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Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning
Thinking in Numbers

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  • Publication planned for: March 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108419413

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  • Is college worth the cost? Should I worry about arsenic in my rice? Can we recycle pollution? Real questions of personal finance, public health, and social policy require sober, data-driven analyses. This unique text provides students with the tools of quantitative reasoning to answer such questions. The text models how to clarify the question, recognize and avoid bias, isolate relevant factors, gather data, and construct numerical analyzes for interpretation. Themes and techniques are repeated across chapters, with a progression in mathematical sophistication over the course of the book, which helps the student get comfortable with the process of thinking in numbers. This textbook includes references to source materials and suggested further reading, making it user-friendly for motivated undergraduate students. The many detailed problems and worked solutions in the text and extensive appendices help the reader learn mathematical areas such as algebra, functions, graphs, and probability. End-of-chapter problem material provides practice for students, and suggested projects are provided with each chapter. A solutions manual is available online for instructors.

    • Accessible, engaging and self-contained - a one-stop shop for the reader to review or learn basic mathematical skills while learning how to apply them to multi-step arguments in a quantitative way
    • Tailored for courses in quantitative reasoning and critical reasoning
    • Assumes only high-school mathematics, accommodating a wide range of preparation
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: March 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108419413
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. Is college worth the cost?
    2. How many people died in the Civil War?
    3. How much will this car cost?
    4. Should we worry about arsenic in rice?
    5. What is the economic impact of the undocumented?
    6. Should I buy health insurance?
    7. Can we recycle pollution?
    8. Why is it dark at night?
    9. Where do the stars go in the daytime?
    10. Should I take this drug for my headache?

  • Author

    Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University, Illinois
    Eric Zaslow is a Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University, Illinois. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, Massachusetts in mathematical physics.

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