Living with Mathematics

The objective of this course is to exhibit some simple mathematical ideas that permeate a modern society and to show how a reasonably numerate person can use these ideas in everyday life and, in the process, gain an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematical ideas. This course is intuitive in approach and should help the student to develop enough confidence in confronting many of the problems in daily life that require more than the usual amount of computing work. Topics covered are: reasoning, counting, modular arithmetic, codes, cryptography, chances, visualizing.

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