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Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences, ISBN 9780547145099 is a useful concept-based resource offered for two-semester applied calculus or combined finite mathematics and applied calculus course by Ronald J. Harshbarger and James J. Reynolds. This textbook integrates varying presentation methods as well as intriguing and...
Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences, ISBN 9780547145099 is a useful concept-based resource offered for two-semester applied calculus or combined finite mathematics and applied calculus course by Ronald J. Harshbarger and James J. Reynolds. This textbook integrates varying presentation methods as well as intriguing and relatable applications to further enhance student understanding of material. This latest edition builds upon past traditions while adding various environmental science and economic applications as well as the extended us of modeling with modeling problems not labeled clearly in the examples. Ronald J. Harshbarger and James J. Reynolds have collaborated on Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences since its start. With over 20 years of varied levels of teaching experience, Harshbarger currently serves as a professor at the University of South Carolina and Reynolds serves as a professor at Clarion University in Pennsylvania. 14 comprehensive chapters are used to organize the concepts of this book. The book begins with a section devoted to introducing 'Algebraic Concepts' with chapter 1 devoted to 'Linear Equations and Functions.' Chapter 2 presents students with information on 'Quadratic and Other Special Functions' while chapter 3 delves into the facets of 'Matrices.' Chapter 4 investigates 'Inequalities and Linear Programming' followed by chapter 5 discussing 'Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.' 'Mathematics of Finance' is the topic of choice in chapter 6 with an 'Introduction to Probability' presented in chapter 7 and 'Further Topics in Probability; Data Description' discussed in chapter 8. Chapter 9 investigates 'Derivatives' with chapter 10 tackling 'Applications of Derivatives' and chapter 11 presenting 'Derivatives Continued.' Chapter 12 explores 'Indefinite Integrals' while chapter 13 examines 'Definite Integrals: Techniques of Integration.' The final pages of this book are devoted to chapter 14 which discusses 'Functions of Two or More Variables.'
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