A First Course in Mathematical Modeling

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Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Dec 31, 1996 - Mathematical models - 525 pages
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Now with discrete mathematics, this edition makes it possible to organize an entire course without the use of calculus. However, if you wish to cover the chapters requiring calculus, the book's unique organization permits use to concurrently teach the introductory calculus course -- as early as the first semester of the freshman year. Plus, the book's rich choice of topics provide an introduction to the operations research and quantitative management science courses. This text gives students an opportunity to cover all phases of the mathematical modeling process, including creative and empirical model construction, model analysis, and model research using clearly defined techniques, such as modeling using graphs, modeling using proportionality, and modeling fitting.

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Contents

Chapter One GRAPHS OF FUNCTIONS AS MODELS
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Chapter Two THE MODELING PROCESS
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Chapter Three MODELING WITH DISCRETE DYNAMICAL
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Maurice D. Weir is professor emeritus at the Naval Postgraduate School. He began his teaching career at Whitman College, and then in 1969 became a professor of mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he also served as associate provost for instruction. Dr. Weir's research and teaching interests include combat systems modeling and simulation, mathematics education, mathematical modeling, and differential equations. Professor Weir won the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the United States Military Academy in 1986 and the Schieffelin Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Naval Postgraduate School in 1983. Professor Weir retired from teaching in 1999 but is still actively engaged in writing mathematics textbooks. He received his M.S. and D.A. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon.

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