Elementary Technical Mathematics / Edition 7

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Overview

This respected, extremely user-friendly text emphasizes essential math skills and consistently relates math to practical applications so students can see how the math will help them on the job. Visual images are used to engage students and assist with problem solving.
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This textbook for trade schools reviews basic arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics, and features examples taken from construction, auto mechanics, electronics, agriculture, and welding. The eighth edition ads brief biographies of technical careers, and reflects the latest scientific calculators. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"I was pleased with the exercises overall. They correspond well to the sections covered, and the balance is good." "Good graphics, good examples, good practical applications of geometry and trigonometry."

"I have always been impressed with [Ewen and Nelson's] writing style. It parallels very much how I teach the course, trying to be as short and as straight to the point as possible." "My instruction time is filled with problem solving, and [the authors'] text is an extremely good fit to that teaching style." "The three greatest strengths of this text are its simple, clear plan of presenting a concept, detailing several examples, and offering many additional exercises; its many application problems from a variety of technical fields; and its chapter design with reviews, tests, and the laminated sheet of conversions."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534351274
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 519
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Ewen, Executive Vice President of Parkland College, Illinois, (1999-present), graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in 1963 and an M. Ed. in 1966. He has been the recipient of several AMATYC (American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges) awards and served as the organization's President (1989-91). Dale continues to write a number of technical mathematic textbooks.

C. Robert Nelson, retired mathematics teacher, taught high school math for 33 years. He earned his Associate's degree at Norfolk Junior College and his Bachelor's degree from Midland College. He later received his Master's degree from University of Illinois.

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Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts. 2. Signed Numbers and Powers of 10. 3. The Metric System. 4. Measurement. 5. Polynomials: An Introduction to Algebra. 6. Equations and Formulas. 7. Ratio and Proportion. 8. Graphing Linear Equations. 9. Systems of Linear Equations. 10. Factoring Algebraic Expressions 11. Quadratic Equations. 12. Geometry. 13. Right Triangle Trigonometry. 14. Trigonometry with Any Angle. 15. Basic Statistics. Appendix. Tables. Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises, Chapter Reviews, and Cumulative Reviews. Index.
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