Excursions in Modern Mathematics

Excursions in Modern Mathematics
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Author: Peter Tannenbaum
Pages: 585
ISBN: 032182573X
Release: 2012-12-21
Editor: Pearson College Division

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Normal 0 false false false Excursions in Modern Mathematics introduces you to the power of math by exploring applications like social choice and management science, showing that math is more than a set of formulas. Ideal for an applied liberal arts math course, Tannenbaum's text is known for its clear, accessible writing style and its unique exercise sets that build in complexity from basic to more challenging. The Eighth Edition offers more real data and applications to connect with today's readesr, expanded coverage of applications like growth, and revised exercise sets.

Excursions in Modern Mathematics

Excursions in Modern Mathematics
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Author: Peter Tannenbaum
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780321913432
Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Excursions in Modern Mathematics introduces you to the power of math by exploring applications like social choice and management science, showing that math is more than a set of formulas. Ideal for an applied liberal arts math course, Tannenbaum’s text is known for its clear, accessible writing style and its unique exercise sets that build in complexity from basic to more challenging. The Eighth Edition offers more real data and applications to connect with today’s readesr, expanded coverage of applications like growth, and revised exercise sets.

Excursions in Modern Mathematics

Excursions in Modern Mathematics
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Author: Peter Tannenbaum
Pages: 570
ISBN: 0134468376
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For courses in Liberal Arts Mathematics. Math: Applicable, Accessible, Modern Excursions in Modern Mathematics introduces readers to the power and beauty of math. By developing an appreciation for the aesthetics and applicability of mathematics, readers who previously felt math was an "unknowable" subject can approach it with a new perspective. Contemporary topics ranging from elections, to networks, to analyzing data show readers that math is an accessible tool that can be applicable and interesting for anyone. Refinement and updating of examples and exercises, plus increased resources, makes the 9th Edition a relevant, accessible, and complete program. Also available with MyLab Math. MyLab(TM) Math is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Math does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Math, search for: 0134765826 / 9780134765822 Excursions in Modern Mathematics Plus MyLab Math -- Title-Specific Access Card Package, 9/e Package consists of: 0134468376 / 9780134468372 Excursions in Modern Mathematics 0134751817 / 9780134751818 MyLab Math with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Excursions in Modern Mathematics

Student Resource Guide

Student Resource Guide
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Author: Dale R. Buske,Peter Tannenbaum
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0131873822
Release: 2006-08
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Student Resource Guide contains full worked out solutions to odd-numbered exercises from the text, "selected hints" that point the reader in one of many directions leading to a solution and keys to student success including lists of skills that will help prepare for chapter exams.

Excursions in Modern Mathematics with Mini excursions

Excursions in Modern Mathematics with Mini excursions
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Author: Peter Tannenbaum
Pages: 625
ISBN: 0132319136
Release: 2006-10
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For undergraduate courses in Liberal Arts Mathematics, Quantitative Literacy, and General Education. NEW: Now with “Mini-Excursions” Included! These are enrichment topics that have been added at the end of each part and require an understanding of the core material covered in one or more of the chapters. Shorter than a full chapter but much more substantive than an appendix. Each mini-excursion includes its own exercise set. This very successful liberal arts mathematics textbook is a collection of “excursions” into the real-world applications of modern mathematics. The excursions are organized into four independent parts: 1) The Mathematics of Social Choice, 2) Management Science, 3) Growth and Symmetry, and 4) Statistics. Each part consists of four chapters plus a mini-excursion (new feature in 6/e). The book is written in an informal, very readable style, with pedagogical features that make the material both interesting and clear. The presentation is centered on an assortment of real-world examples and applications specifically chosen to illustrate the usefulness, relevance, and beauty of liberal arts mathematics.

Excursions in Modern Mathematics Pearson New International Edition

Excursions in Modern Mathematics  Pearson New International Edition
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Author: Peter Tannenbaum
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781292035253
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Excursions in Modern Mathematics introduces non-math majors to the power of math by exploring applications like social choice and management science, showing that math is more than a set of formulas. Ideal for an applied liberal arts math course, Tannenbaum’s text is known for its clear, accessible writing style and its unique exercise sets that build in complexity from basic to more challenging. The Eighth Edition offers more real data and applications to connect with today’s students, expanded coverage of applications like growth, and revised exercise sets. MyMathLab exercise sets are expanded and the new Ready To Go MyMathLab course makes course set-up even easier.

Excursions in Geometry

Excursions in Geometry
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Author: Charles Stanley Ogilvy
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780486265308
Release: 1990
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A straightedge, compass, and a little thought are all that's needed to discover the intellectual excitement of geometry. Harmonic division and Apollonian circles, inversive geometry, hexlet, Golden Section, more. 132 illustrations.

