Algebra for Athletes

Algebra for Athletes

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Capitalises on the wealth of mathematical knowledge students already possess because of their familiarity with the scorekeeping and motion in sports. In this way, the book takes advanced concepts such as exponents, vector multiplication, and the unit circle to relate them to students everyday lives. While the book is meant to appeal to students who might not otherwise choose to study algebra, it employs highly challenging material, much of which is not taught until engineering school. Thus the book also provides a window to the professional world. Applications in accounting, aeronautical engineering, civil engineering and other fields are presented along with the sports examples.The figure shows a side view of the parabolic arc, a top view to show travel in only the x-direction, and an end view to show travel in only the y-direction. The figure ... For the rest of the way up, gravity will act to slow it down. Since the balla#39;s anbsp;...

Title:Algebra for Athletes
Author:Cameron Bauer
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2007


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