Mathematics and the pharmacokinetics of alcohol

Jennings, Michael and Adams, Peter (2013). Mathematics and the pharmacokinetics of alcohol. In Gloria Ann Stillman, Gabriele Kaiser, Werner Blum and Jill P. Brown (Ed.), Teaching Mathematical Modelling: Connecting to Research and Practice (pp. 597-606) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_51

Author Jennings, Michael
Adams, Peter
Title of chapter Mathematics and the pharmacokinetics of alcohol
Title of book Teaching Mathematical Modelling: Connecting to Research and Practice
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6540-5_51
Series International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling
ISBN 9789400765399
ISSN 2211-4920
Editor Gloria Ann Stillman
Gabriele Kaiser
Werner Blum
Jill P. Brown
Chapter number 51
Start page 597
End page 606
Total pages 10
Total chapters 52
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Alcohol is the most widely consumed recreational drug in the world and is commonly regarded as an essential component of Australian culture. However, alcohol is also a major contributor to mortality and morbidity not only in Australia but also around the world. Whilst alcohol-related education is typically considered from social and medical perspectives, it is also an area that provides a range of mathematically rich investigations. This chapter discusses mathematical modelling of blood alcohol content (BAC) levels. The investigations detailed enable teachers of a range of year levels to develop students’ mathematical abilities and also their social understanding of alcohol-related issues. The mathematics of the investigations includes functions, graphing, derivatives, integration, and mathematical modelling and reasoning.
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