Excursions in Modern Mathematics / Edition 5

Excursions in Modern Mathematics / Edition 5

by Peter Tannenbaum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131774859

ISBN-13: 9780131774858

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

/*0019N-8, 0-13-100191-4, Tannenbaum, Peter, Arnold, Robert, Excursions In Modern Mathematics, 3/E*/ This collection of "excursions" into modern mathematics is written in an informal, very readable style, with features that make the material interesting, clear, and easy-to-learn. It centers on an assortment of real-world examples and applications,

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/*0019N-8, 0-13-100191-4, Tannenbaum, Peter, Arnold, Robert, Excursions In Modern Mathematics, 3/E*/ This collection of "excursions" into modern mathematics is written in an informal, very readable style, with features that make the material interesting, clear, and easy-to-learn. It centers on an assortment of real-world examples and applications, demonstrating attractive, useful, and modern coverage of liberal arts mathematics. The book consists of four independent parts, each consisting of four chapters—1) Social Choice, 2) Management Science, 3) Growth and Symmetry, and 4) Statistics. For the study of mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131774858
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

(Note: Each chapter concludes with a Conclusion, BiographicalProfile, Exercises, References and Further Readings.)

I. THE MATHEMATICS OF SOCIAL CHOICE.

1. The Mathematics of Voting: The Paradoxes of Democracy.
2. Weighted Voting Systems: The Power Game.
3. Fair Division: The Mathematics of Sharing.
4. The Mathematics of Apportionment: Making the Rounds.

II. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE.

5. Euler Circuits: The Circuit Comes to Town.
6. The Traveling-Salesman Problem: Hamilton Joinsthe Circuit.
7. The Mathematics of Networks: It's All about BeingConnected.
8. The Mathematics of Scheduling: Directed Graphsand Critical Paths.

III. GROWTH AND SYMMETRY.

9. Spiral Growth in Nature: Fibonacci Numbers andthe Golden Ratio.
10. The Mathematics of Population Growth: There isStrength in Numbers.
11. Symmetry: Mirror, Mirror, off the Wall…
12. Fractal Geometry: Fractally Speaking.

IV. STATISTICS.

13. Collecting Statistical Data: Censuses, Surveys,and Studies.
14. Descriptive Statistics: Graphing and SummarizingData.
15. Chances, Probability, and Odds: Measuring Uncertainty.
16. Normal Distributions: Everything is Back to Normal(Almost).
Answers to Selected Problems.
Index.
Photo Credits.

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