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Author: Rodney D Driver
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1984.
Series: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is designed for a "general education" mathematics course. It helps develop the basic mathematical literacy now generally demanded of liberal arts students. Requiring only a little background knowledge of algebra and geometry--no more than the minimum entrance requirements at most colleges--this book emphasizes quantitative reasoning and critical thinking for real life problems. In a concrete way, using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufgabensammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Driver, Rodney D. (Rodney David), 1932-
Why math?
New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1984
(OCoLC)988159557
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney D Driver
ISBN: 0387909737 9780387909738 0387944273 9780387944272 3540909737 9783540909736
OCLC Number: 10404600
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Arithmetic review --
Prime numbers and fractions --
The Pythagorean theorem and square roots --
Elementary equations --
Quadratic polynomials and equations --
Powers and geometric sequences --
Areas and volumes --
Galilean relativity --
Special relativity --
Binary arithmetic --
Sets and counting --
Probability --
Cardinality.
Series Title: Undergraduate texts in mathematics.
Responsibility: R.D. Driver.

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