Excursions in Modern Mathematics


Author: Peter Tannenbaum
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780321914750
Category: Education
Page: 583
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Books a la Carte are unbound, three-hole-punch versions of the textbook. This lower cost option is easy to transport and comes with same access code or media that would be packaged with the bound book. Excursions in Modern Mathematics introduces you to the power of math by exploring applications like social choice and management science, showing that math is more than a set of formulas. Ideal for an applied liberal arts math course, Tannenbaum's text is known for its clear, accessible writing style and its unique exercise sets that build in complexity from basic to more challenging. The Eighth Edition offers more real data and applications to connect with today's readesr, expanded coverage of applications like growth, and revised exercise sets. This Package Contains: Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Eighth Edition, (a la Carte edition) with MyMathLab/MyStatLab Student Access Kit

Student Resource Guide: Excursions in Modern Mathematics


Author: Dale R. Buske,Peter Tannenbaum
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131873827
Category: Education
Page: 296
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Student Resource Guidecontains full worked out solutions to odd-numbered exercises from the text, "selected hints" that point the reader in one of many directions leading to a solution and keys to student success including lists of skills that will help prepare for chapter exams.

Learn how to Study and SOAR to Success


Author: Kenneth A. Kiewra
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 200
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//-->1356O-5, 0-13-113562-7, Kiewra, Kenneth A., How to Study: Effectively Using the Pie Tap System, 1/E//-->A book that finally tells readers from all backgrounds exactly what to do when they study! Presenting a concept called SOAR, it allows them to soar to success. Sound practical advice is given forselecting (S), organizing (O), associating (A), and regulating (R) learning, all in a clear and entertaining manner.All topics in this brief yet complete book are chosen to give readers the best information available on the most effective study practices, whether they are taking classes, need to study for business-related certification exams, or want to retain information from what they read daily. SOAR applications are comprehensively covered. An excellent resource for any reader who wants to improve retention and simplify the exam-taking process.

Discrete Mathematics Through Applications


Author: Nancy Crisler,Gary Froelich
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1429281251
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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Listen here for author Nancy Crisler's introduction to Discrete Mathematics Through Applications. Written specifically for high school courses, Discrete Mathematics Through Applications is designed to help you put the established NCTM Standards for Discrete Math to work in your classroom, in a way that promotes active learning, critical thinking, and fully-engaged student participation. With this text, students will see the connections among mathematical topics and real-life events and situations, while sharpening their problem solving, mathematical reasoning and communication skills. The new edition adds new topics and significantly revised exercise sets and enhanced supplements.

Elements of Mathematics

From Euclid to Gödel
Author: John Stillwell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880564
Category: Mathematics
Page: 440
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Elements of Mathematics takes readers on a fascinating tour that begins in elementary mathematics—but, as John Stillwell shows, this subject is not as elementary or straightforward as one might think. Not all topics that are part of today's elementary mathematics were always considered as such, and great mathematical advances and discoveries had to occur in order for certain subjects to become "elementary." Stillwell examines elementary mathematics from a distinctive twenty-first-century viewpoint and describes not only the beauty and scope of the discipline, but also its limits. From Gaussian integers to propositional logic, Stillwell delves into arithmetic, computation, algebra, geometry, calculus, combinatorics, probability, and logic. He discusses how each area ties into more advanced topics to build mathematics as a whole. Through a rich collection of basic principles, vivid examples, and interesting problems, Stillwell demonstrates that elementary mathematics becomes advanced with the intervention of infinity. Infinity has been observed throughout mathematical history, but the recent development of "reverse mathematics" confirms that infinity is essential for proving well-known theorems, and helps to determine the nature, contours, and borders of elementary mathematics. Elements of Mathematics gives readers, from high school students to professional mathematicians, the highlights of elementary mathematics and glimpses of the parts of math beyond its boundaries.

A Transition to Advanced Mathematics


Author: Douglas Smith,Maurice Eggen,Richard St. Andre
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285463269
Category: Mathematics
Page: 448
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A TRANSITION TO ADVANCED MATHEMATICS helps students to bridge the gap between calculus and advanced math courses. The most successful text of its kind, the 8th edition continues to provide a firm foundation in major concepts needed for continued study and guides students to think and express themselves mathematically—to analyze a situation, extract pertinent facts, and draw appropriate conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Excursions in Mathematics


Author: C. Stanley Ogilvy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486282831
Category: Science
Page: 162
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This lively and accessible exploration of the nature of mathematics examines the role of the mathematician as well as the four major branches: number theory, algebra, geometry, and analysis.

An Introduction to Sustainability

Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives
Author: Martin Mulligan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134548753
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 330
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An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The book teases out the diverse but intersecting domains of sustainability and emphasises strategies for action. Aimed at those studying the subject for the first time, it is unique in giving students from different disciplinary backgrounds a coherent framework and set of core principles for applying broad sustainability principles within their personal and professional lives. These include: working to improve equality within and across generations, moving from consumerism to quality of life goals and respecting diversity in both nature and culture. Areas of emerging importance such as the economics of happiness and wellbeing stand alongside core topics including: Energy and society Consumption and consumerism Risk and resilience Waste, water and land. Key challenges and applications are explored through international case studies and each chapter includes a thematic essay drawing on diverse literature to provide an integrated introduction to fundamental issues. Launched with the brand-new Routledge Sustainability Hub, the book’s companion website contains a range of features to engage students with the interdisciplinary nature of Sustainability. Together these resources provide a wealth of material for learning, teaching and researching the topic of sustainability. This textbook is an essential companion to any sustainability course.

Pioneering Women in American Mathematics

The Pre-1940 PhD's
Author: Judy Green,Jeanne LaDuke
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821843761
Category: Mathematics
Page: 349
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More than 14 percent of the PhD's awarded in the United States during the first four decades of the twentieth century went to women, a proportion not achieved again until the 1980s. This book is the result of a study in which the authors identified all of the American women who earned PhD's in mathematics before 1940, and collected extensive biographical and bibliographical information about each of them. By reconstructing as complete a picture as possible of this group of women, Green and LaDuke reveal insights into the larger scientific and cultural communities in which they lived and worked. The book contains an extended introductory essay, as well as biographical entries for each of the 228 women in the study. The authors examine family backgrounds, education, careers, and other professional activities. They show that there were many more women earning PhD's in mathematics before 1940 than is commonly thought. Extended biographies and bibliographical information are available from the companion website for the book: www.ams.org/bookpages/hmath-34. The material will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and students in mathematics, history of mathematics, history of science, women's studies, and sociology. The data presented about each of the 228 individual members of the group will support additional study and analysis by scholars in a large number of disciplines.

Engaging the Christian Scriptures

An Introduction to the Bible
Author: Andrew E. Arterbury,W. H. Jr. Bellinger,Derek S. Dodson
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441259457
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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This readable, affordable, and faith-friendly introduction to the Bible aids students as they engage in their first informed reading of the biblical text in an academic setting. The authors, who have significant undergraduate teaching experience, approach the Christian Scriptures from historical, literary, and theological perspectives. The book is designed for a one-semester course and is meant to be read alongside the biblical text, enabling students to become educated readers of the Bible. In the process, it introduces critical perspectives and approaches without undermining the theological claims found in the Christian Scriptures. The book includes text boxes, illustrations, maps, and suggestions for further reading. A test bank for professors is available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Mathematics: A Practical Odyssey


Author: David B. Johnson,Thomas A. Mowry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305464850
Category: Mathematics
Page: 1024
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MATHEMATICS: A PRACTICAL ODYSSEY, 8th Edition demonstrates mathematics' usefulness and relevance to students' daily lives through topics such as calculating interest and understanding voting systems. Well known for its clear writing and unique variety of topics, the text emphasizes problem-solving skills, practical applications, and the history of mathematics, and unveils the relevance of mathematics and its human aspect to students. To offer flexibility in content, the book contains more information than might be covered in a one-term course. In addition, the chapters are independent of each other, further enabling instructors to select the ideal topics for their courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe [With Access Code and EBook]


