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The Basic Library List Committee suggests that undergraduate mathematics libraries consider this book for acquisition.
1. The Art of Problem Solving. Solving Problems by Inductive Reasoning.
An Application of Inductive Reasoning: Number Patterns.
Strategies for Problem Solving.
Calculating, Estimating, and Reading Graphs.
Extension: Using Writing to Learn About Mathematics.
Collaborative Investigation: Discovering Mathematics in Pascal's Triangle.
Chapter 1 Test.
Symbols and Terminology.
Venn Diagrams and Subsets.
Set Operations and Cartesian Products.
Cardinal Numbers and Surveys.
Infinite Sets and Their Cardinalities.
Collaborative Investigation: A Survey of Your Class.
Chapter 2 Test.
Statements and Quantifiers.
Truth Tables and Equivalent Statements.
The Conditional and Circuits.
More on the Conditional.
Extension: Logic Puzzles.
Analyzing Arguments with Euler Diagrams.
Analyzing Arguments with Truth Tables.
Collaborative Investigation: Logic Puzzles.
Chapter 3 Test.
Historical Numeration Systems.
Arithmetic in the HinduArabic System.
Conversion Between Number Bases.
Finite Mathematical Systems.
Groups.
Collaborative Investigation: A Perpetual Calendar Algorithm.
Chapter 4 Test.
Prime and Composite Numbers.
Selected Topics from Number Theory.
Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple.
Modular Systems.
The Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio.
Extension: Magic Squares.
Collaborative Investigation: Investigating an Interesting Property of Number Squares.
Chapter 5 Test.
Real Numbers, Order, and Absolute Value.
Operations, Properties, and Applications of Real Numbers.
Rational Numbers and Decimal Representation.
Irrational Numbers and Decimal Representation.
Applications of Decimals and Percents.
Extension: Complex Numbers.
Collaborative Investigation: Budgeting to Buy a Car.
Chapter 6 Test.
Linear Equations.
Applications of Linear Equations.
Ratio, Proportion, and Variation.
Linear Inequalities.
Properties of Exponents and Scientific Notation.
Polynomials and Factoring.
Quadratic Equations and Applications.
Collaborative Investigation: How Does Your Walking Rate Compare to That of Olympic Racewalkers?
Chapter 7 Test.
The Rectangular Coordinate System and Circles.
Lines and Their Slopes.
Equations of Lines and Linear Models.
An Introduction to Functions: Linear Functions, Applications, and Models.
Quadratic Functions, Applications, and Models.
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Applications, and Models.
Systems of Equations and Applications.
Extension: Using Matrix Row Operations to Solve Systems.
Linear Inequalities, Systems, and Linear Programming.
Collaborative Investigation: Living with AIDS.
Chapter 8 Test.
Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles.
Curves, Polygons, and Circles.
Perimeter, Area, and Circumference.
The Geometry of Triangles: Congruence, Similarity, and the Pythagorean Theorem.
Space Figures, Volume, and Surface Area.
Transformational Geometry.
NonEuclidean Geometry, Topology, and Networks.
Chaos and Fractal Geometry.
Collaborative Investigation: Generalizing the Angle Sum Concept.
Chapter 9 Test.
Angles and Their Measures.
Trigonometric Functions of Angles.
Trigonometric Identities.
Right Triangles and Function Values.
Applications of Right Triangles.
The Laws of Sines and Cosines; Area Formulas.
The Unit Circle and Graphs.
Collaborative Investigation: Making a Point about Trigonometric Function Values.
Chapter 10 Test.
Counting by Systematic Listing.
Using the Fundamental Counting Principle.
Using Permutations and Combinations.
Using Pascal's Triangle and the Binomial Theorem.
Counting Problems Involving “Not” and “Or”.
Collaborative Investigation: Approximating Factorials Using Stirling's Formula.
Chapter 11 Test.
Basic Concepts.
Events Involving “Not” and “Or”.
Events Involving “And”.
Binomial Probability.
Expected Value.
Estimating Probabilities by Simulation.
Collaborative Investigation: Finding Empirical Values of p.
Chapter 12 Test.
Frequency Distributions and Graphs.
Measures of Central Tendency.
Measures of Dispersion.
Measures of Position.
The Normal Distribution.
Extension: How to Lie with Statistics.
Regression and Correlation.
Collaborative Investigation: Combining Sets of Data.
Chapter 13 Test.
The Time Value of Money.
Consumer Credit.
Truth in Lending.
Purchasing a House.
Buying a House.
Investing.
Collaborative Investigation.
Chapter 14 Test.
