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ISBN: 9780131873636 | 0131873636

Edition: 6thFormat: Hardcover

Publisher: Pearson College Div

Pub. Date: 1/1/2007

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For undergraduate courses in Liberal Arts Mathematics, Quantitative Literacy, and General Education. This very successful liberal arts mathematics textbook is a collection of "excursions" into the real-world applications of modern mathematics. The excursions are organized into four independent parts: 1) The Mathematics of Social Choice, 2) Management Science, 3) Growth and Symmetry, and 4) Statistics. Each part consists of four chapters plus a mini-excursion (new feature in 6/e). The book is written in an informal, very readable style, with pedagogical features that make the material both interesting and clear. The presentation is centered on an assortment of real-world examples and applications specifically chosen to illustrate the usefulness, relevance, and beauty of liberal arts mathematics.