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Written for the Math for Liberal Arts course, Topics in Contemporary Mathematics helps students see math at work in the world by presenting problem solving in purposeful and meaningful contexts. Many of the problems in the text demonstrate how math relates to subjects--such as sociology, psychology, business, and technology--that generally interest students.
Table of Contents
|Estimation: A Problem Solving Tool|
|Graph Interpretation: A Problem-Solving Tool|
|Sets: A Problem-Solving Tool|
|The Number of Elements in a Set: A Problem-Solving Tool|
|Truth Tables: A Problem-Solving Tool|
|The Conditional and the Biconditional|
|Variations of the Conditional and Implications|
|Euler Diagrams: A Problem-Solving Tool|
|Truth Tables and Validity Arguments Online Only|
|Switching Networks: A Problem-Solving Tool|
|Egyptian, Babylonian, and Roman Numeration Systems|
|The Hindu-Arabic (Decimal) System|
|Number Systems with Bases Other Than 10|
|Octal and Hexadecimal Arithmetic|
|Number Theory and the Real Numbers|
|Number Theory: Primes and Composites|
|Whole Numbers, Integers, and Order of Operations|
|The Rational Numbers|
|Decimals, Scientific Notation, and Significant Digits|
|Rationals as Decimals: Percents|
|Real Numbers, Square Roots, and Decimal Representation|
|Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving|
|Solutions of First-Degree Sentences|
|Graphs of Algebraic Sentences|
|Sentences Involving Absolute Values|
|Modeling and Problem Solving|
|Ratio, Proportion, and Variation|
|Functions and Graphs|
|Graphing Relations and Functions|
|Linear Functions, Relations, and Applications|
|Slopes and Equations of a Line|
|Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs|
|Exponential and Logarithmic Functions|
|Two Linear Equations in Two Variables|
|Linear Inequalities Online Only|
|Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles|
|Triangles and Other Polygons|
|Perimeter and Circumfrence|
|Area Measure and the Pythagorean Theorem|
|Volume and Surface Area|
|Networks, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and Topology Online Only|
|Right Triangle Trigonometry Online Only|
|Chaos and Fractals|
|Mathematical Systems and Matrices|
|Solving Systems of Linear Equations with Matrices|
|Clock and Modular Arithmetic|
|Abstract Mathematical Systems: Groups and Fields|
|The Sequential Counting Principle (SCP): A Problem-Solving Tool|
|Miscellaneous Counting Methods|
|Sample Spaces and Probability|
|Counting Techniques and Probability|
|Computation of Probability|
|Odds and Mathematical Expectation|
|Sampling and Frequency Distribution|
|Measures of Central Tendency: The Mean, Median, and Mode|
|Measures of Depression: The Range and Standard Deviation|
|The Normal Dsitribution: A Problem Solving Tool|
|Statistical Graphs: A Problem-Solving Tool|
|Making Predictions: Linear Regression|
|Scattergrams and Correlation|
|Your Money and Your Math|
|Interest, Taxes, and Discounts|
|Credit Cards and Consumer Credit|
|Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and the Rules of 78|
|Buying a House|
|Investing in Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds Online Only|
|Voting and Apportionment|
|Apportionment Objections Online Only|
|Introduction to Graph Theory|
|Euler Paths and Euler Circuits|
|Hamilton Paths and Hamilton Circuits|
|Trees Online Only: Appendix|
|The Metric System|
|Metric Units of Measurement|
|Convert If You Must|
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