9780133869217

Excursions in Modern Mathematics

  • ISBN 13:

    9780133869217

  • ISBN 10:

    0133869210

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Copyright: 01/01/1995
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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.

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