Preface Prologue: Literacy for the Modern Worl | |

Logic and Problem Solving | |

Thinking Critically | |

Recognizing Fallacies | |

Propositions and Truth Values | |

Sets and Venn Diagrams | |

Analyzing Arguments 1E Critical Thinking in Everyday Life | |

Approaches to Problem Solving | |

The Problem-Solving Power of Units | |

Standardized Units: More Problem-Solving Power | |

Problem-Solving Guidelines and Hint | |

Quantitative Information in Everyday Life | |

Numbers in the Real World | |

Uses and Abuses of Percentages | |

Putting Numbers in Perspective | |

Dealing with Uncertainty | |

Index Numbers: The CPI and Beyond | |

How Numbers Deceive: Polygraphs, Mammograms, and More | |

Managing Your Money | |

Taking Control of Your Finances | |

The Power of Compounding | |

Savings Plans and Investments | |

Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages | |

Income Taxes | |

Understanding the Federal Budge | |

Probability and Statistics | |

Statistical Reasoning | |

Fundamentals of Statistics | |

Should You Believe a Statistical Study | |

Statistical Tables and Graphs | |

Graphics in the Media | |

Correlation and Causality | |

Putting Statistics to Work | |

Characterizing a Data Distribution | |

Measures of Variation | |

The Normal Distribution | |

Statistical Inference | |

Probability: Living with the Odds | |

Fundamentals of Probability | |

Combining Probabilities | |

The Law of Large Numbers | |

Assessing Risk | |

Counting and Probabilit | |

Modeling | |

Exponential Astonishment | |

Growth: Linear versus Exponential | |

Doubling Time and Half-Life | |

Real Population Growth | |

Logarithmic Scales: Earthquakes, Sounds, and Acids | |

Modeling Our World | |

Functions: The Building Blocks of Mathematical Models | |

Linear Modeling | |

Exponential Modeling | |

Modeling with Geometry | |

Fundamentals of Geometry | |

Problem Solving with Geometry | |

Fractal Geometr | |

Further Applications | |

Mathematics and the Arts | |

Mathematics and Music | |

Perspective and Symmetry | |

Proportion and the Golden Ratio | |

Mathematics and Politics | |

Voting: Does the Majority Always Rule | |

Theory of Voting | |

Apportionment: The House of Representatives and Beyond | |

Dividing the Political Pie | |

Mathematics and Business | |

Network Analysis | |

The Traveling Salesman Problem | |

Scheduling Problem | |

Credits Answers | |

Index | |

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