Basic Mathematics 2e (revised) WebPDF

A Revision Primer for Management Students

Edition: second (Revised)
• Format: eBook
• ISBN: 9781485117605
• Language(s): English
• Extent: 164 pages
• Published:
• Category: Mathematics

R364.00

BASIC MATHEMATICS is aimed primarily at management students preparing to write the GMAT test which requires a strong foundation in fundamentals of mathematics. It is also of value to anyone wanting a general revision of basic mathematics.
The text focuses only on those areas of mathematics required for the GMAT test, consisting of four main topics: basic arithmetic; fundamental algebra; geometry and introductory statistics. After a brief review of each topic’s basic rules and methods, there is at least one worked example followed by an extensive set of self-practice exercises. The student should attempt as many exercises as is necessary to master the topic.

Chapter 1: Basic arithmetic
⦁    Mental arithmetic – the beginnings
⦁    Numbers
⦁    Arithmetic operations on numbers
⦁    Fractions
⦁    Decimals
⦁    Indices (or powers)
⦁    Percentages
⦁    Applications of percentages – word problems
⦁    Ratios
⦁    Proportion
⦁    Speed, distance, time
⦁    Rates of work/flow
⦁    Quick-and-dirty arithmetic
Chapter 2: Fundamental algebra
⦁    Basic concepts: terms and expressions
⦁    Forming algebraic expressions
⦁    Operations on algebraic expressions
⦁    Operations on algebraic fractions
⦁    Indices
⦁    Algebraic equations
⦁    Factorising
⦁    Graphs and equations (straight line and parabola)
⦁    Solving simultaneous equations
⦁    Inequalities
⦁    Break-even analysis
Chapter 3: Geometry
⦁    Triangles
⦁    Area of rectangles and triangles
⦁    Perimeter of rectangles, squares and triangles
⦁    Circles
⦁    Cuboid
⦁    Cylinders
Chapter 4: Basic statistics
⦁    Central location measures (average, weighted average, median)
⦁    Standard deviation (S)
⦁    Sets and probability
⦁    Bar charts
⦁    Counting rules: factorials, combinations and permutations
⦁    Probability trees

Appendix A: Pre-revision test
Appendix B: Post-revision test
Appendix C: Solutions to exercises
Appendix D: Solutions to pre-revision test
Appendix E: Solutions to post-revision test

Basic Mathematics is recommended mainly for business courses that address mathematical skills on an introductory level at business schools or in postgraduate degrees.

Key Benefits

The text focuses only on those areas of mathematics required for the GMAT test, consisting of four main topics: basic arithmetic; fundamental algebra; geometry; and introductory statistics. After a brief review of each topic’s basic rules and methods, there is at least one worked example followed by an extensive set of self-practice exercises. The student should attempt as many exercises as is necessary to master the topic.

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