ISBN-10:
0534033679
ISBN-13:
9780534033675
Pub. Date:
12/28/1984
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
A First Course in Mathematical Modeling / Edition 1

A First Course in Mathematical Modeling / Edition 1

by Frank R. Giordano

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ISBN-13: 9780534033675
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 12/28/1984
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author


Frank R. Giordano began his teaching career at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, where he served for 21 years, including seven years as professor and head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He currently is a Professor of Defense Analysis and Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He has served as project director for several major National Science Foundation grants devoted to modeling, including one to initiate a high school modeling contest (the HiMCM). For the past 15 years, he has served as the director of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Frank R. Giordano began his teaching career at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, where he served for 21 years, including seven years as professor and head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He currently is a Professor of Defense Analysis and Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He has served as project director for several major National Science Foundation grants devoted to modeling, including one to initiate a high school modeling contest (the HiMCM). For the past 15 years, he has served as the director of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling.


William P. Fox is a professor in the Department of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Previously; he was an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor of operations research while serving in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy (USMA) for more than 12 years. He also served as the Chair of Mathematics at Francis Marion University for eight years before coming to the Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Fox has taught a variety of mathematics courses in his career, and his areas of interest include mathematical modeling, optimization, statistics, and simulations. He holds his undergraduate degree from USMA, a master's degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. from Clemson University.


Steven B. Horton is professor of operations research and acting deputy head in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point. He has taught a variety of mathematics courses at West Point since joining the faculty in 1991. Dr. Horton holds his undergraduate degree from USMA, master's degrees from Georgia Tech and the National Defense University, and a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech.

Table of Contents

PART I: MODELING WITH GRAPHS. 1. Graphs of Functions as Models. PART II: THE MODELING PROCESS. 2. The Modeling Process. 3. Modeling Using Proportionality. 4. Model Fitting. PART IV: OPTIMIZATION MODELING. 5. Optimization I: Continuous Models. 6. Optimization II: Discrete Models. PART V: MODELING CHANGE. 7. Modeling Discrete Change. 8. Modeling Continuous Change. PART VI: MODELING FROM DATA. 9. Modeling from Experimental Data. 10. Dimensional Analysis. PART VII: MODELING CHANCE. 11. Simulation Modeling. 12. Stochastic Modeling.

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