Mathematical Models with Applications, Texas Edition, 2nd Edition

  • Daniel L. Timmons Alamance Community College
  • Catherine W. Johnson Alamance Community College
  • Sonya M. McCook Alemance Community College
  • ISBN-10: 130509669X  |  ISBN-13: 9781305096691
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • © 2015 | Published
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This text makes math fun, approachable, and applicable in everyday life. The authors provide algebraic modeling concepts and solutions in non-threatening, easy-to-understand language with numerous step-by-step examples to illustrate ideas. Students will discover that the practical applications of mathematical modeling will continue to be useful well after they have finished this course.

Features and Benefits

  • Concepts are presented with interesting applications for everyday use ranging from buying wallpaper to negotiating a salary package.
  • The examples are presented in clear, step-by-step format to illustrate the concepts and skills being introduced.
  • Calculator Mini-Lessons encourage students to become more familiar with the functions of their calculators. An Appendix that outlines the meaning and use of calculator keys is also included in the back of the book.
  • Suggested laboratory exercises provide practical activities that include group and individual work.
  • Extensive problem sets appear at the end of each section. The student answer key provides answers for the Chapter Reviews, Chapter Tests, and odd-numbered section exercises.
  • The chapter summary includes all important terms, equations and concepts in one page.
  • The Teacher's Resource Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. It includes worked solutions to all of the answers in the text and a test bank with five test forms per chapter. The tests are also available online.

Table of Contents

h2. Chapter R A Review of Algebra Fundamentals.
R.1 Real Numbers and Mathematical Operations.
R.2 Solving Linear Equations.
R.3 Percents.
R.4 Scientific Notation.
h2. Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Mathematical Modeling.
1.1 Mathematical Models.
1.2 Formulas.
1.3 Ratio and Proportion.
1.4 Word Problem Strategies.
h2. Chapter 2 Applications of Algebraic Modeling.
2.1 Models and Patterns in Plane Geometry.
2.2 Models and Patterns in Triangles.
2.3 Models and Patterns in Right Triangles.
2.4 Right Triangle Trigonometry.
2.5 Models and Patterns in Art, Architecture, and Nature.
2.6 Models and Patterns in Music.
h2. Chapter 3 Graphing.
3.1 Rectangular Coordinate System.
3.2 Graphing Linear Equations.
3.3 Slope.
3.4 Writing Equations of Lines.
3.5 Applications and Uses of Graphs.
h2. Chapter 4 Functions.
4.1 Functions.
4.2 Using Function Notation.
4.3 Linear Functions as Models.
4.4 Direct and Inverse Variation.
4.5 Quadratic Functions and Power Functions as Models.
4.6 Exponential Functions as Models.
h2. Chapter 5 Mathematical Models in Consumer Math.
5.1 Mathematical Models in the Business World.
5.2 Mathematical Models in Banking.
5.3 Mathematical Models in Consumer Credit.
5.4 Mathematical Models in Purchasing an Automobile.
5.5 Mathematical Models in Purchasing a Home.
5.6 Mathematical Models in Insurance Options and Rates.
5.7 Mathematical Models in Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Bonds.
5.8 Mathematical Models in Personal Income.
h2. Chapter 6 Modeling with Systems of Equations.
6.1 Solving Systems by Graphing.
6.2 Solving Systems Algebraically
6.3 Applications of Linear Systems.
6.4 Systems of Nonlinear Equations.
h2. Chapter 7 Probability Models
7.1 Sets and Set Theory.
7.2 What is Probability.
7.3 Theoretical Probability.
7.4 Odds.
7.5 Tree Diagrams.
7.6 Or Problems
7.7 And Problems.
7.8 The Counting Principle, Permutations, and Combinations.
h2. Chapter 8 Modeling with Statistics.
8.1 Introduction to Statistics.
8.2 Reading and Interpreting Graphical Information.
8.3 Frequency Tables and Histograms.
8.4 Descriptive Statistics.
8.5 Variation.
8.6 Box-and-Whisker Plots and Normal Curves.
8.7 Scatter Diagrams and Linear Regression.

What's New

  • A NEW Chapter R A Review of Algebra Fundamentals includes a section on scientific notation as well as other fundamentals such as percents, solving linear equations, and real numbers and mathematical operations.
  • A NEW Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Mathematical Modeling has been created, including mathematical models, formulas, ratio and proportion, and word problem strategies.
  • NEW! Applications of Algebraic Modeling now appears earlier as Chapter 2 with new content on right triangle trigonometry and models and patterns in triangles.
  • NEW! Chapter 7 (formerly Chapter 6) Probability Models has been reorganized, creating additional sections.
  • NEW! Chapter 8 Modeling with Statistics (formerly Chapter 7) now includes new content on misuses of statistics and box-and-whisker plots.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Daniel L. Timmons

Daniel L. Timmons is an Instructor of Physics and Mathematics at Alamance Community College.

Catherine W. Johnson

CathCatherine W. Johnson is Associate Dean of Arts and Science at Alamance Community College.

Sonya M. McCook

Sonya M. McCook is Instructor of Mathematics at Alamance Community College. She taught high school in North Carolina extensively before moving to the community college system.