- APPLICATIONS INDEX

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Applications to Business and Economics [ Top ]

Advertising effectiveness, 258, 297, 314, 336-337, 388, 403
Advertising with fliers, 300
Airline company expansion, 429-430
Airline ticket sales, 113, 153, 187, 463
Alaska cruise ticket sales, 153
Amount of a loan, 568, 602-603
Annual yield of U.S. corn production and precipitation, 630-631
Answering machine supply, 452
Apartment complex fees, 286
APR, 94, 97-98, 135
APY, 94, 96, 98, 135, 248
AT&T Submarine Systems division profit, 436
Average cost, 59-60, 117, 247, 250, 264, 312

Balance in a mutual fund, 186, 247, 407
Balance in an account, 22-23, 72, 93, 98-100, 152, 188, 214, 236, 248-249, 255, 313-314, 361, 391, 431-432
Ball-bearing costs, 113-114
Ball-bearing production, 659
Bankruptcy filings in New Hampshire, 194
Beef demand/supply, 453
Blender sales, 112
Book sales, 245
Bowling accessories sales, 67
Break-even point, 4, 6, 59, 60
Business travel, 13
Buying a house, 99

Cable television rate/revenue, 28, 281-282, 298
Cable television subscribers, 256
Calculator prices, 92
Campbell Soup Company sales, 521, 534, 544-545, 552-553
Capital value, 437
Car dealership advertising, 314
Car insurance premiums, 2
Car sales/resale value, 11, 12, 14, 47-48, 58, 129-130, 226-227, 600-601,611, 629
Carbonated beverage packaging, 666
Cattle prices, 217, 226
Ceiling fan demand, 452
Cellular phone demand/supply, 442, 448-449
Cellular phone service subscribers, 137
Certificate of deposit purchase, 99
City government payroll, 58
Civil-transport aircraft production, 521-522
Cobb-Douglas production function, 603-604, 645-649, 654-655
Color TV demand, 469
Communicating with a memo, 56
Compact disc production/cost, 334, 403
Compact disc revenue/supply, 11, 42, 79, 86, 131, 260-261, 263-264, 452-453
Company advertising/sales, 297, 314, 336-337, 403
Company buyout, 436-437
Company production/operating costs, 247, 257-258, 264, 287, 312
Compaq Computer Corporation profits, 435
Competitive and complementary products, 615
Compound interest, 7, 22-23, 93-100, 247, 313, 563-564, 591-592, 598-599, 602, 611
Computer sales, 196, 244, 672, 675-676
Concert ticket purchase, 671
Construction company worker-hours, 90, 301-302, 360, 678-679
Consumer interest cycle, 539
Consumer price index, 52-53, 87, 130, 216, 248, 313
Continuously compounded interest, 96-97, 99, 152, 188, 236, 247, 249, 255, 361, 428, 435, 599, 602, 680-683
Corporation profits, 57, 191
Cost function, 13-15, 113-114, 117, 245-247, 257, 262, 308, 357-358, 419-420. 677
Cotterill model for supermarket performance, 582
Creative Technology revenues, 435
Credit card finance charge/payment, 98, 240-241
CSX-Conrail merger, 436-437
Customers served by ATM machines, 485-486

Dairy company costs/industry, 33, 245, 619
Demand function, 141, 262-263, 286, 319-320, 438-443, 451, 453, 677, 693
Department store sale, 325-327, 361
Depreciation of value of machine, 126-128
Designing a packaging carton, 654-655
Diamond pricing, 565, 597
Dog grooming business, 4-6
Doubling time, 99, 188, 204

Economic inflationary cycle, 538-539
Egg production, 259-260
Employee hiring rate, 390
European tire sales, 335, 414-418

Factory sales of electronics, 196, 214, 255, 358, 462
Famous painting prints supply, 453
Fast food restaurant customers, 188
Financial market meaning of derivatives, 190
Fish production, 133, 170-171, 285
Flexible work schedules, 26, 39
Fork lift production costs, 117
Frozen yogurt sales, 484
Fund-raising campaign, 141-142, 319-320
Furniture manufacturing, 419

Gold purchase, 254
Golf ball production costs, 312-313
Grapefruit production costs, 357-358
Graphing calculators demand/supply, 454
Gross Domestic Product, 288, 302

Health club advertising, 654
Heating oil sales, 58, 539-541
Hot dog sales, 312
Hotel/motel occupancy, 173-174
Houghton Mifflin Company stock dividends, 46-47, 178
House painting income, 266-267
Hydroelectric facility forecasting, 522-523

