Thinking Mathematically / Edition 2

Thinking Mathematically / Edition 2

by Robert Blitzer
     
 

Take a closer look at the front cover to see how mathematics affects our everyday experience.

  • You may have participated in a survey, for example, but do you know how we use mathematics to interpret and present the results? (Chapter 2)
  • Do you know a quick way to estimate the size of a large crowd from a photograph? (Chapter 1)
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Overview

Take a closer look at the front cover to see how mathematics affects our everyday experience.

  • You may have participated in a survey, for example, but do you know how we use mathematics to interpret and present the results? (Chapter 2)
  • Do you know a quick way to estimate the size of a large crowd from a photograph? (Chapter 1)
  • Look at the architecture in the background. The buildings all around us are based on familiar geometric figures such as triangles, squares, and rectangles. (Chapter 10)
  • In some areas, crowds like this are commonplace. However, in order locales, wide-open spaces are the norm. We can describe these differences using the mathematical concept of population density. (Chapter 9)

Thinking Mathematically invites you to navigate life and its challenges with greater ease and enthusiasm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130499110
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/08/2002
Edition description:
Expanded Edition
Pages:
976
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.38(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorx
Prefacexi
To the Studentxiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Resourcesxxii
Applications Indexxxiii
Chapter 1Problem Solving and Critical Thinking3
Chapter 2Set Theory41
Chapter 3Logic91
Chapter 4Number Representation and Calculation169
Chapter 5Number Theory and the Real Number System203
Chapter 6Algebra: Equations and Inequalities275
Chapter 7Algebra: Graphs, Functions, and Linear Systems345
Chapter 8Consumer Mathematics and Financial Management419
Chapter 9Measurement477
Chapter 10Geometry505
Chapter 11Counting Methods and Probability Theory579
Chapter 12Statistics655
Chapter 13Mathematical Systems731
Chapter 14Voting and Apportionment757
Chapter 15Graph Theory815
Answers to Selected Exercises1
Subject Index1
Photo Credits1

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