Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach (6th Edition)

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Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach; 6th edition (PDF) prepares college students for the mathematics they will encounter in college courses; their future careers; and life in general. Its quantitative reasoning approach helps all the students to build the skills needed to understand major issues in everyday life and compels them to acquire the problem-solving tools that they will need to think critically about quantitative issues in our contemporary society.

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book-author

Jeffrey O. Bennett, William L. Briggs

publisher

Pearson; 6th edition

file-type

PDF

pages

768 pages

language

English

asin

B00XIHI626

isbn10

321914627

isbn13

9780321914620

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Cover……Page 1
Title……Page 4
Copyright……Page 5
Contents……Page 8
Preface……Page 11
Acknowledgments……Page 15
Prologue: Literacy for the Modern World……Page 18
1 THINKING CRITICALLY……Page 31
Activity Bursting Bubble……Page 33
1A Living in the Media Age……Page 34
1B Propositions and Truth Values……Page 43
1C Sets and Venn Diagrams……Page 54
Brief Review: Sets of Numbers……Page 57
1D Analyzing Arguments……Page 70
1E Critical Thinking in Everyday Life……Page 84
2 APPROACHES TO PROBLEM SOLVING……Page 97
Activity Global Melting……Page 99
2A Working with Units……Page 100
Brief Review: Common Fractions……Page 101
Brief Review Decimal Fractions……Page 104
Brief Review Powers of 10……Page 110
Using Technology: Metric Conversions……Page 112
Using Technology: Currency Exchange Rates……Page 113
2B Problem Solving with Units……Page 120
2C Problem-Solving Guidelines and Hints……Page 133
3 NUMBERS IN THE REAL WORLD……Page 147
3A Uses and Abuses of Percentages……Page 149
Brief Review: Percentages……Page 150
Brief Review: What Is a Ratio?……Page 155
3B Putting Numbers in Perspective……Page 164
Brief Review Working with Scientific Notation……Page 165
Using Technology: Scientific Notation……Page 168
3C Dealing with Uncertainty……Page 180
Brief Review: Rounding……Page 182
Using Technology: Rounding in Excel……Page 187
3D Index Numbers: The CPI and Beyond……Page 191
Using Technology: The Inflation Calculator……Page 196
3E How Numbers Can Deceive: Polygraphs, Mammograms,and More……Page 201
4 MANAGING MONEY……Page 213
4A Taking Control of Your Finances……Page 215
4B The Power of Compounding……Page 226
Brief Review: Powers and Roots……Page 227
Using Technology: Powers……Page 229
Using Technology: The Compound Interest Formula……Page 231
Using Technology: The Compound Interest Formula for Interest Paid More than Once a Year……Page 236
Using Technology: APY in Excel……Page 237
Using Technology: Powers of e……Page 238
Brief Review: Four Basic Rules of Algebra……Page 239
4CSavings Plans and Investments……Page 246
Using Technology: The Savings Plan Formula……Page 251
Using Technology: Fractional Powers (Roots)……Page 253
4D Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages……Page 265
Using Technology: The Loan Payment Formula (Installment Loans)……Page 268
Using Technology: Principal and Interest Payments……Page 270
4E Income Taxes……Page 283
4F Understanding the Federal Budget……Page 295
5 STATISTICAL REASONING……Page 313
5A Fundamentals of Statistics……Page 315
Using Technology: Random Numbers……Page 319
5B Should You Believe a Statistical Study?……Page 329
5CStatistical Tables and Graphs……Page 339
Using Technology: Frequency Tables in Excel……Page 340
Using Technology: Bar Graphs and Pie Charts in Excel……Page 345
Using Technology: Line Charts in Excel……Page 347
5D Graphics in the Media……Page 353
5E Correlation and Causality……Page 371
Using Technology: Scatterplots in Excel……Page 376
6 PUTTING STATISTICS TO WORK……Page 387
Activity Are We Smarter Than Our Parents?……Page 389
6A Characterizing Data……Page 390
Using Technology: Mean, Median, Mode in Excel……Page 392
6B Measures of Variation……Page 402
Using Technology: Standard Deviation in Excel……Page 408
6CThe Normal Distribution……Page 412
Using Technology: Standard Scores in Excel……Page 417
Using Technology: Normal Distribution Percentiles in Excel……Page 420
6D Statistical Inference……Page 423
7 PROBABILITY: LIVING WITH THE ODDS……Page 437
7A Fundamentals of Probability……Page 439
Brief Review: The Multiplication Principle……Page 444
7B Combining Probabilities……Page 454
7CThe Law of Large Numbers……Page 466
7D Assessing Risk……Page 475
7E Counting and Probability……Page 484
Using Technology: Factorials……Page 486
Brief Review: Factorials……Page 487
Using Technology: Permutations……Page 488
Using Technology: Combinations……Page 490
8 EXPONENTIAL ASTONISHMENT……Page 499
Activity Towers of Hanoi……Page 501
8A Growth: Linear versus Exponential……Page 502
8B Doubling Time and Half-Life……Page 510
Using Technology: Logarithms……Page 516
Brief Review: Logarithms……Page 517
8CReal Population Growth……Page 521
8D Logarithmic Scales: Earthquakes, Sounds, and Acids……Page 531
9 MODELING OUR WORLD……Page 541
Activity Climate Modeling……Page 543
9A Functions: The Building Blocks of Mathematical Models……Page 545
Brief Review: The Coordinate Plane……Page 548
9B Linear Modeling……Page 555
Using Technology: Graphing Functions……Page 560
9C Exponential Modeling……Page 568
Brief Review: Algebra with Logarithms……Page 571
10 Modeling with Geometry……Page 583
Activity Eyes in the Sky……Page 585
10A Fundamentals of Geometry……Page 586
10B Problem Solving with Geometry……Page 600
10C Fractal Geometry……Page 615
11 MATHEMATICS AND THE ARTS……Page 627
Activity Digital Music Files……Page 629
11A Mathematics and Music……Page 630
11B Perspective and Symmetry……Page 637
11C Proportion and the Golden Ratio……Page 650
12 MATHEMATICS AND POLITICS……Page 659
Activity Partisan Redistricting……Page 661
12A Voting: Does the Majority Always Rule?……Page 662
12B Theory of Voting……Page 679
12C Apportionment: The House of Representatives and Beyond……Page 689
12D Dividing the Political Pie……Page 704
Credits……Page 718
Answers to Quick Quizzes and Odd-Numbered Exercises……Page 720
Index……Page 750

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