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Unformatted text preview: Hunter
College
of
The
City
University
of
New
York
 
 
 
 MATH
102


Mathematics
and
Everyday
Life



3
hrs,
3
cr
 
 
 
 Text:
Using
and
Understanding
Mathematics:
A
Quantitative
Reasoning
 Approach,
Jeffrey
Bennett
and
William
Briggs,
Fifth
Edition,
Addison‐
 Wesley
 
 
 Course
Goals:
The
goals
of
this
course
are
to
strengthen
your
critical
 thinking
and
quantitative
skills
and
demonstrate
the
relevance
and
impor‐
 tance
of
mathematics
in
everyday
life.
Students
will
learn
how
to
model
real
 world
problems
with
mathematics
and
solve
them.
Some
of
the
topics
in‐
 cluded
are
personal
finance,
statistical
reasoning,
population
growth,
voting
 theory.
 
 
 Topics:
 
 

Chapter
Four,
Sections
A,
B,
C,
D:
Personal
Finance,
Compound
In‐
 terest,
Savings
and
Investments,
Loan
Payments,
Credit
Cards,
Mort‐
 gages,
Income
Taxes
 
 

Chapter
Five,
Sections
A,
B,
C,
D,
E:
Statistical
Reasoning,
Statis‐
 tical
Tables
and
Graphs,
the
Presentation
of
Statistics
in
the
Media,
 Correlation
and
Causality
 
 

Chapter
Seven,
Sections
A,
B,
C,
D,
E:
Probability,
Assessing
Risk,
 Law
of
Large
Numbers
 
 

Chapter
Eight,
Sections
A,
B,
C,
D:
Exponential
Growth
and
Decay,
 Half
Life,
Population
Growth,
Logarithmic
Scales
 
 

Chapter
Twelve,
Sections
A,
B:
Voting
Theory,
Mathematics
and
Politics
 ...
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