Math in Our World

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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The author team of Dave Sobecki, Angela Matthews, and Allan Bluman have worked together to create the second edition of Mathematics in Our World, an engaging text catered to the needs of today's liberal arts mathematics students. This revision focuses strict attention to a clear and friendly writing style, integration of numerous relevant real-world examples and applications, and implementation of the step-by-step approach used for years in Bluman's Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach. The result is an exceptionally engaging text that is able to both effectively and creatively convey the basic concepts fundamental to a liberal arts math curriculum for even the most hesitant student.

Table of Contents

Problem Solving
The Nature of Mathematical Reasoning
Estimation and Interpreting Graphs
Problem Solving
Chapter 1 Review
The Nature of Sets
Subsets and Set Operations
Venn Diagrams
Using Sets to Solve Problems
Infinite Sets
Chapter 2 Review
Statements and Quantifiers
Truth Tables
Types of Statements
Logical Arguments
Euler Circles
Chapter 3 Review
Numeration Systems
Early and Modern Numeration Systems
Tools and Algorithms in Arithmetic
Base Number Systems
Operations in Base Number Systems
Chapter 4 Review
The Real Number System
The Natural Numbers
The Integers
The Rational Numbers
The Irrational Numbers
The Real Numbers
Exponents and Scientific Notation
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Chapter 5 Review
Topics in Algebra
The Fundamentals of Algebra
Solving Linear Equations
Applications of Linear Equations
Ratio, Proportion, and Variation
Solving Linear Inequalities
Solving Quadratic Equations
Chapter 6 Review
Additional Topics in Algebra
The Rectangular Coordinate System and Linear Equations in Two Variables
Systems of Linear Equations
Solving Systems of Linear Equations Using Matrices
Linear Inequalities
Linear Programming
Linear, Quadratic, and Exponential Functions
Supplement: An Application of Functions--Sound
Chapter 7 Review
Consumer Mathematics
Simple Interest
Compound Interest
Installment Buying
Home Ownership
Stocks and Bonds
Chapter 8 Review
Measures of Length: Converting Units and the Metric System
Measures of Area, Volume, and Capacity
Measures of Weight and Temperature
Chapter 9 Review
Points, Lines, Planes and Angles
Polygons and Perimeter
Areas of Polygons and Circles
Volume and Surface Area
Right Triangle Trigonometry
A Brief Survey of Non-Euclidean and Transformational Geometries
Chapter 10 Review
Probability and Counting Techniques
The Fundamental Counting Rule and Permutations
Basic Concepts of Probability
Tree Diagrams, Tables, and Sample Spaces
Probability Using Permutations and Combinations
Odds and Expectation
The Addition Rules for Probability
The Multiplication Rules and Conditional Probability
The Binomial Distribution
Chapter 11 Review
The Nature of Statistics and Organizing Data
Picturing Data
Measures of Average
Measures of Variation
Measures of Position
The Normal Distribution
Applications of the Normal Distribution
Correlation and Regression Analysis
Supplement: Misuses of Statistics
Chapter 12 Review
Other Mathematical Systems
Mathematical Systems and Groups
Clock Arithmetic
Modular Systems
Chapter 13 Review
Voting Methods
Preference Tables and the Plurality Method
The Borda Count Method and the Plurality-with-Elimination Method
The Pairwise Comparison Method and Approval Voting
Apportionment Flaws
Chapter 14 Review
Graph Theory
Basic Concepts of Graph Theory
Euler's Theorem
Hamilton Paths and Circuits
Chapter 15 Review
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This is a worth getting textbook. It is very simple and easy to understand. I was interested in the contents, and was not disappointed. The author offers many useful examples to illustrate every concept. I bought this textbook for a course and it arrived in a good condition and the price is reasonable. Thank you.
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