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For All Practical Purposes is the most effective and engaging textbook available for showing mathematics at work in areas with a direct impact on our lives (consumer products and advertising, politics, the economy, the Internet).  It was the first, and remains the best, textbook for liberal arts students and for instructors who want to bring students the excitement of contemporary mathematical thinking and help their students think logically and critically.  The new edition offers a number of changes designed to make the text more accessible than ever to a wider range of students and instructors.

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As with previous editions of this textbook, the latest version is designed to bring to the nonspecialist the excitement of contemporary mathematical thinking and its connections to modern society. The seventh edition includes design changes to improve the flow of the text, a more consistent style between chapters, reordering and restructuring of the parts of the book, and a new chapter on the manipulability of voting systems. New supplemental materials are also available to accompany the text, including a student solutions manual to the odd-numbered problems in the text and a teaching guide for first-time instructors.
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Book News Annotation:

As with previous editions of this textbook, the latest version is designed to bring to the nonspecialist the excitement of contemporary mathematical thinking and its connections to modern society. The seventh edition includes design changes to improve the flow of the text, a more consistent style between chapters, reordering and restructuring of the parts of the book, and a new chapter on the manipulability of voting systems. New supplemental materials are also available to accompany the text, including a student solutions manual to the odd-numbered problems in the text and a teaching guide for first-time instructors. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

PART 1: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Chapter 1  Urban Services

    1.1 Euler Circuits

    1.2 Finding Euler Circuits

    1.3 Beyond Euler Circuits

    1.4 Urban Graph Traversal Problems

 

Chapter 2  Business Efficiency

    2.1 Hamiltonian Circuits

    2.2 Traveling Salesman Problem

    2.3 Helping Traveling Salesmen

    2.4 Critical Path Analysis

Chapter 3  Planning and Scheduling

    3.1 Scheduling Tasks

    3.2 Critical-Path Schedules

    3.3 Independent Tasks

    3.4 Bin Packing

    3.5 Resolving Conflicts via Coloring

Chapter 4  Optimization: Finding the Best Solution

    4.1 Mixture Problems: Combining Resources to Maximize Profit

    4.2 Finding the Optimal Production Policy

    4.3 Why the Corner-Point Principle Works

    4.4 Linear Programming: Life Is Complicated

    4.5 A Transportation Problem: Delivering Perishables

    4.6 Improving on the Current Solution

   

PART 2: STATISTICS: THE SCIENCE OF DATA

Chapter 5  Exploring Data: Distributions

    5.1 Displaying Distributions: Histograms

    5.2 Interpreting Histograms

    5.3 Displaying Distributions: Stemplots

    5.4 Describing Center: Mean and Median

    5.5 Describing Spread: The Quartiles

    5.6 The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots

    5.7 Describing Spread: The Standard Deviation

    5.8 Normal Distributions

    5.9 The 68-95-99.7 Rule

Chapter 6  Exploring Data: Relationships

    6.1 Displaying Relationships: Scatterplots

    6.2 Regression Lines

    6.3 Correlation

    6.4 Least-Squares Regression

    6.5 Interpreting Correlation and Regression

Chapter 7  Data for Decisions

    7.1 Sampling

    7.2 Bad Sampling Methods

    7.3 Simple Random Samples

    7.4 Cautions About Sample Surveys

    7.5 Experiments

    7.6 Thinking About Experiments

    7.7 Inference: From Sample to Population

    7.8 Confidence Intervals

Chapter 8  Probability: The Mathematics of Chance

    8.1 Probability Models and Rules

    8.2 Discrete Probability Models

    8.3 Equally Likely Outcomes

    8.4 Continuous Probability Models

    8.5 The Mean and Standard Deviation of a Probability Model

    8.6 The Central Limit Theorem

   

