Mathematical Palette

ISBN-10: 0534403654

ISBN-13: 9780534403652

Edition: 3rd 2005

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Description: THE MATHEMATICAL PALETTE makes mathematics enjoyable, relevant, understandable, and informative for students. Visually engaging, the text features full color pictures of fine art to bring mathematical concepts to life for the liberal arts student. The text emphasizes problem solving through discovery and applications, encouraging students to become active participants and instilling a rich understanding and appreciation for the beauty of mathematics. Along with its emphasis on writing and critical thinking skills, the text presents the history of mathematicians with numerous, everyday applications to illustrate the evolution and practicality of math and parallel the creativity of liberal arts majors. The Third Edition of THE MATHEMATICAL PALETTE also features a robust suite of online course management, testing, and tutorial resources for instructors and students. This includes BCA/iLrn Testing and Tutorial, vMentor live online tutoring, and a Book Companion Web Site featuring online graphing calculator resources.

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Book details

List price: $305.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/16/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Numbers-Old And New
Overview
A Short History of Numbers and Numerals
Chapter 1 Projects
Ancient Systems of Numeration
Hindu-Arabic System and Fractions
Numeration Systems with Other Bases
The Numbers of Technology
Types of Numbers
Summary
Review
Test
Logical Thinking
Overview
A Short History of Logic
Chapter Two Projects
Logic, Statements and Definitions
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
Symbolic Logic and Truth Tables
Logic and Flowcharts
Logic and Puzzles
Chapter Two Summary
Chapter Two Review
Chapter Two Test
Sets And Counting
Overview
A Short History of Sets
Chapter Three Projects
Sets: Finite and Infinite
Set Operations and Venn Diagrams
Applications of Sets
Introduction to Counting
Summary
Review
Test
Probability
Overview
A Short History of Probability
Chapter Four Projects
Intuitive Concepts of Probability
Calculating Probabilities
Probability and Odds
Probability of Compound Events
Conditional Probability
Expected Value
Summary
Review
Test
Statistics And The Consumer
Overview
A Short History of Statistics
Chapter Five Projects
Arranging Information
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
The Normal Distribution
Polls and the Margin of Error
Regression and Forecasting
Summary
Review
Test
Modeling With Algebra
Overview
A Short History of Algebra
Chapter Six Projects
Linear Models
Quadratic Models
Exponential Models
Logarithmic Models
Summary
Review
Test
Geometry And Art
Overview
A Short History of Geometry
Chapter Seven Projects
Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
Perspective
Golden Ratios and Rectangles
Polygons and Stars
Tessellations
Fractals
Summary
Review
Test
Trigonometry: A Door To The Unmeasurable
Overview
A Short History of Trigonometry
Chapter Eight Projects
Right Triangles, Sine, Cosine, Tangent
Solving Right Triangles
Right Triangle Applications
Laws of Sines and Cosines
Acute Triangle Applications
The Motion of a Projectile
Summary
Review
Test
Finance Matters
Overview
A Short History of Interest
Projects
Percents
Simple Interest
Compound Interest
Annuities
Loans
Summary
Review
Test
Math From Other Vistas
Overview
Differential Calculus
Integral Calculus
Pascal--Yang Hui Triangle
Voting Systems
Apportionment
Linear Programming
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