Acknowledged author Frank R. Giordano wrote A First Course in Mathematical Modeling comprising 640 pages back in 2008. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0495011592 and 9780495011590. Since then A First Course in Mathematical Modeling textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $9.17 or rent at the marketplace.
Offering a solid introduction to the entire modeling process, A FIRST COURSE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELING, 4th Edition delivers an excellent balance of theory and practice, and gives you relevant, hands-on experience developing and sharpening your modeling skills. Throughout, the book emphasizes key facets of modeling, including creative and empirical model construction, model analysis, and model research, and provides myriad opportunities for practice. The authors apply a proven six-step problem-solving process to enhance your problem-solving capabilities -- whatever your level. In addition, rather than simply emphasizing the calculation step, the authors first help you learn how to identify problems, construct or select models, and figure out what data needs to be collected. By involving you in the mathematical process as early as possible -- beginning with short projects -- this text facilitates your progressive development and confidence in mathematics and modeling.