For All Practical Purposes (FAPP) remains the leading textbook for turning liberal arts students into skilled math users and consumers. The text conveys the power of mathematics by presenting expert coverage of applied math concepts in fields as diverse as manufacturing and distribution, politics, the economy, architecture, technology, and the natural world, accompanied by classic and contemporary examples and exercises.
The COMAP approach presented in FAPP makes contemporary mathematical ideas exciting, relevant, and fun. The text motivates students to think about and appreciate how math affects the world around them. Students learn the basics of management science, statistics, finance, game theory, voting, and other topics in a relatable context, developing the knowledge and skills that will benefit them in future courses, their careers, and their lives.
The new edition maintains the strengths that have kept this text a best-seller while also including new examples, new exercises, new pedagogy, and enhanced media tools for students and instructors to support the teaching and learning goals.