For undergraduate courses in Liberal Arts Mathematics, Quantitative Literacy, and General Education.This very successful liberal arts mathematics textbook is a collection of “excursions” into the real-world applications of modern mathematics.
The excursions are organized into four independent parts: 1) The Mathematics of Social Choice, 2) Management Science, 3) Growth and Symmetry, and 4) Statistics.
Each part consists of four chapters plus a mini-excursion (new feature in 6/e).
The book is written in an informal, very readable style, with pedagogical features that make the material both interesting and clear.
The presentation is centered on an assortment of real-world examples and applications specifically chosen to illustrate the usefulness, relevance, and beauty of liberal arts mathematics..
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