Introductory Technical Mathematics / Edition 5

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Introductory Technical Mathematics, 5th Edition provides current and practical vocational and technical math applications for today's sophisticated trade and technical work environments. Each unit delivers practical math concepts alongside step-by-step examples and problems drawn from various occupations. The plentiful examples and problem sets emphasize on-the-job applications of math. Enhancements to the fifth edition include improved algebra coverage, a new section on basic statistics, new material on conversions from metric to customary systems of measure, and a section that supplements the basics of working with spreadsheets for graphing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418015459
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/6/2006
  • Series: Applied Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John C. Peterson is a retired Professor of Mathematics at Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

Robert D. Smith was an associate professor emeritus of Industrial Technology at Connecticut State University.

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Table of Contents

Section I: Fundamentals of General Mathematics Unit 1 Whole Numbers Unit 2 Common Fractions Unit 3 Decimal Fractions Unit 4 Ratio and Proportion Unit 5 Percents Unit 6 Signed Numbers Section II: Measurement Unit 7 Precision, Accuracy, and Tolerance Unit 8 Customary Measurement Units Unit 9 Metric Measurement Units Unit 10 Steel Rules and Vernier Calipers Unit 11 Micrometers Section III: Fundamentals of Algebra Unit 12 Introduction to Algebra Unit 13 Basic Algebraic Operations Unit 14 Simple Equations Unit 15 Complex Equations Unit 16 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Graphs of Linear Equations Unit 17 Systems of Equations Unit 18 Quadratic Equations Section IV: Fundamentals of Plane Geometry Unit 19 Introduction to Plane Geometry Unit 20 Angular Measure Unit 21 Angular Geometric Principles Unit 22 Triangles Unit 23 Congruent and Similar Figures Unit 24 Polygons Unit 25 Circles Section V: Geometric Figures: Areas and Volumes Unit 26 Areas of Common Polygons Unit 27 Areas of Circles, Sectors, Segments, and Ellipses Unit 28 Prisms and Cylinders: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights Unit 29 Pyramids and Cones: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights Unit 30 Spheres and Composite Figures: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights Section VI: Basic Statistics Unit 31 Graphs: Bar, Circle, and Line Unit 32 Statistics Section VII: Fundamentals of Trigonometry Unit 33 Introduction to Trigonometric Functions Unit 34 Trigonometric Functions with Right Triangles Unit 35 Practical Applications with Right Triangles Unit 36 Functions of Any Angle, Oblique Triangles Unit 37 Vectors APPENDIX A United States Customary and Metric Units of Measure APPENDIX B Formulas for Areas (A) of Plane Figures APPENDIX C Formulas for Volumes and Areas of Solid Figures APPENDIX D Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

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