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Using and understanding mathematics : a quantitative reasoning approach

Author: בנט, ג'פרי א. בריגס, וילאם ל. ; Jeffrey O Bennett; William L Briggs
Publisher: Boston, MA : Addison-Wesley, ©2002.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: בנט, ג'פרי א. בריגס, וילאם ל. ; Jeffrey O Bennett; William L Briggs
ISBN: 0201717115 9780201717112
OCLC Number: 46785215
Notes: Originally published: Using and understanding mathematics. 1st ed. Reading, MA : Addison-Wesley, ©1999.
Description: xviii, 680 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Literacy for the modern world --
Logic and problem solving --
Thinking critically --
Recognizing fallacies --
Propositions and truth values --
Sets and Venn diagrams --
Sets of numbers --
Analyzing arguments --
Critical thinking in everyday life --
Approaches to problem solving --
The problem-solving power of units --
Working with fractions --
Standardized units: more problem-solving power --
Powers of 10 --
Problem-solving guidelines and hints --
Quantitative information in everyday life --
Numbers in the real world --
Uses and abuses of percentages --
Percentages --
What is a ratio? --
Putting numbers in perspective --
Working with scientific notation --
Dealing with uncertainty --
Rounding --
Index numbers: the CPI and beyond --
How numbers deceive: polygraphs, mammograms, and more --
Financial management --
The power of compounding --
Three basic rules of algebra --
Savings plans and investments --
Algebra with powers and roots --
Loan payments, credit cards, and mortgages --
Income taxes --
Understanding the federal budget --
Probability and statistics --
Statistical reasoning --
Fundamentals of statistics --
Should you belive 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 --
The multiplication principle --
Combining probabilities --
The law of averages --
Assessing risk --
Counting and probability --
Factorials --
Modeling --
Exponential astonishment --
Growth: linear versus exponential --
Doubling time and half-life --
Logarithms --
Real population growth --
Logarithmic scales: earthquakes, sounds, and acids --
Modeling our world --
Functions: the building blocks of mathematical models --
The coordinate plane --
Linear modeling --
Exponential modeling --
Algebra with logarithms --
Further applications --
Mathematics and the arts --
Fundamentals of geometry --
Mathematics and music --
Perspective and symmetry --
Proportion and the golden ration --
Fractal geometry --
Mathematics and politics --
Voting: does the majority always rule? --
Theory of voting --
Apportionment: the House of Representatives and beyond --
Mathematics and business --
Network analysis --
The traveling salesman problem --
Scheduling problems.
Other Titles: Mathematics
Responsibility: Jeffrey O. Bennett, William L. Briggs.

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