Ice cream sales, 524, 534, 537-538
Imported passenger car sales, 118, 132, 195-196, 246-247
Indexed price of wheat in the United Kingdom, 543-544
Interest on a student loan, 98-99
International Game Technology, 58
Investment growth, 236, 247, 248-249, 389, 407
Investments with 401(k) plans, 655-658

Jewelry sales, 59

Kelly Services, 147-149, 194
Kerosene lantern demand, 452

Land value, 19
Lawn mower sales, 552
LCI International Telecommunications revenue, 194
Life insurance premiums, 310, 389
Lift ticket sales and snow depth at a Utah ski resort, 565, 598
Long distance telephone call rates, 462-463

Manufacturing transistor radios, 654-655
Marble fountain demand and supply, 469
Marginal analysis, 308-309, 310, 312, 334, 385, 403, 677
McDonnell Douglas stock, 333
Mechanical component assembly time, 131-132, 298
Mini-van demand/supply, 444-445, 450-451
Minimum and adjusted minimum wage, 12-13
Mobile home sales, 113
Monthly payment on a loan, 11, 99, 567-568, 572-576, 577, 582
Mortgage debt, 270-271
Mountain bike sales, 217, 254

Newspaper deliveries, 42-43

Oil well production, 679
Orchestra concert tickets, 288
Ornda Healthcorp revenue, 436

Paperwork at a hospital, 333-334
Parsley demand/supply, 438-443, 445-448
Pencil production profit, 357
PepsiCo vending revenue, 435
Pizza sales revenue, 311
Point of diminishing returns, 296, 300
Postal rates, 61, 87, 115, 677, 693
Poultry production, 389, 464
Price of hardback fiction books, 303-304, 454
Price of LPs and CDs, 131
Private-sector workersí earnings, 201-202
Produce scales, 552
Production of hand-crafted benches, 246
Profit function, 5-6, 14-15, 33, 55, 57, 113-114, 117, 187, 226, 286, 300, 357, 375-376, 435, 565
Purchasing power of U. S. dollar, 41, 118, 195, 246, 266, 390, 690

Real estate sales/value, 333, 401
Reno Air passengers, 58
Retail sales of personal watercraft, 151
Retail womenís clothing store sales, 536-537
Revenue flow rate, 360, 402, 430-431
Revenue function, 11, 58, 112, 153,194, 217, 246, 254, 260-261, 281-282, 286, 298, 308-309, 312, 314, 319-320, 336-337, 360, 375, 403, 419-420, 534, 565, 584-585, 598, 663
Revenue in deutschemarks, 254
Roofing company jobs, 101-102, 113, 152, 693
Russell Corporation sales, 300-301

Saddle supply, 452
Sale of cheeses in the Netherlands, 584-585, 589-591, 645
Saving for the future, 431-432
Sculptures demand/supply, 453
Seafood restaurant buffet prices, 308
Sears revenue, 436
Seasonal sales, 549, 554
Shipping charges, 42
Small business sales/taxes, 44-45, 55, 192-193
Stock market "October Madness", 151
Stock ownership, 6, 50, 262, 357
Storm windows production costs, 245
Street vendor sale of roses, 286, 453-454
Suaerbeck index, 544, 552
Superbowl T-shirts and hats sales, 663
Swimsuit sales, 81-82

T-shirt/sweatshirt sales, 11, 59-60, 141-142, 188, 310, 319-320, 610, 663
Tenet Healthcare Corporation revenue, 436
Tire production/sales, 76-79, 335, 388
Tissue paper sales, 263
Toaster oven production/costs, 308, 385, 395
Toys R Us growth, 193-194

U. S. exports/imports, 178, 421
Unemployment rates, 103-104, 188, 469
Unleaded gasoline demand, 452
Utility company revenue, 360

Value of a home, 13, 61
Value of an investment, 563-564, 591-592, 598-599, 602, 687
Videotape/cassette sales, 86, 92, 360, 437
Violin production, 250-251
Visa credit cards, 197

Washing machine service, 86
Water ski sales, 41-42
Wooden chairs demand, 451


General Applications [ Top ]

Accidents in British coal mines, 490
Adhesiveness of honey, 586-587, 602, 645, 653-655
Aircraft accidents, 196, 244, 463
Amount owed to IRS, 565, 597
Arable cropland, 67
Arch art, 469
Athletic organization donors, 117, 298, 389-390
Australian grasshopper eggs, 176, 284, 297, 346
Auto fuel consumption, 243

