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Earth Algebra, College Algebra with Applications to Environmental Issues / Edition 2

ISBN-10: 0321015975

ISBN-13: 9780321015976

Pub. Date: 08/20/1998

This college algebra text focuses on modeling (primarily by curve fitting) real data concerning environmental issues, decision making, reading, writing, and oral reporting. Students work in small groups with graphing calculators or appropriate technology.

Overview

This college algebra text focuses on modeling (primarily by curve fitting) real data concerning environmental issues, decision making, reading, writing, and oral reporting. Students work in small groups with graphing calculators or appropriate technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321015976
Publisher:
Publication date:
08/20/1998
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.79(d)

PART I CARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATION AND GLOBAL WARMING 1(82)
 1 Functions
7(14)
 1.1 Sets: Some Basics
7(2)
 Set Notation
7(1)
 Defining Sets
8(1)
 Set Operations
8(1)
 1.2 Domain and Range of a Relation
9(1)
 1.3 Methods of Describing Functions
10(3)
 1.4 Domain of a Relation Revisited
13(2)
 1.5 Range of a Function
15(6)
 Things To Do
16(5)
 2 Linear Functions
21(22)
 2.1 Introduction
21(1)
 2.2 Slopes of Lines
22(3)
 2.3 Slope-Intercept Form
25(2)
 2.4 Point-Slope Form
27(1)
 2.5 Graphing Linear Equations
28(6)
 The Three-Point Method
28(1)
 The Intercept Method
29(1)
 The Three Second Method
30(2)
 Things To Do
32(2)
34(5)
 Things To Do
37(2)
 2.7 Graphing Linear Functions with Your Calculator
39(4)
 Things To Do
42(1)
 3 Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration
43(18)
44(6)
 Group Work
49,50(1)
 3.2 Choosing the Model
50(2)
 Group Work
51,52(1)
 3.3 Linear Regression
52(6)
 Group Work
53-55(2)
 3.4 Checking the Accuracy of the Model
58(3)
 Things To Do
59(2)
 4 Composite Functions and Inverses
61(14)
 4.1 Definitions and Examples
61(4)
 4.2 Introduction to Inverse Functions
65(7)
 Things To Do
69(3)
 4.3 Special Inverse Functions
72(3)
 Things To Do
73(2)
 5 Global Temperature and Ocean Level
75(8)
 5.1 On the Beach
76(3)
 Group Work
78(1)
 Earth Note Migrating Islands
79(1)
 5.2 Or, What Beach?
79(4)
 Earth Note High Rises and Weather Patterns
80(1)
 Group Work
80(1)
 Earth Note Ocean Level Changes
81(2)
PART II FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO CARBON DIOXIDE BUILD-UP 83(112)
87(24)
 6.1 Notation and Definitions
87(5)
 6.2 Intercepts
92(4)
 Things To Do
95(1)
 6.3 Vertex
96(3)
 Things To Do
98(1)
 6.4 Maximum, Minimum, and Range of a Quadratic Function
99(3)
 Things To Do
102(1)
102(5)
 Things To Do
106(1)
 6.6 You and Your Calculator Graphs
107(4)
 Things To Do
109(2)
 7 Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
111(18)
 7.1 Systems of Linear Equations
111(6)
 Things To Do
116(1)
 7.2 Matrices
117(5)
 Things To Do
120(2)
 7.3 Systems of Equations and Matrices
122(7)
 Things To Do
126(3)
 8 Modeling Carbon Dioxide Emission from Autos in the United States
129(20)
 8.1 Predicting Total Passenger Cars in the Future
130(2)
 Group Work
131(1)
 Earth Note Oil Consumption
131(1)
 8.2 Predicting Fuel Efficiency of Passenger Cars
132(11)
 Group Work
138-141(3)
 Earth Note Offshore Drilling
142(1)
 Group Work
142(1)
 8.3 Average Yearly Mileage of Cars
143(4)
 Group Work
146(1)
 Earth Note Average Highway Speed
147(1)
 8.4 Total Carbon Dioxide Emission from Automobiles
147(2)
 Group Work
147,148(1)
 9 Modeling Carbon Dioxide Emission from Power Consumption in the United States
149(10)
Earth Note Peanut Butter 150(1)
 9.1 Predicting Coal Consumption
150(1)
 Group Work
151(1)
 9.2 Predicting Petroleum Consumption
151(2)
 Group Work
152(1)
