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A Mathematics Sampler: Topics for the Liberal Arts

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Now in its fifth edition, A Mathematics Sampler presents mathematics as both science and art, focusing on the historical role of mathematics in our culture. It uses selected topics from modern mathematics including computers, perfect numbers, and four-dimensional geometry to exemplify the distinctive features of mathematics as an intellectual endeavor, a problem-solving to ...more
Hardcover, 602 pages
Published January 10th 2001 by Ardsley House (first published January 1st 1988)
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Daniel Fackrell
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This was a very informative book, and I really enjoyed working through its examples. It provides a moderately gentle introduction to set and group theory, and helped me understand some of the mathematical underpinnings of probability and statistics, including the assumptions that must be made for statistical theory to hold.

I couldn't list all the topics covered, but it did a good job on each one of them.
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