## Real World MathematicsThis book is intended as a resource for those who wish to teach and learn mathematics through real world applications. The first part lists exercises which illustrate the use of various concepts and techniques at a level suitable for high schools and liberal arts colleges. Answers and brief notes accompany the questions. The second part of this book discusses the scientific method, mathematical modelling, and provides the background information for the exercises in the first part. |

### Contents

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Simultaneous Equations and Matrices | 23 |

Coordinate Geometry | 41 |

Integral Calculus | 59 |

Vectors and Complex Numbers | 67 |

Money in a Nutshell | 87 |

Electromagnetism in a Nutshell | 101 |

Modern Physics in a Nutshell | 107 |

A Properties and Formulae | 115 |

B Additional Resources | 129 |

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