The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/15/2012
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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This book offers an engaging and mind-opening experience for even the most math-phobic users. It is written for non-math, non-science-oriented majors and encourages students to discover the mathematics inherent in the world around them. Infused throughout with the authors' humor and enthusiasm, The Heart of Mathematics introduces students to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fun and Games: An Introduction to Rigorous Thought

Chapter 2: Number Contemplation

Chapter 3: Infinity

Chapter 4: Geometric Gems

Chapter 5: Contortions of Space

Chapter 6: Modeling Our World Through Graphs

Chapter 7: Fractals and Chaos 

Chapter 8: Taming Uncertainty

Chapter 9: Meaning from Data

Chapter 10: Deciding Wisely


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