
A First Course in Mathematical Modeling, 5th Edition
Frank R. Giordano; William P. Fox; Steven B. Horton
2013

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Offering a solid introduction to the entire modeling process, A FIRST COURSE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELING, 5th Edition delivers a balance of theory and practice, and gives relevant, handson experience developing and sharpening modeling skills. Throughout, the book emphasizes key facets of modeling, including creative and empirical model construction, model analysis, and model research, and provides myriad opportunities for practice. The authors apply a sixstep process to enhance problemsolving capabilities, whatever the reader's level. In addition, rather than simply emphasizing the calculation step, the authors first help the reader learn how to identify problems, construct or select models, and figure out what data needs to be collected. By involving the reader in the mathematical process as early as possible  beginning with short projects  this text facilitates progressive development in mathematics and modeling. Maple is used to enhance discussions related to difference equations, proportionality, model fitting (least squares), empirical models, simulation, linear programming, dimensional analysis, modeling with differential equations, modeling with systems of differential equations, and optimization of continuous models.
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Language: English
ISBN: 9781285050904
Publisher: Brooks Cole
