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This book offers an engaging and mind-opening experience for even the most math-phobic users. It is written for non-math, non-science-oriented majors and encourages students to discover the mathematics inherent in the world around them. Infused throughout with the authors' humor and enthusiasm, The Heart of Mathematics introduces students to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fun and Games: An Introduction to Rigorous Thought
Chapter 2: Number Contemplation
Chapter 3: Infinity
Chapter 4: Geometric Gems
Chapter 5: Contortions of Space
Chapter 6: Modeling Our World Through Graphs
Chapter 7: Fractals and Chaos
Chapter 8: Taming Uncertainty
Chapter 9: Meaning from Data
Chapter 10: Deciding Wisely