Mathematics All Around / Edition 6 available in Hardcover
For courses in liberal arts mathematics.
Given their widely varying backgrounds, students in Liberal Arts Math often enter the course with math anxiety. Pirnot’s Mathematics All Around offers the supportive and patient writing style that students need to overcome that apprehension, developing useful skills through realistic applications that can be seen in the world around them. Relevant and approachable, the author’s tone resembles the support students would receive during an instructor’s office hours. The author emphasizes a problem-solving approach, reinforcing problem-solving methods and how to apply them throughout the text. The 6th Edition keeps students engaged with updated real-world applications, while also providing more support as they learn with new measurable objectives, revised exercise sets, significant enhancements to each chapter, as well as a new student Workbook.
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About the Author
Tom Pirnot received his bachelor's degree in music from Wilkes College and his PhD in mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University. He taught both mathematics and computer science at Kutztown University for thirty eight years. He has long been an innovator in liberal arts mathematics, writing his first text Mathematics: Tools and Models with Dalton Hunkins in 1977 which introduced topics such as apportionment, graph theory, and modeling to liberal arts students. His current text, Mathematics All Around, is now in its fourth edition. Tom continues to enjoy the loving support and encouragement of his wife Ann, their four children, and three grandchildren.
Table of Contents(*indicates new content)
1. Set Theory: Using Mathematics to Classify Objects.
The Language of Sets.
*Of Further Interest: Infinite Sets.
2. Logic: The Study of What's True or False or Somewhere in Between.
*Inductive and Deductive Reasoning.
Statements, Connectives, and Quantifiers.
The Conditional and Biconditional.
Using Euler Diagrams to Verify Syllogisms.
Of Further Interest: Fuzzy Logic.
3. Graph Theory: The Mathematics of Relationships.
Graphs, Puzzles and Map Coloring.
The Traveling Salesperson Problem.
Of Further Interest: Scheduling Projects Using PERT.
4. Numeration Systems: Does It Matter How We Name Numbers?
*The Evolution of Numeration Systems.
*Place Value Systems.
*Calculating in Other Bases.
*Of Further Interest: Modular Systems.
5. Number Theory and the Real Number System: Understanding the Numbers All Around Us.
*The Rational Numbers.
*The Real Number System.
*Exponents and Scientific Notation.
*Of Further Interest: Sequences.
6. Algebraic Models: How Do We Approximate Reality?
Modeling With Linear Equations.
Modeling with Quadratic Equations.
Exponential Equations and Growth.
*Proportions and Variation.
Of Further Interest: Dynamical Systems.
7. Modeling with Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities: What's the Best Way to Do It?
*Systems of Linear Equations.
*Systems of Linear Inequalities.
*Of Further Interest: LinearProgramming.
8. Geometry: Ancient and Modern Mathematics Embrace.
Lines, Angles, and Circles.
Perimeter and Area.
Volume and Surface Area.
*The Metric System and Dimensional Analysis.
Geometric Symmetry and Tessellations.
Of Further Interest: Fractals.
9. Apportionment: How Do We Measure Fariness?
The Huntington-Hill Apportionment Principle.
Applications of the Apportionment Principle.
*Other Paradoxes and Apportionment Methods.
Of Further Interest: Fair Division.
10. Voting: Using Mathematics to Make Choices.
Defects in Voting Methods.
Weighted Voting Systems.
Of Further Interest: The Shapley-Shubik Index.
11. Consumer Mathematics: The Mathematics of Everyday Life.
Of Further Interest: The Annual Percentage Rate.
12. Counting: Just How Many Are There?
Introduction to Counting Methods.
The Fundamental Counting Principle.
Permutations and Combinations.
Of Further Interest: Counting and Gambling.
13. Probability: What Are the Chances?
The Basics of Probability Theory.
Complements and Unions of Events.
Conditional Probability and Intersections of Events.
Of Further Interest: Binomial Experiments.
14. Descriptive Statistics: What Does a Data Set Tell Us?
Organizing and Visualizing Data.
Measures of Central Tendency.
Measures of Dispersion.
The Normal Distribution.
Of Further Interest: Linear Correlation.