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Encyclopedia of Algorithms - 2008Theory of Computation, Electrical Engineering, Applications of Mathematics, Computing Methodologies, Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
ISBN: 9780387301624 eISBN: 9780387360614
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society - 2012Presents some 490 articles showing the math behind our daily lives. Explains how and why math works, and allows readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day.
ISBN: 9781587658440 eISBN: 9781587658488
Mathematics - 2002Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field. For academic readers.
ISBN: 9780028655611 EISBN: 9780028659046
Real-Life Math - 2006Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement.