Unformatted text preview: modelled by a cubic curve (i.e. a + a 1 x + a 2 x 2 + a 3 x 3 = P ( x )). She has four points in space that she says the roller coaster must go through: (1 , 6); (2 , 1); (3 , 2); (4 ,3). She would normally ask Professor Vandermonde in such cases however he is on safari in Tanzania (The Serengeti) and is unreachable. She needs this polynomial so that she can pass the information onto the builders and she heard that you may be able to help her. Are you up to the challenge of ﬁnding this cubic polynomial? (No credit will be awarded for just saying yes or no.) 1...
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 Fall '07
 McClain
 Calculus, Addition, Tanzania, Quartic function, Serengeti, Roller coaster, Ms. Ivana Bigpark

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