
Elementary Mathematical Models:
An Accessible Development without Calculus, Second Edition
by Dan
Kalman, Sacha Forgoston, and Albert Goetz
An Unusual Approach
to General Education Mathematics. Elementary
Mathematical
Models offers instructors an alternative to standard college algebra,
quantitative literacy, and liberal arts mathematics courses. Presuming
only a background of exposure to high school algebra, the text
introduces students to the methodology of mathematical modeling, which
plays a role in nearly all real applications of mathematics. A course
based on this text would have as its primary goal preparing students to
be competent consumers of mathematical modeling in their future
studies. Such a course would also provide students with an
understanding of the modeling process and a facility with much of the
standard, nontrigonometric, content of college algebra and
precalculus.
For more details about the goals of instruction and what the course
covers, see the Preface
and Table of Contents.
Published by the American Mathematical Society. See this page for details
about course adoptions, examination or desk copies, and related matters. 
