Evaluate Non-Linear Models Part 3

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Features a TI Calculator
Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, the focus is on evaluating the logistic function by finding the values of its three parameters. The instructor uses Solver to solve for the parameters and then shows how to make a prediction about monthly sales based on the logistic model. The lesson emphasizes the importance of understanding the various versions of the problem and being able to solve for the parameters before attempting to evaluate the function symbolically or numerically. The lesson concludes with a preview of the next part, which will cover composition in these functions.

Lesson Description:

Be able to evaluate (i.e. find an output given an input) and of the three model functions both numerically and symbolically.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you evaluate a non-linear model?
  • If you are given an input for a non-linear model, how do you find the output?
  • If you have 2 parameters for a logistic equation, how do you find the third parameter?
  • How can you use the Equation Solver on a TI graphing calculator to solve for a parameter in a logistic model?
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    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows the logistic model, and explains how to enter and evaluate a logistic function on a TI graphing calculator, which is used to help model and evaluate the function. All steps are shown and explained in this calculator / function tutorial.