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Mathematics II pp 148-162 | Cite as

Algebra II

  • H. G. Davies
  • G. A. Hicks
Part of the Macmillan Technician Series book series (TCC)

Abstract

After working through this chapter you should be able to
  1. 1.

    Arrange fractions as continued fractions and calculate the error in the convergents.

     
  2. 2.

    Use continued fractions to solve practical problems.

     
  3. 3.

    Define a logarithm and deduce the laws of logarithms.

     
  4. 4.

    Use these laws to simplify expressions and to solve equations.

     
  5. 5.

    Use logarithms to plot a straight-line graph to verify the law y = ax n for experimental data and to determine the constants a and n.

     
  6. 6.

    Draw graphs of exponential functions.

     
  7. 7.

    Solve practical problems involving exponential functions.

     

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Copyright information

© H. G. Davies and G. A. Hicks 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Davies
    • 1
  • G. A. Hicks
    • 1
  1. 1.Carmarthen Technical and Agricultural CollegeUK

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