Bob Blitzer's books are known for their well-conceived, relevant applications and meticulously annotated examples. This book gives readers the skill-building, practice, applications, and technology needed to foster an appreciation of mathematics. Maintains Blitzer's exceptional writing style that helps readers relate to and grasp the material. Contains new, innovative applications such as “Mammography Screening,” “Political Ideology of U.S. College Freshmen,” and “Nature's Life Cycles and Prime Numbers.” Includes new exercises and more Study Tip Boxes throughout. A handy reference for anyone needing to brush up on their mathematics skills.