Math In Society

Written by: David Lippman (Pierce College at Ft Steilacoom)

This appears to be a free online college mathematics textbook that is geared for those students who are not pursuing degrees in subjects that require advanced mathematics. Most of the topics are non-algebraic and the chapters do not build upon material presented earlier in the text. The author’s goal was to explore the world of mathematics beyond the typical algebra through calculus progression. Students will be exposed to algorithmic, graphical, algebraic, statistical and analytic approaches to solving problems. Math in Society is an approved textbook for Washing State Community Colleges’ Math 107 course.

The author of this text is David Lippman from the Mathematics Faculty at Pierce College at Ft. Steilacoom. Lippman has been teaching at Pierce since 2000. He is a strong advocate for the open textbook initiatives and was tired of students paying $100, or more, for a textbook for a terminal course.

It can be downloaded as individual chapters in Word or PDF format and included solutions to selected exercises. Each chapter also has a series of corresponding videos. When I last visited the site, the text had been updated on April 14, 2014.

Chapter Titles from Math In Society Online Textbook

  • Voting Theory
  • Weighted Voting
  • Apportionment
  • Fair Division
  • Graph Theory
  • Scheduling
  • Growth Models
  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • Describing Data
  • Probability
  • Sets
  • Historical Counting Systems
  • Fractals
  • Cryptography

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Math In Society

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