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# Essential Mathematics

### A Refresher Course for Business and Social Studies

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Many students starting courses in business, accounting and similar areas want to update their mathematical skills, and are seeking a suitable text; this book addresses their needs. Written in an informal style, emphasising understanding and application of techniques rather than formal proofs, it covers all the mathematics needed by entrants to BTEC, undergraduate, MBA and related professional courses. Plentiful worked examples and exercises with solutions make the book a practical self-study aid for those wishing to revise before starting their course.

Preface - ARITHMETIC OPERATIONS - What is Arithmetic? - The Arithmetic of Whole Numbers - Fractions and their Arithmetic - Decimals - Accuracy and Rounding - Percentages - Some New Arithmetic Operations - ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS - Introduction - Powers and Roots - Using Brackets in Algebra - Factorising - FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS - Introduction - The Basics of Graph-plotting - Linear Functions of a Single Variable and their Graphs - Some Nonlinear Functions - EQUATIONS - Introduction - Solving Linear Equations Involving One Variable - Solving Quadratic Equations with a Single Variable - Solving a Single Equation Involving More than One Variable - Simultaneous Equations - Solving Linear Inequalities Involving a Single Variable - INTRODUCTION TO CALCULUS - Introduction - Differentiation - Optimising a Function - Integration - SOLVING PRACTICAL PROBLEMS WITH MATHEMATICS - Introduction - A Financial Problem - The General Problem-Solving Process - A Depreciation Problem - A Stock-Control Problem - Conclusion - What is Statistics About? - How to Organise Statistical Data - Statistical Diagrams - Measures of Location and Dispersion - APPENDIX 1: Some Uses of Integration - APPENDIX 2: Glossary of Technical Terms - APPENDIX 3: Solutions to Exercises

ISBN: 9780333575482
ISBN-10: 0333575482
Series: Refresher Course for Business and Social Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 7th August 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 15

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