I was recently asked by several readers if all of the math in this book was actually used in the business world. As it turns out, yes, but not in the way I thought it was or the way I thought it should be used. This is because I’m not a business person. I’m not a mathematician or an engineer.
The three basic skills you’ve probably been working on in your life are: arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. While there isn’t a lot of math and engineering in the business world, there’s a lot of math and engineering in the business world. The two most important math skills for business people are: linear algebra and discrete math. So, while you may be thinking, “Well this chapter doesn’t really apply to my area of expertise, so I’m going to skip it.
The reason you can skip math chapters is because most of the business books and courses that cover these topics have already covered them. You can read a few pages about linear algebra or discrete math, but the rest of the book is about business math.
That being said, I would suggest that you spend a few minutes going through the math chapters of this book. I was able to do this because I was a math major in college, and was able to pick up some basic discrete math principles while I was in high school. I know the material is very complex, but the chapters are all well written with lots of illustrations.
The book is not just a book of math. The chapter on operations in business was a good example of a chapter that I think you’ll find helpful. The chapter on linear algebra is very similar to the chapter on discrete math, which is good because discrete math is a lot easier to learn than linear algebra, and you’re more likely to pick up the idea of linear algebra if you are already familiar with the material.
The chapter on operations is a good example of what you can do in linear algebra. If you’re unfamiliar with the material, it’ll be very helpful to read through the book to see how things are done. The chapters on linear algebra and probability are really good examples of how you can use the concepts of those two areas to make sense of some very abstract concepts.
The chapter on linear algebra is the most useful of the three that I give you, but there are many other examples. They are all very different and helpful, but you should certainly read through them all. The probability chapter is really good, as is the linear algebra chapter.
I guess I’m a math-guy, but I think the book is a great way to learn some math that helps you better understand and apply some business concepts. It’s so easy to get lost in the abstractness of math, and it makes the practical stuff easier too.
If you are considering taking the math and business classes I’ve listed here, go for it. If you’re not, try to remember that math is just the tool in your box. When you need to use it, you should be very confident in its use.
I think our math and business classes are great. The book is also a great way to hone your math skills. Ive found that I can use my basic math skills better when I feel like I’m really learning it. I can do a lot more in class if I focus, and I’m actually quite confident in my ability to do my homework.