Experience mathematics--and develop problem-solving skills that will benefit you throughout your life--with THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS. Karl Smith introduces you to proven problem-solving techniques and shows you how to use these techniques to solve unfamiliar problems that you encounter in your day-to-day world. You'll find coverage of interesting historical topics, and practical applications to real-world settings and situations, such as finance (amortization, installment buying, annuities) and voting. With Smith's guidance, you'll both understand mathematical concepts and master the techniques.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: THE NATURE OF PROBLEM SOLVING
CHAPTER 2: THE NATURE OF SETS
CHAPTER 3: THE NATURE OF LOGIC
CHAPTER 4: THE NATURE OF NUMERATION SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 5: THE NATURE OF NUMBERS
CHAPTER 6: THE NATURE OF ALGEBRA
CHAPTER 7: THE NATURE OF GEOMETRY
CHAPTER 8: THE NATURE OF
NETWORKS AND GRAPH THEORY
CHAPTER 9: THE NATURE OF MEASUREMENT
CHAPTER 10: THE NATURE OF GROWTH
CHAPTER 11: THE NATURE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 12: THE NATURE OF COUNTING
CHAPTER 13: THE NATURE OF PROBABILITY
CHAPTER 14: THE NATURE OF STATISTICS
CHAPTER 15: THE NATURE OF GRAPHS AND FUNCTIONS
CHAPTER 16: THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICAL SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 17: THE NATURE OF VOTING AND APPORTIONMENT
CHAPTER 18: THE NATURE OF CALCULUS