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Mathematics in Our World - 05 edition

Mathematics in Our World (ISBN10: 0073311820; ISBN13: 9780073311821)
ISBN13: 978-0073311821
ISBN10: 0073311820

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0072451078, 978-0072956115
ISBN10: 0072451076, 0072956119

Summary: Mathematics in Our World is designed for mathematics survey courses for non-science majors. The text covers a variety of topics designed to foster interest in and show the applicability of mathematics. The book is written by our successful statistics author, Allan Bluman. His easy-going writing style and step-by-step approach make this text very readable and accessible to lower-level students. The text contains many pedagogical features designed to both aid the stude
nt and instill a sense that mathematics is not just adding and subtracting.

Features:
  • MATHEMATICS IN OUR WORLD: these chapter openers show how mathematics is used in modern times. They introduce a scenario and a problem that is representative of the material that the upcoming chapter will cover.
  • ABUNDANCE OF EXERCISES: A nice variety and quantity of exercises are provided.
  • SIDELIGHTS: this feature contains various historical perspectives from biographies of famous mathematics figures to the development of mathematical topics. Sidelights also contain interesting topics that are not included in the body of the text.
  • MATH NOTES: notes given in the margin provide suggestions on solving problems or more insight pertaining to presented concepts.
  • CALCULATOR EXPLORATIONS: located throughout the text, they highlight topics and show how calculators may be used as tools to solve problems while reinforcing the presented material.
...show more
Summary: Mathematics in Our World is designed for mathematics survey courses for non-science majors. The text covers a variety of topics designed to foster interest in and show the applicability of mathematics. The book is written by our successful statistics author, Allan Bluman. His easy-going writing style and step-by-step approach make this text very readable and accessible to lower-level students. The text contains many pedagogical features designed to both aid the student and instill a sense that mathematics is not just adding and subtracting.

Features:
  • MATHEMATICS IN OUR WORLD: these chapter openers show how mathematics is used in modern times. They introduce a scenario and a problem that is representative of the material that the upcoming chapter will cover.
  • ABUNDANCE OF EXERCISES: A nice variety and quantity of exercises are provided.
  • SIDELIGHTS: this feature contains various historical perspectives from biographies of famous mathematics figures to the development of mathematical topics. Sidelights also contain interesting topics that are not included in the body of the text.
  • MATH NOTES: notes given in the margin provide suggestions on solving problems or more insight pertaining to presented concepts.
  • CALCULATOR EXPLORATIONS: located throughout the text, they highlight topics and show how calculators may be used as tools to solve problems while reinforcing the presented material.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 12/29/2006
International: No

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