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# Math in Our World

**by**Sobecki, David; Bluman, Allan; Schirck-Matthews, Angela

2nd

### 9780077356651

0077356659

Hardcover

1/20/2010

McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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## Summary

The author team of Dave Sobecki, Angela Matthews, and Allan Bluman have worked together to create the second edition of Mathematics in Our World, an engaging text catered to the needs of today's liberal arts mathematics students. This revision focuses strict attention to a clear and friendly writing style, integration of numerous relevant real-world examples and applications, and implementation of the step-by-step approach used for years in Bluman's Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach. The result is an exceptionally engaging text that is able to both effectively and creatively convey the basic concepts fundamental to a liberal arts math curriculum for even the most hesitant student.

## Table of Contents

Problem Solving | |

The Nature of Mathematical Reasoning | |

Estimation and Interpreting Graphs | |

Problem Solving | |

Chapter 1 Review | |

Sets | |

The Nature of Sets | |

Subsets and Set Operations | |

Venn Diagrams | |

Using Sets to Solve Problems | |

Infinite Sets | |

Chapter 2 Review | |

Logic | |

Statements and Quantifiers | |

Truth Tables | |

Types of Statements | |

Logical Arguments | |

Euler Circles | |

Chapter 3 Review | |

Numeration Systems | |

Early and Modern Numeration Systems | |

Tools and Algorithms in Arithmetic | |

Base Number Systems | |

Operations in Base Number Systems | |

Chapter 4 Review | |

The Real Number System | |

The Natural Numbers | |

The Integers | |

The Rational Numbers | |

The Irrational Numbers | |

The Real Numbers | |

Exponents and Scientific Notation | |

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences | |

Chapter 5 Review | |

Topics in Algebra | |

The Fundamentals of Algebra | |

Solving Linear Equations | |

Applications of Linear Equations | |

Ratio, Proportion, and Variation | |

Solving Linear Inequalities | |

Solving Quadratic Equations | |

Chapter 6 Review | |

Additional Topics in Algebra | |

The Rectangular Coordinate System and Linear Equations in Two Variables | |

Systems of Linear Equations | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices | |

Linear Inequalities | |

Linear Programming | |

Functions | |

Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Functions | |

Supplement: An Application of Functions--Sound | |

Chapter 7 Review | |

Consumer Mathematics | |

Percents | |

Simple Interest | |

Compound Interest | |

Installment Buying | |

Home Ownership | |

Stocks and Bonds | |

Chapter 8 Review | |

Measurement | |

Measures of Length: Converting Units and the Metric System | |

Measures of Area, Volume, and Capacity | |

Measures of Weight and Temperature | |

Chapter 9 Review | |

Geometry | |

Points, Lines, Planes and Angles | |

Triangles | |

Polygons and Perimeter | |

Areas of Polygons and Circles | |

Volume and Surface Area | |

Right Triangle Trigonometry | |

A Brief Survey of Non-Euclidean and Transformational Geometries | |

Chapter 10 Review | |

Probability and Counting Techniques | |

The Fundamental Counting Rule and Permutations | |

Combinations | |

Basic Concepts of Probability | |

Tree Diagrams, Tables, and Sample Spaces | |

Probability Using Permutations and Combinations | |

Odds and Expectation | |

The Addition Rules for Probability | |

The Multiplication Rules and Conditional Probability | |

The Binomial Distribution | |

Chapter 11 Review | |

Statistics | |

The Nature of Statistics and Organizing Data | |

Picturing Data | |

Measures of Average | |

Measures of Variation | |

Measures of Position | |

The Normal Distribution | |

Applications of the Normal Distribution | |

Correlation and Regression Analysis | |

Supplement: Misuses of Statistics | |

Chapter 12 Review | |

Other Mathematical Systems | |

Mathematical Systems and Groups | |

Clock Arithmetic | |

Modular Systems | |

Chapter 13 Review | |

Voting Methods | |

Preference Tables and the Plurality Method | |

The Borda Count Method and the Plurality-with-Elimination Method | |

The Pairwise Comparison Method and Approval Voting | |

Apportionment | |

Apportionment Flaws | |

Chapter 14 Review | |

Graph Theory | |

Basic Concepts of Graph Theory | |

Euler's Theorem | |

Hamilton Paths and Circuits | |

Trees | |

Chapter 15 Review | |

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