A first course in mathematical modeling

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Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., 1985 - Mathematics - 382 pages
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This text provides an introduction to the entire modeling process. Throughout the book, students practice key facets of modeling, including creative and empirical model construction, model analysis, and model research. The authors apply a proven six-step problem solving process to enhance a student's problem solving capabilities. Rather than simply emphasizing the calculation step, the authors first ensure that students learn how to identify problems, construct or select models, and figure out what data needs to be collected. By involving students in the mathematical process as early as possible, beginning with short projects, the book facilitates their progressive development and confidence in mathematics and modeling.

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Contents

CREATIVE MODEL CONSTRUCTION AND THE MODELING PROCESS
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The Modeling Process
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Modeling Using Proportionality
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