Mathematics: A Practical Odyssey

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Mathematics - 1024 pages
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MATHEMATICS: A PRACTICAL ODYSSEY, 7E demonstrates mathematics' usefulness and relevance to students' daily lives through topics such as calculating interest and understanding voting systems. Well known for its clear writing and unique variety of topics, the text emphasizes problem-solving skills, practical applications, and the history of mathematics, and unveils the relevance of mathematics and its human aspect to students. To offer flexibility in content, the book contains more information than might be covered in a one-term course. The chapters are independent of each other so instructors can select the ideal topics for their courses.
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Contents

Logic
1
Sets and Counting
67
Probability
131
Statistics
222
Finance
329
Voting and Apportionment
407
Number Systems and NumberTheory
473
Geometry
526
Linear Programming
859
The Concepts and History of Calculus
13-1
Using a Scientific Calculator
A-1
Using a Graphing Calculator
A-9
Graphing with a Graphing Calculator
A-19
Finding Points of Intersection with a Graphing Calculator
A-23
Dimensional Analysis
A-25
Body Table for the Standard Normal Distribution
A-30

Graph Theory
663
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
731
Matrices and Markov Chains
807
Selected Answers to Odd Exercises
A-31
INDEX
I-1
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David B. Johnson is Professor of Mathematics at Diablo Valley College.

Thomas A. Mowry is Professor of Mathematics at Diablo Valley College.

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