## Mathematics: A Practical OdysseyMATHEMATICS: 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. 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

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 |

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Mathematics: A Practical Odyssey, 2nd Printing David B. Johnson,Thomas A. Mowry No preview available - 2006 |

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