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Applied calculus with Microsoft Excel

Author: Chester Piascik
Publisher: Pacific Grove, CA : Brooks/Cole, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chester Piascik
ISBN: 0534370586 9780534370589
OCLC Number: 42652684
Description: viii, 168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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
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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 Read more...

 
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