Mathematics in the real world /

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Wallis, W. D., author.
Imprint:New York : Birkhäuser, 2013.
Description:1 online resource.
Subject:Mathematics -- Textbooks.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:
Hidden Bibliographic Details
ISBN:9781461485292 (electronic bk.)
1461485290 (electronic bk.)
Notes:Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:Mathematics in the Real World is a self-contained, accessible introduction to the world of mathematics for non-technical majors. With a focus on everyday applications and context, the topics in this textbook build in difficulty and are presented sequentially, starting with a brief review of sets and numbers followed by an introduction to elementary statistics, models, and graph theory. Data and identification numbers are then covered, providing the pathway to voting and finance. Each subject is covered in a concise and clear fashion through the use of real-world applications and the introduction of relevant terminology. Many sample problems both writing exercises and multiple-choice questions are included to help develop students level of understanding and to offer a variety of options to instructors. Covering six major units and outlining a one-semester course, Mathematics in the Real World is aimed at undergraduate liberal art students fulfilling the mathematics requirement in their degree program. This introductory text will be an excellent resource for such courses, and will show students where mathematics arises in their everyday lives.
Other form:Print version: Wallis, W. D., author. Mathematics in the real world 9781461485285
Standard no.:10.1007/978-1-4614-8529-2
Table of Contents:
  • Numbers and Sets
  • Counting
  • Probability
  • Data: Distributions
  • Sampling: Polls: Experiments
  • Graphs: Traversing Roads
  • Graphs: Visiting Vertices
  • More About Graphs
  • Identification Numbers
  • Transmitting Data
  • Cryptography
  • Voting Systems
  • More on Voting
  • The Mathematics of Finance
  • Investments: Loans
  • Growth and Decay.