Author: Eric Chaisson,Steve McMillan
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780321598769
Category: Science
Page: 592
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Key Benefit: For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses. With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Sixth Edition, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy and awaken readers to the universe around them. Thoroughly updated, the revised edition focuses on the process of scientific discovery and scientific method, making “how we know what we know” a more integral part of the book with attention to clearly and concisely presenting scientific terms to the non-science reader. The authors incorporate three themes in this briefer version of their two textbooks; process of science, the size and scale of the universe as well as the evolution of the universe. A Beginner’s Guide emphasizes critical thinking and visualization, and is now available with a custom tailored leading-edge technology program. The Sixth Edition features an even greater focus on the process of science, MasteringAstronomy,™ and a dedicated myeBook. Key Topics: Charting the Heavens : The Foundations of Astronomy, The Copernican Revolution: The Birth of Modern Science, Light and Matter: The Inner Workings of the Cosmos, Telescopes: The Tools of Astronomy, The Solar System: Interplanetary Matter and the Birth of the Planets, Earth and Its Moon: Our Cosmic Backyard, The Terrestrial Planets: A Study in Contrasts, The Jovian Planets: Giants of the Solar System, Moons, Rings, and Plutoids: Small Worlds Among Giants, The Sun: Our Parent Star, Measuring the Stars: Giants, Dwarfs, and the Main Sequence, The Interstellar Medium: Star Formation in the Milky Way, Stellar Evolution: The Lives and Deaths of Stars, Neutron Stars and Black Holes: Strange States of Matter, The Milky Way Galaxy: A Spiral in Space, Normal and Active Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe, Hubble’s Law and Dark Matter: The Large-Scale Structure of the Cosmos, Cosmology: The Big Bang and the Fate of the Universe, Life in the Universe: Are We Alone? Market: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of astronomy

Fundamentals of Statistics

Informed Decisions Using Data
Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134508306
Category: Statistics
Page: 688
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For courses in Introductory Statistics. Helping today's students think statistically Fundamentals of Statistics is the brief version of Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data. With Fundamentals of Statistics, author and instructor Mike Sullivan III draws on his passion for statistics and teaching to provide the tools needed to see that statistics is connected, not only within individual concepts, but also in the world at large. As a current introductory statistics instructor, Mike Sullivan pulls ideas and strategies used in his classroom into more than 350 new and updated exercises, over 100 new and updated examples, new Retain Your Knowledge problems, and Big Data problems. This practical text takes advantage of the latest statistical software, enabling you to focus on building conceptual understanding rather than memorizing formulas. All resources, including the Student Activity Workbook and Author in the Classroom videos were created for Mike's classroom to help you succeed and stay engaged. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134510143 / 9780134510149 Fundamentals of Statistics Plus MyStatLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of: 0134508300 / 9780134508306 Fundamentals of Statistics, 5/e 032184839X/9780321848390 MyStatLab Inside Sticker for Glue-In Packages 0321847997/9780321847997 MyStatLab Glue-in Access Card MyStatLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Part A: Structure and Mechanisms
Author: Francis A. Carey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475711433
Category: Science
Page: 726
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The purpose of this edition is the same as that of the first edition, that is, to provide a deeper understanding of the structures of organic compounds and the mechanisms of organic reactions. The level is aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Our goal is to solidify the student's understanding of basic concepts provided in an introduction to organic chemistry and to fill in much more information and detail, including quantitative information, than can be presented in the first course in organic chemistry. The first three chapters consider the fundamental topics of bonding theory, stereochemistry, and conformation. Chapter 4 discusses the techniques that are used to study and characterize reaction mechanisms. The remaining chapters consider basic reaction types with a broad coverage of substituent effects and stereochemistry being provided so that each reaction can be described in good, if not entirely complete, detail. The organization is very similar to the first edition with only a relative shift in emphasis having been made. The major change is the more general application of qualitative molecular orbital theory in presenting the structural basis of substituent and stereoelectronic effects. The primary research literature now uses molecular orbital approaches very widely, while resonance theory serves as the primary tool for explanation of structural and substituent effects at the introductory level. Our intention is to illustrate the use of both types of interpretation, with the goal of facilitating the student's ability to understand and apply the molecular orbital concepts now widely in use.

