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# Applied calculus with Microsoft Excel

Author: Chester Piascik Pacific Grove, CA : Brooks/Cole, 1999. Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats WorldCat This supplementary text illustrates key topics in Applied Calculus, through the use of Microsoft Excel. Explanations of Excel instructions and formulas reinforce the underlying mathematical concepts.  Read more... (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

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Material Type: Internet resource Book, Internet Resource Chester Piascik Find more information about: Chester Piascik 0534370586 9780534370589 42652684 viii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 0. SPREADSHEET BASICS 1. LINEAR FUNCTIONS Slope-Intercept Form / Break-even Analysis / Using Excel's Goal Seek to: (A) Solve for x, given y; (B) Solve for y, given x / Inserting a Trendline 2. POWER FUNCTIONS AND QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS Power Functions / Graphing Concepts: Shifts and Reflections / Quadratic Functions: Graphs of y = ax2 + bx versus y = ax2 + bx + c / Revenue Functions and Break-even Analysis 3. SELECTED RATIONAL FUNCTIONS Odd and Even Powers of y = a/xn; Sums of Functions / Average Cost Function; Inventory Cost 4. DERIVATIVES Limits / Instantaneous Rate of Change: Numerical Approximation / Differentiability: A Numerical Perspective 5. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS Exponential Growth and Decay / Simple Versus Compound Interest / The Constant e and Continuous Compounding / Logarithmic Functions 6. Y', Y", ACCELERATION, AND GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS Tables of y'- and y"-Values; Acceleration / Graphs of y, y', and y"; Concavity and Acceleration / Optimization 7. DEFINITE INTEGRALS Rate of Change Step Functions / Riemann Sums 8. OPTIMIZATION: FUNCTIONS OF TWO VARIABLES Optimization / Method of Least Squares / Constrained Optimization: Lagrange Multipliers / ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES Chester Piascik.

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