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Functions and Change : A Modeling Approach to College Algebra

ISBN-10: 0618219560

ISBN-13: 9780618219568

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Bruce Crauder, Benny Evans, Alan Noell

List price: $123.96
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Intended for students in a college algebra course who are not destined for an engineering-oriented calculus course, Functions and Change, A Modeling Approach to College Algebra, 2/e, has been revised with input from instructors across the curriculum: the sciences, business, economics, and political science. The text builds students' confidence in working with graphs, real data, and linear algebraic manipulations in these various disciplines. Enhancing the text's practical approach are a thorough integration of graphing technology, high-quality, real-world applications, and an emphasis on modeling.
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Book details

List price: $123.96
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/28/2002
Binding: Book, Other 
Pages: 541
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Contents Note: Each chapter concludes with a Summary. Prologue: Calculator Arithmetic 1. Functions 1.1 Functions Given by Formulas 1.2 Functions Given by Tables 1.3 Functions Given by Graphs 1.4 Functions Given by Words 2. Graphical and Tabular Analysis 2.1 Tables and Trends 2.2 Graphs 2.3 Solving Linear Equations 2.4 Solving Nonlinear Equations 2.5 Optimization 3. Straight Lines and Linear Functions 3.1 The Geometry of Lines 3.2 Linear Functions 3.3 Modeling Data with Linear Functions 3.4 Linear Regression 3.5 Systems of Equations 4. Exponential Functions 4.1 Exponential Growth and Decay 4.2 Modeling Exponential Data 4.3 Modeling Nearly Exponential Data 4.4 Logarithmic Functions 5. A Survey of Other Common Functions 5.1 Power Functions 5.2 Modeling Data with Power Functions 5.3 Combining and Decomposing Functions 5.4 Quadratic Functions and Parabolas 5.5 Higher-Degree Polynomials and Rational Functions 6. Trigonometric Functions 6.1 Periodic Functions 6.2 Modeling Periodic Data 6.3 Right Triangle Trigonometry 7. Rates of Change 7.1 Velocity 7.2 Rates of Change for Other Functions 7.3 Estimating Rates of Change 7.4 Equations of Change: Linear and Exponential Functions 7.5 Equations of Change: Graphical Solutions 8. Mathematics of Population Ecology 8.1 Population Dynamics: Exponential Growth 8.2 Population Dynamics: Logistic Growth 8.3 Population Structure: Survivorship Curves Brief Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises Index