Mathematics for Liberal Arts

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Mathematics for and from All Areas of the Human Experience

Themes

Some of the themes we want to hit in this course are

  • Recursion - Just do it, then do it again, do it again, etc. This occurs, for example, in
    • Prime factorization
    • Egyptian math
    • Fractals
    • Fibonacci decomposition
    • Fibonacci spirals
    • Golden rectangles
  • The importance of binary numbers
  • One-to-one correspondence
    • Any time we have a unique representation
    • Counting by partition
    • Infinity
  • Duality
    • Platonic solids
    • Graphs
  • We emphasize the use of
    • trees:
    • sets:
      • Pascal's triangle (all subsets)
      • Infinity (the power set)
      • Probability (universal set)

Topics


In the NKU Department of Mathematics we believe that the study of mathematics can make you a better thinker. One of our objectives is to provide mathematics that will help you to improve your life.

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Resources

Some Resources that might help those interested in teaching or studying mathematics for Liberal Arts: