eBook Encyclopedia Of Mathematics & Society, 1st Edition

  • Sarah J. Greenwald
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1587658488
  • ISBN-13: 9781587658488
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
  • Price:  Sign in for price

About

Overview

Presents 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
About the Editors.
Introduction.
List of Articles.
Topic Finder.
List of Contributors.
1: Accident Reconstruction.
2: Accounting.
3: Acrostics, Word Squares, and Crosswords.
4: Addition and Subtraction.
5: Advertising.
6: Africa, Central.
7: Africa, Eastern.
8: Africa, North.
9: Africa, Southern.
10: Africa, West.
11: African Mathematics.
12: Aircraft Design.
13: Airplanes/Flight.
14: Algebra and Algebra Education.
15: Algebra in Society.
16: Anesthesia.
17: Animals.
18: Animation and CGI.
19: Apgar Scores.
20: Arabic/Islamic Mathematics.
21: Archery.
22: Archimedes.
23: Arenas, Sports.
24: Artillery.
25: Asia, Central and Northern.
26: Asia, Eastern.
27: Asia, Southeastern.
28: Asia, Southern.
29: Asia, Western.
30: Astronomy.
31: Atomic Bomb (Manhattan Project).
32: Auto Racing.
33: Axiomatic Systems.
34: Babylonian Mathematics.
35: Ballet.
36: Ballroom Dancing.
37: Bankruptcy, Business.
38: Bankruptcy, Personal.
39: Bar Codes.
40: Baseball.
41: Basketball.
42: Basketry.
43: Bees.
44: Betting and Fairness.
45: Bicycles.
46: Billiards.
47: Binomial Theorem.
48: Birthday Problem.
49: Black Holes.
50: Blackmun, Harry A..
51: Blackwell, David.
52: Board Games.
53: Body Mass Index.
54: Brain.
55: Bridges.
56: Budgeting.
57: Burns, Ursula.
58: Bus Scheduling.
59: Calculators in Classrooms.
60: Calculators in Society.
61: Calculus and Calculus Education.
62: Calculus in Society.
63: Calendars.
64: Canals.
65: Carbon Dating.
66: Carbon Footprint.
67: Careers.
68: Caribbean America.
69: Carpentry.
70: Castillo-Chávez, Carlos.
71: Castles.
72: Caves and Caverns.
73: Cell Phone Networks.
74: Census.
75: Central America.
76: Cerf, Vinton.
77: Cheerleading.
78: Chemotherapy.
79: Chinese Mathematics.
80: City Planning.
81: Civil War, U.S..
82: Climate Change.
83: Climbing.
84: Clocks.
85: Closed-Box Collecting.
86: Clouds.
87: Clubs and Honor Societies.
88: Cochlear Implants.
89: Cocktail Party Problem.
90: Coding and Encryption.
91: Cold War.
92: Comic Strips.
93: Communication in Society.
94: Comparison Shopping.
95: Competitions and Contests.
96: Composing.
97: Congressional Representation.
98: Conic Sections.
99: Connections in Society.
100: Contra and Square Dancing.
101: Cooking.
102: Coordinate Geometry.
103: Coral Reefs.
104: Coupons and Rebates.
105: Credit Cards.
106: Crime Scene Investigation.
107: Crochet and Knitting.
108: Crystallography.
109: Cubes and Cube Roots.
110: Currency Exchange.
111: Curricula, International.
112: Curriculum, College.
113: Curriculum, K–12.
114: Curves.
115: Dams.
116: Data Analysis and Probability in Society.
117: Data Mining.
118: Daubechies, Ingrid.
119: Deep Submergence Vehicles.
120: Deforestation.
121: Deming, W. Edwards.
122: Diagnostic Testing.
123: Dice Games.
124: Digital Book Readers.
125: Digital Cameras.
126: Digital Images.
127: Digital Storage.
128: Disease Survival Rates.
129: Diseases, Tracking Infectious.
130: Domes.
131: Doppler Radar.
132: Drug Dosing.
133: DVR Devices.
134: Earthquakes.
135: Educational Manipulatives.
136: Educational Testing.
137: EEG/EKG.
138: Egyptian Mathematics.
139: Einstein, Albert.
140: Elections.
141: Electricity.
142: Elementary Particles.
143: Elevation.
144: Elevators.
145: Energy.
146: Engineering Design.
147: Equations, Polar.
148: Escher, M.C..
149: Ethics.
