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Mathematical models

Author: Robert Lee Kimball
Publisher: New York : Prentice Hall, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Prelim. edView all editions and formats
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An introduction to mathematical models which explores mathematics in the context of real applications that provide meaning and motivation.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lee Kimball
ISBN: 9780132712972 0132712970
OCLC Number: 37627133
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Numerical Investigations with Algebraic Models. Functions-A First Look. Formulas. Investigating the Models.2. Mathematical Modeling. 3. Statistics-Dealing With Data. Sampling. Describing Data. Experiments. Groups Discussions and Work. Line Graphs. Using Technology.4. Linear Functions. Relations and Functions. Linear Functions-The Slope. Linear Functions-Intercepts and Applications. Linear Functions-Finding the Mean. More on Linear Functions-Applications and Models. Other Functions. Electronic Spreadsheets-Taking the Pain Out of Functions.5. More on Statistics-Linear Regression. Measures of Central Tendency. Standard Deviation. Box and Whisker Plots. Linear Models of Best Fit. Help! Using Spreadsheets for Lines of Best Fit.6. Applications of Linear Equations. Systems of Linear Equations. Solving Systems of Linear Equations. Multiple Approaches to Systems of Linear Equations. Matrices-An Introduction. Matrices and Their Inverse. Linear Programming-Inequalities. Linear Programming-Introduction. Linear Programming. Linear Programming-More.7. Applications of Probability. Introduction to Probability. Area and Probability-Introducing the Normal Curve. The Normal Curve-An Application of Probability. The Exponential Function.Appendix: 1. A Simulation. 2. Calculator Activities. 3. Ratios and Proportions. 4. A Numerical Study of Functions.
Responsibility: Robert Lee Kimball.

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