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Using and Understanding Mathematics : A Quantitative Reasoning Approach

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ISBN13:

9780201656428

ISBN10:
0201656426
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Addison-Wesley

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Summary

Most students taking this course do so to fulfill a requirement, but the true benefit of the course is learning how to use and understand mathematics in daily life. This quantitative reasoning text is written expressly for those students, providing them with the mathematical reasoning and quantitative literacy skills they' ll need to make good decisions throughout their lives. Common-sense applications of mathematics engage students while underscoring the practical, essential uses of math.

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue Literacy for the Modern World 1(12)
Principles of Reasoning
13(46)
The Forces of Persuasion---An Overview of Common Fallacies
14(8)
Propositions---Building Blocks of Logic
22(14)
Logical Arguments: Deductive and Inductive
36(13)
Analyzing Real Arguments
49(10)
Statistical Reasoning
59(68)
Fundamentals of Statistics
60(12)
Should You Believe a Statistical Study?
72(12)
Basic Statistical Graphs
84(15)
Graphics in the Media
99(16)
Causal Connections
115(12)
Problem-Solving Tools
127(46)
Using Unit Analysis
128(16)
Systems of Standardized Units
144(13)
The Process of Problem Solving
157(16)
Numbers In The Real World
173(60)
Concepts of Number
174(9)
Uses and Abuses of Percentages
183(17)
Putting Numbers in Perspective
200(16)
Dealing with Uncertainty
216(17)
Financial Management
233(74)
The Power of Compound Interest
234(15)
Savings Plans (Annuities)
249(9)
Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages
258(15)
Income Taxes
273(15)
Investments
288(19)
Modeling Our World
307(52)
Functions: The Building Blocks of Mathematical Models
308(11)
Linear Graphs and Modeling
319(21)
Formulas as Models
340(19)
Exponential Growth and Decay
359(46)
Exponential Astonishment
361(6)
Doubling Time and Half-Life
367(11)
Exponential Modeling
378(17)
Real Population Growth
395(10)
Probability: Living With The Odds
405(74)
Principles of Counting
406(16)
Fundamentals of Probability
422(13)
Combining Probabilities
435(16)
The Law of Averages
451(12)
Probability, Risk, and Coincidence
463(16)
Putting Statistics To Work
479(56)
Characterizing Data
480(19)
Linear Regression Models
499(10)
Statistical Inference
509(15)
Sample Issues in Statistical Research
524(11)
Mathematics And The Arts
535(62)
Fundamentals of Geometry
536(18)
Mathematics and Music
554(7)
Perspective and Symmetry
561(14)
Proportion and the Golden Ratio
575(8)
Fractal Geometry
583(14)
Discrete Mathematics In Business And Society
597(64)
Network Analysis
598(15)
The Traveling Salesman Problem
613(12)
Project Design
625(8)
Voting: Does the Majority Always Rule?
633(14)
Theory of Voting
647(14)
The Power Of Numbers: A Few More Topics
661
Balancing the Federal Budget
662(11)
Energy: Our Future Depends on It
673(10)
Density and Concentration
683(7)
Logarithmic Scales: Earthquakes, Sounds, and Acids
690
Answers A-1
Credits C-1
Index I-1


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