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These popular works highlight the power of mathematics in people's lives.

- The Math of Life and Death by Kit YatesISBN: 1982111895Publication Date: 2020-01-07From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time, mathematical patterns shape our lives. But for those of us who left math behind in high school, the numbers and figures we encounter as we go about our days can leave us scratching our heads, feeling as if we're fumbling through a mathematical minefield. Kit Yates illuminates hidden principles that can help us understand and navigate the chaotic and often opaque surfaces of our world.
- A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen PaulosCall Number: U of T Scarborough Library, Storage, QA93 .P385 2013ISBN: 9780465089994Publication Date: 2013-09-10Paulos leads us through the pages of the daily newspaper, revealing the hidden mathematical angles of countless articles. From the Senate, the SATs, and sex to crime, celebrities, and cults, Paulos takes stories that may not seem to involve mathematics at all and demonstrates how mathematical naÃ¯tÃ©an put readers at a distinct disadvantage.
- The Calculus of Happiness by Oscar FernandezISBN: 9781400884810Publication Date: 2017-04-03In The Calculus of Happiness, Oscar Fernandez shows us that math yields powerful insights into health, wealth, and love. Using only high-school-level math (precalculus with a dash of calculus), Fernandez guides us through several of the surprising results, including an easy rule of thumb for choosing foods that lower our risk for developing diabetes (and that help us lose weight too), simple "all-weather" investment portfolios with great returns, and math-backed strategies for achieving financial independence and searching for our soul mate.
- Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics by Robert B. BanksISBN: 9780691154992Publication Date: 2012-07-22Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? Robert Banks not only entertains such ideas but, better yet, he supplies the mathematical know-how to turn fantasies into problem-solving adventures. Banks presents a collection of puzzles for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills.
- A Mathematical Odyssey by Steven G. Krantz; Harold R. ParksISBN: 1461489393Publication Date: 2014-05-10This book endeavours to tell the story of the modern impact of mathematics, of its trials and triumphs and insights, in language that can be appreciated by a broad audience. It aims to show what mathematics means for our lives, how it impacts all of us, and what new thoughts it should cause us to entertain.
- Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations by Brian HayesISBN: 9780262036863Publication Date: 2017-09-22A non-mathematician explores mathematical terrain, reporting accessibly and engagingly on topics from Sudoku to probability. Brian Hayes wants to convince us that mathematics is too important and too much fun to be left to the mathematicians. Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations is his entertaining and accessible exploration of mathematical terrain both far-flung and nearby, bringing readers tidings of mathematical topics from Markov chains to Sudoku.

Anthropologists and archaeologists use statistical approaches and mathematical models to explore evolutionary theory and human variation, to analyze skeletal or archaeological samples, and to express the concepts forming idea systems that make up the culture of groups.

- The Mathematics of Darwin's Legacy by Fabio A. C. C. Chalub (Editor); José Francisco Rodrigues (Editor)ISBN: 3034801211Publication Date: 2011-06-26The book presents a general overview of mathematical models in the context of evolution. It covers a wide range of topics such as population genetics, population dynamics, speciation, adaptive dynamics, game theory, kin selection, and stochastic processes. Written by leading scientists working at the interface between evolutionary biology and mathematics the book is the outcome of a conference commemorating Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, and the 150th anniversary of the first publication of his book "On the origin of species".
- Ethnography for a Data-Saturated World by Hannah Knox (Editor); Dawn Nafus (Editor)ISBN: 9781526127594Publication Date: 2018-10-22This book brings together leading scholars in the social sciences who have been interrogating and collaborating with data scientists working in a range of different settings. The book explores how a repurposed form of ethnography might illuminate the kinds of knowledge that are being produced by data science. It also describes how collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists might lead to new forms of social analysis
- Paleodemography: Age Distributions from Skeletal Samples by Robert D. Hoppa (Editor); Wachter,, James W Vaupel (Editor)ISBN: 1280430281Publication Date: 2002-01-01Paleodemography is the field of enquiry that attempts to identify demographic parameters from past populations (usually skeletal samples) derived from archaeological contexts, and then to make interpretations regarding the health and well-being of those populations. In this book, physical anthropologists, mathematical demographers and statisticians tackle these methodological issues for reconstructing demographic structure for skeletal samples.

