Background of Hands-On Math
There are three topics that are designed to introduce
The first is about the importance of models in Science and Engineering. Different
types of models are presented as are some of their applications
The second covers some of the History of Modeling, from the Differential Analyzer
in 1931, though post WW2 to present day modeling at NASA with Analogue and Digital Computers, to
modeling with the Spreadsheet.
The third summarizes the simplified way used in Hands-On of viewing and treating
curve fitting, approximating, optimization, minimization and solving for unknowns, as one
and the same process.
The topics of Background can be accessed by clicking their names.