Math for the Automotive Trade (Applied Mathematics)

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9781418031015: Math for the Automotive Trade (Applied Mathematics)

The fully revised Fourth Edition of this industry-standard textbook features all-new material on the business of automotive repair and updated content that keeps pace with the changing technological requirements of the automotive industry. A comprehensive instructional text/workbook, Math for the Automotive Trade shows how to solve the types of math problems faced regularly by automotive technicians. Unique to the book are realistic practice exercises that allow readers to determine if their answers fall within manufacturers' specifications and repair orders that are completed by finding the appropriate information in the professional literature and reference material, included in the book's valuable appendices.

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John C. Peterson is a retired Professor of Mathematics at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award. His professional experience includes teaching at middle school, high school, and university levels, as well as work in the automotive industry. In addition to MATH FOR THE TECHNICAL TRADE, 6th Edition, Dr. Peterson authored or coauthored four other Cengage books: Introductory Technical Mathematics, Technical Mathematics, Technical Mathematics with Calculus, and Mathematics for Machine Technology. A member of the team that revised the 2015 College Board of Mathematical Sciences cross-sectional survey of undergraduate mathematical science programs, Dr. Peterson has also served as a vice president of The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. He has published more than 90 journal papers and given more than 200 presentations. Dr. Peterson earned his PhD in Mathematics Education from The Ohio State University.

William J. deKryger is a retired Professor of Automotive Technology in the Department of Engineering and Technology at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. A certified ASE Master Technician for more than thirty-five years, Dr. deKryger has worked as a professional technician for automotive dealerships and independent garages, served as an expert witness for automotive cases, and been an automotive arbiter for the National Center for Dispute Settlement. His academic interests have taken him to Vladimir State University in Vladimir, Russia, as a study abroad leader, as well to Instituta Technologico Y de Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Toluca, Mexico, as a visiting professor. A member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Dr. deKryger holds an Associate's Degree in Automotive Services, a Bachelor of Science in Technical Education from Ferris State University, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Central Michigan University.

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"It is one of the best books on this topic I have seen. With the few items I have recommended I feel it would make a great addition to our automotive program."Anthony Allegro, Lincoln Tech (Union New Jersey Campus)

""I would recommend adoption of this text for [our] Automotive Tech Math sections."Mark Robinson, Triton College (CC, Suburban Chicago)

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