# Dynamic College Algebra (Student Edition) (CD-Rom)

Dynamic College Algebra uses a modeling approach built around applications from technical fields such as semiconductor manufacturing and biotechnology. Each chapter begins with an engaging contextual problem that students explore in class or on their own via an Adobe Air simulation. Reflecting the realities of modern technical careers, Dynamic College Algebra integrates data analysis and spreadsheet technology throughout. **Chapter 1: Measurement/Data AnalysisChapter 2: VariationChapter 3: Introduction to FunctionsChapter 4: Linear RelationshipsChapter 5: Systems of EquationsChapter 6: Exponential and Logarithmic FunctionsChapter 7: Polynomial Functions Chapter 8: Trigonometric Functions**

**TABLE OF CONTENTS**

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Data Analysis

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Data Analysis

Career Feature: Semiconductor Processors

Introductory Activity: Wafer Thickness Measurements

Section 1.1: Distributions and the Shape of Data

Section 1.2: Describing Distributions with Numbers

Section 1.3: The Normal Distribution

Section 1.4: Control Charts

Chapter 1: Review

**CHAPTER 2: Variation**

Career Feature: Wind Turbine Technician

Introductory Activity: Broken Beams

Section 2.1: Direct Variation

Section 2.2: Unit Analysis

Section 2.3: Power Functions

Section 2.4: Inverse Variation Chapter 2: Review

**CHAPTER 3: Introduction to Functions**

Career Feature: Chemical Technicians

Introductory Activity: Laboratory Automation

Section 3.1: Linear Models

Section 3.2: Function Toolkit

Section 3.3: Building Other Functions

Section 3.4: Matrices Chapter 3: Review

**CHAPTER 4: Linear Relationships**

Career Feature: Calibration Technician

Introductory Activity: Calibrating Instruments

Section 4.1: Fitting a Direct Variation to Data

Section 4.2: Fitting a Linear Function to Data

Section 4.3: Linear Models

Section 4.4: Linear Model Upgrades

Chapter 4: Review

**CHAPTER 5: Systems of Equations**

Career Feature: Robotics Technician

Introductory Activity: Botpaths

Section 5.1: Coordinates 1

Section 5.2: Systems of Equations

Section 5.3: A Matrix Method for Solving Linear Systems

Section 5.4: Linear Programming

Chapter 5: Review

**CHAPTER 6: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions**

Career Feature: Acoustic Consultants

Introductory Activity: Sound Measurement

Section 6.1: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Section 6.2: The Number e and the Natural Exponential Function

Section 6.3: Transformations of Exponential Functions

Section 6.4: The Inverse of an Exponential Function: Logarithms

Section 6.5: Logarithmic Models

Chapter 6: Review

**CHAPTER 7: Polynomial Functions**

Career Feature: What Medical Technologists Do

Introductory Activity: Performance-Enhancing Drug Testing

Section 7.1: Properties of Polynomial Functions

Section 7.2: Quadratic Functions

Section 7.3: Cubic Functions and Beyond

Section 7.4: Rational Functions

Chapter 7: Review

**CHAPTER 8: Trigonometric Functions**

Career Feature: Mechatronics Technician

Introductory Activity: Oscillation

Section 8.1: Periodic Functions

Section 8.2: The Sine Function

Section 8.3: The Cosine Function

Section 8.4: Other Trigonometric Functions and Trigonometric Equations

Chapter 8: Review

**Adobe Air Software:**

Wafer Thickness

Control Chart

Beam Breaking

Volume Weight

Image Processing

Absorbance-Concentration

Pressure Gauge

Regression

Robot Navigation

Audio Meter

Sample Pooling

Motion

Author | Marsha Davis, Gary Froelich and Gary Simundza |

Copyright Year | ©2014 by COMAP, Inc. |

ISBN | 1-933223-47- |

Product Number | 7652 |

Primary Level | Undergraduate |

Application Areas | DynaMAP |

Format | PDF files on a CD-Rom |