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Excursions in Modern Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0321568036
ISBN-13: 9780321568038
Edition: 7th 2010
Authors: Peter Tannenbaum
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Book details

List price: $170.67
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.256
Language: English

Normal 0 false false false 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: Fair-Division 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.

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The Mathematics of Social Choice
The Mathematics of Voting: The Paradox of Democracy
Preference Ballots and Preference Schedules
The Plurality Method
The Borda Count Method
The Plurality-with-Elimination Method (Instant Runoff Voting)
The Method of Piecewise Comparisons
Rankings
Profile: Kenneth J. Arrow
Key Concepts
Exercises
Projects and Papers
References and Further Readings
The Mathematics of Power: Weighted Voting
An Introduction to Weighted Voting
The Banzhaf Power Index
Applications of the Banzhaf Power Index
The Shapely-Shubik Power Index
Applications of the Shapely-Shubik Power Index
Profile: Lloyd S. Shapely
Key Concepts
Exercises
Projects and Papers
References and Further Readings
The Mathematics of Sharing: Fair-Division Games
Fair-Division Games
Two Players: The Divider-Chooser Method
The Lone-Divider Method
The Lone-Chooser Method
The Last-Diminisher Method
The Method of Sealed Bids
The Method of Markers
Profile: Hugo Steinhaus
Key Concepts
Exercises
Projects and Papers
References and Further Readings
The Mathematics of Apportionment: Making the Rounds
Apportionment Problems
Hamilton's Method and the Quota Rule
The Alabama and Other Paradoxes
Jefferson's Method
Adams's Method
Webster's Method
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