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For all practical purposes : mathematical literacy in today's world.

Author: Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (U.S.)
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This is the most effective and engaging textbook available for showing mathematics at work in areas with a direct impact on our lives. Designed for students from a non-maths background who think that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (U.S.)
ISBN: 0716769018 9780716769019 0716759659 9780716759652
OCLC Number: 61228777
Notes: By the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.
Description: xii, 894 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Management science. Urban services ; Business efficiency ; Panning and scheduling ; Linear programming --
Statistics : the science of data. Exploring data : distributions ; Exploring data : relationships ; Data for decisions ; Probability : the mathematics of chance --
Voting and social choice. Social choice : the impossible dream ; The manipulability of voting systems ; Weighted voting systems ; Electing the president --
Fairness and game theory. Fair division ; Apportionment ; Game theory : the mathematics of competition --
The digital revolution. Identification numbers ; Information science --
On size and growth. Growth and form ; Symmetry and patterns ; Tilings --
Your money and resources. Savings models ; Borrowing models ; The economics of resources.

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