Mathematics for the Technical Trades

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9780130452696: Mathematics for the Technical Trades

Mathematics for the Technical Trades is a complete math book geared toward those in technical trades such as electronics, construction, automotive, machining, welding, drafting, plumbing, and printing. This easy-to-understand text begins with fractions and decimal numbers and proceeds to build a solid foundation in exponents, the metric system, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. For those in the technical trades who want to learn, review, or reinforce the math skills that are essential to their trades.

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Mathematics for Technical Trades is a complete "prep math" text for students in electrical, electronics, construction, automotive, machining, welding, drafting, plumbing, printing, and many other technical programs. This easy-to-understand text begins with fractions and decimal numbers arid proceeds on to build a solid foundation in exponents, the metric system, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. After 16 textbooks, 26 editions, and 20 years of front-line education experience, Nigel Cook knows how to make mathematics easily accessible, fully preparing students for success in their technical careers.

OUTLINE:

Assuming no prior understanding this text begins at the very beginning and establishes a solid foundation in mathematics for all areas of technical career training.

  1. Whole Numbers and Fractions
  2. Decimal Calculation
  3. Positive and Negative Numbers
  4. Exponents and the Metric Systems
  5. Algebra, Equations, and Formulas
  6. Geometry and Trigonometry
FEATURES:

A unique set of features in this book fosters understanding and promotes active, involvement in the learning process.

  • Conversational writing style
  • Visually descriptive layout
  • Humanistic vignettes
  • Integrated math applications
  • Worked-out examples
  • Section self-test evaluation points
  • Calculator sequence examples
  • Extensive end-of-chapter problems
  • Margin term definitions

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INTRODUCTION

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 applications to show the student the value of math as a tool; therefore, if the need is instantly demonstrated, the tool is retained.

OUTLINE

After 14 textbooks, 21 editions, and 19 years of front-line education experience, best-selling author Nigel Cook has written Mathematics for Technical Trades as a complete math course for technology students.

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

SUPPLEMENTS

  • Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-049227-2)
  • PH TestGen (ISBN 0-13-114157-0)
  • Companion Website: http://www.prenhall.com/cook

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