Exploring Mathematics: Investigations With Functions by Craig M. JohnsonExploring Mathematics: Investigations With Functions by Craig M. Johnson

Exploring Mathematics: Investigations With Functions

byCraig M. Johnson

Paperback | August 15, 2014

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Exploring Mathematics: Investigations with Functions is designed for one- or two- term mathematics courses for humanities and liberal arts majors. This unique ten-chapter text covers modern applications of mathematics in the liberal arts and situates the discipline within its rich and varied history. Exploring Mathematics draws on examples from the humanities, including how math is used in music and astronomy, and features perforated pages for easy study and review. The student-friendly writing style and informal approach demystifies the subject matter and offers an engaging and informative overview that will pique students' curiosity and desire to explore mathematics further.Organized around the use of algebraic functions, this text builds conceptual bridges between each chapter so that students develop advanced mathematical skills within a larger context. Unlike other texts that present mathematical topics as a disconnected set of rules and equations, Exploring Mathematics flows seamlessly from one subject to the next, situating each within its historical and cultural context. This text provides a unique opportunity to showcase the richness of mathematics as a foundation upon which to build understanding of many different phenomena. Students will come away with a solid knowledge base of the unifying ideas of mathematics and the ability to explain how mathematics helps us to better our society and understand the world around us.
Craig Johnson received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Purdue University, both in mathematics. After several years in the aerospace industry as a systems analyst, he has taught mathematics and astronomy at the College of the Sequoias in California (8 years) and at Marywood University in Scranton, PA (19 year...
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Title:Exploring Mathematics: Investigations With FunctionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 10.81 × 8.5 × 0.88 inPublished:August 15, 2014Publisher:Jones & Bartlett LearningLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1449688543

ISBN - 13:9781449688547

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Concept of FunctionChapter 2: Functions of Personal FinanceChapter 3: Logic and Computer Science Chapter 4: Astronomy and the Methods of Science Chapter 5: Graph TheoryChapter 6: Social Choice and Voting MethodsChapter 7: ProbabilityChapter 8: StatisticsChapter 9: Mathematics in Music and CryptologyChapter 10: ModelingAppendix Solutions to Odd Numbered ExercisesAppendix References