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ERIC Number: EJ883258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Predicting the Health of a Natural Water System
Graves, Gregory H.
PRIMUS, v20 n4 p369-379 2010
This project was developed as an interdisciplinary application of the optimization of a single-variable function. It was used in a freshman-level single-variable calculus course. After the first month of the course, students had been exposed to the concepts of the derivative as a rate of change, average and instantaneous velocities, derivatives of exponential functions, the chain rule, and single-variable optimization problems. They had also begun to use a computer algebra system to explore functions graphically, estimate local extrema, and differentiate functions. Prior to taking this course, all students had completed a course in mathematical modeling with an introduction to differential calculus. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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