Everyday Math Demystified [NOOK Book]

Overview

Say goodbye to dry presentations, gruelling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep, now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know

Everyday Math Demystified has everything you need to know about essential mathematics, including arithmetic, ratios, and proportions, working with money, the International System of Units, perimeter and area, graphs, stock returns, square roots, rates of change,...

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Everyday Math Demystified

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Overview

Say goodbye to dry presentations, gruelling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep, now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know

Everyday Math Demystified has everything you need to know about essential mathematics, including arithmetic, ratios, and proportions, working with money, the International System of Units, perimeter and area, graphs, stock returns, square roots, rates of change, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071471060
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/25/2004
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his electronics books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in mathematics and research makes him an ideal editor for professional handbooks. He is the author of the TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference" of 1996.
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: EXPRESSING QUANTITIESChapter 1. Numbers and ArithmeticChapter 2. How Variables RelateChapter 3. Extreme NumbersChapter 4. How Things Are MeasuredTest: Part OnePART TWO: FINDING UNKNOWNSChapter 5. Basic AlgebraChapter 6. More AlgebraChapter 7. A Statistics SamplerChapter 8. Taking ChancesTest: Part TwoPART THREE: SHAPES AND PLACESChapter 9. Geometry on the FlatsChapter 10. Geometry in SpaceChapter 11. Graphing ItChapter 12. A Taste of TrigonometryTest: Part ThreePART FOUR: MATH IN SCIENCEChapter 13. Vectors and 3DChapter 14. Growth and DecayChapter 15. How Things MoveTest: Part FourFinal ExamAnswers to Quiz, Test, and Exam QuestionsSuggested Additional ReferencesIndex
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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    Good reference to many squares in the place of math symbols in examples...

    Great book!!!!

    Though I find that the publisher did not take the time to
    create a lot of the mathematical symbols in formulas; there are a lot of squares (example: Aset [] Bset)--this is the symbol used to indicate the symbol is unrecognized by, in this case an ipad 1st generation--that requires the reader to go back to the math symbols chart many, many times to figure out what symbol should be visible. Out side of those squares in math formulas this is a great reference.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    What Every Adult Should Know

    As an educator (retired), I got an advance copy of this book. My first reaction was, 'This is everyday math?!' Then in the third chapter it hit me: This is not necessarily what everyone knows (if that was the case, there would be no need for the book). It's what every American adult should know by the time they graduate from high school. Sadly, given the state of math education in this country, this book probably should have the subtitle 'in an Ideal World.' I recommend that anyone who wants to really understand math, and not just rush through it as some sort of evil necessity, study this book thoroughly -- after, or in addition to, their high school courses. And don't fret the abstract stuff. Math is abstract by its very nature.

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