Introduction to Modeling

  • Kenneth Eriksson
  • Donald Estep
  • Claes Johnson
Chapter

Abstract

We start by giving two basic examples of the use of mathematics for describing practical situations. The first example is a problem in household economy and the second is a problem in surveying, both of which have been important fields of application for mathematics since the time of the Babylonians. The models are very simple but illustrate fundamental ideas.

Keywords

Expense 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Eriksson
    • 1
  • Donald Estep
    • 2
  • Claes Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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