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Math Matters

ISBN: 978-0-471-30452-4
512 pages
August 1995, ©1996
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Description

This book is about some of the basic ideas in mathematics that people are likely to encounter in the normal course of their lives. It is about money-statistics, relations, probabilit graphs, decision making, codes, logic, languages, and much more. It was written to help people develop their mathematical problem solving skills and to help them see how mathematics is a part of modern society.
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Table of Contents

Mathematics of the Marketplace.

Mathematics of Description.

Mathematics of Collections.

Mathematics of Prediction.

Mathematics of Relationships.

Mathematics of Optimization.

Mathematics of Space.

Mathematics of Numbers.

Mathematics of Games.

Mathematics of Other Cultures and Other Times.

Mathematics of Reasoning.

Mathematics of Computers.

Answers to Selected Exercises.

Appendices.

Index.
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Author Information

James V. Rauff is a Professor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Millikin University and is a member of many professional organizations including the American Mathematical Society and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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