Elementary Mathematical Modeling Functions and Graphs

ISBN-10: 0130962023
ISBN-13: 9780130962027
Edition: 2001
List price: $113.33
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Description: An entry-level college math course at the college algebra level for non-calculus bound students. This textbook presents an introduction to mathematical modeling based on the use of elementary functions to describe and explore real-world data and  More...

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Book details

List price: $113.33
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/31/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 385
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

An entry-level college math course at the college algebra level for non-calculus bound students. This textbook presents an introduction to mathematical modeling based on the use of elementary functions to describe and explore real-world data and phenomena. Built on interesting applications of elementary mathematics, students are taught how to construct useful mathematical models, to analyze them critically, and to communicate quantitative concepts effectively. The author's approach makes maximum use of graphing calculator technology to engage students in the concrete modeling of mathematical applications.

(Note: Each chapter concludes with a Review.)
Linear Functions and Models
Functions and Mathematical Modeling
Linear Functions and Graphs
Constant Change and Linear Growth
Fitting Linear Models to Data
Quadratic Functions and Models
Quadratic Functions and Polynomials
Quadratic Models and Equations
Fitting Quadratic Models to Data
Natural Growth Models
Percentage Growth and Interest
Solving Growth Problems with Tables and Graphs
Natural Growth and Decline in the World
Fitting Natural Growth Models to Data
Exponential and Logarithmic Models
Compound Interest and Exponential Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential and Logarithmic Data Modeling
Polynomial Models and Linear Systems
Solving Polynomial Equations
Solving Pairs of Linear Equations-Lots of Ways! Linear Systems of Equations
Polynomial Data Modeling
Trigonometric Models
Periodic Phenomena and Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric Models and Periodic Data
Bounded Growth Models
Limited Populations
Fitting Logistic Models to Data
Discrete Models and Chaos
Optimization
Highs and Lows
Applied Maxima and Minima I
Applied Maxima and Minima II
Answers to Selected Problems
Index
Credits

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