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Excursions in Modern Mathematics with Excursions (6TH 07  Old Edition)by Peter Tannenbaum
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Publisher Comments:Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Seventh Edition, shows readers that math is a lively, interesting, useful, and surprisingly rich subject. With a new chapter on financial math and an improved supplements package, this book helps students appreciate that math is more than just a set of classroom theories: math can enrich the life of any one who appreciates and knows how to use it.
The Mathematics of Social Choice; The Mathematics of Voting: The Paradox of Democracy; The Mathematics of Power: Weighted Voting ; The Mathematics of Sharing: FairDivision Games; The Mathematics of Apportionment: Making the Rounds; Apportionment Today; Management Science; The Mathematics of Getting Around: Euler Paths and Circuits; The Mathematics of Touring: The Traveling Salesman Problem; The Mathematics of Networks: The Cost of Being Connected; The Mathematics of Scheduling: Chasing the Critical Path; Growth And Symmetry; The Mathematics of Spiral Growth in Nature: Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio; The Mathematics of Money: Spending it, Saving It, and Growing It; The Mathematics of Symmetry: Beyond Reflection; The Geometry of Fractal Shapes: Naturally Irregular; The Mathematics of Population Growth: There is Strength in Numbers; Statistics; Collecting Statistical Data: Censuses, Surveys, and Clinical Studies; Descriptive Statistics: Graphing and Summarizing Data; Chances, Probabilities, and Odds: Measuring Uncertainty; The Mathematics of Normal Distributions: The Call of the Bell
For all readers interested in a survey of mathematics. Synopsis:Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Seventh Edition, shows readers that math is a lively, interesting, useful, and surprisingly rich subject. With a new chapter on financial math and an improved supplements package, this book helps students appreciate that math is more than just a set of classroom theories: math can enrich the life of any one who appreciates and knows how to use it.
Synopsis:Student Resource Guide contains full worked out solutions to oddnumbered exercises from the text, "selected hints" that point the reader in one of many directions leading to a solution and keys to student success including lists of skills that will help prepare for chapter exams.
About the AuthorPeter Tannenbaum has bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Political Science and a Ph. D. in Mathematics, all from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has held faculty positions at the University of Arizona, Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), and is currently professor of mathematics at the California State University, Fresno. His current research interests are in the interface between mathematics, politics and behavioral economics. He is also involved in mathematics curriculum reform and teacher preparation. His hobbies are travel, foreign languages and sports. He is married to Sally Tannenbaum, a professor of communication at CSU Fresno, and is the father of three (twin sons and a daughter).
Table of ContentsI. THE MATHEMATICS OF SOCIAL CHOICE.
1. The Mathematics of Voting: The Paradoxes of Democracy.
2. Weighted Voting Systems: The Power Game.
3. Fair Division: The Mathematics of Sharing.
4. The Mathematics of Apportionment: Making the Rounds.
MiniExcursion 1: A1: Appointment Today  The HuntingtonHill Method
II. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE.
5. Euler Circuits: The Circuit Comes to Town.
6. The TravelingSalesman Problem: Hamilton Joins the Circuit.
7. The Mathematics of Networks: The Cost of Being Connected.
8. The Mathematics of Scheduling: Directed Graphs and Critical Paths.
MiniExcursion 2: B1: A Touch of Color  Graph Coloring
III. GROWTH AND SYMMETRY.
9. Spiral Growth in Nature: Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio.
10. The Mathematics of Population Growth: There is Strength in Numbers.
11. Symmetry: Mirror, Mirror, off the Wall…
12. Fractal Geometry: Fractally Speaking.
MiniExcursion 3: C1: The Time Value of Money  Annuities and Loans
IV. STATISTICS.
13. Collecting Statistical Data: Censuses, Surveys, and Studies.
14. Descriptive Statistics: Graphing and Summarizing Data.
15. Chances, Probability, and Odds: Measuring Uncertainty.
16. Normal Distributions: Everything is Back to Normal (Almost).
MiniExcursion 4: D1: The Mathematics of Managing Rick  Expected Value
Answers to Selected Problems.
Index.
Photo Credits.
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