Math in society /

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Author / Creator:Lippman, David, 1978-
Imprint:[Place of publication not identified] : David Lippman, 2013-
Minneapolis : Open Textbook Library
Description:1 online resource : colour illustrations.
Series:Open textbook library
Open Textbook Library.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching.
Problems and exercises.
Format: E-Resource Journal
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Notes:This text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
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Online version, Edition 2.4, 2013; title from PDF (viewed on July 25, 2016).
Summary:"Math in Society is a free, open textbook. This book is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, most non-algebraic, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts majors. The text is designed so that most chapters are independent, allowing the instructor to choose a selection of topics to be covered. Emphasis is placed on the applicability of the mathematics. Core material for each topic is covered in the main text, with additional depth available through exploration exercises appropriate for in-class, group, or individual investigation."--Open Textbook Library.
Table of Contents:
  • Problem solving. Extension: taxes / David Lippman. Voting theory / David Lippman
  • Weighed voting / David Lippman
  • Apportionment / Mike Kenyon and David Lippman
  • Fair division / David Lippman
  • Graph theory / David Lippman
  • Scheduling / David Lippman
  • Growth models / David Lippman
  • Finance / David Lippman
  • Statistics / David Lippman, Jeff Eldridge, and
  • Describing data / David Lippman, Jeff Eldridge, and
  • Probability / David Lippman, Jeff Eldridge, and
  • Sets / David Lippman
  • Historical counting systems / Lawrence Morales and David Lippman
  • Fractals / David Lippman
  • Cryptography / David Lippman and Melonie Rasmussen
  • Solutions to selected exercises.