First Edition   ©2013

Math & YOU

The Power & Use of Mathematics

Ron Larson (Penn State Erie)

  • ISBN-10: 1-60840-602-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-60840-602-9; Format: Paper Text, 576 pages
Chapter 1: The Mathematics of Calculation
1.1. Order of Operations & Formulas
1.2. Rounding & Calculators
1.3. Using Percent
1.4. Units & Conversions
 
Chapter 2: The Mathematics of Consumption
2.1 Unit Prices
2.2. Markup & Discount
2.3 Consumption Taxes
2.4 Budgeting

Chapter 3: The Mathematics of Logic and the Media
3.1 Sets & Set Diagrams
3.2 Statements & Negations
3.3 Deductive & Inductive Reasoning
3.4 Fallacies in Logic

Chapter 4: The Mathematics of Inflation and Depreciation
4.1 Exponential Growth
4.2 Inflation & the Consumer Price Index
4.3 Exponential Decay
4.4 Depreciation

Chapter 5: The Mathematics of Taxation
5.1 Flat Tax & Political Philosophy
5.2 Graduated Income Tax
5.3 Property Tax
5.4 Social Security & Payroll Taxes

Chapter 6: The Mathematics of Borrowing and Saving
6.1 Introduction to Lending
6.2 Buying Now, Paying Later
6.3 Home Mortgages
6.4 Savings & Retirement Plans

Chapter 7: The Mathematics of Patterns and Nature
7.1 Linear Patterns
7.2 Exponential Patters
7.3 Quadratic Patterns
7.4 Fibonacci & Other Patterns

Chapter 8: The Mathematics of Likelihood
8.1 Assigning a Measure to Likelihood
8.2 Estimating Likelihood
8.3 Expected Value
8.4 Expecting the Unexpected

Chapter 9: The Mathematics of Description
9.1 Information Design
9.2 Describing "Average"
9.3 Describing Dispersion
9.4 Describing by Sampling

Chapter 10: The Mathematics of Fitness and Sports
10.1 Health & Fitness
10.2 Olympic Records & Scoring
10.3 Professional Sports
10.4 Outdoor Sports