150: Europe, Eastern.
151: Europe, Northern.
152: Europe, Southern.
153: Europe, Western.
154: Expected Values.
155: Exponentials and Logarithms.
156: Extinction.
157: Extreme Sports.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Fantasy Sports Leagues.
2: Farming.
3: Fax Machines.
4: Fertility.
5: FICO Score.
6: File Downloading and Sharing.
7: Fingerprints.
8: Firearms.
9: Fireworks.
10: Fishing.
11: Floods.
12: Football.
13: Forecasting.
14: Forest Fires.
15: Fuel Consumption.
16: Function Rate of Change.
17: Functions.
18: Functions, Recursive.
19: Game Theory.
20: Garfield, Richard.
21: Genealogy.
22: Genetics.
23: Geometry and Geometry Education.
24: Geometry in Society.
25: Geometry of Music.
26: Geometry of the Universe.
27: Geothermal Energy.
28: Gerrymandering.
29: Golden Ratio.
30: Government and State Legislation.
31: GPS.
32: Graham, Fan Chung.
33: Graphs.
34: Gravity.
35: Greek Mathematics.
36: Green Design.
37: Green Mathematics.
38: Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
39: Growth Charts.
40: Gymnastics.
41: Harmonics.
42: Hawking, Stephen.
43: Helicopters.
44: Highways.
45: Hitting a Home Run.
46: HIV/AIDS.
47: Hockey.
48: Home Buying.
49: Houses of Worship.
50: HOV Lane Management.
51: Hunt, Fern.
52: Hurricanes and Tornadoes.
53: Incan and Mayan Mathematics.
54: Income Tax.
55: Industrial Revolution.
56: Infantry (Aerial and Ground Movements).
57: Infinity.
58: Insurance.
59: Intelligence and Counterintelligence.
60: Intelligence Quotients.
61: Interior Design.
62: Internet.
63: Interplanetary Travel.
64: Inventory Models.
65: Jackson, Shirley Ann.
66: Joints.
67: Kicking a Field Goal.
68: Knots.
69: Landscape Design.
70: LD50/Median Lethal Dose.
71: Learning Exceptionalities.
72: Learning Models and Trajectories.
73: Levers.
74: Life Expectancy.
75: Light.
76: Light Bulbs.
77: Lightning.
78: Limits and Continuity.
79: Linear Concepts.
80: Literature.
81: Loans.
82: Lotteries.
83: Lovelace, Ada.
84: Magic.
85: Mapping Coastlines.
86: Maps.
87: Marine Navigation.
88: Market Research.
89: Marriage.
90: Martial Arts.
91: Math Gene.
92: Mathematical Certainty.
93: Mathematical Friendships and Romances.
94: Mathematical Modeling.
95: Mathematical Puzzles.
96: Mathematician Defined.
97: Mathematicians, Amateur.
98: Mathematicians, Religious.
99: Mathematics, Applied.
100: Mathematics, Defined.
101: Mathematics, Elegant.
102: Mathematics, Theoretical.
103: Mathematics, Utility of.
104: Mathematics: Discovery or Invention.
105: Mathematics and Religion.
106: Mathematics Genealogy Project.
107: Mathematics Literacy and Civil Rights.
108: Mathematics Research, Interdisciplinary.
109: Matrices.
110: Mattresses.
111: Measurement, Systems of.
112: Measurement in Society.
113: Measurements, Area.
114: Measurements, Length.
115: Measurements, Volume.
116: Measures of Center.
117: Measuring Time.
118: Measuring Tools.
119: Medical Imaging.
120: Medical Simulations.
121: Microwave Ovens.
122: Middle Ages.
123: Military Draft.
124: Minorities.
125: Missiles.
126: Molecular Structure.
127: Money.
128: Moon.
129: Movies, Making of.
130: Movies, Mathematics in.
131: MP3 Players.
132: Multiplication and Division.
133: Musical Theater.
134: Mutual Funds.
135: Nanotechnology.
136: National Debt.
137: Native American Mathematics.
138: Nervous System.
139: Neural Networks.
140: Newman, Ryan.
141: Nielsen Ratings.
142: Normal Distribution.
143: North America.
144: Number and Operations.
145: Number and Operations in Society.
146: Number Theory.
147: Numbers, Complex.
148: Numbers, Rational and Irrational.
149: Numbers, Real.
150: Numbers and God.
151: Nutrition.
152: Oceania, Australia and New Zealand.
153: Oceania, Pacific Islands.
