Mathematics: Its Power and Utility / Edition 9 available in Hardcover
About the Author
Karl Smith is professor emeritus at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California. He has written over 36 mathematics textbooks and believes that students can learn mathematics if it is presented to them through the use of concrete examples designed to develop original thinking, abstraction, and problem-solving skills. Over one million students have learned mathematics from Karl Smith's textbooks.
Table of ContentsPART I. FOUNDATIONS: THE POWER OF MATHEMATICS. 1. Arithmetic, Calculators, and Problem Solving. 2. Sets of Numbers. 3. Introduction to Algebra. 4. Percents and Problem Solving. 5. Introduction to Geometry. 6. Measurement and Problem Solving. PART II. APPLICATIONS: THE UTILITY OF MATHEMATICS. 7. Applications of Percent. 8. Sets and Logic. 9. Probability. 10. Statistics. 11. Graphs. Appendix A: Hindu-Arabic Numeration System. Appendix B: Different Numeration Systems. Appendix C: Glossary. Appendix D: Tables. Appendix E: Answers to Selected Problems. Index