Banana chip crispness, 662
Baseball batting averages, 190

Cable Television Subscribers, 256
Calculus class exam scores, 487
Campus transportation, 472, 474
Castle measurement, B3
Chicken consumption, 297-298
Cohesiveness of honey, 623-624, 653-655
College Tuition, 40, 61, 68, 203, 255
Consistency of processed cheese spread, 596-597, 625-626, 645
Consistometer values for applesauce, 613, 632-633
Corn farming, 262
Cottage cheese consumption in U. S., 345
Cotton gins, 215
Countries issuing postage stamps, 88, 125-126, 688
Crickets chirping, 229

Dulles International Airport windows, 321

Elephant population in West Africa, 437
Enrollment in Spanish courses, 201
Expert witness, 616-617
Exponential probability distribution, 475, 485, 488

Fee-refund schedule, 203
Finding data, 69, 319
Flea population, 434
Football ticket sales, 59
Foreign travelers to U. S, 201-202
Fox population, 469

Garbage in a landfill, 286-287, 299
Garbage trucks in a city, 254
Gasoline prices, 41
Girl Scout membership, 62
Glasshouse red spider population, 427
Golf putts, 13
Graphing calculator use, 155
Grocery check-out counter waiting times, 485
Growth of pea seedling, 162

Height of a tree, 678, 687
Hotel capacity in Egypt, 138
Households with computers, 262
Households with TVs that have VCRs, 298, 312
Households with TVs, 265
Households with VCRs, 214-215, 253
Households with washing machines, 388
Hunting license fees, 151, 318

Intel processor chips, 88
Iowa corn farmers, 40

King penguin population, 427

Learning to drive a car, 2
Licensed drivers, 238
Life of light bulbs, 477-478

Milk consumption, 176
Missouri farmland, 558-562, 569-571, 578-579, 592-593, 627-628, 644-645
Morton Rachofskyís 25-hour clock, 509
Muskrat population in Iowa, 437

National defense spending, 287, 300
National Rifle Association membership, 157, 160
Natural gas imports and exports, 40, 194-195
Natural gas prices/production rates, 109-111, 285, 298, 403
NBA point guard, 262
Normal probability distribution, 476-478, 486-487
Northern fur seal population, 437

Oil production, 296, 342-343, 358, 400, 402, 464
Organic matter intake of grazing beef cattle, 568, 601-602, 640-641
Overseas telephone calls, 130, 337

Pectin and pigment extraction from sunflower heads, 585, 610, 644
Peptides released in crayfish processing, 643-644
Personal computers used in schools, 216, 244
Pizza wedges, 499
Plant growth, 220, 368-371, 393-394
Plow sulky patents, 89, 688

Processing mail at a post office, 254
Restigouche River fishing club salmon catch, 522, 542, 691-692

Sausage additives to reduce cooking loss, 583, 644, 649-650, 651-652, 654
Slope fields, 697-699
Sooty tern population, 437
Sperm whale population, 432-433
Student grades/study time, 3, 17-18, 30, 180-183, 189, 244, 296-297, 311-312
Superbike II/U. S. Cycling Federation, 509
Swimmer's times, 130, 202, 214, 285-286

Total-stem volume for Douglas fir trees in British Columbia, 582-583
Total-stem volume for red pine trees in Canada, 610-611
Tourists visiting Tahiti, 317
Typing speed, 186

Uniform probability distribution, 472, 484-485, 487
University enrollment, 25, 59, 258-259
University research spending, 202

Vegetable consumption, 118-119
Visitors to an amusement park, 91
Volume index for a cake, 605-606, 634, 639-640

Waiting at a red light, 484-485
Weight of airline-passenger luggage, 485
Windows in an airport, 321
Wine consumption in U. S., 354-356, 397-398

Yeast dough, 236


Life Science Applications
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AIDS cases, 114, 132, 154, 190, 213-214, 463, 693
Algae growth, 357
Animal experiments in England, 659
Atmospheric carbon dioxide, 249-251, 333, 529-532, 545
Atmospheric ozone levels, 662
Average body-weight of a piglet, 663
Average daily weight gain/loss of a pig, 566, 598, 632
Average global radiation, 629-630

Bacteria growth, 8-9, 73, 76, 85, 332, 376
Birth rate of African country, 384
Birth weight, 13
Births to single mothers, 61, 187
Births to women 35 years or older, 41, 265
Births to women 45 years and older, 116, 244-245, 286, 299, 335
Births to women under 15 years of age, 197-198
Body heat loss due to wind, 568, 574-576, 600-601
Body-alcohol level and risk of auto accident, 696
Body-mass index, 607-611

