Mathematics for the Trades (8th Edition)

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9780132321020: Mathematics for the Trades (8th Edition)

This book focuses on the fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry needed by learners in technical trade programs. A wealth of exercises and applications, coded by trade area, include such trades as machine tool, plumbing, carpentry, electrician, auto mechanic, construction, electronics, metal-working, landscaping, drafting, manufacturing, HVAC, police science, food service, and many other occupational and vocational programs. The authors interviewed trades workers, apprentices, teachers, and training program directors to ensure realistic problems and applications and added over 100 new exercises to this edition. Chapter content includes arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimal numbers, measurement, basic algebra, practical plane geometry, triangle trigonometry, and advanced algebra. For individuals who will need technical math skills to succeed in a wide variety of trades.

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Takes a practical, hands-on approach by presenting mathematics by showing applications of the material that is relevant to many trade vocations.

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Mathematics for the Trades

A Guided Approach

Eighth Edition


Robert A. Carman, Hal M. Saunders


Mathematics for the Trades: A Guided Approach focuses on fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.  It supports these concepts with practical applications in a variety of technical and career vocations, including automotive, allied health, welding, plumbing, machine tool, carpentry, auto mechanics, HVAC, and many other fields.  The workbook format of this text makes it appropriate for use in the traditional classroom as well as in self-paced or lab settings.


The eighth edition includes:

  • A light and lively conversational writing style combined with a highly visual approach to presenting math topics.
  • Preview Tests tied to the Learning Objectives open each chapter.
  • Carefully up-dated figures and exercises to reflect real situations and real numbers encountered in the work place.
  • Over 100 new examples and exercises based on field experience.
  • New End-of-Chapter Summaries to provide students with a quick review of major chapter concepts and applications
  • Calculator examples, graphic displays, and specific instruction on the use of calculators
  • Index of career applications expanded to show you where you can locate industry-specific examples and exercises


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Tutorial instruction and practice available 24/7. Review a learning objective and watch a video demonstration on how to solve the type of problem. Then work the practice problems and receive feedback on your answers. When ready, take the chapter quiz to test your comprehension.

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Carman Emeritus, Robert A.; Saunders, Hal M.
Published by Pearson (2007)
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