For All Practical Purposes Mathematical Literacy in Today's World

ISBN-10: 1429209003
ISBN-13: 9781429209007
Edition: 8th 2009
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List price: $169.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 10/31/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 780
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

The leading applied text for the liberal arts mathematics course returns, ready to help students develop the mathematical literacy needed to vote smartly, shop wisely, plan finances, and support their opinions. In the new edition you will find a wealth of new and updated content, enhanced pedagogy, and expanded media options, including the new MathPortal. Energize your classroom with real-world problem solving! Get FAPP!

Management Science
Urban Services
Euler Circuits
Finding Euler Circuits
Beyond Euler Circuits
Urban Graph Traversal Problems
Business Efficiency
Hamiltonian Circuits
Traveling Salesman Problem
Helping Traveling Salesmen
Minimum-Cost Spanning Trees
Critical-Path Analysis
Planning and Scheduling
Scheduling Tasks
Critical-Path Schedules
Independent Tasks
Bin Packing
Resolving Conflict via Coloring
Linear Programming
Mixture Problems: Combining Resources to Maximize Profit
Finding the Optimal Production Policy
Why the Corner Point Principle Works
Linear Programming: Life is Complicated
A Transportation Problem: Delivering Perishables
Improving on the Current Solution
Statistics: The Science of Data
Exploring Data: Distributions
Displaying Distributions: Histograms
Interpreting Histograms
Displaying Distributions: Stemplots
Describing Center: Mean and Median
Describing Spread: The Quartiles
The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots
Describing Spread: The Standard Deviation
Noraml Distributions
The 68-95-99.7 Rule
Exploring Data: Relationships
Displaying Relationships: Scatterplot
Making Predictions: Regression Line
Correlation
Least-Squares Regression
Interpreting Correlation and Regression
Data for Decisions
Sampling
Bad Sampling Methods
Simple Random Samples
Cautions About Sample Surveys
Experiments
Experiments Versus Observational Studies
Inference: From Sample to Population
Cofidence Intervals
Probability: the Mathematics of Chance
Probability Models and Rules
Discrete Probability Models
Equally Likely Outcomes
Continuous Probability Models
The Mean and Standard Deviation of a Probability Model
The Central Limit Theorem
Voting and Social Choice
Social Choice: The Impossible Dream
Majority Rule and Condorcet's Method
Other Voting Systems for Three or More Candidates
Insurmountable Difficulties: Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
A Better Approach? Approval Voting
The Manipulability of Voting Systems
Majority Rule and Condorcet's Method
The Manipulability of Other Voting Systems for Three or More Candidates
Impossibility
The Chair's Paradox
Weighted Voting Systems
How Weighted Voting Works
The Shapley-Shubik Power Index
The Banzhaf Power Index
Comparing Voting Systems
Electing the President
Spatial Models for Two-Candidate Elections
Spatial Models for Multicandidate Elections
Narrowing the Field
What Drives Candidates Out?
Election Reform: Approval Voting
The Electoral College
Is There a Better Way to Elect a President?
Fairness and Game Theory
Fair Division
The Adjusted Winner Procedure
The Knaster Inheritance Procedure
Fair Division and Organ Transplant Policies
Taking Turns
Divide-and-Choose
Cake-Division Procedures: Proportionality
Cake-Division Procedures: The Problem of Envy
Apportionment
The Apportionment Problem
The Hamilton Method
Divisor Methods
Which Divisor Method is Best?
Game Theory: The Mathematics of Competition
Two-Person Total-Conflict Games: Pure Strategies
Two-Person Total Conflict: Mixed Strategies
Partial-Conflict Games
Larger Games
Using Game Theory
The Digital Revolution
Identification Numbers
Check Digits
The ZIP Code
Bar Codes
Encoding Personal Data
Information Science
Binary Codes
Encoding with Parity-Check Sums
Cryptography
Web Searches and Mathematical Logic
On Size and Growth
Growth and Form
Geometric Similarity
How Much Is That in...?
Scaling a Mountain
Sorry, No King Kongs
Dimension Tension
How to Grow
Symmetry and Patterns
Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ration
Rosette, Strip, and Wallpaper Patterns
Notation for Patterns
Symmetry Groups
Fractal Patterns and Chaos
Tilings
Tilings with Regular Polygons
Tiling with Irregular Polygons
Using Translations
Using Translations Plus Half Turns
Nonperiodic Tilings
Your Money and Resources
Savings Models
Arithmetic Growth and Simple Interest
Geometric Growth and Compound Interest
A Limit to Compounding
A Model for Saving
Present Value and Inflation
Borrowing Models
Simple Interest
Compound Interest
Conventional Loans
Annuities
The Economics of Resources
Growth Models for Biological Populations
How Long Can a Nonrenewable Resource Last?
Sustaining Renewable Resources
The Economics of Harvesting Resources
Dynamical Systems and Chaos

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