Real World Mathematics

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Simplicity Research Institute, Jul 31, 2014 - Mathematics - 148 pages
This 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.






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Contents

Polynomials and Rational Functions
1
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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About the author (2014)

Dr. Wei Khim Ng is a theoretical physicist at the Department of Physics, National University of Singapore. He has taught a range of modern physics and general education modules, some of which were open to high school students. His research interests are in quantum theory, neutrino physics, nuclear physics education and astrophysics education. He is an elected life member of the  Institute of Physics, Singapore and Sigma Pi Sigma, USA.


Dr. Rajesh R. Parwani is a theoretical physicist whose research specialities are quantum theory and cosmology. He has  taught modules in quantitative reasoning, multi-disciplinary science and physics. In 2013 he co-authored the book ``Integrated Mathematics for Explorers". He provides research and education consultancy through the  Simplicity Research Institute,  Singapore.

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