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MATH for Liberal Arts (with Arts CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card),9781439047026

MATH for Liberal Arts (with Arts CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card)



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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, involving over 120 students and faculty members, MATH is an engaging and accessible solution that accommodates the busy lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. This paperback text offers a full suite of learning aids, including end-of-chapter review cards, downloadable flashcards and practice problems, online video tutorials, solutions to exercises and practice quizzes aimed at supplementing learning outside of the classroom. MATH presents concepts in a visual and approachable way, ideal for combating the math anxiety often found in Liberal Arts Math students. Also available is Cengage Learning's Enhanced WebAssign®—a complete online homework management system for students and professors.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Numeration
Math Anxiety Source
What's the Problem?
Early Numeration Systems
Hindu-Arabic Numeration Systems
Different Numeration Systems
Binary Numeration Systems
History of Calculating Devices
The Nature of Numbers
It's Natural
Prime Numbers
Numbers -- Up and Down
It's a Long Way From Zero to One
It's Irrational
Be Real
Mathematical Modeling
The Nature of Algebra
Evaluation, Application, and Spreadsheets
Algebra in Problem Solving
Ratios, Proportions, and Problem Solving
Modeling Uncategorized Problems
The Nature of Geometry
Polygons and Angles
Mathematics, Art, and Non-Euclidean Geometries
Perimeter and Area
Surface Area, Volume and Capacity
The Nature of Networks
Euler Circuits and Hamiltonian Cycles
Trees and Minimum Spanning Trees
Topology and Fractals
The Nature of Growth
Exponential Equations
Logarithmic Equations
Applications of Growth and Decay
The Nature of Money
It's Simple
Buying on Credit
Credit Card Interest
Compound Interest
Buying a Home
The Nature of Sets and Logic
Introduction to Sets
Set Relationships
Operations with Sets
Venn Diagrams
Survey Problems Using Sets
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
The Nature of Counting
Counting Without Counting
Rubik's Cube and Instant Insanity
The Nature of Chance
It's Not Certain
Probability Models
Odds and Conditional Probability
Mathematical Expectation
Frequency Distributions and Graphs
Descriptive Statistics
It's Normal
The Nature of Graphs - The Marriage of Algebra and Geometry
Cartesian Coordinate System
Systems and Inequalities
Graphing Curves
The Nature of Voting and Apportionment
Voting Dilemmas
Apportionment Paradoxes
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