A Survey of Mathematics with Applications


Author: Allen R. Angel,Christine D. Abbott,Dennis Runde
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134112180
Category: Mathematics
Page: 1072
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For courses covering general topics in math course, often called liberal arts math, contemporary math, or survey of math. Everyday math, everyday language. The Tenth Edition of A Survey of Mathematics with Applications continues the tradition of showing students how we use mathematics in our daily lives and why it’s important, in a clear and accessible way. With straightforward language, detailed examples, and interesting applications, the authors ensure non-majors will relate to the math and understand the mathematical concepts that pervade their lives. With this revision, an expanded media program in MyMathLab, and a new workbook further build upon the tradition of motivating and supporting student learning. Also available with MyMathLab MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and engage with media resources to help them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NEW! This edition’s MyMathLab course provides additional tools to help with understanding and preparedness. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134115767 / 9780134115764 * A Survey of Mathematics with Applications plus MyMathLab Student Access Card -- Access Code Card Package Package consists of: 0134112105 / 9780134112107 * A Survey of Mathematics with Applications 0321431308 / 9780321431301 * MyMathLab -- Glue-in Access Card 0321654064 / 9780321654069 * MyMathLab Inside Star Sticker

Math from Three to Seven

The Story of a Mathematical Circle for Preschoolers
Author: Aleksandr Kalmanovich Zvonkin
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 082186873X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 300
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This book is a captivating account of a professional mathematician's experiences conducting a math circle for preschoolers in his apartment in Moscow in the 1980s. As anyone who has taught or raised young children knows, mathematical education for little kids is a real mystery. What are they capable of? What should they learn first? How hard should they work? Should they even "work" at all? Should we push them, or just let them be? There are no correct answers to these questions, and the author deals with them in classic math-circle style: he doesn't ask and then answer a question, but shows us a problem--be it mathematical or pedagogical--and describes to us what happened. His book is a narrative about what he did, what he tried, what worked, what failed, but most important, what the kids experienced. This book does not purport to show you how to create precocious high achievers. It is just one person's story about things he tried with a half-dozen young children. Mathematicians, psychologists, educators, parents, and everybody interested in the intellectual development in young children will find this book to be an invaluable, inspiring resource. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

The Psychology Major

Career Options and Strategies for Success
Author: R. Eric Landrum,Stephen F. Davis
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205969372
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Strategies for success for the psychology major Landrum/Davis provides strategies for success that will allow students to achieve their career goals, whatever they may be. The authors provide fundamental tips and advice that can be useful to all students, but especially useful for psychology majors. This text standardizes and catalogs much of the practical advice that professors often give to students—providing tips on how to do well in all classes, how to find research ideas, and how to write papers in general APA format. Also, the book contains up-to-date career information that faculty might not normally have at their fingertips, including the latest salary figures for a number of psychology-related jobs and occupations. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Describe why psychology is a practical subject for any student to study. Identify career opportunities for holders of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology Identify career opportunities for holders of a Master’s or Doctoral degree in psychology. Find research ideas and write papers in APA format. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: TBD / ValuePack ISBN-13: TBD

Mathematical Excursions


Author: Richard N. Aufmann,Joanne Lockwood,Richard D. Nation,Daniel K. Clegg
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305965582
Category: Mathematics
Page: 1008
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MATHEMATICAL EXCURSIONS, Fourth Edition, teaches you that mathematics is a system of knowing and understanding our surroundings. For example, sending information across the Internet is better understood when one understands that prime numbers are connected to credit card transactions; that compound interest is connected to student loans; and that the perils of radioactive waste take on new meaning when one understands exponential functions are connected to the disasters at Fukushima, Japan. The efficiency of the flow of traffic through an intersection is more interesting after seeing the system of traffic lights represented in a mathematical form. These are just a few of the facets of mathematics you will explore with this text. MATHEMATICAL EXCURSIONS will expand the way you know, perceive, and comprehend the world around you. Enjoy the journey! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.