Experience mathematics and hone your problem-solving skills with THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS and its accompanying online learning tools. The author introduces you to Polya's problem-solving techniques and then shows you how to use these techniques to solve unfamiliar problems. You'll also find coverage of historical topics, and exercise sets that feature problems applied to real world settings. Included with your purchase is access to the CengageNOW, an online tutorial that allows you to work with real math notation in real time, with unlimited practice problems, instant analysis and feedback, and streaming video to illustrate key concepts, as well as Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, a live, online mathematics tutoring service.
This textbook for the general university competency requirement in mathematics relates the nature of logic, numbers, algebra, geometry, sequences, probability, statistics, and graphs. The ninth edition adds material on the history of mathematics, right triangle trigonometry, perimeter, surface area, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, derivatives, and integrals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)