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This module provides practice problems designed to mimic real life applications of functions.

Laura is selling doughnuts for 35¢ each. Each customer fills a box with however many doughnuts he wants, and then brings the box to Laura to pay for them. Let n represent the number of doughnuts in a box, and let c represent the cost of the box (in cents).

  • If the box has 3 doughnuts, how much does the box cost?
  • If c = 245 size 12{c="245"} {} , how much does the box cost? How many doughnuts does it have?
  • If a box has n doughnuts, how much does it cost?
  • Write a function c ( n ) that gives the cost of a box , as a function of the number of doughnuts in the box.
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Worth is doing a scientific study of graffiti in the downstairs boy’s room. On the first day of school, there is no graffiti. On the second day, there are two drawings. On the third day, there are four drawings. He forgets to check on the fourth day, but on the fifth day, there are eight drawings. Let d represent the day, and g represent the number of graffiti marks that day.

  • Fill in the following table, showing Worth’s four data points.
    d (day)
    g (number of graffiti marks)
  • If this pattern keeps up, how many graffiti marks will there be on day 10?
  • If this pattern keeps up, on what day will there be 40 graffiti marks?
  • Write a function g ( d ) ) that gives the number of graffiti marks as a function of the day .
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Each of the following is a set of points. Next to each one, write “yes” if that set of points could have been generated by a function, and “no” if it could not have been generated by a function. (You do not have to figure out what the function is. But you may want to try for fun—I didn’t just make up numbers randomly…)

  • ( 1, 1 ) ( 3, 3 ) ( 1, 1 ) ( 3, 3 ) size 12{ \( 1, - 1 \) \( 3, - 3 \) \( - 1, - 1 \) \( - 3, - 3 \) } {} ________
  • ( 1, π ) ( 3, π ) ( 9, π ) ( π , π ) size 12{ \( 1,π \) \( 3,π \) \( 9,π \) \( π,π \) } {} ________
  • ( 1,1 ) ( 1,1 ) ( 2,4 ) ( 2,4 ) ( 3,9 ) ( 3,9 ) size 12{ \( 1,1 \) \( - 1,1 \) \( 2,4 \) \( - 2,4 \) \( 3,9 \) \( - 3,9 \) } {} ________
  • ( 1,1 ) ( 1, 1 ) ( 4,2 ) ( 4, 2 ) ( 9,3 ) ( 9, 3 ) size 12{ \( 1,1 \) \( 1, - 1 \) \( 4,2 \) \( 4, - 2 \) \( 9,3 \) \( 9, - 3 \) } {} ________
  • ( 1,1 ) ( 2,3 ) ( 3,6 ) ( 4, 10 ) size 12{ \( 1,1 \) \( 2,3 \) \( 3,6 \) \( 4,"10" \) } {} ________
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f ( x ) = x 2 + 2x + 1 size 12{f \( x \) =x rSup { size 8{2} } +2x+1} {}

  • f ( 2 ) = size 12{f \( 2 \) ={}} {}
  • f ( 1 ) = size 12{f \( - 1 \) ={}} {}
  • f ( 3 2 ) = size 12{f \( { {3} over {2} } \) ={}} {}
  • f ( y ) = size 12{f \( y \) ={}} {}
  • f ( spaghetti ) = size 12{f \( ital "spaghetti" \) ={}} {}
  • f ( x ) size 12{f \( sqrt {x} \) } {}
  • f ( f ( x ) ) size 12{f \( f \( x \) \) } {}
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Make up a function that has something to do with movies .

  • Think of a scenario where there are two numbers, one of which depends on the other. Describe the scenario, clearly identifying the independent variable and the dependent variable .
  • Write the function that shows how the dependent variable depends on the independent variable.
  • Now, plug in an example number to show how it works.
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
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there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
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what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
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are you nano engineer ?
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fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
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what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
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is Bucky paper clear?
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carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
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Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
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Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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how to fabricate graphene ink ?
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for screen printed electrodes ?
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What is lattice structure?
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of graphene you mean?
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or in general
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in general
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Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
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