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This general survey of mathematical topics helps a diverse audience, with different backgrounds and career plans, to understand mathematics. Blitzer provides the applications and technology readers need to gain an appreciation of mathematics in everyday life. Demonstrates how mathematics can be applied to readers'lives in interesting, enjoyable, and meaningful ways. Features abundant, step-by-step, annotated Examplesthat provide a problem-solving approach to reach the solution; annotations are conversational in tone, explaining key steps and ideas as the problem is solved. Begins each section with a compelling vignette highlighting an everyday scenario, posing a question about it, and exploring how the chapter section subject can be applied to answer the question. A highly readable reference for anyone who needs to brush up their mathematics skills.
Table of Contents
|Problem Solving and Critical Thinking|
|Inductive and Deductive Reasoning|
|Estimation, Graphs, and Mathematical Models|
|Basic Set Concepts|
|Venn Diagrams and Set Operations|
|Set Operations and Venn Diagrams with Three Sets|
|Statements, Negations, and Quantified Statements|
|Compound Statements and Connectives|
|Truth Tables for Negation, Conjunction, and Disjunction|
|Truth Tables for the Conditional and the Biconditional|
|Equivalent Statements, Variations of Conditional Statements, and DeMorganrsquo;s Laws|
|Arguments and Truth Tables|
|Arguments and Euler Diagrams|
|Number Representation and Calculation|
|Our Hindu-Arabic System and Early Positional Systems|
|Number Bases in Positional Systems|
|Computation in Positional Systems|
|Looking Back at Early Numeration Systems|
|Number Theory and the Real Number System|
|Number Theory: Prime and Composite Numbers|
|The Integers; Order of Operations|
|The Rational Numbers|
|The Irrational Numbers|
|Real Numbers and Their Properties|
|Exponents and Scientific Notation|
|Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences|
|Algebra: Equations and Inequalities|
|Algebraic Expressions and Formulas|
|Linear Equations in One Variable|
|Applications of Linear Equations|
|Ratio, Proportion, and Variation|
|Linear Inequalities in One Variable|
|Algebra: Graphs, Functions, and Linear Systems|
|Graphing and Functions|
|Linear Functions and Their Graphs|
|Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables|
|Linear Inequalities in Two Variables|
|Approximating Reality with Nonlinear Models|
|Consumer Mathematics and Financial Management|
|Percent, Sales Tax, and Income Tax|
|Annuities, Stocks, and Bonds|
|Amortization and the Cost of Home Ownership|
|Measuring Length; The Metric System|
|Measuring Area and Volume|
|Measuring Weight and Temperature|
|Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles|
|Polygons, Perimeter, and Tessellations|
|Area and Circumstances|
|Right Triangle Trigonometry|
|Beyond Euclidean Geometry|
|Counting Methods and Probability Theory|
|The Fundamental Counting Principle|
|Fundamentals of Probability|
|Probability with the Fundamental Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations|
|Events Involving Not and Or ; Odds|
|Events Involving And ; Conditional Probability|
|Sampling, Frequency Distributions, and Graphs|
|Measures of Central Tenden|
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