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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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