Mathematics In Everyday Life by John HaighMathematics In Everyday Life by John Haigh

Mathematics In Everyday Life

byJohn Haigh

Paperback | February 8, 2016

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How does mathematics impact everyday events? The purpose of this book is to show a range of examples where mathematics can be seen at work in everyday life. 

From money (APR, mortgage repayments, personal finance), simple first and second order ODEs, sport and games (tennis, rugby, athletics, darts, tournament design, soccer, snooker), business (stock control, linear programming, check digits, promotion policies, investment), the social sciences (voting methods, Simpson's Paradox, drug testing, measurements of inequality) to TV game shows and even gambling (lotteries, roulette, poker, horse racing), the mathematics behind commonplace events is explored. Fully worked examples illustrate the ideas discussed and each chapter ends with a collection of exercises.

Everyday Mathematicssupports other first year modules by giving students extra practice in working with calculus, linear algebra, geometry, trigonometry and probability. Secondary/high school level mathematics is all that is required for students to understand the material. Those students whose degree course includes writing an extended mathematical essay will find many suitable topics here, with pointers to extend and develop the material. 

John Haigh set up the module "Mathematics In Everyday Life" at Sussex University in 2005, in response to a desire to show First Year students some of the areas where their mathematical skills and knowledge could provide useful insight, and to give them practice in applying the mathematics they were learning on other modules. This book ...
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Title:Mathematics In Everyday LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:159 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:February 8, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319279378

ISBN - 13:9783319279374

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From the Author

How does mathematics impact everyday events? The purpose of this book is to show a range of examples where mathematics can be seen at work in everyday life. From money (APR, mortgage repayments, personal finance), simple first and second order ODEs, sport and games (tennis, rugby, athletics, darts, tournament design, soccer, snooker), business (stock control, linear programming, check digits, promotion policies, investment), the social sciences (voting methods, Simpson's Paradox, drug testing, measurements of inequality) to TV game shows and even gambling (lotteries, roulette, poker, horse racing), the mathematics behind commonplace events is explored. Fully worked examples illustrate the ideas discussed and each chapter ends with a collection of exercises.Everyday Mathematicssupports other first year modules by giving students extra practice in working with calculus, linear algebra, geometry, trigonometry and probability. Secondary/high school level mathematics is all that is required for students to understand the material. Those students whose degree course includes writing an extended mathematical essay will find many suitable topics here, with pointers to extend and develop the material. 

Table of Contents

Money.- Differential Equations.- Sport and Games.- Business Applications.- Social Sciences.- TV Game Shows.

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a fairly dense treatment of a range of mathematical applications, from trigonometry through calculus, probability, basic counting, and voting theory. The work claims to be a source of topics for writing assignments in undergraduate math courses. . the book may best serve as a reference on a professor's shelf to skim through . ." (J. Rana, Choice, Vol. 54 (5), January, 2017)"A large number of exercises are given at the end of each chapter . . While this book is a good response to the first year calculus student asking what math is used for, it is a significant overstatement to consider the contents a topic of everyday life." (Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, maa.org, March, 2016)