# 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 Analysis
Chapter 2: Variation
Chapter 3: Introduction to Functions
Chapter 4: Linear Relationships
Chapter 5: Systems of Equations
Chapter 6: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 7: Polynomial Functions
Chapter 8: Trigonometric Functions

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
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 7.3: 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

Wafer Thickness
Control Chart
Beam Breaking
Volume Weight
Image Processing
Absorbance-Concentration
Pressure Gauge
Regression