Essentials of Mathematical Thinking

Steven G. Krantz

October 10, 2017 Forthcoming by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 336 Pages - 174 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138197701 - CAT# K31302
Series: Textbooks in Mathematics


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Essentials of Mathematical Thinking addresses the growing need to better comprehend mathematics today. Increasingly, our world is driven by mathematics in all aspects of life. The book is an excellent introduction to the world of mathematics for students not majoring in mathematical studies.

The author has written this book in an enticing, rich manner that will engage students and introduce new paradigms of thought. Careful readers will develop critical thinking skills which will help them compete in today’s world.

The book explains:

  • What goes behind a Google search algorithm
  • How to calculate the odds in a lottery
  • The value of Big Data
  • How the nefarious Ponzi scheme operates

Instructors will treasure the book for its ability to make the field of mathematics more accessible and alluring with relevant topics and helpful graphics. The author also encourages readers to see the beauty of mathematics and how it relates to their lives in meaningful ways.