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# The Joy of Finite Mathematics

## The Language and Art of Math

- 1st Edition - October 27, 2015
- Authors: Chris P. Tsokos, Rebecca D. Wooten
- Language: English
- Paperback ISBN:9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 2 9 6 7 - 1
- eBook ISBN:9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 2 9 8 5 - 5

The Joy of Finite Mathematics: The Language and Art of Math teaches students basic finite mathematics through a foundational understanding of the underlying symbolic language… Read more

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The Joy of Finite Mathematics: The Language and Art of Math

teaches students basic finite mathematics through a foundational understanding of the underlying symbolic language and its many dialects, including logic, set theory, combinatorics (counting), probability, statistics, geometry, algebra, and finance.Through detailed explanations of the concepts, step-by-step procedures, and clearly defined formulae, readers learn to apply math to subjects ranging from reason (logic) to finance (personal budget), making this interactive and engaging book appropriate for non-science, undergraduate students in the liberal arts, social sciences, finance, economics, and other humanities areas.

The authors utilize important historical facts, pose interesting and relevant questions, and reference real-world events to challenge, inspire, and motivate students to learn the subject of mathematical thinking and its relevance.

The book is based on the authors’ experience teaching Liberal Arts Math and other courses to students of various backgrounds and majors, and is also appropriate for preparing students for Florida’s CLAST exam or similar core requirements.

- Highlighted definitions, rules, methods, and procedures, and abundant tables, diagrams, and graphs, clearly illustrate important concepts and methods
- Provides end-of-chapter vocabulary and concept reviews, as well as robust review exercises and a practice test
- Contains information relevant to a wide range of topics, including symbolic language, contemporary math, liberal arts math, social sciences math, basic math for finance, math for humanities, probability, and the C.L.A.S.T. exam
- Optional advanced sections and challenging problems are included for use at the discretion of the instructor
- Online resources include PowerPoint Presentations for instructors and a useful student manual

Undergraduate non-science students, foundational content

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- Abstract
- 1.1 Introduction to Math
- 1.2 What Is Logic?
- 1.3 Usefulness of Sets
- 1.4 Counting Techniques
- 1.5 Probability
- 1.6 Bernoulli Trials
- 1.7 The Bell-Shaped Curve
- 1.8 Statistics
- 1.9 Geometry
- 1.10 Arithmetic and Algebra
- 1.11 Finance
- 1.12 Game Theory
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts

- Abstract
- 2.1 Logic
- 2.2 Statements and Their Truth Values
- Exercises
- 2.3 Truth Tables
- Exercises
- 2.4 Properties of Logic
- Exercises
- 2.5 Variations of the Conditional Statement
- Exercises
- 2.6 Quantified Statement
- Exercises
- 2.7 Negating Statements
- Exercises
- 2.8 Testing the Validity of an Argument
- Exercises
- 2.9 Applications of Logic
- Exercises
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 3.1 Introduction to Set Theory
- 3.2 The Concept of a Set
- Problems
- 3.3 The Algebra of Sets
- Problems
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 4.1 Introduction to Counting
- Problems
- 4.2 Multiplication Principle
- Problems
- 4.3 Permutations and Combinations
- Problems
- 4.4 Other Counting Techniques
- Problems
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 5.1 Introduction to Probability
- 5.2 Definition of Probability
- Exercises
- 5.3 The Sample Space
- Exercises
- 5.4 Computing Probabilities of Events
- Exercises
- 5.5 Laws of Probability
- Exercises
- 5.6 Conditional Probability
- Exercises
- 5.7 Bayes' Rule
- Exercises
- 5.8 Combinatorial Techniques
- Exercises
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 6.1 Introduction to Random Variables
- Problems
- Problems
- Problems
- Problems
- Problems
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 7.1 Introducing Continuous Random Variables
- Problems
- 7.2 Normal Probability Distributions
- Problems
- 7.3 Standard Normal Probability Distributions
- Problems
- 7.4 Normal Approximation to the Binomial
- Problems
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 8.1 Data Organization
- Exercises
- 8.2 Graphical Representative of Qualitative Information
- Exercises
- 8.3 Graphical Representation of Quantitative Information
- Exercises
- 8.4 Measuring Central Tendencies
- Exercises
- 8.5 Measuring Deviation from the Center
- Exercises
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- Fundamental Axioms
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concept
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 10.1 Introduction to the Real Number System
- Exercises
- 10.2 Basic Arithmetic
- Exercises
- 10.3 Pattern Recognition
- Exercises
- 10.4 Algebraic Expressions and Relationships
- Exercises
- 10.5 Equations: Equalities & Systems of Equations
- Exercises
- 10.6 Functions: Linear & Quadratic
- Exercises
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercises
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 11.1 Introduction to Basic Financing
- Exercises
- 11.2 Savings, Sinking Funds, and Amortization
- Exercises
- 11.3 Comparison Shopping
- Exercises
- 11.4 Comparison Using Effective Rates
- Exercises
- 11.5 Personal Finance
- Exercises
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercises
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- Abstract
- 12.1 Introduction to Game Theory
- 12.2 The Matrix Game
- 12.3 Strictly Determined Game: The Saddle Point
- Problems
- 12.4 Games with Mixed Strategies
- Problems
- 12.5 Reducing Matrix Games to Systems of Equations
- Problems
- Critical Thinking and Basic Exercise
- Summary of Important Concepts
- Review Test

- No. of pages: 554
- Language: English
- Edition: 1
- Published: October 27, 2015
- Imprint: Academic Press
- Paperback ISBN: 9780128029671
- eBook ISBN: 9780128029855

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### Chris P. Tsokos

Dr. Tsokos is the recipient of many distinguished awards and honors, including Fellow of the American Statistical Association, USF Distinguished Scholar Award, Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award, USF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, USF Professional Excellence Award, URI Alumni Excellence Award in Science and Technology, Pi Mu Epsilon, election to the International Statistical Institute, Sigma Pi Sigma, USF Teaching Incentive Program, and several humanitarian and philanthropic recognitions and awards. He is also a member of several academic and professional societies, and serves as Honorary Editor, Chief-Editor, Editor or Associate Editor for more than twelve academic research journals. Prof. Tsokos has directed the doctoral research and been the mentor of more than 65 students.

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### Rebecca D. Wooten

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