Cancer death rates, 130-131, 189, 227
Carbon monoxide emissions, 88
Catolaccus grandi propogation, 515, 613-614, 643
Cesarean-section deliveries, 41, 265
Chlorofluorocarbons in atmosphere, 62-63, 133, 310-311

Deaths due to influenza epidemic, 90, 153, 256
Dehydration recovery time, 469-470
Diastolic blood pressure, 361, 464
Dieting/weight loss, 16-17, 21, 168-169, 187, 406
Drug concentration/decomposition, 15, 182-183, 328-329, 347-348, 388, 402, 688

Emergency room arrivals, 475-476, 485
Emission of nitrogen oxides, 248, 288, 301
Extraterrestrial radiation, 535-536, 542, 631-632, 694

Fertility rate, 373

Height/age of a person, 13
Height/weight of a person, 27, 39, 656, 597, 693
Heights of college men, 82-83
Hours of daylight and a personís moods, 544

In-hospital midwife-attended births, 137, 270

Lake contamination, 35-36
Liberation of fatty acids from milk fat, 643
Life expectancies, 310, 345
Life expectancy of a state, 299
Loss of U. S. wetlands, 67, 190

Male brain weight, 131
Male metabolic rate, 236
Medical students, 28-29, 285
Milk storage and temperature, 659-660

Nursing students, 119, 177-178

Olestra synthesis, 622-625, 636-639, 640

Patient's temperature during illness, 524-525
Patients admitted to and discharged from a hospital, 412-414
Physical therapy and microwave radiation, 634-635
Pneumonia death rate in U.S., 536, 543
Polio epidemic, 91, 207-208, 293-295, 685-686
Pollution abatement and control, 116, 196, 247, 265-266

Skin surface area, 611
Spread of a virus, 79-81, 91, 420, 684

Technetium-99 decay, 688

Ultraviolet radiation, 514-516, 518-519, 545, 548-549, 600
United States death rates, 114-115, 197

Weight gain, 194
Weight of laboratory mouse, 358, 401-402


Physical Science Applications
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Acceleration of a car, 332-333, 336, 345, 359, 402, 408, 420, 464
Acceleration of a falling object, 689-690
Air temperature during and after a thunderstorm, 306-307, 335, 358-359, 463
Air temperature, 28-29, 57-58, 155-156, 176, 460-461, 481-482, 522-523, 565, 597
Airplane travel, 186, 275
Airspeed of airplane, 309, 344, 401, 465
Altitude of airplane, 34-35, 275
Apparent temperature, 565-566, 569, 579-580, 598, 610
Automobile drive shaft, 498

Barometric pressure, 677-678
Building a tunnel, 9-10

Carbon-14 dating, 425-426, 458-459
Carson River flow rates, 340-342, 353, 396-397
Changing sea levels, 398-399
Crude oil flow rates, 406-407

Daily temperatures in Boston, MA, 525, 534
Daily temperatures in Fairbanks, Alaska, 524, 534
Daily temperatures in New Orleans, LA, 525
Daily temperatures in New York, 549
Daily temperatures in Omaha, Nebraska, 520-521, 532-533, 541-542
Daily temperatures in Philadelphia, PA, 137, 528, 547
Driving on a highway, 3-4, 156, 161, 462

Falling penny, 389
Firing times of neurons in response to odors, 523-524
Flow rate of a river, 285
Frequency of cloud cover over Minneapolis, 566-567
Fuel efficiency, 187

Growth rate of corn, 388-389

High diving, 389
Hooke's Law and Newtonís Second Law, 693-694
Hours of darkness in Anchorage, Alaska, 523, 544
Hours of daylight at the Arctic Circle, 517-518, 519
Hours of daylight for the northern and southern hemispheres, 581
Hours of daylight in Honolulu, Hawaii, 550
Humidity level, 29, 309
Hurricane speed, 406

Isotherms and precipitation, 587, 664

Lake Tahoe level, 151-152, 284-285, 298-299, 345-346, 555-556
Leaking dam, 402
Leaking gasoline tank, 254

Mean temperatures and air pressure at Halley Bay, 580-581
Mountain lake level, 357

New York City rainfall, 659
Newtonís Law of Cooling, 689

Ocean tides, 497
Oven temperature, 375

Path of a missile, 112, 154
Polar night region temperature, 186
Power output of diesel engine and wind turbine, 534-535, 542-543
Precipitation in U.S. corn belt, 631

Radioactive decay, 73, 427, 667, 688
Robot speed, 323-324
Rotating ferris wheel, 509
Rotating wheels, 501, 509
Rowan-Robinson model of the universe, 692

