A Mathematical View of Our World (with CD-ROM and iLrn? Student, and Personal Tutor Printed Access Card) / Edition 1by Harold Parks, Gary Musser, Lynn Trimpe, Vikki Maurer
Pub. Date: 02/10/2006
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Harness the power of mathematics in school and your future career with A MATHEMATICAL VIEW OF OUR WORLD. This liberal arts textbook helps you see the beauty and power of mathematics as it is applied to the world around you. You will recognize the connections, patterns, and significance of the mathematics you study, and see that mathematics has a meaningful place… See more details below
Harness the power of mathematics in school and your future career with A MATHEMATICAL VIEW OF OUR WORLD. This liberal arts textbook helps you see the beauty and power of mathematics as it is applied to the world around you. You will recognize the connections, patterns, and significance of the mathematics you study, and see that mathematics has a meaningful place in your life. Included with your purchase is access to the CengageNOW, an online tutorial that allows you to work with real math notation in real time, with unlimited practice problems, instant analysis and feedback, and streaming video to illustrate key concepts and Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING a live, online mathematics tutor.
Table of Contents
1. NUMBERS IN OUR LIVES. Identification Numbers and Check Digits. Modular Arithmetic and Check Digit Schemes. Encoding Data. 2. SHAPES IN OUR LIVES. Tilings. Symmetry, Rigid Motions, and Escher Patters. Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Mean - Shapes in Nature. 3. VOTING AND ELECTIONS. Voting Systems. Flaws of the Voting Systems. Weighted Voting Systems. 4. FAIR DIVISION. Divide and Choose Methods. Discrete and Mixed Division Problems. Envy-Free Division. 5. APPORTIONMENT. The Apportionment Problem - Quota Methods. The Apportionment Problem - Divisor Methods. Flaws of the Apportionment Methods. 6. ROUTES AND NETWORKS. Routing Problems. Network Problems. The Traveling Salesperson Problem. 7. SCHEDULING. Basic Concepts of Scheduling. The List-Processing Algorithm and the Decreasing-Time Algorithm. The Critical-Path Algorithm. 8. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS - DATA AND PATTERNS. Organizing and Picturing Data. Comparisons. Enhancement, Distraction, and Distortion. 9. COLLECTING AND INTERPRETING DATA. Populations, Samples, and Data. Survey Sampling Methods. Measures of Central Tendency and Variability. 10. PROBABILITY. Computing Probabilities in Simple Experiments. Computing Probabilities in Multistage Experiments. Conditional Probability, Expected Value, and Odds. 11. INFERENTIAL STATISTICS. Normal Distributions. Applications of Normal Distributions. Confidence Intervals and Reliable Estimation. 12. GROWTH AND DECAY. Malthusian Population Growth. Population Decrease, Radioactive Decay. Logistic Population Models. 13. CONSUMER MATHEMATICS--BUYING AND SAVING. Simple and Compound Interest. Loans. Buying a House.
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