Students and others wishing to know a little more about the practical side of mathematics will find this volume a highly informative resource. An excellent supplement to college and high school courses as well as a guide to independent study, the book covers examples of pure mathematics as well as concepts of applied mathematics useful for solving problems that arise in business, industry, science, and technology. Contents include examinations of the theory of sets, numbers and groups; matrices and determinants; probability, statistics, and quality control; and game theory. Additional subjects include inequalities, linear programming, and the transportation problem; combinatorial mathematics; transformations and transforms; and numerical analysis. Accessible explanations of important concepts feature a total of more than 150 diagrams and graphs, in addition to worked-out examples with step-by-step explanations of methods. Answers to exercises and problems appear at the end.