Survey of Mathematics with Applications, A

Series
Pearson
Author
Allen R. Angel / Christine D. Abbott / Dennis Runde  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
992
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292040196
ISBN
129204019X
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In a Liberal Arts Math course, a common question students ask is, “Why do I have to know this?” A Survey of Mathematics with Applications continues to be a best-seller because it shows students how we use mathematics in our daily lives and why this is important. The Ninth Edition further emphasises this with the addition of new “Why This Is Important” sections throughout the text. Real-life and up-to-date examples motivate the topics throughout, and a wide range of exercises help students to develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Angel, Abbott, and Runde present the material in a way that is clear and accessible to non-math majors. The text includes a wide variety of math topics, with contents that are flexible for use in any one- or two-semester Liberal Arts Math course.

Features

  • When presenting the math concepts, the authors emphasise 'Why This Is Important' to help students make the connection between their lives and the mathematics they are learning. Why This Is Important notes appear in all chapter and section opener applications as well as the Mathematics Today features.
  • Recreational Math boxes show how math is not only relegated to study environments, but can be entertaining as well. In addition, Recreational Mathematics exercises appear in the exercise sets so that they can be assigned as homework.
  • Mathematics Today boxes discuss current, real-life uses of the mathematical concept in the chapter. Each box ends with Why This Is Important.
  • Chapter and section openers, many of which are updated for the new edition, incorporate applications as a way to motivate students. For example, the opener for Chapter 3 (Logic) demonstrates how logic has become important in electronic devices such as cell phones and digital cameras.
  • Did You Know? are thoughtful boxes that highlight the connections of mathematics to a broad variety of disciplines including history, the arts, science, and technology.
  • Profiles in Mathematics present the stories of people who have advanced the discipline of mathematics in brief historical sketches and vignettes.
  • Support for problem solving and exam preparation helps students achieve success in the course.
  • Chapter Summaries are redesigned in a chart format to make it easier for students to study and review. For each concept, definition, or idea presented, students are directed to the exact place in the text where the item is discussed.
  • Problem solving begins in Chapter 1 where students are introduced to problem-solving techniques and critical thinking. Problem-solving exercises help develop these skills throughout the text.
  • Critical thinking skills are developed throughout the book, including the sections on inductive reasoning, estimation, and dimensional analysis. Challenge Problems also appear in the exercise sets to test a student’s ability to think critically.
  • Timely Tips are easy-to-identify boxes that help students with concept comprehension or relate the material to other sections of the book.
  • Procedures are boxed and set apart from the text for easy identification and future reference.
  • Extensive opportunities to practice and apply the concepts help students learn by doing. In the Ninth Edition, approximately 40% of the examples and exercises are new or updated.
  • Exercise sets now begin with fill-in-the-blank Warm Up Exercises. After that, the exercises include Practice the Skills, Problem Solving, Challenge Problem/Group Activity, Recreational Mathematics, and Internet/Research Activities.
  • Group Projects at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for student collaboration.
  • Review Exercises are organised by section, helping students see where they are proficient and where they need additional study.In the Ninth Edition, Chapter Tests each contain 20 questions to provide consistency in exam preparation.

New to this Edition

  • Students are more motivated when they see the relevance of what they are learning. The text continues to evolve to incorporate ways to engage today’s students.
    • When presenting the math concepts, the authors emphasizeWhy This Is Important to help students make the connection between their lives and the mathematics they are learning. Why This Is Important notes appear in all chapter and section-opener applications as well as the Mathematics Today features.
    • Chapter and section openers, many of which are updated for the new edition, incorporate applications as a way to motivate students. For example, the opener for Chapter 3 (Logic) demonstrates how logic has become important in electronic devices such as cell phones and digital cameras.
    • Recreational Math boxes show how math is not only relegated to study environments, but can be entertaining as well. In addition, Recreational Mathematics exercises appear in the exercise sets so that they can be assigned as homework.
  • Chapter Summaries are redesigned in a chart format to make it easier for students to study and review. For each concept, definition, or idea presented, students are directed to the exact place in the text where the item is discussed.
  • Exercise sets are thoroughly updated and revised to help instructors assign homework and to give students ample practice opportunities.
    • Approximately 40% of the examples and exercises are revised to reflect current data and topics of interest to students.
    • Exercises now begin with fill-in-the-blank Warm Up Exercises.
    • Chapter Tests have been reorganized to include 20 questions for consistency in length, while thoroughly covering the content covered in the chapter.
    • MyMathLab®, available for course management and online homework, has increased exercise coverage, Ready To Go course options that require no set-up time, and additional functionality to make it easier to teach the course. Ask your Pearson representative for a demo, or visit www.mymathlab.com for more information.
  • Content has been revised and added throughout to reflect today’s course needs.
    • Chapter 1, “Critical Thinking Skills,” includes exciting and current examples and exercises.
    • Chapter 2, “Sets,” includes many new applications of sets to a greater variety of topics such as sales of the iPod® and other electronic devices.
    • Chapter 3, “Logic,” has new exercises and a greater variety of exercises. The authors include several puzzles, Sudoku and Kakuro, as Recreational Mathematics exercises.
    • Chapter 4, “Systems of Numeration,” contains information on the bases 2, 8, and 16, which have many applications in modern devices such as smart phones, cameras, and high-definition televisions.
    • Chapter 5, “Number Theory and the Real Number System,” has updated information regarding the largest prime number found and the most calculated digits of pi. Exercise sets were updated to reflect current economic numbers involving the national debt, the gross domestic product, and population growth.
    • Chapter 6, “Algebra, Graphs, and Functions,” has updated examples and exercises dealing with real-life situations. Material on exponential equations was moved from Section 6.3 to Section 6.10 and updated to include examples and exercises on population growth.
    • Chapter 7, “Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities,” contains many updated examples and exercises.
    • Chapter 8, “The Metric System,” has many new up-to-date examples, exercises, and photographs of real-life metric use throughout the wor

Table of Contents

  • 1. Critical Thinking Skills
  • 2. Sets
  • 3. Logic
  • 4. Systems of Numeration
  • 5. Number Theory and the Real Number System
  • 6. Algebra, Graphs, and Functions
  • 7. Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • 8. The Metric System
  • 9. Geometry
  • 10. Mathematical Systems
  • 11. Consumer Mathematics
  • 12. Probability
  • 13. Statistics
  • 14. Graph Theory
  • Answers
  • Credits
  • Index of Applications