Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences
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 JustinTime and Quick Prep Exercises.
 The Twelfth edition offers many new and updated reallife applications of finite mathematics.
 Chapter 1:
 In Section 1.3 new application on mobileonly Facebook users demonstrates the use of linear functions.
 In Section 1.3 new example on mobileonly Facebook users demonstrates the modeling with leastsquares 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 69: 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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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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