Mathematical Ideas / Edition 10

Mathematical Ideas / Edition 10

by Charles D. Miller, Vern E. Heeren, John Hornsby, Margaret L. Morrow
     
 

One of the biggest issues college math instructors face is capturing and keeping student interest. Over the years, John Hornsby has refined a creative solution—bringing the best of Hollywood into his mathematics classroom. Mathematical Ideas applies this same strategy of engaging students through descriptions of video clips from popular cinema and television

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Overview

One of the biggest issues college math instructors face is capturing and keeping student interest. Over the years, John Hornsby has refined a creative solution—bringing the best of Hollywood into his mathematics classroom. Mathematical Ideas applies this same strategy of engaging students through descriptions of video clips from popular cinema and television to the textbook. Alongside fresh data and tools, this Eleventh Edition uses up-to-the-minute images as well as old favorites of math being done in Hollywood. In addition, examples are clarified with additional annotations, the margin notes have been freshened, and Chapter 14: Personal Financial Management has been updated to meet the needs of today's students. With great care and effort, Vern Heeren and John Hornsby have crafted this new edition to serve the needs of today's students and instructors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321168085
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Miller Math Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
847
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Miller

Vern Heeren grew up in the Sacramento Valley of California. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, with a minor in physics, at Occidental College, and completing his Master of Arts degree in mathematics at the University of California, Davis, he began a 38-year teaching career at American River College, teaching math and a little physics. He coauthored Mathematical Ideas in 1968 with office mate Charles Miller, and he has enjoyed researching and revising it over the years. It has been a joy for him to complete the thirteenth edition, along with long time coauthor John Hornsby, and now also with son Christopher. These days, besides pursuing his mathematical interests, Vern enjoys spending time with his wife Carole and their family, exploring the wonders of nature near their home in central Oregon.

John Hornsby joined the author team of Margaret Lial, Charles Miller, and Vern Heeren in 1988. In 1990, the sixth edition of Mathematical Ideas became the first of nearly 150 titles he has coauthored for Scott Foresman, HarperCollins, Addison-Wesley, and Pearson in the years that have followed. His books cover the areas of developmental and college algebra, precalculus, trigonometry, and mathematics for the liberal arts. He is a native and resident of New Roads, Louisiana.

Christopher Heeren is a native of Sacramento, California. While studying engineering in college, he had an opportunity to teach a math class at a local high school, and this sparked both a passion for teaching and a change of major. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree, both in mathematics, from California State University¿—Sacramento. Chris has taught mathematics at the middle school, high school, and college levels, and he currently teaches at American River College in Sacramento. He has a continuing interest in using technology to bring mathematics to life. When not writing, teaching, or preparing to teach, Chris enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Heather and their three children (and two dogs and a guinea pig).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Approach to Problem Solving1
Ch. 2Sets51
Ch. 3Logic98
Ch. 4Numeration and Mathematical Systems152
Ch. 5Number Theory214
Ch. 6The Real Number System254
Ch. 7The Basic Concepts of Algebra318
Ch. 8Functions, Graphs, and Systems of Equations and Inequalities400
Ch. 9Geometry487
Ch. 10Counting Methods575
Ch. 11Probability619
Ch. 12Statistics669
Ch. 13Consumer Mathematics746
Ch. 14Matrices and Their Applications805
AppendixThe Metric System860
Answers to Selected Exercises867
Acknowledgments909
Index913

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