Everyday Math Demystified [NOOK Book]



Now anyone with an interest in the math of daily life can gain a deeper understanding. Everyday Math Demystified provides an effective, fun, and totally painless way to improve your understanding and mastery of the math you find in newspapers, on TV, at the bank or store, on vacation, in school -- and just about ...

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Now anyone with an interest in the math of daily life can gain a deeper understanding. Everyday Math Demystified provides an effective, fun, and totally painless way to improve your understanding and mastery of the math you find in newspapers, on TV, at the bank or store, on vacation, in school -- and just about everywhere.

With Everyday Math Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide helps you decipher such topics as numbers and arithmetic, measurements, and fractions and graphs, and puts them into the context of real-life situations you’re sure to encounter.

If you want to build or refresh your everyday math skills, here's a fast and entertaining self-teaching course that's specially designed to reduce anxiety. Get ready to:

* Review arithmetic, ratios, proportions, money issues, international units, and scientific notation

* Master equations, solve for unknowns, and figure odds

* Calculate size, shape, and volume

* Read and create graphs in two and three dimensions

* Conquer scientific and engineering math, such as logarithms, exponents, angles, magnitude and direction, and rates of change

* Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Simple enough for real beginners but challenging enough for math-savvy readers, Everyday Math Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on the mathematical aspects of daily life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071471060
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/4/2004
  • 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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