Mathematics in Biological Sciences helps to make discoveries and gain new insights into the world with modeling of biological processes, understanding how molecules are transported in cells and other physiological processes, studying DNA, statistical significance of various research and experimentations, learning about diseases, and more!

- Current Trends in Dynamical Systems in Biology and Natural Sciences by Maira Aguiar (Editor); Carlos Braumann (Editor); Bob W. Kooi (Editor); Andrea Pugliese (Editor); Nico Stollenwerk (Editor); Ezio Venturino (Editor)ISBN: 9783030411190Publication Date: 2020-05-07This book disseminates the latest results and envisages new challenges in the application of mathematics to various practical situations in biology, epidemiology, and ecology.
- The Roles of Mathematics in Evolutionary Theory by Jun OtsukaISBN: 1108727859Publication Date: 2019-10-17The central role of mathematical modeling in modern evolutionary theory has raised a concern as to why and how abstract formulae can say anything about empirical phenomena of evolution. This Element introduces existing philosophical approaches to this problem and proposes a new account according to which evolutionary models are based on causal, and not just mathematical, assumptions.

- Researcher discovers apparent universal law of physiology ... while on the elliptical machine (U of T News)Research on sensory adaptation by the University of Toronto’s Willy Wong may have unearthed a previously overlooked organizational principle of physiology.

Mathematics is used widely in chemistry and is necessary to explore important concepts. Without basic math, making calculations within chemistry will be extremely difficult.

- Chemical Calculations: Mathematics for Chemistry by Yates, PaulCall Number: U of T Scarborough Library, Storage, QD39.3 .M3 Y38 2007ISBN: 9780849391644Publication Date: 2007-02-27Many undergraduate students enter into chemistry courses from a wide range of backgrounds, often possessing various levels of experience with the mathematical concepts necessary for carrying out practical calculations in chemistry. Chemical Calculations provides a unified, student-friendly reference of mathematical concepts and techniques incorporated into the context of familiar chemical topics.
- Mathematics for Physical Chemistry by Robert G. MortimerISBN: 0123978459Publication Date: 2013-06-07Mathematics for Physical Chemistry is the ideal supplementary text for practicing chemists and students who want to sharpen their mathematics skills while enrolled in general through physical chemistry courses. This book specifically emphasizes the use of mathematics in the context of physical chemistry, as opposed to being simply a mathematics text.
- Mathematical Physics in Theoretical Chemistry by S. M. Blinder (Editor); James E House (Editor)ISBN: 0128137010Publication Date: 2018-11-26Mathematical Physics in Theoretical Chemistry deals with important topics in theoretical and computational chemistry. Topics covered include density functional theory, computational methods in biological chemistry, and Hartree-Fock methods.

Students in Arts, Science and Management Co-op find that math can be useful to analyze and solve problems. How math concepts are applied on the job is determined by the student’s discipline, the type of job, and the industry and organization in which they are placed.

- Info We Trust by R. J. AndrewsCall Number: The BRIDGE, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Stacks, QA76.9 .I52 A54 2019ISBN: 9781119483892Publication Date: 2019-01-17Become a hero of the information age as you learn how to dip into the chaos of data and emerge with new understanding that can entertain, improve, and inspire. Whether you call the craft data storytelling, data visualization, data journalism, dashboard design, or infographic creation -- what matters is that you are courageously confronting the chaos of it all in order to improve how people see the world.

- Research Sampler 6: Examining How Mathematics is Used in the WorkplaceHow much mathematics is used in various occupations? What kind and in what ways? Are there any implications for teaching or learning? Answers to these questions will vary with the jobs and with the perspectives of those who do the looking.

Entrepreneurs and leaders within the startup space require mathematical literacy to solve business problems. They need to have an understanding of finance concepts and statistics in order to price products, forecast revenues and expenses, and make sense of the market fluctuations in their industry.

