. Students of business, engineering, computer science, and mathematics will find the book very useful.
Precalculus: Functions & Graphs provides a complete and self-contained presentation of the basic mathematical techniques and ideas required for the successful completion of a calculus course. The book emphasizes the learning and understanding of the concept of a function, using function notation, and being able to sketch graphs of functions with ease. The text employs a number of pedagogic devices that have been proven effective in teaching college mathematics. The mathematical concepts are presented in a style that is informal, supportive, and "user-friendly". Progress checks, warnings, and features are inserted. Every chapter contains a summary, including terms and symbols with appr This textbook is intended for college students.
Applied Finite Mathematics, Second Edition presents the fundamentals of finite mathematics in a style tailored for beginners, but at the same time covers the subject matter in sufficient depth so that the student can see a rich variety of realistic and relevant applications. Some applications of probability, game theory, and Markov chains are given. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to set theory, followed by a discussion on Cartesian coordinate systems and graphs. Subsequent chapters focus on linear programming from a geometric and algebraic point of view; matrices, the solution of linear systems, and applications; the simplex method for solving linear programming problems; and probability and probability models for finite sample spaces as well as permutations, combinations, and counting methods. Basic concepts in statistics are also considered, along with the mathematics of finance. The final chapter is devoted to computers and programming languages such as BASIC. This monograph is intended for students and instructors of applied mathematics.
Algebra for College Students, Revised and Expanded Edition is a complete and self-contained presentation of the fundamentals of algebra which has been designed for use by the student. The book provides sufficient materials for use in many courses in college algebra. It contains chapters that are devoted to various mathematical concepts, such as the real number system, sets and set notation, matrices and their application in solving linear systems, and notation of functions. The theory of polynomial equations, formulas for factoring a sum and a difference of cubes, roots of polynomials, and the geometric definition of each conic are likewise included in the book. College students will find the book very useful and invaluable.