Mathematics in Life, Society, & the World

Mathematics in Life, Society, & the World

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For undergraduate courses in Liberal Arts Mathematics.This contemporary approach to liberal arts math is especially helpful to instructors who want to break away from traditional instruction and move towards a more "modern" course that stresses rich ideas and more visualization with less review. This text offers superb pedagogy, an accessible writing style, and mathematical integrity--and is student-friendly. Its unique four-part organization presents liberal arts students with sound, relevant mathematics and will leave them with the (correct) impression that math is useful and affects their lives in many positive ways.show more

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  • Hardback | 814 pages
  • 205.74 x 256.54 x 35.56mm | 1,723.64g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130116904
  • 9780130116901

Table of contents

I. THE LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS. 1. Mathematical Structures and Methods. II. MATHEMATICS IN LIFE 2. Descriptive Statistics. 3. Collecting and Interpreting Data. 4. Inferential Statistics. 5. Probability. 6. Consumer Mathematics. III. MATHEMATICS IN SOCIETY. 7. Game Theory. 8. Management Mathematics. 9. Voting and Apportionment. IV. MATHEMATICS IN THE WORLD. 10. Critical Thinking. 11. Elementary Number Theory. 12. Geometry. 13. Growth and Scaling. Topics. The Metric System. Perimeter and Area. Surface Area and Volume.show more