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Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problem Solving An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

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ISBN-10: 1482227533

ISBN-13: 9781482227536

Edition: 2014

Authors: Douglas R. Shier, Marilyn A. Reba

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Taking an alternative approach to related math texts for liberal arts students, this classroom-tested book emphasizes mathematical representations, strategies, and solution methods that address both engaging puzzles and important societal problems. Students learn effective ways to decipher, manipulate, and decompose problems; reframe paradoxes; control complexity; and team with others to find creative, if only approximate, solutions. The book helps students discover that mathematical thinking in the age of algorithms, optimization, and probabilistic inference extends beyond traditional algebra and calculus.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/12/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 605
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.410
Language: English