
Fundamentals of Mathematics, 8/e
William M. Setek, Monroe Community College Published October, 1998 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
 
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NEW—New discussions on statistics (Ch. 5)—Introduces stemandleaf displays and a new section on uses and misuses of statistics. NEW—Broadened introduction to algebra (Ch. 9)—Features an expanded introduction to the chapter, new vocabulary terms and new exercises. NEW—Updated chapter on consumer mathematics—Uses up to date interest rates, dates, prices, etc....
(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary, Vocabulary Check, Review Exercises, and Chapter Quiz.)
Introduction. ProblemSolving Tools. Understanding Symbols and Context. Decisions and Pattern Recognition. Inductive Reasoning. ProblemSolving Strategies. 2. Sets. Introduction. Notation and Description. Subsets. Set Operations. Pictures of Sets (Venn Diagrams). An Application of Sets and Venn Diagrams. Cartesian Products. 3. Logic. Introduction. Statements and Symbols. Dominance of Connectives. Truth Tables. More Truth Tables — Conditional and Biconditional Statements. De Morgan's Law and Equivalent Statements. The Conditional (Optional). Valid Arguments. Picturing Statements with Venn Diagrams (Optional). Valid Arguments with Venn Diagrams (Optional). Switching Networks (Optional). 4. Probability. Introduction. Definition of Probability. Sample Spaces. Tree Diagrams. Odds and Expectation. Compound Probability. Counting, Ordered Arrangements, and Permutations (Optional). 4.8 Combinations (Optional). More Probability (Optional). 5. Statistics. Introduction. Measures of Central Tendency. Measures of Dispersion. Measures of Position (Percentiles). Pictures of Data. The Normal Curve. Uses and Misuses of Statistics. 6. Mathematical Systems. Introduction. Clock Arithmetic. More New Systems. Modular Systems. Mathematical Systems Without Numbers. Axiomatic Systems. 7. Systems of Numeration. Introduction. Simple Grouping Systems. Multiplicative Grouping Systems. PlaceValue Systems. Numeration in Bases Other Than 10. Base 5 Arithmetic. Binary Notation and Other Bases. 8. Sets of Numbers and Their Structure. Introduction. Natural Numbers — Primes and Composites. Greatest Common Divisor and Least Common Multiple. Integers. Rational Numbers. Rational Numbers and Decimals. Irrational Numbers and the Set of Real Numbers. Scientific Notation (Optional). 9. An Introduction to Algebra. Introduction. Open Sentences and Their Graphs. Algebraic Notation. More Open Sentences. Problem Solving. Linear Equations in Two Variables. Graphing Equations. Inequalities in Two Variables. 10. Selected Topics in Algebra. Introduction. The Slope of a Line. The Equation of a Straight Line. Graphing y = ax^2 + bx + c. Linear Programming. Quadratic Equations. 11. An Introduction to Geometry. Introduction. Points and Lines. Planes. Angles. Polygons. Perimeter and Area. Solids. Congruent and Similar Triangles. Networks. 12. Consumer Mathematics. Introduction. Ratio and Proportion. Percents, Decimals, and Fractions. Markups and Markdowns. Simple Interest. Compound Interest. Effective Rate of Interest. Life Insurance. Installment Buying. Mortgages. 13. An Introduction to the Metric System. Introduction. History of Systems of Measurements. Length and Area. Volume. Mass (Weight). Temperature. Appendix A. Introduction to Computers. History of Computers. How a Computer System Works. Using BASIC. More BASIC Statements. Appendix B. Glossary. Answers to OddNumbered Exercises, All Review Exercises, and Chapter Quizzes. Photo Credits. Index.
