Fundamentals of Algebraic Modeling: An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling with Algebra and Statistics / Edition 5

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FUNDAMENTALS OF ALGEBRAIC MODELING 5e presents Algebraic concepts in non-threatening, easy-to-understand language and numerous step-by-step examples to illustrate ideas. This text aims to help you relate math skills to your daily as well as a variety of professions including music, art, history, criminal justice, engineering, accounting, welding and many others.

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"The mathematical skills and thinking skills learned by students who successfully completed this course with this text will [make them] very well prepared to enter the workforce."

"The progression of topics is excellent. The presentation of topics is unthreatening, user-friendly, and concise with excellent examples to support concepts and special cases. Applications were well chosen to prepare students with practical skills for employment."

"We adopted this book because it gave a heavy application approach to mathematics without overwhelming the student in 'traditional' algebra. It has been a huge success, as the number of students successfully passing this course has increased over the previous course."

"I believe that their [the author's] goals are in line with the goals for the national mathematical organizations, our state's goals, the course goals, and our class goals. The students get an extensive covering of applications, with enough algebraic content to balance the course out nicely."

"One of my favorite ideas of this book is the continual stressing of linear functions. This book definitely 'overkills' the concept of linear equations and functions, and that's a good thing. By the time the students finish the course, they have a firm grasp of this topic and how to use it, which gives them the flexibility and confidence to handle other functions in a similar manner."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495555094
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/24/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 443
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel L. Timmons is an Instructor of Physics and Mathematics at Alamance Community College.

CathCatherine W. Johnson is Associate Dean of Arts and Science at Alamance Community College.

Sonya M. McCook is Department Head of Mathematics at Alamance Community College.

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Table of Contents

1. A REVIEW OF ALGEBRA FUNDAMENTALS. Mathematical Models. Real Numbers and Mathematical Equations. Solving Linear Equations. Formulas. Ratio and Proportion. Percents. Word Problem Strategies. 2. GRAPHING. Rectangular Coordinate System. Graphing Linear Equations. Slope. Writing Equations of Lines. Applications and Uses of Graphs. 3. FUNCTIONS. Functions. Using Function Notation. Linear Functions as Models.Direct and Inverse Variation. Quadratic Functions and Power Functions as Models. Exponential Functions as Models. 4. MATHEMATICAL MODELS IN CONSUMER MATH. Mathematical Models in the Business World. Mathematical Models in Banking. Mathematical Models in Consumer Credit. Mathematical Models in Purchasing an Automobile. Mathematical Models in Purchasing a Home. Mathematical Models in Insurance Options and Rates. Mathematical Models in Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Bonds. Mathematical Models in Personal Income 5. ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS OF ALGEBRAIC MODELING. Models and Patterns in Plane Geometry. Models and Patterns in Right Triangles. Models and Patterns in Art and Architecture: Perspective and Symmetry. Models and Patterns in Art, Architecture, and Nature: Scale and Proportion. Models and Patterns in Music. 6. MODELING WITH SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS. Solving Systems by Graphing. Solving Systems Algebraically Applications of Linear Systems. Systems of Nonlinear Functions. 7. MODELING WITH STATISTICS. Sets and Set Theory. What is Probability. Theoretical Probability and Odds. Tree Diagrams. Or and And Problems. The Counting Principle, Permutations and Combinations 8. MODELING WITH STATISTICS. Introduction to Statistics. Descriptive Statistics. Organizing and Displaying Data. Variation. Normal Curve. Scatter Diagrams and Linear Regression. APPENDICES. Commonly Used Calculator Keys. Calculator Practice Formulas Used in This Text. Levels of Data in Statistics.

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