Savannah River entrance tides, 537, 547
Snow cover/depth, 14, 343, 402, 687
Speed of a roller coaster, 201
Speed of a vehicle, 668-669
Stopping distance for a car, 333
Superhighway, 273
Survival rate of flour beetle, 162-163

Temperature in a midwestern city, 144-147, 149, 158, 244
Temperature in a museum, 402
Temperature in a southwestern city, 481-482
Temperature in the south Gobi desert, 535
Toyota Supra and Porsche 911 Carerra speeds, 420-421
Tractor speed, 237

Velocity of a crack, 359-360, 464
Velocity of a falling object, 237, 389, 677-678
Velocity of a vehicle, 322-323, 359, 408

Water flowing into a reservoir, 687
Weather satellite orbit, 538
Wind turbine optimal placement, 587

X-ray pulse emission from a neutron star, 542, 550


Applications to Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Aluminum can recycling, 331-332
American Humane Association, 63-64

Brentano-Stevens Law, 683-684

Calls to a sheriffís office, 225-226, 256, 528-529
Campus organization membership, 225
Carrying capacity of a farm system, 568, 583, 601
Civilian labor force in South Carolina, 388
Club membership, 85
College enrollment, tuition, and financial aid, 40, 61, 68, 89, 203, 255, 608-609
Compulsory school laws, 139-140
Computer terminal waiting time, 478-479
Consumer credit, 60
Cost of education, 262
Cost of living, 12

Disposable personal income in U. S., 215
Distribution of wealth, 313
Donner Pass, 14

Employment in Slovakia, 177
Energy production and consumption, 48-49, 677

Family grocery bill, 162
Fechnerís Law, 671-672
Federal funding for education, 60
Female computer science Ph.D. graduates, 336
Foreign-born U. S. residents, 209-210

Grade-point ratios and SAT scores, 565, 598
Gross National Product and the national debt, 681-683

High school enrollment and dropouts, 266
Higher education enrollment, 25, 59, 258-259
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities, 658
Hutterite Brethren children, 581-582

Infants born to 5 generations of a family, 660
Ireland potato famines, 696

Jail capacity, 217, 226

Land subsidence in the Santa Clara Valley, 634

Married couples with unmarried children at home, 196-197
Mayoral election, 263
Median age at first marriage, 113, 123-124, 683
Median family income, 247
Median home price, 27
Military pay, 27, 39
Minimum wage, 12
Missouri and Mississippi Rivers flooding, 635

New home prices, 31

Per capita national debt, 255-256
Political organization members, 188
Population density of Nevada, 150
Population of a city and garbage trucks, 254
Population of a country, 357
Population of a small town, 73-75
Population of a state, 401
Population of Aurora, Nevada, 455-459
Population of California, 305, 307-308
Population of Cleveland, Ohio, 106-107, 222-223, 310
Population of French Polynesia, 317
Population of Great Lakes region, 344, 401, 465
Population of Hawaii, 236
Population of Iowa, 134, 334
Population of Kentucky, 276-278, 290-292
Population of Mexico, 86, 153, 245, 311, 463
Population of North Dakota, 41, 62, 334
Population of people 65 years or older, 264-265, 344
Population of people between 65 and 74 years old, 284, 297
Population of South Carolina, 132-133, 311, 461-462
Population of the District of Columbia, 334
Population of the Midwest, 264
Population of United States, 71, 104-106, 176, 264
Population of West Virginia, 37-38, 62
Populations of United States and Canada, 245
Post-secondary education, 292-293
Poverty in U. S., 264-265
Private philanthropy giving, 154
PTA organization, 89, 154, 256
Public day-school enrollment, 187
Purchasing power of U.S. dollar, 41, 118, 195, 246, 266, 390, 690

Ratio of males to females in the U. S., 542, 550
Residential gas use in Reno, Nevada, 519-520
Retirement planning, 434-435, 469

SAT I: Reasoning Test math scores, 465-469, 473, 486
Saving for the future, 7, 72, 99-100, 469
Social security checks, 12

Teacher salaries, 19, 28, 87, 128, 130, 188, 282
Texas household income, 489-490
Time to learn rules/a task, 485, 689
Tobacco ban bill support letters, 565, 598

U. S. labor force, 301
Unemployment in Michigan, 211-212
Unemployment in Somerset County, NJ, 184-185, 278-279
Unemployment rates, 103-104, 188, 469
United States population, 487-489, 669-670, 673-675, 693

Vacant office space, 31-32
Verhulst population model, 687, 696

Women in the civilian labor force, 234-235
Workers with taxable earnings, 27, 39
World population growth, 85, 660
Worldwide arable and permanent cropland, 678

Young adults not yet married, 658-659





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