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For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World / Edition 10

For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World / Edition 10

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Learn to appreciate the use of math in your everyday life through the classic and contemporary examples of high-interest topics found in For All Practical Purposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781464124730
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 10/24/2015
Edition description: Tenth Edition
Pages: 1104
Sales rank: 613,754
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

COMAP--the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications-- is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.

Table of Contents

Part I: Management Science
Chapter 1: Urban Services
Chapter 2: Business Efficiency
Chapter 3: Planning and Scheduling
Chapter 4: Linear Programming
Part II: Statistics: The Science of Data
Chapter 5: Exploring Data: Distributions
Chapter 6: Exploring Data: Relationships
Chapter 7: Data for Decisions
Chapter 8: Probability: the Mathematics of Chance
Part III: Voting and Social Choice
Chapter 9: Social Choice: The Impossible Dream
Chapter 10: The Manipulability of Voting Systems
Chapter 11: Weighted Voting Systems
Chapter 12: Electing the President
Part IV: Fairness and Game Theory
Chapter 13: Fair Division
Chapter 14: Apportionment
Chapter 15: Game Theory: The Mathematics of Competition
Part V: The Digital Revolution
Chapter 16: Identification Numbers
Chapter 17: Information Science
Part VI: On Size and Growth
Chapter 18: Growth and Form
Chapter 19: Symmetry and Patterns
Chapter 20: Tilings
Part VII: Your Money and Resources
Chapter 21: Savings Models
Chapter 22: Borrowing Models
Chapter 23: The Economics of Resources

These additional chapters are available through custom publishing, the text's Online Study Center, and MathPortal:

  • Sets
  • Problem Solving
  • Logic
  • Geometry
  • Counting and Probability
  • Numeration Systems
  • Personal Finance

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