## A Mathematical View of Our WorldA MATHEMATICAL VIEW OF OUR WORLD helps students understand and harness the power of mathematics in their present studies and future careers. Designed for a liberal arts mathematics course that has a strong focus on applications, this student-friendly textbook helps students see the beauty and power of mathematics as it is applied to the world around them. Recognizing that quantitative literacy is essential in an increasing number of professional fields as well as in the daily decision-making and communication of informed citizens, the book develops students’ mathematical self-confidence and prepares them to use mathematics in the future. In writing the book, the authors endeavored to be faithful to the recommendations of such professional mathematics associations as the MAA, AMATYC, and NCTM. Overall, students will recognize the connections, patterns, and significance of the mathematics they study, and see that mathematics has a meaningful place in their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. |

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### Contents

Numbers in Our Lives | 1 |

Shapes in Our Lives | 59 |

Voting and Elections | 141 |

Fair Division | 205 |

Apportionment | 285 |

Routes and Networks | 339 |

Scheduling | 409 |

Descriptive StatisticsData and Patterns | 475 |

Probability | 631 |

Inferential Statistics | 699 |

Growth and Decay | 751 |

Consumer MathematicsBuying and Saving | 799 |

Random Digits | 851 |

Amortization Table | 857 |

Answers to OddNumbered Problems and Chapter Review Problems | 863 |

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Collecting and Interpreting Data | 563 |

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A Mathematical View of Our World Harold Parks,Gary Musser,Lynn Trimpe,Vikki Maurer No preview available - 2005 |

A Mathematical View of Our World Harold Parks,Gary Musser,Lynn Trimpe,Vikki Maurer,Roger Maurer No preview available - 2006 |

A Mathematical View of Our World Harold Parks,Gary Musser,Lynn Trimpe,Vikki Maurer No preview available - 2006 |

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