The Resource Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods

Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods

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Calculus mysteries and thrillers
Title
Calculus mysteries and thrillers
Statement of responsibility
R. Grant Woods
Title variation
Calculus mysteries & thrillers
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Calculus Mysteries and Thrillers consists of eleven mathematics projects based on introductory single-variable 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 gold-plated goose-egg 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
Series statement
Classroom resource materials
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  • Calculus
  • Project method in teaching
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Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods
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online resource
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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 Goose-egg""; ""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 Goose-eggâ€?Solution""; ""10. Sunken Treasureâ€?Solution""; ""11. The Case of the Alien Agentâ€?Solution""
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (152 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781614441144
Media category
computer
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c
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remote
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  • (CKB)2560000000141210
  • (EBL)3330455
  • (SSID)ssj0000577571
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11349273
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000577571
  • (PQKBWorkID)10577316
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  • (UkCbUP)CR9781614441144
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3330455
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000141210
Label
Calculus mysteries and thrillers, R. Grant Woods
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
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 Goose-egg""; ""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 Goose-eggâ€?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
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000577571
  • (PQKBWorkID)10577316
  • (PQKB)10517504
  • (UkCbUP)CR9781614441144
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3330455
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000141210

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