 9.3 Predicting Natural Gas Consumption
153(1)
 Group Work
153(1)
 9.4 Predicting Total Energy Consumption
154(1)
 Group Work
155(1)
 9.5 Total Carbon Emission from Power Consumption
155(4)
 Group Work
156,157(1)
 Earth Note Appliance Efficiency
157(2)
 10 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
159(24)
 10.1 Exponential Functions
159(5)
 Things To Do
164(1)
 10.2 Inverse Functions
164(3)
 Things To Do
167(1)
 10.3 Logarithmic Functions
167(5)
 Things To Do
172(1)
 10.4 Logarithmic and Exponential Equations
172(4)
 Things To Do
176(1)
 10.5 Inverses of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
176(7)
 Things To Do
181(2)
 11 Modeling Carbon Dioxide Emission Resulting from Deforestation
183(12)
 11.1 Predicting Deforestation Due to Logging
183(2)
 Group Work
184(1)
 Earth Note Diversity in Rain Forests
185(1)
 11.2 Predicting Deforestation Due to Cattle Grazing
185(5)
 Group Work
190(1)
 11.3 Predicting Deforestation Due to Agriculture and Development
190(2)
 Group Work
191(1)
 11.4 Predicting Total World Rain Forest
192(1)
 Group Work
192(1)
 11.5 Total Carbon Dioxide Emission from Deforestation
193(2)
 Group Work
193,194(1)
PART III ACCUMULATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE 195(28)
 12 Geometric Series
199(4)
 12.1 Notation, Definitions, and Sums
199(4)
 Things To Do
202(1)
 13 Carbon Dioxide Concentration Revisited
203(12)
 13.1 Long-Term Carbon Dioxide Concentration
203(6)
 Group Work
207,208(1)
 Earth Note Carrying Capacity
209(1)
 13.2 Carbon Emission and Increase in CO(2) Concentration
209(6)
 Group Work
211,212(1)
 Earth Note Solar Electricity
212(1)
 Group Work
213(2)
 14 Contribution to Atmospheric CO(2) Concentration from Three Sources
215(8)
 14.1 Approximating Predicted Data with Exponential Functions
215(3)
 14.2 Approximating Contribution from Each Source
218(5)
 Group Work
218-220(2)
PART IV CONNECTING CARBON DIOXIDE, PEOPLE, AND MONEY 223(18)
 15 People
227(8)
 15.1 How Many People Are There?
227(2)
 Group Work
229(1)
 15.2 Of People and CO(2) Sources
229(6)
 Passenger Cars
229(1)
 Group Work
230(1)
 Energy Consumption
230(1)
 Group Work
230(1)
 Deforestation
231(1)
 Group Work
231(1)
 Earth Note American Indian Population
232(3)
 16 Money
235(6)
 16.1 Modeling Gross Domestic Product
235(2)
 Earth Note Consumer Waste
236(1)
 Group Work
236(1)
 16.2 GDP and CO(2) Contributors
237(4)
 Car Groups
237(1)
 Group Work
237, 238(1)
 Energy Groups
238(1)
 Group Work
238(1)
 Rain Forest Groups
238(1)
 Group Work
239(1)
 Earth Note National Income Distribution
239(2)
PART V ALTERNATE ENERGY AND NEW TRENDS: REDUCING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION 241(36)
 17 Linear Inequalities in Two Variables and Systems of Inequalities
245(14)
 17.1 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
245(4)
 Things To Do
249(1)
 17.2 Systems of Linear Inequalities in Two Variables
249(5)
 Things To Do
253(1)
 17.3 Linear Programming
254(5)
 Things To Do
257(2)
 18 Cost and Efficiency of Alternate Energy Sources
259(10)
 18.1 Methanol Versus Gasoline
260(5)
 Group Work
264(1)
 Earth Note Power Needs for the United States
265(1)
 18.2 What Are Some Other Alternatives?
265(4)
 Group Work
267(2)
 19 Creating New Models for the Future
269(8)
 19.1 A New Model for Future Carbon Dioxide Emission
269(3)
 19.2 Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem
272(5)
APPENDIX A A Guide to the Variables of Earth Algebra 277(2)
APPENDIX B A Short Table of Conversions 279(2)
APPENDIX C The Quadratic Formula and Complex Numbers 281(4)
APPENDIX D The Sum of a Finite Geometric Series 285(2)
APPENDIX E Answers to Odd Numbered Things To Do 287(21)
Bibliography 308(3)
Acknowledgments 311(2)
Index 313

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