Mathematical Models-Preliminary Edition
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|Format:||Paperback, 209 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 26 August 1996|
For a newly developing "first course" in mathematics which may replace Liberal Arts Math or College Algebra.This inexpensive introduction to mathematical models explores mathematics in the context of real applications that provide meaning and motivation. Technology is used throughout as a tool to solve problems and investigate solutions.
Table of Contents
1. Numerical Investigations with Algebraic Models. Functions-A First Look. Formulas. Investigating the Models. 2. Mathematical Modeling. 3. Statistics-Dealing With Data. Sampling. Describing Data. Experiments. Groups Discussions and Work. Line Graphs. Using Technology. 4. Linear Functions. Relations and Functions. Linear Functions-The Slope. Linear Functions-Intercepts and Applications. Linear Functions-Finding the Mean. More on Linear Functions-Applications and Models. Other Functions. Electronic Spreadsheets-Taking the Pain Out of Functions. 5. More on Statistics-Linear Regression. Measures of Central Tendency. Standard Deviation. Box and Whisker Plots. Linear Models of Best Fit. Help! Using Spreadsheets for Lines of Best Fit. 6. Applications of Linear Equations. Systems of Linear Equations. Solving Systems of Linear Equations. Multiple Approaches to Systems of Linear Equations. Matrices-An Introduction. Matrices and Their Inverse. Linear Programming-Inequalities. Linear Programming-Introduction. Linear Programming. Linear Programming-More. 7. Applications of Probability. Introduction to Probability. Area and Probability-Introducing the Normal Curve. The Normal Curve-An Application of Probability. The Exponential Function. Appendix: 1. A Simulation. 2. Calculator Activities. 3. Ratios and Proportions. 4. A Numerical Study of Functions.
|Publisher: ||Pearson Education (US)|
|Dimensions: ||28.0 x 21.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.52 kg)|