eBook Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: Mathematics in Culture & Society, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 142983756X
  • ISBN-13: 9781429837569
  • DDC: 510
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 150 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Each title in The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society Singles presents 60-70 articles showing the math behind our daily lives, explaining to students how and why math works, and allowing readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day. This outstanding reference is appropriate for both high school and undergraduate programs, making the content readily accessible to public library patrons as well.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Contributors.
1: Acrostics, Word Squares, and Crosswords.
2: Algebra in Society.
3: Archery.
4: Ballet.
5: Ballroom Dancing.
6: Baseball.
7: Basketball.
8: Basketry.
9: Betting and Fairness.
10: Billiards.
11: Birthday Problem.
12: Board Games.
13: Calculus in Society.
14: Cheerleading.
15: Climbing.
16: Cocktail Party Problem.
17: Composing.
18: Connections in Society.
19: Cooking.
20: Crochet and Knitting.
21: Dice Games.
22: Extreme Sports.
23: Fantasy Sports Leagues.
24: Fireworks.
25: Fishing.
26: Football.
27: Geometry in Society.
28: Geometry of Music.
29: Golden Ratio.
30: Gymnastics.
31: Harmonics.
32: Hockey.
33: Knots.
34: Lotteries.
35: Magic.
36: Marriage.
37: Martial Arts.
38: Mathematical Puzzles.
39: Mathematics and Religion.
40: Mathematics Genealogy Project.
41: Measurement in Society.
42: Musical Theater.
43: Numbers and God.
44: Origami.
45: Painting.
46: Percussion Instruments.
47: Popular Music.
48: Predicting Divorce.
49: Puzzles.
50: Pythagorean and Fibonacci Tuning.
51: Quilting.
52: Racquet Games.
53: Rankings.
54: Representations in Society.
55: Scales.
56: Sculpture.
57: Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
58: Skating, Figure.
59: Skydiving.
60: Soccer.
61: Sport Handicapping.
62: Square Dancing.
63: Step and Tap Dancing.
64: String Instruments.
65: Sudoku.
66: Swimming.
67: Symmetry.
68: Textiles.
69: Tic-Tac-Toe.
70: Volleyball.
71: Wind Instruments.
Resource Guide.
Index.