154: Optical Illusions.
155: Origami.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Pacemakers.
2: Packing Problems.
3: Painting.
4: Parallel Postulate.
5: Parallel Processing.
6: Payroll.
7: Pearl Harbor, Attack on.
8: Pensions, IRAs, and Social Security.
9: Percussion Instruments.
10: Perimeter and Circumference.
11: Permutations and Combinations.
12: Perry, William J..
13: Personal Computers.
14: Pi.
15: Planetary Orbits.
16: Plate Tectonics.
17: Plays.
18: Poetry.
19: Polygons.
20: Polyhedra.
21: Polynomials.
22: Popular Music.
23: Predator–Prey Models.
24: Predicting Attacks.
25: Predicting Divorce.
26: Predicting Preferences.
27: Pregnancy.
28: Prehistory.
29: Probability.
30: Problem Solving in Society.
31: Professional Associations.
32: Proof.
33: Psychological Testing.
34: Pulleys.
35: Puzzles.
36: Pythagorean and Fibonacci Tuning.
37: Pythagorean School.
38: Pythagorean Theorem.
39: Quality Control.
40: Quilting.
41: Racquet Games.
42: Radiation.
43: Radio.
44: Raghavan, Prabhakar.
45: Randomness.
46: Rankings.
47: Reasoning and Proof in Society.
48: Recycling.
49: Relativity.
50: Religious Symbolism.
51: Religious Writings.
52: Renaissance.
53: Representations in Society.
54: Revolutionary War, U.S..
55: Ride, Sally.
56: Risk Management.
57: Robots.
58: Roller Coasters.
59: Roman Mathematics.
60: Ross, Mary G..
61: Ruler and Compass Constructions.
62: Sacred Geometry.
63: Sales Tax and Shipping Fees.
64: Sample Surveys.
65: Satellites.
66: Scales.
67: Scatterplots.
68: Scheduling.
69: Schools.
70: Science Fiction.
71: Sculpture.
72: Search Engines.
73: Segway.
74: Sequences and Series.
75: Servers.
76: Shipping.
77: Similarity.
78: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
79: Skating, Figure.
80: Skydiving.
81: Skyscrapers.
82: SMART Board.
83: Smart Cars.
84: Soccer.
85: Social Networks.
86: Software, Mathematics.
87: Solar Panels.
88: South America.
89: Spaceships.
90: Spam Filters.
91: Sport Handicapping.
92: Squares and Square Roots.
93: Stalactites and Stalagmites.
94: Statistics Education.
95: Step and Tap Dancing.
96: Stethoscopes.
97: Stock Market Indices.
98: Strategy and Tactics.
99: Street Maintenance.
100: String Instruments.
101: Stylometry.
102: Succeeding in Mathematics.
103: Sudoku.
104: Sunspots.
105: Surfaces.
106: Surgery.
107: Swimming.
108: Symmetry.
109: Synchrony and Spontaneous Order.
110: Tao, Terence.
111: Telephones.
112: Telescopes.
113: Television, Mathematics in.
114: Televisions.
115: Temperature.
116: Textiles.
117: Thermostat.
118: Tic-Tac-Toe.
119: Tides and Waves.
120: Time Signatures.
121: Toilets.
122: Tournaments.
123: Traffic.
124: Trains.
125: Transformations.
126: Transplantation.
127: Travel Planning.
128: Traveling Salesman Problem.
129: Trigonometry.
130: Tunnels.
131: Ultrasound.
132: Unemployment, Estimating.
133: Units of Area.
134: Units of Length.
135: Units of Mass.
136: Units of Volume.
137: Universal Constants.
138: Universal Language.
139: Vectors.
140: Vedic Mathematics.
141: Vending Machines.
142: Video Games.
143: Vietnam War.
144: Viruses.
145: Vision Correction.
146: Visualization.
147: Volcanoes.
148: Volleyball.
149: Voting Methods.
150: Water Distribution.
151: Water Quality.
152: Weather Forecasting.
153: Weather Scales.
154: Weightless Flight.
155: Wheel.
156: Wiles, Andrew.
157: Wind and Wind Power.
158: Wind Instruments.
159: Windmills.
160: Wireless Communication.
161: Women.
162: World War I.
163: World War II.
164: Wright, Frank Lloyd.
165: Writers, Producers, and Actors.
166: Zero.
Chronology of Mathematics.
Resource Guide.
Glossary.
Index.
Photo Credits.