Excursions in Modern Mathematics

Excursions in Modern Mathematics

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For all undergraduate courses in Liberal Arts Mathematics, and General Education. A background in Intermediate Algebra is recommended, but not required.This collection of Excursions into modern mathematics consists of four independent parts, each consisting of four chapters: 1) Social Choice, 2) Management Science, 3) Growth and Symmetry, and 4) Statistics. Written in an informal, readable style, its pedagogical features make material both interesting and clear.show more

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  • Hardback | 635 pages
  • 205.74 x 254 x 27.94mm | 1,383.45g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130177628
  • 9780130177629

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(Note: Each chapter concludes with a Conclusion, Key Concepts, Exercises, References, and Further Readings.)I. THE MATHEMATICS OF SOCIAL CHOICE. 1. The Mathematics of Voting: The Paradoxes of Democracy. 2. Weighted Voting Systems: The Power Game. 3. Fair Division: The Mathematics of Sharing. 4. The Mathematics of Apportionment: Making the Rounds. II. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE. 5. Euler Circuits: The Circuit Comes to Town. 6. The Traveling-Salesman Problem: Hamilton Joins the Circuit. 7. The Mathematics of Networks: www.connections.net 8. The Mathematics of Scheduling: Directed Graphs and Critical Paths. III. GROWTH AND SYMMETRY. 9. Spiral Growth in Nature: Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio. 10. The Mathematics of Population Growth: There Is Strength in Numbers. 11. Symmetry: Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall... 12. Fractal Geometry: Fractally Speaking. IV. STATISTICS. 13. Collecting Statistical Data: Censuses, Surveys, and Clinical Studies. 14. Descriptive Statistics: Graphing and Summarizing Data. 15. Chances, Probabilities, and Odds: Measuring Uncertainty. 16. Normal Distributions: Everything Is Back to Normal (Almost). Answers to Selected Problems. Index. Photo Credits.show more

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