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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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