Mathematical Excursions to the World s Great Buildings

Mathematical Excursions to the World s Great Buildings
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Author: Alexander Hahn
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780691145204
Release: 2012-07-22
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes the mathematics behind the design of famous buildings, including the Parthenon, the Sydney Opera House, and the Bilbao Guggenheim.

Excursions in Number Theory

Excursions in Number Theory
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Author: Charles Stanley Ogilvy,John Timothy Anderson
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0486257789
Release: 1988-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Challenging, accessible mathematical adventures involving prime numbers, number patterns, irrationals and iterations, calculating prodigies, and more. No special training is needed, just high school mathematics and an inquisitive mind. "A splendidly written, well selected and presented collection. I recommend the book unreservedly to all readers." — Martin Gardner.

Excursions in Mathematics

Excursions in Mathematics
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Author: C. Stanley Ogilvy
Pages: 162
ISBN: 048628283X
Release: 1994-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This lively and accessible exploration of the nature of mathematics examines the role of the mathematician as well as the four major branches: number theory, algebra, geometry, and analysis.

Videos on DVD with Optional Subtitles for Excursions in Modern Mathematics

Videos on DVD with Optional Subtitles for Excursions in Modern Mathematics
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Author: Peter Tannenbaum
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0321575229
Release: 2009-05-26
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Video Lectures on DVD provide a lecture for each section of the textbook. Video lectures cover important definitions, procedures and concepts from the section by working through examples and exercises from the textbook. Videos have optional subtitles.

When Einstein Walked with G del

When Einstein Walked with G  del
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Author: Jim Holt
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780374717841
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought. Does time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who’ve tried to encompass the latter with the former. With his trademark clarity and humor, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, and the nature of logic and truth. Along the way, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, from the physicist Emmy Noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot. Holt offers a painless and playful introduction to many of our most beautiful but least understood ideas, from Einsteinian relativity to string theory, and also invites us to consider why the greatest logician of the twentieth century believed the U.S. Constitution contained a terrible contradiction—and whether the universe truly has a future.

Student Solutions Manual

Student Solutions Manual
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Author: Dale Buske
Pages: 175
ISBN: 0131774859
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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Math Excursions

Math Excursions
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Author: Richard N. Aufmann
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0395727804
Release: 2003-07
Editor: Houghton Mifflin College Division

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A new text for the liberal arts math course by a seasoned author team, Mathematical Excursions, is uniquely designed to help students see math at work in the contemporary world. Using the proven Aufmann Interactive Method, students learn to master problem-solving in meaningful contexts. In addition, multi-part Excursion exercises emphasize collaborative learning. The text s extensive topical coverage offers instructors flexibility in designing a course that meets their students needs and curriculum requirements. The Excursions activity and corresponding Excursion Exercises, denoted by an icon, conclude each section, providing opportunities for in-class cooperative work, hands-on learning, and development of critical-thinking skills. These activities are also ideal for projects or extra credit assignments. The Excursions are designed to reinforce the material that has just been covered in the section in a fun and engaging manner that will enhance a student s journey and discovery of mathematics. The proven Aufmann Interactive Method ensures that students try concepts and manipulate real-life data as they progress through the material. Every objective contains at least one set of matched-pair examples. The method begins with a worked-out example with a solution in numerical and verbal formats to address different learning styles. The matched problem, called Check Your Progress, is left for the student to try. Each problem includes a reference to a fully worked out solution in an appendix to which the student can refer for immediate feedback, concept reinforcement, identification of problem areas, and prevention of frustration. Each Chapter Opener begins with a short introduction to a real data application, which is then highlighted again in one Excursions activity and in the corresponding Excursion Exercises at the end of a section. This specific Excursion will be denoted by an icon. A section-by-section table of contents is accompanied by a brief summary of the topics that will be covered in the chapter. A section called Problem-Solving Strategies in Chapter 1 introduces students to the inductive and deductive reasoning strategies they will use throughout the text. An Instructor s Annotated Edition features icons denoting tables and art that appear in PowerPoint and Word files on the Instructor CD-ROM and web site; worked-out solutions to all Check Your Progress exercises and answers to all exercises; and a time-saving listing, Suggested Assignments. A supportive Question/Answer feature at key points throughout the text encourages students to pause and reflect on the concept being discussed and to answer the question. The answer is located in a footnote on the same page. Carefully developed Exercise Sets, emphasizing skill building, skill maintenance, concepts, and applications, range from drill and practice exercises to engaging challenge problems. Extension exercises placed near the end of each exercise set present a combination of Critical Thinking, Cooperative Learning, and Exploration exercises to provide further challenge and concept extension. Take Note boxes in the margins alert students to a point requiring special attention or amplify a concept being developed. Math Matters essay boxes throughout the text help motivate students by demonstrating how and why math is applicable to contemporary, real-life situations. Accompanying graphs and figures help students visually interpret the material. Point of Interest notes provide relevant, contemporary information that helps motivate learning by giving context to concepts being presented. Historical Notes offer additional context by highlighting important mathematical developments or famous individuals who have made major advancements in their fields. Calculator Notes offer point-of-use tips on solving select problems with various kinds of calculators. Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Summary that includes cross-referenced Key Words and Essential Concepts; and Chapter Review Exercises and Chapter Test Exercises with section references.

