Introductory Computer Mathematics

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9780130131515: Introductory Computer Mathematics

For any "pre-math" or "quick study" course in mathematics for computer technology students.This complete math text for computer technology students presents the essentials of mathematics in an interesting and easy-to-understand manner. The first seven chapters begin at the very beginning--with fractions and decimal numbers--and then proceed to establish a solid foundation in algebra, trigonometry and logarithms. The four remaining chapters cover computer-related mathematics, including digital number systems and codes, logic gate functions, Boolean algebra and binary arithmetic.

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This easy-to-understand review of the essentials of mathematics for computer technologists presents basic theory and procedures in an intuitive manner, augmented by numerous step-by-step, worked-out examples and arrowed, second-color annotations. Features instruction on calculator key usage, numerous practical applications of the mathematics, and plenty of problems and self-test review questions for practice. Begins at the very beginning--with fractions and decimal numbers--and then establishes a solid foundation in algebra, trigonometry and logarithms. Then covers computer-related mathematics, including digital number systems and codes, logic gate functions, Boolean algebra an dbinary arithmetic. A quick study/review guide in mathematics for anyone interested in computer technology.

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INTRODUCTION

Since World War II no branch of science has contributed more to the development of the modern world as electronics. It has stimulated dramatic advances in the fields of communication, computing, consumer products, industrial automation, test and measurement, and health care. It has now become the largest single industry in the world, exceeding the automobile and oil industries, with annual sales of electronic systems greater than $2 trillion. One of the most important trends in this huge industry has been a gradual shift from analog electronics to digital electronics. This movement began in the 1960s and is almost complete today. In fact, a recent statistic stated that, on average, 90% of the circuitry within electronic systems is now digital, and only 10% is analog. This digitalization of the electronics industry is merging sectors that were once separate. For example, two of the largest sectors or branches of electronics are computing and communications. Being able to communicate with each other using the common language of digital has enabled computers and communications to interlink, so that computers can now function within communication-based networks, and communications networks can now function through computer-based systems. Industry experts call this merging convergence and predict that digital electronics will continue to unite the industry and stimulate progress in practically every field of human endeavor.

Mathematics is interwoven into the very core of science, and therefore an understanding of mathematics is imperative for anyone pursuing a career in technology. As with any topic to be learned, the method of presentation can make a big difference between clear comprehension and complete confusion. Employing an "integrated math applications" approach, this text reinforces all math topics with extensive electronic and computer applications to show the student the value of math as a tool; therefore, if the need is instantly demonstrated, the tool is retained.

OUTLINE

To assist educators in curriculum chapter selection, the text has been divided into two parts to give it the versatility to adapt to a variety of course lengths.

Part A: Basic Math

Chapter 1: Fractions
Chapter 2: Decimal Numbers
Chapter 3: Positive and Negative Numbers
Chapter 4: Exponents and the Metric System
Chapter 5: Algebra, Equations, and Formulas
Chapter 6: Geometry and Trigonometry
Chapter 7: Logarithms and Graphs

Part B: Computer Math

Chapter 8: Analog to Digital
Chapter 9: Number Systems and Codes
Chapter 10: Logic Gates
Chapter 11: Boolean Expressions and Algebra
Chapter 12: Binary Arithmetic
Chapter 13: Introduction to Computer Programming

SUPPLEMENTS

  • Instructor's Solutions Manual (ISBN 0-13-045280-7)
  • Companion Website: http://www.prenhall.com/cook The companion website has an additional bank of questions that tests student understanding and e-mails the results to the instructor.

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