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The Resource Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods
Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods
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The item Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in University of Manitoba Libraries.This item is available to borrow from all library branches.
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 Summary
 Calculus Mysteries and Thrillers consists of eleven mathematics projects based on introductory singlevariable calculus, together with some guidance on how to make use of them. Each project is presented as an amusing short story. In many of them a group of undergraduate mathematics students, formed into a consulting company called Math Iz Us, is hired to solve mathematical problems brought to them by clients. The problems solved include: helping to prosecute an accused pool shark, defending a driver accused of speeding, assisting a hockey coach in making his star forward a more effective goal scorer, and advising a pirate captain on how to divide a goldplated gooseegg fairly among his crew. In each problem, the problem solvers are required to present to their client a detailed written report of their findings. Thus, students must produce and analyze accurate mathematical models of complex, verbally presented real life situations, and write a clear technical account of their solution. Instructors who are looking for problems that are novel, interesting, and several levels more complex than the typical text book word problem will find them in this book. It will be of particular value to instructors who wish to combine training in applications of calculus with training in technical writing. The complexity of the problems makes them suitable for use as group projects. The calculus concepts on which the problems are based include: tangent and normal lines, optimization by use of critical points, inverse trig functions, volumes of solids, surface area integrals, and modeling economic concepts using definite integrals. Although a few ideas from physics and economics are used in the problems, no prior knowledge of these fields is required
 Language

 eng
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (152 p.)
 Note
 Description based upon print version of record
 Contents

 ""Front Cover""; ""Calculus Mysteries and Thrillers""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""The Purpose of This Book""; ""An Overview of the Projects""; ""Detailed Mathematical Requirements""; ""The Projects""; ""1. The Case of the Parabolic Pool Table""; ""2. Calculus for Climatologists""; ""3. The Case of the Swiveling Spotlight""; ""4. Finding the Salami Curve""; ""5. Saving Lunar Station Alpha""; ""6. An Income Policy for Mediocria""; ""7. The Case of the Cooling Cadaver""; ""8. Designing Dipsticks""; ""9. The Case of the Gilded Gooseegg""; ""10. Sunken Treasure""
 ""11. The Case of the Alien Agent""""The Solutions""; ""1. The Case of the Parabolic Pool Tableâ€?Solution""; ""2. Calculus for Climatologistsâ€?Solution""; ""3. The Case of the Swiveling Spotlightâ€?Solution""; ""4. Finding the Salami Curveâ€?Solution""; ""5. Saving Lunar Station Alphaâ€?Solution""; ""6. An Income Policy for Mediocriaâ€?Solution""; ""7. The Case of the Cooling Cadaverâ€?Solution""; ""8. Designing Dipsticksâ€?Solution""; ""9. The Case of the Gilded Gooseeggâ€?Solution""; ""10. Sunken Treasureâ€?Solution""; ""11. The Case of the Alien Agentâ€?Solution""
 Isbn
 9781614441144
 Label
 Calculus mysteries and thrillers
 Title
 Calculus mysteries and thrillers
 Statement of responsibility
 R. Grant Woods
 Title variation
 Calculus mysteries & thrillers
 Language

 eng
 eng
 Summary
 Calculus Mysteries and Thrillers consists of eleven mathematics projects based on introductory singlevariable calculus, together with some guidance on how to make use of them. Each project is presented as an amusing short story. In many of them a group of undergraduate mathematics students, formed into a consulting company called Math Iz Us, is hired to solve mathematical problems brought to them by clients. The problems solved include: helping to prosecute an accused pool shark, defending a driver accused of speeding, assisting a hockey coach in making his star forward a more effective goal scorer, and advising a pirate captain on how to divide a goldplated gooseegg fairly among his crew. In each problem, the problem solvers are required to present to their client a detailed written report of their findings. Thus, students must produce and analyze accurate mathematical models of complex, verbally presented real life situations, and write a clear technical account of their solution. Instructors who are looking for problems that are novel, interesting, and several levels more complex than the typical text book word problem will find them in this book. It will be of particular value to instructors who wish to combine training in applications of calculus with training in technical writing. The complexity of the problems makes them suitable for use as group projects. The calculus concepts on which the problems are based include: tangent and normal lines, optimization by use of critical points, inverse trig functions, volumes of solids, surface area integrals, and modeling economic concepts using definite integrals. Although a few ideas from physics and economics are used in the problems, no prior knowledge of these fields is required
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 Woods, R. Grant
 Dewey number
 515
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 no index present
 Language note
 English
 LC call number
 QA303
 LC item number
 .W66 1998
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 dictionaries
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 Calculus
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 Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods
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 Contents

 ""Front Cover""; ""Calculus Mysteries and Thrillers""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""The Purpose of This Book""; ""An Overview of the Projects""; ""Detailed Mathematical Requirements""; ""The Projects""; ""1. The Case of the Parabolic Pool Table""; ""2. Calculus for Climatologists""; ""3. The Case of the Swiveling Spotlight""; ""4. Finding the Salami Curve""; ""5. Saving Lunar Station Alpha""; ""6. An Income Policy for Mediocria""; ""7. The Case of the Cooling Cadaver""; ""8. Designing Dipsticks""; ""9. The Case of the Gilded Gooseegg""; ""10. Sunken Treasure""
 ""11. The Case of the Alien Agent""""The Solutions""; ""1. The Case of the Parabolic Pool Tableâ€?Solution""; ""2. Calculus for Climatologistsâ€?Solution""; ""3. The Case of the Swiveling Spotlightâ€?Solution""; ""4. Finding the Salami Curveâ€?Solution""; ""5. Saving Lunar Station Alphaâ€?Solution""; ""6. An Income Policy for Mediocriaâ€?Solution""; ""7. The Case of the Cooling Cadaverâ€?Solution""; ""8. Designing Dipsticksâ€?Solution""; ""9. The Case of the Gilded Gooseeggâ€?Solution""; ""10. Sunken Treasureâ€?Solution""; ""11. The Case of the Alien Agentâ€?Solution""
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (152 p.)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781614441144
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 computer
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 c
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 remote
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 Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods
 Note
 Description based upon print version of record
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 online resource
 Carrier category code
 cr
 Content category
 text
 Content type code
 txt
 Contents

 ""Front Cover""; ""Calculus Mysteries and Thrillers""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""The Purpose of This Book""; ""An Overview of the Projects""; ""Detailed Mathematical Requirements""; ""The Projects""; ""1. The Case of the Parabolic Pool Table""; ""2. Calculus for Climatologists""; ""3. The Case of the Swiveling Spotlight""; ""4. Finding the Salami Curve""; ""5. Saving Lunar Station Alpha""; ""6. An Income Policy for Mediocria""; ""7. The Case of the Cooling Cadaver""; ""8. Designing Dipsticks""; ""9. The Case of the Gilded Gooseegg""; ""10. Sunken Treasure""
 ""11. The Case of the Alien Agent""""The Solutions""; ""1. The Case of the Parabolic Pool Tableâ€?Solution""; ""2. Calculus for Climatologistsâ€?Solution""; ""3. The Case of the Swiveling Spotlightâ€?Solution""; ""4. Finding the Salami Curveâ€?Solution""; ""5. Saving Lunar Station Alphaâ€?Solution""; ""6. An Income Policy for Mediocriaâ€?Solution""; ""7. The Case of the Cooling Cadaverâ€?Solution""; ""8. Designing Dipsticksâ€?Solution""; ""9. The Case of the Gilded Gooseeggâ€?Solution""; ""10. Sunken Treasureâ€?Solution""; ""11. The Case of the Alien Agentâ€?Solution""
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (152 p.)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781614441144
 Media category
 computer
 Media type code
 c
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number

 (CKB)2560000000141210
 (EBL)3330455
 (SSID)ssj0000577571
 (PQKBManifestationID)11349273
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 (PQKBWorkID)10577316
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