For All Practical Purposes 10th edition

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  • Chapter 1: Urban Services
    • 1.1: Euler Circuits
    • 1.2: Finding Euler Circuits (16)
    • 1.3: Beyond Euler Circuits
    • 1.4: Urban Graph Traversal Problems (15)
    • 1: Chapter Review (1)
    • 1: Skills Check

  • Chapter 2: Business Efficiency
    • 2.1: Hamiltonian Circuits (11)
    • 2.2: Traveling Salesman Problem
    • 2.3: Helping Traveling Salesmen (6)
    • 2.4: Minimum-Cost Spanning Trees (7)
    • 2.5: Critical-Path Analysis (3)
    • 2: Chapter Review
    • 2: Skills Check (4)

  • Chapter 3: Planning and Scheduling
    • 3.1: Scheduling Tasks
    • 3.2: Critical-Path Schedules (12)
    • 3.3: Independent Tasks (6)
    • 3.4: Bin Packing (7)
    • 3.5: Resolving Conflict via Coloring (8)
    • 3: Chapter Review
    • 3: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 4: Linear Programming and the Transportation Problem
    • 4.1: Linear Programming and Mixture Problems: Combining Resources to Maximize Profit (13)
    • 4.2: Finding the Optimal Production Policy
    • 4.3: Why the Corner Point Principle Works
    • 4.4: Linear Programming: Life Is Complicated (15)
    • 4.5: A Transportation Problem: Delivering Perishables
    • 4.6: Improving on the Current Solution (2)
    • 4: Chapter Review
    • 4: Skills Check

  • Chapter 5: Exploring Data: Distributions
    • 5.1: Displaying Distributions: Histograms (2)
    • 5.2: Interpreting Histograms (2)
    • 5.3: Displaying Distributions: Stemplots (2)
    • 5.4: Describing Center: Mean and Median (2)
    • 5.5: Describing Variability: Range and Quartiles
    • 5.6: The Five-Number Summary and Boxplots (6)
    • 5.7: Describing Variability: The Standard Deviation (2)
    • 5.8: Normal Distributions (1)
    • 5.9: The 68–95–99.7 Rule for Normal Distributions (9)
    • 5: Chapter Review (2)
    • 5: Skills Check

  • Chapter 6: Exploring Data: Relationships
    • 6.1: Displaying Relationships: Scatterplot (2)
    • 6.2: Making Predictions: Regression Line (3)
    • 6.3: Correlation (6)
    • 6.4: Least-Squares Regression (6)
    • 6.5: Interpreting Correlation and Regression (5)
    • 6: Chapter Review (2)
    • 6: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 7: Data for Decisions
    • 7.1: Sampling (2)
    • 7.2: Bad Sampling Methods (2)
    • 7.3: Simple Random Samples (3)
    • 7.4: Cautions About Sample Surveys (1)
    • 7.5: Experiments (2)
    • 7.6: Experiments Versus Observational Studies (2)
    • 7.7: Inference: From Sample to Population (8)
    • 7: Chapter Review
    • 7: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 8: Probability: The Mathematics of Chance
    • 8.1: Random Phenomena and Probability (3)
    • 8.2: Basic Rules of Probability (3)
    • 8.3: Rules of Probability: Independent and Dependent Events (3)
    • 8.4: Discrete Probability Models (3)
    • 8.5: Equally Likely Outcomes (3)
    • 8.6: Continuous Probability Models (1)
    • 8.7: The Mean and Standard Deviation of a Probability Model (3)
    • 8.8: The Central Limit Theorem (4)
    • 8: Chapter Review (2)
    • 8: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 9: Social Choice: The Impossible Dream
    • 9.1: An Introduction to Social Choice
    • 9.2: Majority Rule and Condorcet's Method (6)
    • 9.3: Other Voting Systems for Three or More Candidates (18)
    • 9.4: Insurmountable Difficulties: Arrow's Impossibility Theorem
    • 9.5: A Better Approach? Approval Voting (2)
    • 9: Chapter Review (2)
    • 9: Skills Check

  • Chapter 10: The Manipulability of Voting Systems
    • 10.1: An Introduction to Manipulability
    • 10.2: Majority Rule and Condorcet's Method (1)
    • 10.3: The Manipulability of Other Voting Systems for Three or More Candidates (6)
    • 10.4: Impossibility (3)
    • 10.5: The Chair's Paradox (2)
    • 10: Chapter Review (3)
    • 10: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 11: Weighted Voting Systems
    • 11.1: How Weighted Voting Works (5)
    • 11.2: The Shapley–Shubik Model (3)
    • 11.3: The Banzhaf Model (7)
    • 11.4: Voting Systems—Without Weights (9)
    • 11: Chapter Review
    • 11: Skills Check (2)

