Excursions in Modern Mathematics / Edition 5

Excursions in Modern Mathematics / Edition 5

by Peter Tannenbaum
     
 

/*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,See more details below

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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

Preface
1The Mathematics of Voting: The Paradoxes of Democracy2
2Weighted Voting Systems: The Power Game40
3Fair Division: The Slice Is Right72
4The Mathematics of Apportionment: Making the Rounds112
5Euler Circuits: The Circuit Comes to Town148
6The Traveling-Salesman Problem: Hamilton Joins the Circuit184
7The Mathematics of Networks: Connections!224
8The Mathematics of Scheduling: Directed Graphs and Critical Paths260
9Spiral Growth in Nature: Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio300
10The Mathematics of Population Growth: There Is Strength in Numbers328
11Symmetry: Mirror, Mirror, off the Wall ...358
12Fractal Geometry: Fractally Speaking392
13Collecting Statistical Data: Censuses, Surveys, and Studies424
14Descriptive Statistics: Graphing and Summarizing Data452
15Chances, Probability, and Odds: Measuring Uncertainty484
16Normal Distributions: Everything Is Back to Normal (Almost)510
Answers to Selected Problems535
Index579
Photo Credits587

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