For courses in Mathematics for Business and Mathematical Methods in Business. This classic text continues to provide a mathematical foundation for students in business, economics, and the life and social sciences. Abundant applications cover such diverse areas as business, economics, biology, medicine, sociology, psychology, ecology, statistics, earth science, and archaeology. Its depth and completeness of coverage enables instructors to tailor their courses to studentsÕ needs. The authors frequently employ novel derivations that are not widespread in other books at this level. Mathematical Snapshots (case studies allowing for real-life application) at the end of each chapter. - Offers stimulating and often novel applications involving chapter concepts, reinforcing the text's strong emphasis on hands-on practice; helps students appreciate the relevance of the course material to their lives away from the classroom. Boxed rules and formulas, displayed definitions and key concepts. Concepts for Calculus AppendixIncludes Slopes and Equations of Lines; Secant Lines and Average Rate of Change; and Slope of a Curve: Derivative. - Supplies students with additional precalculus concepts for review. Graphing calculatorOptional graphing calculator tutorials appear throughout the text in the exposition and exercises. - Provides students with a tool to assist comprehension and understanding when appropriate. Review section in each chapterProvides a list of important terms and symbols, chapter summary, and numerous review problems for convenient reinforcement.