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ISBN-10: 0321652797 | ISBN-13: 978-0321652799 | Publication Date: January 31, 2010 | Edition: 5

Using and Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach, Fifth Edition increases readers ma literacy so that they better understand the mathematics used in their daily lives, and can use math effectively to make be every day. Contents are organized with that in mind, with engaging coverage in sections like Taking Control of Your Financ

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Jeffrey Bennett specializes in mathematics and science education. He has taught at every level from pre-school throu school, including more than 50 college courses in mathematics, physics, astronomy, and education. His work on Using and Understanding Mathematics began in 1987, when he helped create a new mathematics course for the University of Colora curriculum. Variations on this course, with its quantitative reasoning approach, are now taught at hundreds of colleges na addition to his work in mathematics, Dr. Bennett (whose PhD is in astrophysics) has written leading college-level textbook astronomy, statistics, and the new science of astrobiology, as well as books for the general public. He also proposed and d the Colorado Scale Model Solar System on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus and the Voyage Scale Model Sola permanent, outdoor exhibit on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He has recently begun writing science books for child the award-winning Max Goes to the Moon and Max Goes to Mars. When not working, he enjoys swimming as well as hikin Boulder, Colorado with his family.

William L. Briggs has been on the mathematics faculty at the University of Colorado at Denver for 22 years. He teaches courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and has special interest in teaching calculus, differential equa mathematical modeling. He developed the quantitative reasoning course for liberal arts students at University of Colorado supported by his textbook Using and Understanding Mathematics. He has written two other tutorial monographs, and The DFT: An Owner's Manual for the Discrete Fourier Transform, as well as Ants, Bikes, Clocks, a mathematical proble text for undergraduates. He is a University of Colorado President's Teaching Scholar, an Outstanding Teacher awardee of t Mountain Section of the MAA, and the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Ireland. Bill lives with his wife, Julie, and their Seamus, in Boulder, Colorado. He loves to bake bread, run trails, and rock climb in the mountains near his home.

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Hardcover: 744 pages Publisher: Addison Wesley; 5 edition (January 31, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0321652797

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