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Champanerkar, Jyoti – PRIMUS, 2013
This paper illustrates a biological application of the concepts of relative change and area under a curve, from mathematics. We study two biological measures "relative change in cardiac output" and "cardiac output", which are predictors of heart blockages and other related ailments. Cardiac output refers to the quantity of…
Descriptors: Biology, Metabolism, Biofeedback, Mathematical Concepts
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Ahlgren Reddy, Alison; Harper, Marc – PRIMUS, 2013
Data from the ALEKS-based placement program at the University of Illinois is presented visually in several ways. The placement exam (an ALEKS assessment) contains precise item-specific information and the data show many interesting properties of the student populations of the placement courses, which include Precalculus, Calculus, and Business…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, College Mathematics, Student Placement, Scores