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Closed Captioned Video: Algebra Applications: Rational Functions 
DescriptionIn this episode of Algebra Applications, students explore various scenarios that can be explained through the use of rational functions. Such disparate phenomena as submarines, photography, and the appearance of certain organisms can be explained through rational function models. 

Closed Captioned Video: Algebra Applications: Rational Functions, Segment 1: Submarines 
DescriptionIn spite of their massive size, submarines are precision instruments. A submarine must withstand large amounts of water pressure; otherwise, a serious breach can occur. Rational functions are used to study the relationship between water pressure and volume. Students graph rational functions to study the forces at work with a submarine. 

Closed Captioned Video: Algebra Applications: Rational Functions, Segment 2: Biology 
DescriptionAll living things take up a certain amount of space, and therefore have volume. They also have a certain amount of surface area. The ratio of surface area to volume, which is a rational function, reveals important information about the organism. Students look at different graphs of these functions for different organisms. 

Closed Captioned Video: Algebra Applications: Rational Functions, Segment 3: Hubble Telescope 
DescriptionThe Hubble Telescope has transformed how we view the universe. We learn about the lens formula and how it is used in the construction of telescopes. 

Video Transcript: Algebra Nspirations: Rational Functions and Expressions, Part 1 
This is the transcript for the video of same title. Video contents: In this Investigation we look at an application of rational functions: Boyle's Law. This transcript corresponds to Segments 1 and 2 of Algebra Nspirations: Rational Functions and Expressions. To view those videos click on the following links: 

VIDEO: Algebra Applications: Rational Functions, Segment 3: Hubble Telescope 
The Hubble Telescope has transformed how we view the universe. We learn about the lens formula and how it is used in the construction of telescopes. 

VIDEO: Algebra Applications: Rational Functions, Segment 2: Biology 
All living things take up a certain amount of space, and therefore have volume. They also have a certain amount of surface area. The ratio of surface area to volume, which is a rational function, reveals important information about the organism. Students look at different graphs of these functions for different organisms. 

VIDEO: Algebra Applications: Rational Functions, Segment 1: Submarines 
In spite of their massive size, submarines are precision instruments. A submarine must withstand large amounts of water pressure; otherwise, a serious breach can occur. Rational functions are used to study the relationship between water pressure and volume. Students graph rational functions to study the forces at work with a submarine. 

VIDEO: Algebra Applications: Rational Functions 
In this episode of Algebra Applications, students explore various scenarios that can be explained through the use of rational functions. Such disparate phenomena as submarines, photography, and the appearance of certain organisms can be explained through rational function models. 