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Interactive Calculus with Applications with CDROMby Agnes M. Rath
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Don't go to class without it! Utilizing lively, interactive software, INTERACTIVE CALCULUS WITH APPLICATIONS with accompanying CD-ROM demonstrates the relevance of applied calculus to your own life. This innovative workbook/CD-ROM package enables you to actively participate in the learning process and provides you with the tools you need to succeed. The workbook and software tools were designed to work together and each lab guides you in their discovery of concepts and explorations. The workbook supplies explanations, suggestions, and questions whereas the CD-ROM contains interactive tools that illustrate the basic concepts of calculus and some of its most useful applications.
Book News Annotation:
McDill (California Polytechnic State University) and Rash (Saint Joseph's University) encourage students to explore calculus with a workbook/CD-ROM package that features interactive activities. The CD-ROM contains 40 interactive "tools" that demonstrate basic concepts of calculus and some of its most useful applications in economics, finance, and other areas. The workbook, designed as a companion to the software, explains concepts, gives suggestions for using the tools on the CD-ROM, and provides 25 labs requiring the use of one or more tools.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Jean Marie McDill is Professor of Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Dr. McDill's research interests include categorical topology and differential equations. She is the co-author of two current publications: a software package, Interactive Differential Equations and a textbook, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, by Farlow, Hall, McDill and West.Agnes M. Rash is Professor and Chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Saint Joseph's University. Her research interests include calculus reform, undergraduate research, and mathematics education.
Table of Contents
0. Introduction to Graphing. 1. Asymptotes. 2. Families of Functions (Similar Shapes). 3. From Data to Models. 4. Compound Interest and Introduction. 5. Tangents and Slopes (Roller Coasters and Hills). 6. The Derivative. 7. Inverse Functions and Their Derivatives. 8. Concavity. 9. Optimizing Costs. 10. Optimizing Revenue and Profits (Including Elasticity of Demand). 11. Taxes and the Optimization of Profit. 12. Optimizing Examples. 13. Inventory Costs. 14. Accumulation and Integration. 15. The Definite Integral. 16. Numerical Integration and Riemann Sums (A Practical Tool). 17. Consumer and Producer Surplus. 18. Gini Index. 19. Partial Derivatives. 20. Level Curves and Constraints. 21. Curve Fitting - The Least Squares Regression Model. 22. Series and Polynomial Approximations of Functions. 23. Differential Equations. 24. Supply and Demand Dynamics.
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