9780495555094

Fundamentals of Algebraic Modeling : An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling with Algebra and Statistics

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    9780495555094

  • ISBN10:

    0495555096

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/24/2008
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

FUNDAMENTALS OF ALGEBRAIC MODELING 5e presents Algebraic concepts in non-threatening, easy-to-understand language and numerous step-by-step examples to illustrate ideas. This text aims to help you relate math skills to your daily as well as a variety of professions including music, art, history, criminal justice, engineering, accounting, welding and many others.

Table of Contents

A Review of Algebra Fundamentals
Mathematical Models
Real Numbers and Mathematical Equations
Solving Linear Equations
Formulas
Ratio and Proportion
Percents
Word Problem Strategies
Graphing
Rectangular Coordinate System
Graphing Linear Equations
Slope
Writing Equations of Lines
Applications and Uses of Graphs
Functions
Functions
Using Function Notation
Linear Functions as Models
Direct and Inverse Variation
Quadratic Functions and Power Functions as Models
Exponential Functions as Models
Mathematical Models in Consumer Math
Mathematical Models in the Business World
Mathematical Models in Banking
Mathematical Models in Consumer Credit
Mathematical Models in Purchasing an Automobile
Mathematical Models in Purchasing a Home
Mathematical Models in Insurance Options and Rates
Mathematical Models in Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Bonds
Mathematical Models in Personal Income
Additional Applications of Algebraic Modeling
Models and Patterns in Plane Geometry
Models and Patterns in Right Triangles
Models and Patterns in Art and Architecture: Perspective and Symmetry
Models and Patterns in Art, Architecture, and Nature: Scale and Proportion
Models and Patterns in Music
Modeling with Systems of Equations
Solving Systems by Graphing
Solving Systems Algebraically Applications of Linear Systems
Systems of Nonlinear Functions
Modeling with Statistics
Sets and Set Theory
What is Probability
Theoretical Probability and Odds
Tree Diagrams
Or and And Problems
The Counting Principle, Permutations and Combinations
Modeling with Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Descriptive Statistics
Organizing and Displaying Data
Variation
Normal Curve
Scatter Diagrams and Linear Regression
Appendices
Commonly Used Calculator Keys
Calculator Practice Formulas Used in This Text
Levels of Data in Statistics
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