ERIC Number: ED110325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Calculus of Population.
Bogart, Kenneth P.; Vitale, Michael R.
The electronic computer has brought about a mathematical revolution in the second half of the twentieth century. Once forbidding calculations are now within the reach of the average student and techniques which before had only theoretical interest have been seen to have practical value too. This book combines some of the familiar results and applications of calculus with the new language of the computer. The student using this book will need a solid background in high school algebra, an understanding of what a function is and how to draw its graph, and a beginning knowledge of computer programming. The book is designed to be used in several ways: as a supplement for students who have completed a course in elementary functions, as an introduction to a calculus course, or as outside reading in a liberal arts mathematics course. The four chapters use mathematics to describe and explain some observations about the growth of population. Each chapter is accompanied by a set of exercises which range from routine calculations to suggested projects. Exercises marked with an asterisk are more difficult. The computer programs included in the book are written in BASIC. (Author/TK)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Calculus, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Population Education, Population Growth, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides
Project COMPUTe, Kiewit Computation Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755 ($4.00, make check payable to: Dartmouth College - Project COMPUTe)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH. Kiewit Computation Center.