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Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Seventh Edition, shows readers that math is a lively, interesting, useful, and surprisingly rich subject. With a new chapter on financial math and an improved supplements package, this book helps students appreciate that math is more than just a set of classroom theories: math can enrich the life of anyone who appreciates and knows how to use it.
This collection of "excursions" into modern mathematics consists of four independent learning modules--1) Social Choice, 2) Management Science, 3) Growth and Symmetry, and 4) Statistics. It is written in an informal, very readable style, with pedagogical features that make material both interesting and clear. Coverage centers around an assortment of real-world examples and applications, demonstrating the beauty and relevance of mathematics.
Peter Tannenbaum has bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Political Science and a Ph. D. in Mathematics, all from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has held faculty positions at the University of Arizona, Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), and is currently professor of mathematics at the California State University, Fresno. His current research interests are in the interface between mathematics, politics and behavioral economics. He is also involved in mathematics curriculum reform and teacher preparation. His hobbies are travel, foreign languages and sports. He is married to Sally Tannenbaum, a professor of communication at CSU Fresno, and is the father of three (twin sons and a daughter).