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Forrest leaves his house to go to school. For each of the following situations, sketch a possible graph of Forrest's distance from home as a function of time. Forrest walks at a constant speed until he reaches the bus stop; then he waits there until the bus arrives.
Forrest walks at a constant speed until he reaches the bus stop, waits there until the bus arrives, and then the bus drives him to school at a constant speed. It begins at the origin because at the instant Forrest leaves the house, his distance from home is 0. The graph begins like the graph in part a. The MFG  Various  Just The Best 2/99 begins like the graph 2 Da Beat Chyall  Kris Kross  Da Bomb part b.
The last section of the MFG  Various  Just The Best 2/99 represents the bus ride. It has a constant slope because the bus is moving at a constant speed. Because the bus probably moves faster than Forrest walks, the slope of this segment is greater than the slope for the walking section. In addition to choosing a graph that is increasing, decreasing, or constant to model a process, we can consider graphs that bend upward or downward.
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We can see this by computing the rate of change over successive time intervals. The function values in table 2 increase, but at a decreasing rate. The graph is increasing but bends downward. In this section, we consider some situations that can be modeled by the basic functions.
The speed of sound is a function of the temperature of the air in kelvins. Plot the data to obtain a graph. Which of the basic functions does your graph most resemble? Use your function to estimate your distance from the thunderstorm. Thus, we suggest the function.
The Kelvin temperature is. The lightning and the thunderclap occur simultaneously, and the speed of light is so fast about 30, meters per second that we see the lightning flash as it occurs. The ultraviolet index UVI is issued by the National Weather Service as a forecast of the amount of ultraviolet radiation expected to reach Earth around noon on a given day. The data show how much exposure to the sun people can take before risking sunburn.
Which of the basic functions do your graphs most resemble? At this point, a word of caution is in order. There is more to choosing a model than finding a curve that fits the data. A model based purely on the data is called an empirical model. However, many functions have similar shapes over small intervals of their input variables, and there may be several candidates that model the data. Such a model simply describes the general shape of the data set; the parameters of the model do not necessarily correspond to any actual process.
In contrast, mechanistic models provide insight into the biological, chemical, or physical process that is thought to govern the phenomenon under study. Parameters derived from mechanistic models are quantitative estimates of real system properties. Here is what GraphPad Software has to say about modeling:. You should base your choice on your understanding of chemistry or physiology or genetics, etc.
The choice should not be based solely on the shape of the graph. Using such a program is appealing because it frees you from the need to choose an equation. The problem is that the program has no understanding of the scientific context of your experiment.
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Finally, he bicycles the rest of the way to school. Graph the distance between Greg and his home as a function of time, from the moment he leaves home until he arrives at school. Inflation is still rising, but by less each month. The price of wheat was rising more rapidly in than at any time during the previous decade.
The number of people willing to buy a new highdefinition television, as a function of its price. The average age at which women first marry decreased from tobut it has been increasing since then. When you learn a foreign language, the number of vocabulary words you know increases slowly at first, then increases more rapidly, and finally starts to level off.
Each situation in Problems 19—24 can be modeled by a transformation of a basic function. Name the basic function and sketch a possible graph. Match the graph of the function with the graph of its rate of change, shown in Figures A—F. For Problems 35—40, plot the data; then decide which of the basic functions could describe the data. Four different functions are described below. Match each description with the appropriate table of values and with its graph.
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