- Financial Modeling for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs by Tom Y. SawyerISBN: 9781484203712Publication Date: 2014-09-22Financial Modeling for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs may be one of the most important books any entrepreneur or manager in a small or medium-sized enterprise will read. It combines logical business principles and strategies with a step-by-step methodology for planning and modeling a company and solving specific business problems.

- Using mathematics to explore social entrepreneurshipMathematics is a powerful tool that can raise awareness of inequity and help young people to make sense of complex social issues. In this article, we present a task that explores the role of social entrepreneurship in helping people who are experiencing housing and food insecurity.

Math is used in a wide variety of ways in environmental science, from counting the number of species in an ecosystem to complex equations and mathematical models used to examine topics such as climate change, ecological processes and environmental impacts.

- Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis and Modeling by Fleurant, Cyril; Bodin-Fleurant, SandrineISBN: 3030362078Publication Date: 2020This book introduces numerical methods for processing datasets which may be of any form, illustrating adequately computational resolution of environmental alongside the use of open source libraries.
- Mathematics As a Tool: Tracing New Roles of Mathematics in the Sciences by Johannes Lenhard (Editor); Martin Carrier (Editor)ISBN: 3319544683Publication Date: 2017-04-10This book puts forward a new role for mathematics in the natural sciences. In the traditional understanding, a strong viewpoint is advocated, on the one hand, according to which mathematics is used for truthfully expressing laws of nature and thus for rendering the rational structure of the world. In a weaker understanding, many deny that these fundamental laws are of an essentially mathematical character, and suggest that mathematics is merely a convenient tool for systematizing observational knowledge. The position developed in this volume combines features of both the strong and the weak viewpoint.
- Mathematics for Earth Science and Geography by Cyril Fleurant; Sandrine FleurantISBN: 3319692410Publication Date: 2018-11-21This undergraduate textbook presents a unique comprehensive overview on Mathematics in Earth Sciences and Geography. It deals with fundamental theoretical and applied mathematics, needed by bachelor students in a wide range of subjects.

In public health, statistical models are used to test the influence of biological, environmental, demographic, and behavioural factors on a disease, and mathematical modelling is used to predict the evolution of epidemics. The results can help inform policy, programs, and practice.

- An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases by Michael Y. LiISBN: 9783319721217Publication Date: 2018-02-08This text provides essential modeling skills and methodology for the study of infectious diseases. It includes mathematical descriptions of epidemiological concepts, and uses classic epidemic models to introduce different mathematical methods in model analysis.
- Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics by Odo Diekmann; Hans Heesterbeek; Tom BrittonCall Number: U of T Scarborough Library, Storage, RA652.2 .M3 D54 2013ISBN: 0691155399Publication Date: 2012-11-18Mathematical modeling is critical to our understanding of how infectious diseases spread at the individual and population levels. This book gives readers the necessary skills to correctly formulate and analyze mathematical models in infectious disease epidemiology.
- Handbook of Infectious Disease Data Analysis by Leonhard Held (Editor); Niel Hens (Editor); Philip D. O'Neill (Editor); Jacco Wallinga (Editor)ISBN: 1351839314Publication Date: 2019-11-07Recent years have seen an explosion in new kinds of data on infectious diseases, including data on social contacts, whole genome sequences of pathogens, biomarkers for susceptibility to infection, serological panel data, and surveillance data. This handbook provides an overview of many key statistical methods that have been developed in response to such new data streams and the associated ability to address key scientific and epidemiological questions.

Math can be useful for analyzing and interpreting statistics in Historical and Cultural Studies, and for understanding and communicating information in quantitative forms, such as charts and graphs.