PART 3: VOTING AND SOCIAL CHOICE

Chapter 9  Social Choice: The Impossible Dream

    9.1 Majority Rule and Condorcet's Method

    9.2 Other Voting Systems for Three or More Candidates

    9.3 Insurmountable Difficulties: Arrow's Impossibility Theorem

    9.4 A Better Approach? Approval Voting

Chapter 10  The Manipulability of Voting Systems

    10.1 Majority Rule and Condorcet's Method

    10.2 Other Voting Systems for Three or More Candidates

    10.3 Impossibility

    10.4 The Chair's Paradox

 Chapter 11  Weighted Voting Systems

    11.1 The Shapley-Shubik Power Index

    11.2 The Banzhaf Power Index

    11.3 Comparing Voting Systems

Chapter 12  Electing the President

    12.1 Elections with Only Two Alternatives

    12.2 Elections with Three or More Alternatives: Procedures and Problems

    12.3 Insurmountable Difficulties: From Paradox to Impossibility

    12.4 A Better Approach? Approval Voting

   

PART 4: FAIRNESS AND GAME THEORY

 Chapter 13  Fair Division

    13.1 The Adjusted Winner Procedure

    13.2 The Knaster Inheritance Procedure

    13.3 Taking Turns

    13.4 Divide-and-Choose

    13.5 Cake-Division Procedures: Proportionality

    13.6 Cake-Division Procedures: The Problem of Envy

Chapter 14  Apportionment

    14.1 The Apportionment Problem

    14.2 The Hamilton Method

    14.3 Divisor Methods

    14.4 Which Divisor Method is Best?

    14.5 Rolling the Dice: Randomized Apportionment

Chapter 15  Game Theory

    15.1 Two-Person Total-Conflict Games: Pure Strategies

    15.2 Two-Person Total-Conflict Games: Mixed Strategy

    15.3 Partial-Conflict Games

    15.4 Larger Games

    15.5 Using Game Theory

   

PART 5: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

Chapter 16  Identification Numbers

    16.1 Check Digits

    16.2 The ZIP Code

    16.3 Bar Codes

    16.4 Encoding Personal Data

Chapter 17  Managing Information (or Information Science)

    17.1 Binary Codes

    17.2 Encoding with Parity-Check Sums

    17.3 Cryptography

    17.4  Mathematical Logic and Web Searches 

   

PART 6: ON SIZE AND GROWTH

Chapter 18  Growth and Form

    18.1 Geometric Similarity

    18.2 The Language of Growth, Enlargement, and Decrease

    18.3 Measuing Length, Area, Volume, and Weight

    18.4 Scaling Real Objects

    18.5 Solving the Problem of Scale

    18.6 Similarity and Growth

 

Chapter 19  Symmetry and Patterns

    19.1 Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio

    19.2 Symmetries Preserve the Pattern

    19.3 Rosette, Strip, and Wallpaper Patterns

    19.4 Classifying Patterns

    19.5 Symmetry Groups

    19.6 Fractals and Patterns

Chapter 20  Tilings

    20.1 Regular Polygons

    20.2 Irregular Polygons

    20.3 Using Translation

    20.4 Using Translations and Half-Turns

    20.5 Non-Periodic Tilings

    20.6 The Penrose Tiles and Quasicrystals

   

PART 7: YOUR MONEY AND RESOURCES

Chapter 21  Savings Models

    21.1 Arithmetic Growth and Simple Interest

    21.2 Geometric Growth and Compound Interest

    21.3 A Limit to Compounding

    21.4 A Model for Investment

    21.5 Exponential Decay and the Consumer Price Index

    21.6 Real Growth and Valuing Investments

Chapter 22  Borrowing Models

    22.1 Simple Interest

    22.2 Compound Interest

    22.3 Conventional Loans

    22.4 Annuities

    22.5 Fluctuating Interest Rates

Chapter 23  The Economics of Resources

    23.1 Growth Models for Biological Populations

    23.2 How Long Can a Nonrenewable Resource Last?

    23.3 Sustaining Renewable Resources

    23.4 The Economics of Harvesting Resources

    23.5 Dynamical Systems and Chaos

Product Details

ISBN:
9780716759652
Publisher:
W.H. Freeman & Company
Subject:
General Mathematics
Contribution by:
Malkevitch, Joseph
Contribution by:
Moore, David S.
Contribution:
Malkevitch, Joseph
Contribution:
Moore, David S.
Author:
Comap
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Garfunkel, Solomon
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematical readiness.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics - General
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Seventh Edition
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
780
Dimensions:
9.88 x 7.38 in

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