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Mathematics: Its Power and Utility / Edition 9

Mathematics: Its Power and Utility / Edition 9

by Karl J. Smith
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An emphasis on problem-solving, step-by-step instruction, and well thought-out pedagogy in every chapter helps math-anxious students build confidence, develop critical-thinking skills, and communicate about mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495389132
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/07/2008
Series: Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.08(d)

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 Contents

PART 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

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