Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences Author(s): Soo T. Tan

Difference between 12th and 11th editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 12th and 11th editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 3 years (2017 vs 2014).
  • The first edition of Tan's Finite Mathematics text was published in 1991.
  • The 12th edition hasn't changed much from the previous 11th edition, but contains 28 pages less.
  • Increased emphasis on prerequisite skills in the accompanying Enhanced WebAssign course with the addition of Just-in-Time and Quick Prep Exercises.
  • The Twelfth edition offers many new and updated real-life applications of finite mathematics.
  • Chapter 1:
    • In Section 1.3 new application on mobile-only Facebook users demonstrates the use of linear functions.
    • In Section 1.3 new example on mobile-only Facebook users demonstrates the modeling with least-squares method.
  • Chapter 2:
    • Section 2.3 presents new applied example 6 on constructing a self storage facility in downtown Los Angeles illustrating the application of systems of linear equations.
    • New section on Cryptology and the mathematics behind it.
  • Chapter 5:
    • New applications about student loans, stretched car loans, comparing rates of return, Rule of 70 method for estimating the doubling time for something growing.
  • Chapter 6-9: new application include effects of student loan debt, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Greenhouse gases, smartphone addiction.
12th Edition of
Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences
eBook, 676 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781337532846
Published by: Cengage Learning, February 16, 2017
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ISBN-10: 1337405787
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11th Edition of
Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences
eBook, 704 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781285965949
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2014
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10th Edition of
Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences
eBook, 656 pages
eBook ISBN: 9781133171010
Published by: Wadsworth Publishing, February 01, 2013
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Hardcover, 656 pages
ISBN-10: 0840048149
ISBN-13: 9780840048141
Published by: Cengage Learning, January 01, 2011
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