  • Chapter 12: Electing the President
    • 12.1: Narrowing the Field through the Primary Process (3)
    • 12.2: Spatial Models for Two-Candidate Elections: Discrete Distributions (4)
    • 12.3: Spatial Models for Two-Candidate Elections: Continuous Distributions (2)
    • 12.4: Spatial Models for Multicandidate Elections (6)
    • 12.5: Spatial Models and the Electoral College (1)
    • 12: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 13: Fair Division
    • 13.1: The Adjusted Winner Procedure (6)
    • 13.2: The Knaster Inheritance Procedure (4)
    • 13.3: Fair Division and Organ Transplant Policies (1)
    • 13.4: Taking Turns (5)
    • 13.5: Divide-and-Choose (2)
    • 13.6: Cake-Division Procedures: Proportionality (1)
    • 13.7: Cake-Division Procedures: The Problem of Envy (1)
    • 13.8: Vickrey Auctions
    • 13: Chapter Review (2)
    • 13: Skills Check (1)

  • Chapter 14: Apportionment
    • 14.1: The Apportionment Problem (3)
    • 14.2: The Hamilton Method (6)
    • 14.3: Divisor Methods (9)
    • 14.4: Which Divisor Method Is Best? (9)
    • 14: Chapter Review (4)
    • 14: Skills Check

  • Chapter 15: Game Theory: The Mathematics of Competition
    • 15.1: Two-Person Total-Conflict Games: Pure Strategies (5)
    • 15.2: Two-Person Total-Conflict Games: Mixed Strategies (15)
    • 15.3: Partial-Conflict Games (3)
    • 15.4: Mechanism Design and Larger Games (4)
    • 15.5: Using Game Theory (1)
    • 15: Chapter Review
    • 15: Skills Check

  • Chapter 16: Identification Numbers
    • 16.1: Check Digits (20)
    • 16.2: The ZIP Code
    • 16.3: Bar Codes (3)
    • 16.4: Encoding Personal Data (4)
    • 16: Chapter Review (2)
    • 16: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 17: Encoding Information
    • 17.1: Binary Codes (4)
    • 17.2: Encoding with Parity-Check Sums (3)
    • 17.3: Data Compression (9)
    • 17.4: Cryptography (8)
    • 17: Chapter Review
    • 17: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 18: Growth and Form
    • 18.1: Geometric Similarity (7)
    • 18.2: How Much Is That in...? (6)
    • 18.3: Big Stuff (9)
    • 18.4: Dimension Tension (5)
    • 18.5: How We Grow
    • 18: Chapter Review (1)
    • 18: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 19: Symmetry and Pattern
    • 19.1: Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio (8)
    • 19.2: Rosette and Strip Patterns (4)
    • 19.3: Notation for Patterns (13)
    • 19.4: Symmetry Groups (4)
    • 19.5: Fractal Patterns and Chaos
    • 19: Chapter Review
    • 19: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 20: Tilings
    • 20.1: Tilings with Regular Polygons (8)
    • 20.2: Tilings with Irregular Polygons (1)
    • 20.3: Using Only Translations (2)
    • 20.4: Using Translations Plus Half-Turns (2)
    • 20.5: Nonperiodic Tilings (2)
    • 20: Chapter Review (1)
    • 20: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter 21: Savings Models
    • 21.1: Simple Interest and Arithmetic Growth (4)
    • 21.2: Compound Interest and Geometric Growth (3)
    • 21.3: Effective Rate and APY (2)
    • 21.4: A Limit to Compounding (6)
    • 21.5: A Model for Saving (2)
    • 21.6: Inflation (4)
    • 21: Chapter Review
    • 21: Skills Check (4)

  • Chapter 22: Borrowing Models
    • 22.1: Simple Interest (2)
    • 22.2: Compound Interest (2)
    • 22.3: Conventional Loans (9)
    • 22.4: Other Loans (4)
    • 22.5: Annuities (1)
    • 22: Chapter Review
    • 22: Skills Check (4)

  • Chapter 23: The Economics of Resources
    • 23.1: Growth Models for Biological Populations (5)
    • 23.2: How Long Can a Nonrenewable Resource Last? (8)
    • 23.3: Radioactive Decay (3)
    • 23.4: Harvesting Renewable Resources (1)
    • 23.5: Dynamical Systems and Chaos (1)
    • 23: Chapter Review
    • 23: Skills Check (5)

  • Chapter A: Algebra Review
    • A.1: Algebra Review I: Handling Operations
    • A.2: Algebra Review II: Representing Numbers
    • A.3: Algebra Review III: Working with Formulas
    • A.4: Algebra Review IV: Linear Equations and Inequalities
    • A.5: Algebra Review V: Summation Notation, Sequences, and Series
    • A.6: Algebra Review VI: Exponents, Roots, and Logarithms
    • A.7: Algebra Review VII: Functions
    • A.8: Algebra Review VIII: Permutations and Combinations


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