- APPLICATIONS INDEX (Brief)

Application to Business and Economics | General Applications | Life Science Applications
Physical Science Applications | Applications to Social and Behavioral Sciences


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
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
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
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
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
Computer sales, 196, 244
Construction company worker-hours, 90, 301-302, 360,
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
Corporation profits, 57, 191
Cost function, 13-15, 113-114, 117, 245-247, 257, 262, 308, 357-358, 419-420
Cotterill model for supermarket performance, 582
Creative Technology revenues, 435
Credit card finance charge/payment, 98, 240-241
CSX-Conrail merger, 436-437

Dairy company costs/industry, 245
Demand function, 141, 262-263, 286, 319-320, 438-443, 451, 453, 468
Department store sale, 325-327, 361
Depreciation of value of machine, 126-128
Dog grooming business, 4-6
Doubling time, 99, 188, 204

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

Heating oil sales, 58
Hot dog sales, 312
Hotel/motel occupancy, 173-174
Houghton Mifflin Company stock dividends, 46-47, 178
House painting income, 266-267

Ice cream sales, 524, 534, 537-538
Imported passenger car sales, 118, 132, 195-196, 246-247
Interest on a student loan, 98-99
International Game Technology, 58
Investment growth, 236, 247, 248-249, 389, 407

Jewelry sales, 59

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

Land value, 19
LCI International Telecommunications revenue, 194
Life insurance premiums, 310, 389
Long distance telephone call rates, 462-463

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
Mortgage debt, 270-271
Mountain bike sales, 217, 254

Newspaper deliveries, 42-43

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
Poultry production, 389, 464
Price of hardback fiction books, 303-304, 454
Price of LPs and CDs, 131
Private-sector workersí earnings, 201-202
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
Purchasing power of U. S. dollar, 41, 118, 195, 246, 266, 390

Real estate sales/value, 333, 401
Reno Air passengers, 58
Retail sales of personal watercraft, 151
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
Revenue in deutschemarks, 254
Roofing company jobs, 101-102, 113, 152
Russell Corporation sales, 300-301

Saddle supply, 452
Saving for the future, 431-432
Sculptures demand/supply, 453
Seafood restaurant buffet prices, 308
Sears revenue, 436
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
Swimsuit sales, 81-82

T-shirt/sweatshirt sales, 11, 59-60, 141-142, 188, 310, 319-320
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
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 ]

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
Chicken consumption, 297-298
College Tuition, 40, 61, 68, 203, 255
Corn farming, 262
Cottage cheese consumption in U. S., 345
Cotton gins, 215
Countries issuing postage stamps, 88, 125-126
Crickets chirping, 229

Dulles International Airport windows, 321

Elephant population in West Africa, 437
Enrollment in Spanish courses, 201

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
Growth of pea seedling, 162

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

Milk consumption, 176
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
Northern fur seal population, 437

Oil production, 296, 342-343, 358, 400, 402, 464
Overseas telephone calls, 130, 337

Personal computers used in schools, 216, 244
Plant growth, 220, 368-371, 393-394
Plow sulky patents, 89

Processing mail at a post office, 254

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
Swimmer's times, 130, 202, 214, 285-286

Tourists visiting Tahiti, 317
Typing speed, 186

University enrollment, 25, 59, 258-259
University research spending, 202

Vegetable consumption, 118-119
Visitors to an amusement park, 91

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
Algae growth, 357
Atmospheric carbon dioxide, 249-251, 333

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

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

Emission of nitrogen oxides, 248, 288, 301

Fertility rate, 373

Height/age of a person, 13
Height/weight of a person, 27, 39
Heights of college men, 82-83

In-hospital midwife-attended births, 137, 270

Lake contamination, 35-36
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

Nursing students, 119, 177-178

Patients admitted to and discharged from a hospital, 412-414
Polio epidemic, 91, 207-208, 293-295
Pollution abatement and control, 116, 196, 247, 265-266

Spread of a virus, 79-81, 91, 420


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
Air temperature during and after a thunderstorm, 306-307, 335, 358-359, 463
Air temperature, 28-29, 57-58, 155-156, 176, 460-461
Airplane travel, 186, 275
Airspeed of airplane, 309, 344, 401, 465
Altitude of airplane, 34-35, 275

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 Philadelphia, PA, 137
Driving on a highway, 3-4, 156, 161, 462

Falling penny, 389
Flow rate of a river, 285
Fuel efficiency, 187

Growth rate of corn, 388-389

High diving, 389
Humidity level, 29, 309
Hurricane speed, 406

Isotherms and precipitation, 587, 664

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

Mountain lake level, 357

Oven temperature, 375

Path of a missile, 112, 154
Polar night region temperature, 186

Radioactive decay, 73, 427
Robot speed, 323-324

Snow cover/depth, 14, 343, 402
Speed of a roller coaster, 201
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
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
Velocity of a vehicle, 322-323, 359, 408


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

 

Calls to a sheriffís office, 225-226, 256
Campus organization membership, 225
Civilian labor force in South Carolina, 388
Club membership, 85
College enrollment, tuition, and financial aid, 40, 61, 68, 89, 203, 255
Compulsory school laws, 139-140
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

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

High school enrollment and dropouts, 266
Higher education enrollment, 25, 59, 258-259

Jail capacity, 217, 226

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

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

Retirement planning, 434-435, 469

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

Teacher salaries, 19, 28, 87, 128, 130, 188, 282

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

Vacant office space, 31-32

Women in the civilian labor force, 234-235
Workers with taxable earnings, 27, 39
World population growth, 85





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