Higher Education

Mathematical Models with Applications, 1st Edition

  • Daniel L. Timmons Alamance Community College
  • Catherine W. Johnson Alamance Community College
  • Sonya M. McCook Alemance Community College
  • ISBN-10: 0495017817  |  ISBN-13: 9780495017813
  • 464 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $196.00
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

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. Whether they are going on to study early childhood education, graphic arts, automotive technologies, criminal justice, or something else, students will discover that the practical applications of mathematical modeling will continue to be useful well after they have finished this course.

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Features and Benefits

  • Concepts are presented with interesting applications for everyday use ranging from buying wallpaper to negotiating a salary package.
  • Calculator Mini-Lessons encourage students to become more familiar with the functions of their calculators.
  • Suggested laboratory exercises provide practical activities that include group and individual work.
  • Chapter 1 (A Review of Algebra Fundamentals) includes extensive coverage of percents and work.
  • The functions chapter (Chapter 3) emphasizes understanding a function as a definition, graph, table, and an equation.
  • The section entitled �Consumer Credit� deals with credit card interest and monthly payments.
  • 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 Instructor's Resource Manual with Solutions 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. For instructors only.

Table of Contents

1. A Review of Algebra Fundamentals.
2. Graphing.
3. Functions.
4. Mathematical Models in Personal Finances
5. Systems of Equations.
6. Probability Models.
7. Modeling with Statistics.
8. Additional Applications of Algebraic Modeling.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 049501883X | ISBN-13: 9780495018834)

Provides detailed and complete solutions to the odd-numbered exercises and test questions.

List Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

ExamView® (Windows/Macintosh)  (ISBN-10: 0495114146 | ISBN-13: 9780495114147)

Create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides (both print and online) in minutes with this easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system, which contains all questions from the Test Bank in electronic format.

Teacher's Resource Binder  (ISBN-10: 0495018821 | ISBN-13: 9780495018827)

The Instructor's Resource Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. It includes a test bank with five test forms per chapter, along with the test answers. The tests are also available online. For instructors only.

Multimedia Manager  (ISBN-10: 0495018848 | ISBN-13: 9780495018841)

The multi-media manager contains all the figures and illustrations from the text as PowerPoint slides and as jpeg files.

Student Supplements

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 049501883X | ISBN-13: 9780495018834)

List Price = $57.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50

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.