For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World

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The leading applied text for the liberal arts mathematics course returns, ready to help students develop the mathematical literacy needed to vote smartly, shop wisely, plan finances, and support their opinions. In the new edition you will find a wealth of new and updated content, enhanced pedagogy, and expanded media options, including the new MathPortal. Energize your classroom with real-world problem solving! Get FAPP!

 

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Contents

MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
1
Urban Services
7
Israel Electric Company
17
Business Efficiency
31
NPComplete Problems
41
Common Ancestors?
47
Planning and Scheduling
67
Management Science
75
What Are Your Chances
367
1
407
Sixty Years of Cake Cutting
421
Writing Projects
431
407
457
The Mathematics of Competition
467
Identification Numbers
509
CHAPTER 5
511

Using Mathematical Tools
83
Linear Programming
103
Father of Linear Programming
123
Finding Fast Algorithms
125
Review Vocabulary
136
Distributions
151
Think
160
Density Estimation
171
Data for Decisions
211
Is It Really Random?
217
Truth in Polling
234
Probability and Psychology
254
Combinatorics Calculations
261
Birthday Coincidences
273
VOTING
283
The Historical Record
290
Kenneth J Arrow
303
The Manipulability
313
Weighted
333
Battleground States
339
A Mathematical Quagmire
345
The Electoral College
356
The VIN System
515
New Frontier Bar Coding DNA
522
Information Science
533
CHAPTER 6
545
Relationships
569
CHAPTER 7
589
Symmetry and Patterns
609
Strive Then to Be Perfect
619
The Father of Fractals
635
Tilings
647
In Praise of Amateurs
656
Sir Roger Penrose
664
652
670
Nobel Prize for
698
Answers to Skills Check Exercises SC1
1
CHAPTER 9
9
Answers to OddNumbered Exercises
11
Index
26
The Manipulability
27
731
33
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