ISBN13:978-0618775248 ISBN10: 0618775242 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0618833030 ISBN10: 061883303X
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics is uniquely designed to help students see math at work in the contemporary world by presenting problem solving in purposeful and meaningful contexts.
Edition/Copyright:9TH 08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Year Published: 2008 International: No
View Table of Contents
1. Problem Solving
1.1 Inductive reasoning 1.2 Estimation: A Problem Solving tool 1.3 Graph Interpretation: A Problem Solving Tool
2.1 Sets: A Problem-Solving Tool 2.2 Set Operations 2.3 Venn Diagrams 2.4 The Number of Elements in a Set: A Problem-Solving Tool 2.5 Infinite Sets
3.1 Statements 3.2 Truth Tables: A Problem-Solving Tool 3.3 The Conditional and the Biconditional 3.4 Variations of the Conditional and Implications 3.5 Euler Diagrams: A Problem-Solving Tool 3.6 Truth Tables and Validity Arguments Online Only: 3.7 Switching Networks: A Problem-Solving Tool
4. Numeration Systems
4.1 Egyptian, Babylonian, and Roman Numeration Systems 4.2 The Hindu-Arabic (Decimal) System 4.3 Number Systems with Bases Other Than 10 4.4 Binary Arithmetic 4.5 Octal and Hexadecimal Arithmetic
5. Number Theory and the Real Numbers
5.1 Number Theory: Primes and Composites 5.2 Whole Numbers, Integers, and Order or Operations 5.3 The Rational Numbers 5.4 Decimals, Scientific Notation, and Significant Digits 5.5 Rationals as Decimals: Percents 5.6 Real Numbers, Square Roots, and Decimal Representation 5.7 Radicals 5.8 Number Sequences
6. Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving
6.1 Solutions of First-Degree Sentences 6.2 Graphs of Algebraic Sentences 6.3 Sentences Involving Absolute Values 6.4 Quadratic Equations 6.5 Modeling and Problem Solving 6.6 Ratio Proportion, and Variation
7. Functions and Graphs
7.1 Graphing Relations and Functions 7.2 Linear Functions, Relations, and Applications 7.3 Slopes and Equations of A Line 7.4 Quadratic Functions and Their Graphs 7.5 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 7.6 Two Linear Equations in Two Variables 7.7 Linear Inequalities Online Only: 7.8 Linear Programming
8.1 Points, lines, planes, and angles 8.2 Triangles and Other Polygons 8.3 Perimeter and Circumfrence 8.4 Area Measure and the Pythagorean Theorem 8.5 Volume and Surface Area Online Only: 8.6 Right Triangle Trigonometry 8.7 Networks, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and Topology Online Only: 8.8 Chaos and Fractals
9. Mathematical Systems and Matrices
9.1 Matrix Operations 9.2 Solving of Linear Equations with Matrices 9.3 Clock and Modular Arithmetic 9.4 Abstract Mathematical Systems: Groups and Fields 9.4 Game Theory
10. Counting Techniques
10.1 The Sequential Counting Principle (SCP): A Problem-Solving Tool 10.2 Permutations 10.3 Combinations 10.4 Miscellaneous Counting Methods
11.1 Sample Spaces and Probability 11.2 Poker Improbabilities 11.3 Computation and Probability 11.4 Conditional Probability 11.5 Independent Events 11.6 Odds and Mathematical Expectation
12.1 Sampling and Frequency Distribution 12.2 The Measures Central Tendency: The Mean, the Median, and the Mode 12.3 Measures of Depression: The Range and Standard Deviation 12.4 The Normal Dsitribution: A Problem Solving Tool 12.5 Statistical Graphics: A Problem-Solving Tool 12.6 Making Predictions: Linear Regression 12.7 Scattergrams and Correlation
13. Your Money and Your Math
13.1 Interest, Taxes, and Discounts 13.2 Credit Cards and Comsumer Credit 13.3 Annual Percentage Rate (APR) and the Rules of 78 13.4 Buying a House 13.5 Investing in Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
Order this book in the next 10 hours and 24 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New Currently Sold Out
Free Shipping Get Free Shipping on orders over $25 (not including Rental and Marketplace). Order arrives in 5-10 business days.
Need it faster? We offer fast, flat-rate expedited shipping options.
Not the right book for you? We'll gladly take it back within 30 days.
To return an eTextbook:
Your eTextbook is non-returnable once it's been activated. You must contact us about returning your eTextbook before you activate it.
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the purchase date on your order confirmation.
This book qualifies for guaranteed cash back! Buy it now for , then:
Sell it back by:
Guaranteed cash back:
Cost of this book after cash back:
Take advantage of Guaranteed Cash Back. Send your book to us in good condition before the end of the buyback period, we'll send YOU a check, and you'll pay less for your textbooks!
If you find this book for less on Amazon.com (direct from Amazon, not marketplace sellers), we'll match it.
In our warehouse, waiting to ship directly to you.
We hand-inspect every used textbook to make sure it's in good condition.
Buy it now. Sell it later!
Sell this textbook for cash!
When you're done with this book, sell it back to Textbooks.com. In addition to the best possible buyback price, you'll get an extra 10% cash back just for being a customer.
We buy good-condition used textbooks year 'round, 24/7. No matter where you bought it, Textbooks.com will buy your textbooks for the most cash.
We hand-inspect every one of our used textbooks to ensure good condition.
Our used textbooks do NOT have:
Missing or torn pages
Missing or torn cover
Torn or damaged binding
A broken spine
This textbook has never been used.
Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.
Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet duringthe download process.
XP or Windows 7 (32 or 64 running in 32 bit mode), or Mac OS 10.6 or above
At least 512 MB RAM, 600 mHZ processor, and 40 MB of hard drive space (75MB for Mac OS)
What is the Marketplace? It's another way for you to get the right price on the books you need. We approved every Marketplace vendor to sell their books on Textbooks.com, so you know they're all reliable.
What are Marketplace shipping options? Marketplace items do not qualify for free shipping. When ordering from the Marketplace, please specify whether you want the seller to send your book Standard ($3.99/item) or Express ($6.99/item). To get free shipping over $25, just order directly from Textbooks.com instead of through the Marketplace.
FREE UPS 2nd Day Air Terms
Rental and Marketplace items are excluded. Offer is valid from 1/21/2013 12:00PM to 1/23/2013 11:59AM CST. Your order must be placed by 12 Noon CST to be processed on the same day. Minimum order value is $100.00 excluding Rental and Marketplace items. To redeem this offer, select "FREE UPS 2ND DAY AIR" at checkout. Offer not is not valid on previous orders.