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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, involving over 120 students and faculty members, MATH is an engaging and accessible solution that accommodates the busy lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. This paperback text offers a full suite of learning aids, including end-of-chapter review cards, downloadable flashcards and practice problems, online video tutorials, solutions to exercises and practice quizzes aimed at supplementing learning outside of the classroom. MATH presents concepts in a visual and approachable way, ideal for combating the math anxiety often found in Liberal Arts Math students. Also available is Cengage Learning's Enhanced WebAssign--a complete online homework management system for students and professors.

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Karl Smith is professor emeritus at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California. He has written over 36 mathematics textbooks and believes that students can learn mathematics if it is presented to them through the use of concrete examples designed to develop original thinking, abstraction, and problem-solving skills. Over one million students have learned mathematics from Karl Smith's textbooks.

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1. THE NATURE OF NUMERATION. Math Anxiety Source. What's the Problem? Early Numeration Systems. Hindu-Arabic Numeration Systems. Different Numeration Systems. Binary Numeration Systems. History of Calculating Devices. 2. THE NATURE OF NUMBERS. It's Natural. Prime Numbers. Numbers — Up and Down. It's a Long Way From Zero to One. It's Irrational. Be Real. Mathematical Modeling. 3. THE NATURE OF ALGEBRA. Polynomials. Factoring. Evaluation, Application, and Spreadsheets. Equations. Inequalities. Algebra in Problem Solving. Ratios, Proportions, and Problem Solving. Percents. Modeling Uncategorized Problems. 4. THE NATURE OF GEOMETRY. Geometry. Polygons and Angles. Triangles. Mathematics, Art, and Non-Euclidean Geometries. Perimeter and Area. Surface Area, Volume and Capacity. 5. THE NATURE OF NETWORKS. Euler Circuits and Hamiltonian Cycles. Trees and Minimum Spanning Trees. Topology and Fractals. 6. THE NATURE OF GROWTH. Exponential Equations. Logarithmic Equations. Applications of Growth and Decay. 7. THE NATURE OF MONEY. It's Simple. Buying on Credit. Credit Card Interest. Compound Interest. Buying a Home. 8. THE NATURE OF SETS AND LOGIC. Introduction to Sets. Set Relationships. Operations with Sets. Venn Diagrams. Survey Problems Using Sets. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. 9. THE NATURE OF COUNTING. Permutations. Combinations. Counting Without Counting. Rubik's Cube and Instant Insanity. 10. THE NATURE OF CHANCE. It's Not Certain. Probability Models. Odds and Conditional Probability. Mathematical Expectation. Frequency Distributions and Graphs. Descriptive Statistics. It's Normal. 11. THE NATURE OF GRAPHS - THE MARRIAGE OF ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY. Cartesian Coordinate System. Functions. Lines. Systems and Inequalities. Graphing Curves. 12. THE NATURE OF VOTING AND APPORTIONMENT. Voting. Voting Dilemmas. Apportionment. Apportionment Paradoxes.

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Smith, Karl J.
Cengage Learning
Smith, Alison
Smith, Glen
Smith, Helen
Smith, Brenda
Smith, Chris
Smith, Karl J.(Karl Smith)
Smith, Deborah
General Mathematics
Mathematics - General
Mathematics-Algebra Other
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