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Mathematics in everyday life

Author: John Haigh
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does mathematics impact everyday events? The purpose of this book is to show a range of examples where mathematics can be seen at work in everyday life. From money (APR, mortgage repayments, personal finance), simple first and second order ODEs, sport and games (tennis, rugby, athletics, darts, tournament design, soccer, snooker), business (stock control, linear programming, check digits, promotion policies,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)930257844
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Haigh
ISBN: 9783319279398 3319279394
OCLC Number: 936094509
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 159 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Money --
Differential Equations --
Sport and Games --
Business Applications --
Social Sciences --
TV Game Shows.
Responsibility: John Haigh.

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How does mathematics impact everyday events? The purpose of this book is to show a range of examples where mathematics can be seen at work in everyday life. From money (APR, mortgage repayments, personal finance), simple first and second order ODEs, sport and games (tennis, rugby, athletics, darts, tournament design, soccer, snooker), business (stock control, linear programming, check digits, promotion policies, investment), the social sciences (voting methods, Simpson's Paradox, drug testing, measurements of inequality) to TV game shows and even gambling (lotteries, roulette, poker, horse racing), the mathematics behind commonplace events is explored. Fully worked examples illustrate the ideas discussed and each chapter ends with a collection of exercises. Everyday Mathematics supports other first year modules by giving students extra practice in working with calculus, linear algebra, geometry, trigonometry and probability. Secondary/high school level mathematics is all that is required for students to understand the material. Those students whose degree course includes writing an extended mathematical essay will find many suitable topics here, with pointers to extend and develop the material. .

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