We begin with a development of the terminology and properties of numbers that form the
foundation for the study of algebra. The following kinds of numbers are studied in some detail
in beginning algebra courses.
Types of Numbers
Natural Numbers (or Counti
implies an investigation of system-wide components of an organization that may affect the design,
conduct, and effectiveness of training beyond those considerations that apply at the task and individual
level. For instance, if an organization has no slack
the basic training model follows the five steps in the ADDIE framework: Assessment,
Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. This topic deals with the first
step in that model. Frequently referred to as "needs assessment" or "needs analysis,"
Another group of employees who may be involved in the needs assessment are socalled "subject matter experts" or SMEs. These would be employees at any level in the
organization who are expert on the nature of the tasks that need to be performed more
effect
The course is structured in such a way as to match your preassessment and objective
assessment reportseach MyEducator lesson corresponds to each assessment topic,
that way, based on the results of your preassessment, you will know exactly which
areas need
A needs assessment can help articulate and clarify several areas:
The organization's goals and its effectiveness in reaching these goals
The gaps or discrepancies between current performance and desired future
performance
The types of programstraining or
There are three levels upon which needs assessment is conducted. The first is the
organizational level. Here the primary purpose is to look at vision and future
direction and determine the workforce needs of the future. This level of analysis
also provide
No one method of needs assessment is superior to another, and in most cases multiple
methods are used. It is important to recognize that the broader the scope of the needs
assessment the more valid it is likely to be and the more commitment there is likel
As a first step, an analysis of the organization's objectives should be conducted in order to determine its
short- and long-run goals and needs. It is at this step that the anticipated future needs of the firm are
identified based on vision and anticipate
Finally, in terms of organization analysis, it is critical to identify what resources are
available for the design, development and execution of training. Some organizations,
such as General Electric and Motorola, invest significantly in training and deve
Business Statistics Final Exam Review
This is it! Remember to schedule a time to be proctored for the Final. Allowed for the Final:
o The book (ebook or physical copy)
o 1 sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 paper (front and back) of prepared notes
o Blank scratch paper
Business Statistics Quiz 1 Review
The first quiz covers material from Topics 1 and 2 (Chapters 1 and 3 in your book). There are 25
questions. You are welcome to use your textbook during the quiz, but its best to know the
concepts before you begin the quiz
Unit: Curve Sketching
Module: Asymptotes
Graphing Functions with Asymptotes
Identify vertical asymptotes for a rational function by factoring the numerator
and denominator, canceling where possible, and determining where the resulting
denominator is zero.
Functions with Asymptotes and Holes
Identify vertical asymptotes for a rational function by: factoring the numerator and denominator, canceling where
possible, and determining where the resulting denominator is zero. A vertical asymptote to the graph of
Maximum and Minimum
Identify relative, or local, maxima and minima and absolute, or global, maxima and minima.
Understand the Extreme Value Theorem and identify situations in which the Extreme Value Theorem fails to hold.
Apply the Closed Interval Meth
Three Big Theorems
The intermediate value theorem: If f is continuous on a closed interval [a, b] and Q is any number between f(a) and f(b),
then there is at least one number c in [a, b] such that f(c) = Q.
Rolles theorem: If f is continuous on [a, b],
Unit: Curve Sketching
Module: Introduction
Introduction to Curve Sketching
Applications of the derivative include motion problems, linear approximations,
optimization, related rates, and curve sketching.
The techniques used in algebra for graphing functio
The First Derivative Test
Determining the sign of the derivative immediately to either side of a critical point reveals whether that point is a
relative maximum, relative minimum, or neither.
The first derivative test states that if c is a critical poin
The Second Derivative Test
If the graph of a function has a tangent line with a slope of 0 and the graph is concave up at the same point, then the point
is a minimum point of the function. If the graph of the function is concave down at that point, then
Unit: Curve Sketching
Module: Asymptotes
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Horizontal Asymptotes and Infinite Limits
Asymptotes are lines that the graph of a function approaches. A horizontal
asymptote to the graph of a function f is a line whose equation is y = a where
lim
Curve Sketching
Regions Where a Function Increases or Decreases
Critical points divide the curve of a function into regions where the function either increases or decreases.
On an interval, the sign of the first derivative of a function indicates wheth