For All Practical Purposes

Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

Adopting an applications-oriented approach, this edition contains a new unit on coding information, exploring the role of mathematics in the transmission of information via bar codes, identification numbers, error-correcting codes and cryptography.

The name COMAP that appears on the spin of this book stand for the Consortium For Mathematics And It's Applications. It is composed of a group of mathematicians and educators dedicated to the improvement of mathematics education.