A Mathematical View of Our World
|Book Title:||A Mathematical View of Our World|
|Publication:||Cengage Learning India Private Limited|
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A MATHEMATICAL VIEW OF OUR WORLD helps students understand and harness the power of mathematics in their present studies and future careers. Designed for a liberal arts mathematics course that has a strong focus on applications, this student-friendly textbook helps students see the beauty and power of mathematics as it is applied to the world around them. Recognizing that quantitative literacy is essential in an increasing number of professional fields as well as in the daily decision-making and communication of informed citizens, the book develops students' mathematical self-confidence and prepares them to use mathematics in the future. In writing the book, the authors endeavored to be faithful to the recommendations of such professional mathematics associations as the MAA, AMATYC and NCTM. Overall, students will recognize the connections, patterns and significance of the mathematics they study and see that mathematics has a meaningful place in their lives. Table of ContentNumbers in our lives. Identification Numbers and Check Digits. Modular Arithmetic and Check Digit Schemes. Encoding DataShapes in our Lives. Tilings. Symmetry, Rigid Motions and Escher Patters. Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Mean - Shapes in NatureVoting and Elections Voting Systems. Flaws of the Voting Systems. Weighted Voting SystemsFair Division. Divide and Choose Methods. Discrete and Mixed Division Problems. Envy-Free DivisionApportment.The Apportionment Problem - Quota Methods. The Apportionment Problem - Divisor Methods Flaws of the Apportionment Methodsand more...
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