Exam Prep for Excursions in Modern Mathematics HS

Exam Prep for  Excursions in Modern Mathematics HS
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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A Long Way from Euclid

A Long Way from Euclid
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Author: Constance Reid
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780486152028
Release: 2013-02-20
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lively guide by a prominent historian focuses on the role of Euclid's Elements in subsequent mathematical developments. Elementary algebra and plane geometry are sole prerequisites. 80 drawings. 1963 edition.

Game Theory Alive

Game Theory  Alive
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Author: Anna R. Karlin,Yuval Peres
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781470419820
Release: 2017-04-27
Editor: American Mathematical Soc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We live in a highly connected world with multiple self-interested agents interacting and myriad opportunities for conflict and cooperation. The goal of game theory is to understand these opportunities. This book presents a rigorous introduction to the mathematics of game theory without losing sight of the joy of the subject. This is done by focusing on theoretical highlights (e.g., at least six Nobel Prize winning results are developed from scratch) and by presenting exciting connections of game theory to other fields such as computer science (algorithmic game theory), economics (auctions and matching markets), social choice (voting theory), biology (signaling and evolutionary stability), and learning theory. Both classical topics, such as zero-sum games, and modern topics, such as sponsored search auctions, are covered. Along the way, beautiful mathematical tools used in game theory are introduced, including convexity, fixed-point theorems, and probabilistic arguments. The book is appropriate for a first course in game theory at either the undergraduate or graduate level, whether in mathematics, economics, computer science, or statistics. The importance of game-theoretic thinking transcends the academic setting—for every action we take, we must consider not only its direct effects, but also how it influences the incentives of others.

A Book of Abstract Algebra

A Book of Abstract Algebra
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Author: Charles C Pinter
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780486474175
Release: 2010-01-14
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Accessible but rigorous, this outstanding text encompasses all of the topics covered by a typical course in elementary abstract algebra. Its easy-to-read treatment offers an intuitive approach, featuring informal discussions followed by thematically arranged exercises. This second edition features additional exercises to improve student familiarity with applications. 1990 edition.

The Moment of Proof

The Moment of Proof
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Author: Donald C. Benson
Pages: 331
ISBN: 0195139194
Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A brilliant introduction to the pleasures of mathematical thinking, this book attempts to convey to general readers the feeling of eureka--the joy of discovery--that mathematicians feel when they first encounter an elegant truth. 92 line illustrations.

Infinitesimal How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

Infinitesimal  How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
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Author: Amir Alexander
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781429953924
Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Pulsing with drama and excitement, Infinitesimal celebrates the spirit of discovery, innovation, and intellectual achievement-and it will forever change the way you look at a simple line. On August 10, 1632, five men in flowing black robes convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a deceptively simple proposition: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and infinitely tiny parts. With the stroke of a pen the Jesuit fathers banned the doctrine of infinitesimals, announcing that it could never be taught or even mentioned. The concept was deemed dangerous and subversive, a threat to the belief that the world was an orderly place, governed by a strict and unchanging set of rules. If infinitesimals were ever accepted, the Jesuits feared, the entire world would be plunged into chaos. In Infinitesimal, the award-winning historian Amir Alexander exposes the deep-seated reasons behind the rulings of the Jesuits and shows how the doctrine persisted, becoming the foundation of calculus and much of modern mathematics and technology. Indeed, not everyone agreed with the Jesuits. Philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians across Europe embraced infinitesimals as the key to scientific progress, freedom of thought, and a more tolerant society. As Alexander reveals, it wasn't long before the two camps set off on a war that pitted Europe's forces of hierarchy and order against those of pluralism and change. The story takes us from the bloody battlefields of Europe's religious wars and the English Civil War and into the lives of the greatest mathematicians and philosophers of the day, including Galileo and Isaac Newton, Cardinal Bellarmine and Thomas Hobbes, and Christopher Clavius and John Wallis. In Italy, the defeat of the infinitely small signaled an end to that land's reign as the cultural heart of Europe, and in England, the triumph of infinitesimals helped launch the island nation on a course that would make it the world's first modern state. From the imperial cities of Germany to the green hills of Surrey, from the papal palace in Rome to the halls of the Royal Society of London, Alexander demonstrates how a disagreement over a mathematical concept became a contest over the heavens and the earth. The legitimacy of popes and kings, as well as our beliefs in human liberty and progressive science, were at stake-the soul of the modern world hinged on the infinitesimal.