2nd Edition

Mathematical Modeling with Excel

By Brian Albright, William P Fox Copyright 2020
    370 Pages 369 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    370 Pages 369 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    370 Pages 369 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    This text presents a wide variety of common types of models found in other mathematical modeling texts, as well as some new types. However, the models are presented in a very unique format. A typical section begins with a general description of the scenario being modeled.  The model is then built using the appropriate mathematical tools. Then it is implemented and analyzed in Excel via step-by-step instructions. In the exercises, we ask students to modify or refine the existing model, analyze it further, or adapt it to similar scenarios.

    Chapter 1 -- What is Mathematical Modeling?
    Chapter 2 -- Proportionality and Geometric Similarity
    Chapter 3 -- Empirical Modeling 
    Chapter 4 -- Discrete Dynamical Systems
    Chapter 5 -- Differential Equations 
    Chapter 6 -- Simulations 
    Chapter 7 -- Optimization


    Brian Albright grew up in Colby, KS; received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and secondary education from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; and received a D.Sc. in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. In early 2004 he worked as a civilian transportation analyst at the United States Transportation Command. Since 2004 he has taught all levels of undergraduate mathematics at Concordia University, Seward, NE. He has published two textbooks, Mathematical Modeling with Exceland Essentials of Mathematical Statistics; has written two articles for The College Mathematics Journal; and has written ancillary material for several textbooks.