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Elementary Mathematical Modeling: Functions and Graphs / Edition 1
     

Elementary Mathematical Modeling: Functions and Graphs / Edition 1

by Mary Ellen Davis, Edwards Henry
 

ISBN-10: 0130962023

ISBN-13: 9780130962027

Pub. Date: 07/31/2000

Publisher: Pearson

This book helps readers develop the quantitative literacy skills and savvy needed to function effectively in society and the workplace. It focuses on "mathematical modeling" and the use of elementary mathematics--e.g., numbers and measurement, algebra, geometry, and data exploration--to investigate real-world problems and questions. It assumes no technology other

Overview

This book helps readers develop the quantitative literacy skills and savvy needed to function effectively in society and the workplace. It focuses on "mathematical modeling" and the use of elementary mathematics--e.g., numbers and measurement, algebra, geometry, and data exploration--to investigate real-world problems and questions. It assumes no technology other than the use of graphing calculators, and provides a comprehensive technology support system on an accompanying CD-ROM and web site. Linear Functions and Models. Quadratic Functions and Models. Natural Growth Models. Exponential and Trigonometric Models. Polynomial Models and Linear Systems. Optimization Problems. Bounded Growth Models. For anyone wanting to develop proficiency in mathematical modeling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130962027
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/31/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Review.)
1. Linear Functions and Models.

Functions and Mathematical Modeling. Linear Functions and Graphs. Constant Change and Linear Growth. Fitting Linear Models to Data.

2. Quadratic Functions and Models.
Quadratic Functions and Polynomials. Quadratic Models and Equations. Fitting Quadratic Models to Data.

3. Natural Growth Models.
Percentage Growth and Interest. Solving Growth Problems with Tables and Graphs. Natural Growth and Decline in the World. Fitting Natural Growth Models to Data.

4. Exponential and Logarithmic Models.
Compound Interest and Exponential Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Data Modeling.

5. Polynomial Models and Linear Systems.
Solving Polynomial Equations. Solving Pairs of Linear Equations—Lots of Ways! Linear Systems of Equations. Polynomial Data Modeling.

6. Trigonometric Models.
Periodic Phenomena and Trigonometric Functions. Trigonometric Models and Periodic Data.

7. Bounded Growth Models.
Limited Populations. Fitting Logistic Models to Data. Discrete Models and Chaos.

8. Optimization.
Highs and Lows. Applied Maxima and Minima I. Applied Maxima and Minima II.

Answers to SelectedProblems.
Index.
Credits.

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