Intermediate Algebra Functions and Authentic Applications
For courses in Intermediate Algebra that incorporate a graphing calculator.Unique and enthusiastic in its approach, this text captivates students' and instructors' interest as they use curve fitting to model current, compelling, and authentic situations. The curve fitting approach emphasizes concepts related to functions in a natural, substantial way and encourages students to view functions graphically, numerically, and symbolically as well as to verbally describe concepts related to functions. There is a four-step modeling process integrated throughout. The examples in the text demonstrate both how to perform skills and how to investigate concepts. Students learn why they perform skills to solve problems as well as how to solve the problems. Explorations deepen students' understanding as they investigate mathematics with graphing calculator and pencil and paper activities.
- Hardback | 656 pages
- 205.7 x 279.4 x 27.9mm | 1,542.23g
- 05 May 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
(NOTE: Each chapter ends with Lab Activities, Key Points of This Chapter, Chapter Review Exercises, and Chapter Test.) 1. Linear Functions. 2. Modeling with Linear Functions. 3. Systems of Linear Equations. 4. Exponential Functions. 5. Logarithmic Functions. 6. Polynomial Functions. 7. Using Quadratic Functions to Model Data. 8. Rational Functions. 9. Radical Functions. 10. Modeling with Sequences and Series. 11. Additional Topics. Appendix A: Reviewing Prerequisite Material. Appendix B: Using a TI-82 or TI-83 Graphing Calculator. Appendix C: Comparing TI-82/83/85/86 Calculator Commands. Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises. Index.