9780534403652

The Mathematical Palette (with BCA/iLrn™ Tutorial and InfoTrac)

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    9780534403652

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    0534403654

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-16
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Be successful in math with THE MATHEMATICAL PALETTE! Written with you in mind, the authors make mathematics enjoyable, relevant, understandable, and informative. Visually engaging, the text features full color pictures of fine art to bring mathematical concepts to life. Everyday applications are included to illustrate the evolution and practicality of math and parallel the creativity of liberal arts majors. Prepare for exams with numerous resources located online and throughout the text such as live online tutoring, tutorials, a book companion website, chapter-ending summaries, reviews, tests, and accurate answer sections.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
chapter 1 Numbers-Old and New
OVERVIEW
2(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF NUMBERS AND NUMERALS
2(2)
PROJECTS
4(44)
1.1 Ancient Systems of Numeration
6(11)
1.2 The Hindu-Arabic System and Fractions
17(6)
1.3 Numeration Systems with Other Bases
23(8)
1.4 The Numbers of Technology
31(8)
1.5 Types of Numbers
39(9)
Summary
48(2)
Review
50(1)
Test
51(3)
chapter 2 Logical Thinking
OVERVIEW
54(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF LOGIC
54(1)
PROJECTS
55(48)
2.1 Logic, Statements, and Definitions
56(8)
2.2 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
64(10)
2.3 Symbolic Logic and Truth Tables
74(11)
2.4 Logic and Flowcharts
85(8)
2.5 Logic and Puzzles
93(10)
Summary
103(2)
Review
105(1)
Test
106(4)
chapter 3 Sets and Counting
OVERVIEW
110(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF SETS
110(2)
PROJECTS
112(34)
3.1 Sets: Finite and Infinite
113(8)
3.2 Set Operations and Venn Diagrams
121(7)
3.3 Applications of Sets
128(7)
3.4 Introduction to Counting
135(11)
Summary
146(1)
Review
147(2)
Test
149(3)
chapter 4 Probability
OVERVIEW
152(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF PROBABILITY
152(2)
PROJECTS
154(51)
4.1 Intuitive Concepts of Probability
155(8)
4.2 Calculating Probabilities
163(9)
4.3 Probability and Odds
172(4)
4.4 Probability of Compound Events
176(11)
4.5 Conditional Probability
187(8)
4.6 Expected Value
195(10)
Summary
205(2)
Review
207(2)
Test
209(3)
chapter 5 Statistics and the Consumer
OVERVIEW
212(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF STATISTICS
212(1)
PROJECTS
213(61)
5.1 Arranging Information
215(11)
5.2 Measures of Central Tendency
226(10)
5.3 Measures of Dispersion
236(9)
5.4 The Normal Distribution
245(12)
5.5 Polls and the Margin of Error
257(7)
5.6 Regression and Forecasting
264(10)
Summary
274(1)
Review
275(2)
Test
277(3)
chapter 6 Modeling with Algebra
OVERVIEW
280(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF ALGEBRA
280(2)
PROJECTS
282(44)
6.1 Linear Models
284(10)
6.2 Quadratic Models
294(10)
6.3 Exponential Models
304(12)
6.4 Logarithmic Models
316(10)
Summary
326(1)
Review
327(2)
Test
329(5)
chapter 7 Geometry and Art
OVERVIEW
334(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF GEOMETRY
334(3)
PROJECTS
337(80)
7.1 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
338(13)
7.2 Perspective
351(17)
7.3 Golden Ratios and Rectangles
368(10)
7.4 Polygons and Stars
378(12)
7.5 Tessellations
390(12)
7.6 Fractals
402(15)
Summary
417(2)
Review
419(2)
Test
421(3)
chapter 8 Trigonometry: A Door to the Unmeasurable
OVERVIEW
424(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF TRIGONOMETRY
424(2)
PROJECTS
426(47)
8.1 Right Triangles, Sine, Cosine, Tangent
427(7)
8.2 Solving Right Triangles
434(7)
8.3 Right Triangle Applications
441(8)
8.4 The Laws of Sines and Cosines
449(9)
8.5 Acute Triangle Applications
458(9)
8.6 The Motion of a Projectile
467(6)
Summary
473(2)
Review
475(2)
Test
477(3)
chapter 9 Finance Matters
OVERVIEW
480(1)
A SHORT HISTORY OF INTEREST
480(2)
PROJECTS
482(38)
9.1 Percents
484(8)
9.2 Simple Interest
492(5)
9.3 Compound Interest
497(9)
9.4 Annuities
506(5)
9.5 Loans
511(9)
Summary
520(1)
Review
521(2)
Test
523(3)
chapter 10 Math from Other Vistas
OVERVIEW
526(1)
10.1 Differential Calculus
527(12)
10.2 Integral Calculus
539(9)
10.3 The Pascal-Yang Hui Triangle
548(8)
10.4 Voting Systems
556(9)
10.5 Apportionment
565(9)
10.6 Linear Programming
574(11)
Appendix 585(4)
Selected Answers 589(40)
Credits 629(4)
Index 633

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