"For All Practical Purposes" is the most effective and engaging textbook available for showing mathematics at work in areas with a direct impact on our lives (consumer products and advertising, politics, the economy, the Internet). Designed for students from a non-maths background who think that mathematics is irrelevant and dull and for instructors who want to enliven their classes with active participation and reality based problem solving. Supplements "Study Guide" (0-7167-6946-8); "Student Solutions Manual" (0-7167-0010-7); "Instructor's Survival Kit" (0-7167-7777-0); "Teaching Assistants Guide" (0-7167-0128-6); "Instructor's Manual" (0-7167-6947-6); "Instructor's Resource CD-ROM" (0-7167-6940-9).
Table of Contents
PART 1: MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Urban Services Business Efficiency Planning and Scheduling Optimization: Finding the Best Solution PART 2: STATISTICS: THE SCIENCE OF DATA Exploring Data Distributions Exploring Data: Relationships Data for Decisions Probability: The Mathematics of Chance PART 3: VOTING AND SOCIAL CHOICE Social Dream: The Impossible Dream The Manipulability of Voting Systems Weighted Voting Systems Electing the President PART 4: FAIRNESS AND GAME THEORY Fair Division Apportionment Game Theory PART 5: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION Identification Numbers Managing Information PART 6: ON SIZE AND GROWTH Growth and Form Symmetry and Patterns Tilings PART 7: YOUR MONEY AND RESOURCES Savings Models Borrowing Models The Economics of Resources
COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, is a group of mathematicians and teachers dedicated to helping students learn by showing how mathematics is put to work in their lives.