- Industrial Development in Modern China by Guan QuanISBN: 1000325822Publication Date: 2020-12-29This book studies the process of economic and industrial development in the Republic of China (1912-1949), in the hope of shedding light on how China came to be a comparative economic laggard in the period, especially in comparison to Japan. Backed up by extensive industrial statistical data gathered and rigorously analyzed by the author, this book stands out from previous research that has been limited to theoretical inferences and general judgments with scarce empirical evidence.
- The Body Populace by Heinrich Hartmann; Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Translator)ISBN: 0262350432Publication Date: 2019-02-26How data gathered from national conscriptions in pre-World War I Europe influenced understandings of population fitness and redefined society as a collective body. Heinrich Hartmann explores the historical circumstances that shaped collective understandings of fitness in Europe before World War I and how these were intertwined with a fear of demographic decline and degeneration.
- The Gender Pay Gap by Fatma Abdel-Raouf; Patricia M. BuhlerISBN: 9780367430306Publication Date: 2020-10-08Much of the existing literature on the gender pay gap provides an excellent foundation in stating facts and inferences; yet, the reader is often left wondering 'now what?' This book tells the story of the state of the gap by the numbers and then offers specific actions that can be taken to achieve equity.

Mathematics is important in Human Geography to explore topics such as spatial patterns, human impacts and interactions with the environment, and societal change through statistical analysis and GIS to measure spatial questions.

- Recalibrating the Quantitative Revolution in Geography by Ferenc Gyuris (Editor); Boris Michel (Editor); Katharina Paulus (Editor)ISBN: 1003122108Publication Date: 2022-05-17This book brings together international research on the quantitative revolution in geography. It offers perspectives from a wide range of contexts and national traditions that decenter the Anglo-centric discussions.
- Quantitative Geography by Richard HarrisISBN: 1446296547Publication Date: 2016-12-19Numerical data are everywhere. Charts and statistics appear not just in geography journals but also in the media, in public policy, and in business and commerce too. To engage with quantitative geography, we must engage with the quantitative methods used to collect, analyse, present and interpret these data. Quantitative Geography: The Basics is the perfect introduction for undergraduates beginning any quantitative methods course.

- The power of place: Spatializing critical mathematics educationPlace-based education has traditionally had a limited focus on mathematics, and critical mathematics education often lacks explicit attention to place and space. We explore integrating theories of place, spatial justice, and critical mathematics education

Mathematics is applied in Language Studies to explore linguistic components and patterns from phonology to semantics, particularly in computational linguistics.

- Automatic Documentation and Mathematical LinguisticsAutomatic Documentation and Mathematical Linguistics is an international peer reviewed journal that covers all aspects of automation of information processes and systems, as well as algorithms and methods for automatic language analysis.

- Mathematical Linguistics by András KornaiISBN: 1846289866Publication Date: 2007-12-16Mathematical Linguistics introduces the mathematical foundations of linguistics to computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in natural language processing.

Management includes various business and social science disciplines such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, and Strategic Management. In the world of business, math can be useful to balance and reconcile statements, design quantifiable economic experiments, analyze financial data patterns, study human behaviour in organizations, analyze marketing and distribution chains, and make leadership decisions.

- Calculus for Business, Economics, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences by Raymond Barnett; Michael Ziegler; Karl Byleen; Christopher StockerCall Number: The BRIDGE, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Stacks, QA303.2 .B285 2019ISBN: 9780134668574Publication Date: 2018-01-24Ideal for two-semester courses in calculus, this book helps students "get the idea" and offers more built-in guidance than any other text in its field, with special emphasis on applications and prerequisite skills - and a host of student-friendly features to help students catch up or learn on their own.
- Data Analytics by Edward MizeCall Number: The BRIDGE, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Stacks, HA33 .M59 2017ISBN: 9781979749572Publication Date: 2017-11-12Learn how to use data analytics to improve efficiencies, accelerate growth, and increase sales (even if you know NOTHING).

Math and physics are two closely connected fields. For physicists, math is a tool used to understand the ideas of physics, such as quantum theory.

