Mathematics A Human Endeavor

ISBN-10: 0716713268
ISBN-13: 9780716713265
Edition: 2nd 1982
Authors: Harold R. Jacobs
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 649
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

"Drawing on over thirty years of classroom experience, Harold Jacobs connects with today's generation of math-anxious students in this remarkable textbook. Combining clear explanations, helpful illustrations, and a clever use of everyday objects and events, the author consistently manages to make the formulas and exercises meaningful."

Mathematical Ways of Thinking
The Path of the Billiard Ball
More Billiard-Ball Mathematics
Inductive Reasoning: Finding and Extending Patterns
The Limitations of Inductive Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning: Mathematical Proof
Number Tricks and Deductive Reasoning
Number Sequences
Arithmetic Sequences
Geometric Sequences
The Binary Sequence
The Sequence of Squares
The Sequence of Cubes
Fibonacci Sequence
Functions and Their Graphs
The Idea of a Function
Descartes and the Coordinate Graph
Functions with Line Graphs
Functions with Parabolic Graphs
More Functions with Curved Graphs
Interpolation and Extrapolation: Guessing Between and Beyond
Large Numbers and Logarithms
Large Numbers
Scientific Notation
An Introduction to Logarithms
Decimal Logarithms
Logarithms and Scientific Notation
Exponential Functions
Symmetry and Regular Figures
Symmetry
Regular Polygons
Mathematical Mosaics
Regular Polyhedra
Pyramids and Prisms
Mathematical Curves
The Circle and the Ellipse
The Parabola
The Hyperbola
The Sine Curve
Spirals
The Cycloid
Methods of Counting
The Fundamental Counting Principle
Permutations
More on Permutations
Combinations
The Mathematics of Chance
Probability: The Measure of Chance
Dice Games and Probability
Probabilities of Successive Events
Binomial Probability
Pascal's Triangle
Independent and Dependent Events
The Birthday Problem: Complimentary Events
An Introduction to Statistics
Organizing Data: Frequency
Distributions
The Breaking of Ciphers and Codes: An Application of Statistics
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Variability
Displaying Data: Statistical Graphs
Collecting Data: Sampling
Topics in Topology
The Mathematics of Distortion
The Seven Bridges of Konigsberg: An Introduction to Networks
Euler Paths
Trees
The Moebius Strip and Other Surfaces
Appendix: Basic Ideas and Operations
Angles and Their Measurement
The Distributive Rule
Signed Numbers
Percent
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index

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