Precalculus Investigations

Precalculus Investigations : A Laboratory Manual, Preliminary Edition

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Appropriate as a supplement to any text in the Precalculus Curriculum. College Algebra, Algebra and Trigonometry, Trigonometry or Precalculus. This three year NSF funded project integrates an applied approach to algebra/trigonometry/precalculus mathematics based on real engineering and design problems with mathematics curriculum reform principles and practice. The Investigations reflect the AMATC and NCTM Standards in both curriculum content and pedagogy. Each lab is based on a real-world application from another discipline, and involves interactive and collaborative learning. Students will use technology (primarily graphing calculators), employing multiple approaches (analytical, graphical, numerical, verbal) to model solutions to these problems, increasing their reasoning and problem-solving skills. Many mathematics instructors are eager to integrate realistic applications in their teaching, but lack the time and resources to develop the necessary connections on their own. These Investigations provide such applications by modeling workplace experiences of professionals in engineering, design and management occupations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 227.6 x 274.8 x 16mm | 846g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Lab Manual
  • 0130109541
  • 9780130109545

Table of contents

1. Aircraft Navigation I. 2. Aircraft Navigation II. 3. Air Pollution. 4. Buckling of Slender Columns. 5. Building Site Excavation. 6. Computing Interest I. 7. Computing Interest II. 8. Concrete Strength Testing. 9. Construction Project Cost and Machine Tooling. 10. Design of Spiral and Circular Stairs. 11. Design of a Straight Staircase. 12. Electronic Circuit Design. 13. Engineering Measurement. 14. Geodesic Domes. 15. Geometry of Design. 16. Getting a Charge out of Math. 17. Lease Space Analysis. 18. Life Cycle Cost Analysis. 19. Logic Gates. 20. Medication Dosing. 21. Milling Machine. 22. Noise Pollution. 23. Quality Assurance in Machining. 24. Robotics. 25. Shear and Bending Moment I. 26. Shear and Bending Moment II. 27. Soil Pressure. 28. Strength of Materials. 29. Temperature Sensing Diode. 30. Temperature and Volume. 31. Topics in Staircase Design.
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