- Trick or Truth? The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics by Anthony Aguirre (Editor); Brendan Foster (Editor); Zeeya Merali (Editor)ISBN: 3319274945Publication Date: 2016-03-02The prize-winning essays in this book address the fascinating but sometimes uncomfortable relationship between physics and mathematics. Is mathematics merely another natural science? Or is it the result of human creativity? Does physics simply wear mathematics like a costume, or is math the lifeblood of physical reality?
- An Introductory Path to Quantum Theory: Using Mathematics to Understand the Ideas of Physics by Stephen Bruce SontzISBN: 3030407667Publication Date: 2020-03-17Since the 17th century, physical theories have been expressed in the language of mathematical equations. This introduction to quantum theory uses that language to enable the reader to comprehend the notoriously non-intuitive ideas of quantum physics.
- Mathematics for Natural Scientists: Fundamentals and Basics by Lev KantorovichISBN: 9781493927845Publication Date: 2015-10-11This book covers a course of mathematics designed primarily for physics and engineering students. It includes all the essential material on mathematical methods, presented in a form accessible to physics students, avoiding precise mathematical jargon and proofs which are comprehensible only to mathematicians.

Math and statistics are used in a variety of ways in Political Science in including examining opinions and voting patterns of a particular population, and predicting how this might affect community (municipal, provincial, federal).

- A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research by Will H. Moore; David A. SiegelISBN: 9780691159959Publication Date: 2013-08-18Political science and sociology increasingly rely on mathematical modeling and sophisticated data analysis. A Mathematics Course for Political and Social Research provides both a primer for math novices in the social sciences and a handy reference for seasoned researchers.
- Mathematics and Politics by Alan D. Taylor; Allison M. PacelliISBN: 0387776451Publication Date: 2008-09-16Mathematics and Politics focuses on some conceptual aspects of mathematics in the context of important real-world questions in political science. Five major topics are covered including a model of escalation, game theoretic models of international conflict, yes-no voting systems, political power, and social choice.
- The Mathematics of Elections and Voting by W. D. WallisISBN: 3319098101Publication Date: 2014-10-08This title takes an in-depth look at the mathematics in the context of voting and electoral systems, with focus on simple ballots, complex elections, fairness, approval voting, ties, fair and unfair voting, and manipulation techniques.

Mathematics is used to carry out statistical analysis within studies of the mind and behaviour, as well as for computational modelling of cognitive processes.

- Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology by Bernard C. Beins; Maureen A. McCarthyCall Number: U of T Scarborough Library, 1st Floor, BF76.5 .B4393 2019ISBN: 9781108423113Publication Date: 2018-12-13Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology provides a seamless introduction to the subject, identifying various research areas and analyzing how one can approach them statistically.
- The Oxford Handbook of Computational and Mathematical Psychology by Jerome R. Busemeyer; Zheng Wang; James T. Townsend; Ami EidelsISBN: 9780199957996Publication Date: 2015-04-17This Oxford Handbook offers a comprehensive and authoritative review of important developments in computational and mathematical psychology. With chapters written by leading scientists across a variety of subdisciplines, it examines the field's influence on related research areas such ascognitive psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience.
- Understanding the New Statistics by Geoff CummingISBN: 9780415879675Publication Date: 2011-07-12This is the first book to introduce the new statistics - effect sizes, confidence intervals, and meta-analysis - in an accessible way. It is chock full of practical examples and tips on how to analyze and report research results using these techniques. The book is invaluable to readers interested in meeting the new APA Publication Manual guidelines by adopting the new statistics - which are more informative than null hypothesis significance testing, and becoming widely used in many disciplines.

Sociologists use math and statistics to analyze and understand social behaviours and interactions.

- Introduction to Mathematical Sociology by Phillip Bonacich; Philip LuISBN: 0691145490Publication Date: 2012-04-01A comprehensive textbook on the tools of mathematical sociology and their applications.

- The Journal of Mathematical SociologyThe goal of the Journal of Mathematical Sociology is to publish models and mathematical techniques that would likely be useful to professional sociologists.
- Mathematics in SociologyThis article presents recent advances and major sociological research streams in contemporary sociology that involve the application of mathematics, logic, and computer modeling.

- U(t)-MathazineU(t)-Mathazine publishes articles on any math and/or stats topics that contributors are passionate about.
- Math in ActionMath In Action is your portal for mathematics research! In affiliation with the University of Toronto, we provide researchers and students with a platform to share their mathematical research results as ten minute video presentations, along with an extended abstract.

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