- Finite Mathematics & Its Applications
For Finite Math courses for students majoring in business, economics, life science, or social sciences
The most relevant choice
Finite Mathematics is a comprehensive yet flexible text for students majoring in business, economics, life science, or social sciences. Its varied and relevant applications are designed to pique and hold student interest, and the depth of coverage provides a solid foundation for students’ future coursework and careers. Built-in, optional instruction for the latest technology–graphing calculators, spreadsheets, and Wolfram|Alpha–gives instructors flexibility in deciding how to integrate these tools into their course. Thousands of well-crafted exercises—a hallmark of this text—are available in print and online in MyLab™ Math to enable a wide range of practice in skills, applications, concepts, and technology.
In the 12th Edition, new co-author Steve Hair (Pennsylvania State University) brings a fresh eye to the content and MyLab™ Math course based on his experience in the classroom. In addition to its updated applications, exercises, and technology coverage, the revision infuses modern topics such as health statistics and content revisions based on user feedback. The authors relied on aggregated student usage and performance data from MyLab™ Math to improve the quality and quantity of exercises.
Also available with MyLab Math
MyLab™ Math is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In the new edition, MyLab Math has expanded to include a suite of new videos, Interactive Figures, exercises that require step-by-step solutions, support for the graphing calculator, and more.
Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
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- DK Guide to Public Speaking
For courses in Public Speaking
An easy-to-navigate, visually engaging guide to becoming an effective public speaker
DK Guide to Public Speaking gives students the practical information they seek, supported by the concepts and theories instructors want — all presented within a compelling Dorling Kindersley design that facilitates an intuitive learning experience. Author Lisa Ford-Brown offers a user-friendly resource that equips students with the tools to become effective public speakers. The Third Edition has been updated with contemporary examples of speeches and presentation aids to engage students and ensure a contemporary view of public speaking.
DK Guide to Public Speaking, Third Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
- Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals
Core Java® has long been recognized as the leading, no-nonsense tutorial and reference for experienced programmers who want to write robust Java code for real-world applications. Now, Core Java®, Volume I—Fundamentals, Tenth Edition, has been extensively updated to reflect the most eagerly awaited and innovative version of Java in years: Java SE 8. Rewritten and reorganized to illuminate new Java SE 8 features, idioms, and best practices, it contains hundreds of example programs—all carefully crafted for easy understanding and practical applicability.
Writing for serious programmers solving real-world problems, Cay Horstmann helps you achieve a deep understanding of the Java language and library. In this first volume of the two-volume work, Horstmann focuses on fundamental language concepts and the foundations of modern user interface programming. You’ll find in-depth coverage of topics ranging from Java object-oriented programming to generics, collections, lambda expressions, Swing UI design, and the latest approaches to concurrency and functional programming. This guide will help you
Leverage your existing programming knowledge to quickly master core Java syntax
Understand how encapsulation, classes, and inheritance work in Java
Master interfaces, inner classes, and lambda expressions for functional programming
Improve program robustness with exception handling and effective debugging
Write safer, more readable programs with generics and strong typing
Use pre-built collections to collect multiple objects for later retrieval
Master concurrent programming techniques from the ground up
Build modern cross-platform GUIs with standard Swing components
Deploy configurable applications and applets, and deliver them across the Internet
Simplify concurrency and enhance performance with new functional techniques
If you’re an experienced programmer moving to Java SE 8, Core Java®, Tenth Edition, will be your reliable, practical companion—now and for many years to come.
Look for the companion volume, Core Java®, Volume II—Advanced Features, Tenth Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0-13-417729-8), for coverage of Java 8 streams, input and output, XML, databases, annotations, and other advanced topics.
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- Data at Work: Best practices for creating effective charts and information graphics in Microsoft Excel
Information visualization is a language. Like any language, it can be used for multiple purposes. A poem, a novel, and an essay all share the same language, but each one has its own set of rules. The same is true with information visualization: a product manager, statistician, and graphic designer each approach visualization from different perspectives.
Data at Work was written with you, the spreadsheet user, in mind. This book will teach you how to think about and organize data in ways that directly relate to your work, using the skills you already have. In other words, you don’t need to be a graphic designer to create functional, elegant charts: this book will show you how.
Although all of the examples in this book were created in Microsoft Excel, this is not a book about how to use Excel. Data at Work will help you to know which type of chart to use and how to format it, regardless of which spreadsheet application you use and whether or not you have any design experience. In this book, you’ll learn how to extract, clean, and transform data; sort data points to identify patterns and detect outliers; and understand how and when to use a variety of data visualizations including bar charts, slope charts, strip charts, scatter plots, bubble charts, boxplots, and more.
Because this book is not a manual, it never specifies the steps required to make a chart, but the relevant charts will be available online for you to download, with brief explanations of how they were created.
- Collaborating, Consulting and Working in Teams for Students with Special Needs
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A focus on collaboration in a variety of environments that emphasizes constructive ways to use educator differences to serve students with special needs.
This all-in-one resource gives educators a broad look at the history of collaboration, ways to structure and implement collaborative teams, important processes and practices that ensure effective co-educator partnerships, and the external support that makes collaborative school consultation successful. Collaborating, Consulting and Working in Teams for Students with Special Needs shows what it means to blend the professional perspectives and personal preferences of co-educators using real-life applications, and numerous examples of school-based situations in vignettes and case studies. Filled with new chapter-opening classroom scenarios and updated activities, the Eighth Edition prepares educators, school personnel, families, and community leaders with a strong knowledge base that celebrates the strengths in personal differences. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos.
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