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# A Survey of Mathematics with Applications, Expanded Edition

**by**Angel, Allen R.; Abbott, Christine D.; Runde, Dennis C.

8th

### 9780321501080

032150108X

Hardcover

10/3/2007

Pearson

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This best-selling text balances solid mathematical coverage with a comprehensive overview of mathematical concepts as they relate to varied disciplines. The text provides an appreciation of mathematics, highlighting mathematical history, and applications of math to the arts and sciences. It is an ideal book for students who require a general overview of mathematics, especially those majoring in liberal arts, the social sciences, business, nursing and allied health fields. Let us introduce you to the practical, interesting, accessible, and powerful world of mathematics todaythe world ofA Survey of Mathematics with Applications, Expanded 8e.

## Author Biography

<>Allen Angel received his BS and MS in mathematics from SUNY at New Paltz. He completed additional graduate work at Rutgers University. He taught at Sullivan County Community College and Monroe Community College, where he served as chairperson of the Mathematics Department. He served as Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation at Rutgers University for the summers of 1967 - 1970. He was President of The New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (NYSMATYC). He also served as Northeast Vice President of the American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). Allen lives in Palm Harbor, Florida but spends his summers in Penfield, New York. He enjoys playing tennis and watching sports. He also enjoys traveling with his wife Kathy.

Christine Abbott received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from SUNY Brockport and her graduate degree in mathematics education from Syracuse University. Since then she has taught mathematics at Monroe Community College and has recently chaired the department. In her spare time she enjoys watching sporting events, particularly baseball, college basketball, college football and the NFL. She also enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading

Dennis Runde has a BS degree and an MS degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin--Platteville and Milwaukee respectively. He has a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida. He has been teaching for over fifteen years at Manatee Community College in Florida and for almost ten at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. Besides coaching little league baseball, his other interests include history, politics, fishing, canoeing, and cooking. He and his wife Kristin stay busy keeping up with their three sons--Alex, Nick, and Max.

## Table of Contents

Critical Thinking Skills | |

Inductive Reasoning | |

Estimation | |

Problem Solving | |

Sets | |

Set Concepts | |

Subsets | |

Venn Diagrams and Set Operations | |

Venn Diagrams with Three Sets and Verification of Equality of Sets | |

Application of Sets | |

Infinite Sets | |

Logic | |

Statements and Logical Connectives | |

Truth Tables for Negation, Conjunction, and Disjunction | |

Truth Tables for the Conditional and Biconditional | |

Equivalent Statements | |

Symbolic Arguments | |

Euler Diagrams and Syllogistic Arguments | |

Switching Circuits | |

Systems of Numeration | |

Additive, Multiplicative, and Ciphered Systems of Numeration | |

Place-Value or Positional-Value Numeration Systems | |

Other Bases | |

Computation in Other Bases | |

Early Computational Methods | |

Number Theory and the Real Number System | |

Number Theory | |

The Integers | |

The Rational Numbers | |

The Irrational Numbers and the Real Number System | |

Real Numbers and Their Properties | |

Rules of Exponents and Scientific Notation | |

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences | |

Fibonacci Sequence | |

Algebra, Graphs, and Functions | |

Order of Operations | |

Linear Equations In One Variable | |

Formulas | |

Applications of Linear Equations In One Variable | |

Variation | |

Linear Inequalities | |

Graphing Linear Equations | |

Linear Inequalities In Two Variables | |

Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Factoring and By Using the Quadratic Formula | |

Functions and Their Graphs | |

Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities | |

Systems of Linear Equations | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations By the Substitution and Addition Methods | |

Matrices | |

Solving Systems of Linear Equations by Using Matrices | |

Systems of Linear Inequalities | |

Linear Programming | |

The Metric System | |

Basic Terms and Conversions Within The Metric System | |

Length, Area, and Volume | |

Mass and Temperature | |

Dimensional Analysis and Conversions To and From the Metric System | |

Geometry | |

Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles | |

Polygons | |

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