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Ants, bikes, & clocks [electronic resource] : problem solving for undergraduates / William Briggs.

Author/Creator:
Briggs, William L.
Other Title:
Ants, bikes, and clocks
Publication:
Philadelphia, Pa. : Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, 3600 Market Street, Floor 6, Philadelphia, PA 19104), 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 electronic text (vi, 168 p.) : ill., digital file.
Subjects:
Problem solving.
Language:
English
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Summary:
Mathematics educators agree that problem solving is one of the essential skills their students should possess, yet few mathematics courses or textbooks are devoted entirely to developing this skill. Supported by narrative, examples, and exercises, Ants, Bikes, and Clocks: Problem Solving for Undergraduates is a readable and enjoyable text designed to strengthen the problem-solving skills of undergraduate students. The book, which provides hundreds of mathematical problems, gives special emphasis to problems in context, often called story problems or modeling problems, that require mathematical formulation as a preliminary step. Both analytical and computational approaches, as well as the interplay between them, are included.
Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A Problem Solving Framework
Chapter 3: Problem Solving Strategies
Chapter 4: How Do You Do It?
Chapter 5: Parts of the Whole
Chapter 6: A World of Change
Chapter 7: At Any Rate
Chapter 8: Difference Equations
Chapter 9: Insight and Computing
Chapter 10: Take a Chance
Chapter 11: Toward Modeling
Chapter 12: Solutions
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Title from title screen, viewed 10/20/2010.
Description based on title page of print version.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-165) and index.
Contributor:
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
ISBN:
0-89871-791-4
Publisher Number:
OT90 siam
Access Restriction:
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers.
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