For All Practical Purposes Mathematical Literacy in Today's World

ISBN-10: 0716759659
ISBN-13: 9780716759652
Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)
List price: $129.99
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Description: For All Practical Purposesis the most effective and engaging textbook available for showing mathematics at work in areas with a direct impact on our lives (consumer products and advertising, politics, the economy, the Internet).  It was the first,  More...

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Book details

List price: $129.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 11/4/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 780
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

For All Practical Purposesis the most effective and engaging textbook available for showing mathematics at work in areas with a direct impact on our lives (consumer products and advertising, politics, the economy, the Internet).  It was the first, and remains the best, textbook for liberal arts students and for instructors who want to bring students the excitement of contemporary mathematical thinking and help their students think logically and critically.  The new edition offers a number of changes designed to make the text more accessible than ever to a wider range of students and instructors.

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