I am interested in examples of use of mathematics in real life situations. To be more precise, something that could be presented to undergraduate students in order to motivate them for studying maths. Is there some reference where one can find such examples?
A colleague of mine suggested me one of the following books:
- H. Parks, G. Musser, R. Borton, W. Silber, Mathematics in Life, society & the World, Prentice Hall, 1997.
- C . Miller, V. Heeren, J. Hornsby, Mathematical ideas, Addison Wesley Educational Publishers, 2001.
but I cannot find a source for it online.
Any help with either getting a source for one of the mentioned books online, or for some other references is welcome.