Thinking Mathematically / Edition 3

Thinking Mathematically / Edition 3

by Robert F. Blitzer, James Wooland, Liz Dameron
     
 

This general survey of mathematical topics helps a diverse audience, with different backgrounds and career plans, to understand mathematics. Blitzer provides the applications and technology readers need to gain an appreciation of mathematics in everyday life.

Demonstrates how mathematics can be applied to readers’ lives in interesting, enjoyable, and

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Overview

This general survey of mathematical topics helps a diverse audience, with different backgrounds and career plans, to understand mathematics. Blitzer provides the applications and technology readers need to gain an appreciation of mathematics in everyday life.

Demonstrates how mathematics can be applied to readers’ lives in interesting, enjoyable, and meaningful ways. Features abundant, step-by-step, annotated Examplesthat provide a problem-solving approach to reach the solution; annotations are conversational in tone, explaining key steps and ideas as the problem is solved. Begins each section with a compelling vignette highlighting an everyday scenario, posing a question about it, and exploring how the chapter section subject can be applied to answer the question.

A highly readable reference for anyone who needs to brush up their mathematics skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131443730
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
373
Product dimensions:
87.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 7.50(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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