This self-teaching volume provides extremely readable coverage of the principles of finite mathematics and their applications in business, social science, and the life sciences. Topics are presented in a straight-forward, interesting manner (with topics from elementary mathematics reviewed as the need for them arises), and an abundance of worked examples with computational details, practice problems, exercises, chapter self-assessment tests, and reviews of fundamental concepts allow readers to work through the material confidently at their own pace. Contains many examples similar to those found on CPA, GMAT, and GRE Economics exams. Features optional, explicitly detailed use of graphing calculators, electronic spreadsheets, and mathematical software, wherever relevant. Linear Equations and Straight Lines. Matrices. Linear Programming, A Geometric Approach. The Simplex Method. Sets and Counting. Probability. Probability and Statistics. Markov Processes. The Theory of Games. The Mathematics of Finance. Difference Equations and Mathematical Models. Logic. Graphs. For anyone who needs to get up to speed with the applications of mathematics in business, social sciences, or life sciences.