### Solution Manual for The Heart of Mathematics An Invitation to Effective Thinking 4th Edition by Edward B. Burger

#### Solution Manual for The Heart of Mathematics An Invitation to Effective Thinking 4th Edition by Edward B. Burger

Transform your mathematics course into an engaging and mind-opening experience for even your most math-phobic students. Now in its Fourth Edition, ** The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking **succeeds at reaching non-math, non-science-oriented majors, encouraging them to discover the mathematics inherent in the world around them. Infused with the authors’ humor and enthusiasm throughout,

*The Heart of Mathematics*introduces students to the most important and interesting ideas in mathematics while inspiring them to actively engage in mathematical thinking.

## TABLE OF CONTENTS

**1. ****FUN AND GAMES**

*An Introduction to Rigorous Thought*

1.1 Silly Stories, Each with a Moral

*Conundrums that Evoke Techniques of Effective Thinking*

1.2 Nudges

*Leading Questions and Hints for Resolving the Stories*

1.3 The Punch Lines

*Solutions and Further Commentary*

1.4 From Play to Power

*Discovering Strategies of Thought for Life** *

**2. ****NUMBER CONTEMPLATION**

2.1 Counting

*How the Pigeonhole Principle Leads to Precision Through Estimation*

2.2 Numerical Patterns in Nature

*Discovering the Beauty of the Fibonacci Numbers*

2.3 Prime Cuts of Numbers

*How the Prime Numbers Are the Building Blocks of All Natural Numbers*

2.4 Crazy Clocks and Checking Out Bars

*Cyclical Clock Arithmetic and Bar Codes*

2.5 Public Secret Codes and How to Become a Spy

*Encrypting Information Using Modular Arithmetic and Primes*

2.6 The Irrational Side of Numbers

*Are There Numbers Beyond Fractions?*

2.7 Get Real

*The Point of Decimals and Pinpointing Numbers on the Real Line*

**3. ****INFINITY**

3.1 Beyond Numbers

*What Does Inﬁnity Mean?*

3.2 Comparing the Infinite

*Pairing Up Collections via a One-to-One Correspondence*

3.3 The Missing Member

*Georg Cantor Answers: Are Some Inﬁnities Larger than Others?*

3.4 Travels Toward the Stratosphere of Infinities

*The Power Set and the Question of an Inﬁnite Galaxy of Inﬁnities*

3.5 Straightening Up the Circle

*Exploring the Inﬁnite Within Geometrical Objects*

**4. ****GEOMETRIC GEMS**

4.1 Pythagoras and His Hypotenuse

*How a Puzzle Leads to the Proof of One of the Gems of Mathematics*

4.2 A View of an Art Gallery

*Using Computational Geometry to Place Security Cameras in Museums*

4.3 The Sexiest Rectangle

*Finding Aesthetics in Life, Art, and Math Through the Golden Rectangle*

4.4 Soothing Symmetry and Spinning Pinwheels

*Can a Floor Be Tiled Without Any Repeating Pattern?*

4.5 The Platonic Solids Turn Amorous

*Discovering the Symmetry and Interconnections Among the Platonic Solids*

4.6 The Shape of Reality?

*How Straight Lines Can Bend in Non-Euclidean Geometries*

4.7 The Fourth Dimension

*Can You See It?*

**5. ****CONTORTIONS OF SPACE**

5.1 Rubber Sheet Geometry

*Discovering the Topological Idea of Equivalence by Distortion*

5.2 The Band That Wouldn’t Stop Playing

*Experimenting with the Möbius Band and Klein Bottle*

5.3 Knots and Links

*Untangling Ropes and Rings*

5.4 Fixed Points, Hot Loops and Rainy Days

*How the Certainty of Fixed Points Implies Certain Weather Phenomena*

**6. ****MODELING OUR WORLD THROUGH GRAPHS**

6.1 Circuit Training

*From the Königsberg Bridge Puzzle to Graphs*

6.2 Feeling Edgy?

*Exploring Relationships Among Vertices, Edges, and Faces*

6.3 Plane Old Graphs

*Drawing in the Plane and Coloring Maps*

6.4 Networking

*Using Graphical Models to Find the Shortest, Closest, and Cheapest*

**7. ****FRACTALS AND CHAOS**

7.1 Images

*Viewing a Gallery of Fractals*

7.2 The Infinitely Detailed Beauty of Fractals

*How to Create Works of Inﬁnite Intricacy Through Repeated Processes*

7.3 Between Dimensions

*Can the Dimensions of Fractals Fall Through the Cracks?*

7.4 Mysterious Art of Imaginary Fractals

*Creating Julia and Mandelbrot Sets by Stepping Out in the Complex Plane*

7.5 They Dynamics of Change

*Can Change Be Modeled by Repeated Applications of Simple Processes?*

7.6 Predetermined Chaos

*How Repeated Simple Processes Result in Utter Chaos*

**8. ****TAMING UNCERTAINTY**

8.1 Chance Surprises

*Some Scenarios Involving Chance That Confound Our Intuition*

8.2 Predicting the Future in an Uncertain World

*How to Measure Uncertainty Using the Idea of Probability*

8.3 Random Thoughts

*Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?*

8.4 Down for the Count

*Systematically Counting All Possible Outcomes*

8.5 Drizzling, Defending, and Doctoring

*Probability in Our World and Our Lives*

**9. ****MEANING FROM DATA**

9.1 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data

*Inspiring Statistical Concepts Through Pitfalls*

9.2 Getting Your Data to Shape Up

*Organizing, Describing, and Summarizing Data*

9.3 Looking at Super Models

*Mathematically Described Distributions*

9.4 Go Figure

*Making Inferences from Data*

9.5 War, Sports, and Tigers

*Statistics Throughout Our Lives*

**10. ****DECIDING WISELY**

*Applications of Rigorous Thinking*

10.1 Great Expectations

*Deciding How to Weigh the Unknown Future*

10.2 Risk

*Deciding Personal and Public Policy*

10.3 Money Matters

*Deciding Between Faring Well and Welfare*

10.4 Peril at the Polls

*Deciding Who Actually Wins an Election*

10.5 Cutting Cake for Greedy People

* Deciding How to Slice Up Scarce Resources*

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