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Discovering Mathematics : A Quantitative Reasoning Approach - Richard N. Aufmann

Discovering Mathematics

A Quantitative Reasoning Approach

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2018
ISBN: 9780357022610
Number Of Pages: 700

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Aufmann's DISCOVERING MATHEMATICS: A QUANTITATIVE REASONING APPROACH with WebAssign is designed for today's Quantitative Reasoning course. Focusing on topics relevant to students' lives and developing critical-thinking skills they can apply beyond the course, this text provides students with exactly what they need in an approachable, engaging and streamlined format. Flexible for all teaching models--from lecture, hybrid or fully online to flipped and active-learning environments--DISCOVERING MATHEMATICS: A QUANTITATIVE REASONING APPROACH will empower you to accomplish all your course objectives.

MODULE 1: VALIDITY STUDIES. 1. An Introduction to Problem Solving. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. Estimation of Graphs. Problem-Solving Strategies. Fair Division. 2. Sets and Logic. Sets, Set Operations, and Applications. Categorical Logic. Prepositional Logic. Investigating Fallacies. 3. Proportions and Variation. Ratios and Rates. Measurement. Proportions. Percent. Variation. MODULE 2: FINANCIAL LITERACY. 4. Managing Your Finances. Simple Interest. Compound Interest. Future and Present Value of an Annuity. Credit Cards. Student Loans. Financial Considerations of Car Ownership. Financial Considerations of Home Ownership. Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds. MODULE 3: MODELING. 5. Linear Functions. Introduction to Functions. Properties of Linear Functions. Linear Models. Linear Regression and Correlation. 6. Nonlinear Functions. Exponential Models. Logarithmic Functions. Quadratic Functions. MODULE 4: OPTIONAL CHAPTERS (AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. CHECK WITH YOUR CENGAGE LEARNING SALES REPRESENTATIVE.) 7. Introduction to Probability The Counting Principle. Permutations and Combinations. Probability and Odds. Addition and Complement Rules. Conditional Probability. Expectations. 8. Introduction to Statistics Measures of Central Tendency. Measures of Dispersion. Measures of Relative Position. Normal Distributions. 9. Voting Apportionment Introduction to Apportionment. Introduction to Voting. Weighted Voting Systems. 10. Circuits and Networks. Graphs and Euler Circuits. Weighted Graphs. Planarity and Euler's Formula. Graph Coloring. 11. Geometry Measurement. Basic Concepts of Euclidean Geometry. Perimeter and Area of Plane Figures. Volume and Surface Area. Properties of Triangles. Right Triangle Trigonometry. Non-Euclidean Geometry. Fractals.

APPENDICES (AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. CHECK WITH YOUR CENGAGE LEARNING SALES REPRESENTATIVE). A: A Review of Integers, Rational Numbers, and Percents B: Variable Expressions and Equations C: Review of the Rectangular Coordinates and Graphing


ISBN: 9780357022610
ISBN-10: 0357022610
Series: Mindtap Course List
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 700
Published: 1st August 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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