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Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Books a la Carte Edition
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Fifth Edition increases readers' mathematical literacy so that they better understand the mathematics used in their daily lives, and can use math effectively to make better decisions every day. Contents are organized with that in mind, with engaging coverage in sections like Taking Control of Your Finances, Dividing the Political Pie, and a full chapter about Mathematics and the Arts.
Prologue: Literacy for the Modern World. Logic and Problem Solving: Thinking Critically; Approaches to Problem Solving. Quantitative Information in Everyday Life: Numbers in the Real World; Managing Money. Probability and Statistics: Statistical Reasoning; Putting Statistics to Work; Probability: Living with the Odds. Modeling: Exponential Astonishment; Modeling Our World; Modeling with Geometry. Further Applications: Mathematics and the Arts; Mathematics and Politics; Mathematics and Business. For all readers interested in a quantitative reasoning approach to using and understanding mathematics. Synopsis:Books à la Carte are unbound, threeholepunch versions of the textbook. This lower cost option is easy to transport and comes with same access code or media that would be packaged with the bound book.
Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Fifth Edition increases readers’ mathematical literacy so that they better understand the mathematics used in their daily lives, and can use math effectively to make better decisions every day. Contents are organized with that in mind, with engaging coverage in sections like Taking Control of Your Finances, Dividing the Political Pie, and a full chapter about Mathematics and the Arts.
This Package Contains: Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Fifth Edition, (à la Carte edition) with MyMathLab/MyStatLab Student Access Kit Synopsis:This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, threehole punched, looseleaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs significantly less than a new textbook.
Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Fifth Edition increases readers’ mathematical literacy so that they better understand the mathematics used in their daily lives, and can use math effectively to make better decisions every day. Contents are organized with that in mind, with engaging coverage in sections like Taking Control of Your Finances, Dividing the Political Pie, and a full chapter about Mathematics and the Arts. Table of ContentsPreface Prologue: Literacy for the Modern World
Part 1 Logic and Problem Solving Chapter 1 Thinking Critically 1A Recognizing Fallacies 1B Propositions and Truth Values 1C Sets and Venn Diagrams 1D Analyzing Arguments 1E Critical Thinking in Everyday Life
Chapter 2 Approaches to Problem Solving 2A The ProblemSolving Power of Units 2B Standardized Units: More ProblemSolving Power 2C ProblemSolving Guidelines and Hints
Part 2 Quantitative Information in Everyday Life Chapter 3 Numbers in the Real World 3A Uses and Abuses of Percentages 3B Putting Numbers in Perspective 3C Dealing with Uncertainty 3D Index Numbers: The CPI and Beyond 3E How Numbers Deceive: Polygraphs, Mammograms, and More
Chapter 4 Managing Money 4A Taking Control of Your Finances 4B The Power of Compounding 4C Savings Plans and Investments 4D Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages 4E Income Taxes 4F Understanding the Federal Budget
Part 3 Probability and Statistics Chapter 5 Statistical Reasoning 5A Fundamentals of Statistics 5B Should You Believe a Statistical Study? 5C Statistical Tables and Graphs 5D Graphics in the Media 5E Correlation and Causality
Chapter 6 Putting Statistics to Work 6A Characterizing Data 6B Measures of Variation 6C The Normal Distribution 6D Statistical Inference
Chapter 7 Probability: Living with the Odds 7A Fundamentals of Probability 7B Combining Probabilities 7C The Law of Large Numbers 7D Assessing Risk 7E Counting and Probability
Part 4 Modeling Chapter 8 Exponential Astonishment 8A Growth: Linear versus Exponential 8B Doubling Time and HalfLife 8C Real Population Growth 8D Logarithmic Scales: Earthquakes, Sounds, and Acids
Chapter 9 Modeling Our World 9A Functions: The Building Blocks of Mathematical Models 9B Linear Modeling 9C Exponential Modeling
Chapter 10 Modeling with Geometry 10A Fundamentals of Geometry 10B Problem Solving with Geometry 10C Fractal Geometry
Part 5 Further Applications Chapter 11 Mathematics and the Arts 11A Mathematics and Music 11B Perspective and Symmetry 11C Proportion and the Golden Ratio
Chapter 12 Mathematics and Politics 12A Voting: Does the Majority Always Rule? 12B Theory of Voting 12C Apportionment: The House of Representatives and Beyond 12D Dividing the Political Pie
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