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Overview

Mathematics for the Technical Trades is a complete math book geared toward those in technical trades such as electronics, construction, automotive, machining, welding, drafting, plumbing, and printing. This easy-to-understand text begins with fractions and decimal numbers and proceeds to build a solid foundation in exponents, the metric system, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. For those in the technical trades who want to learn, review, or reinforce the math skills that are essential to their trades.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130452696
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.11 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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INTRODUCTION

Mathematics is interwoven into the very core of science, and therefore an understanding of mathematics is imperative for anyone pursuing a career in technology. As with any topic to be learned, the method of presentation can make a big difference between clear comprehension and complete confusion. Employing an "integrated math applications" approach, this text reinforces all math topics with extensive applications to show the student the value of math as a tool; therefore, if the need is instantly demonstrated, the tool is retained.

OUTLINE

After 14 textbooks, 21 editions, and 19 years of front-line education experience, best-selling author Nigel Cook has written Mathematics for Technical Trades as a complete math course for technology students.

  • Chapter 1: Whole Numbers and Fractions
  • Chapter 2: Decimal Calculation
  • Chapter 3: Positive and Negative Numbers
  • Chapter 4: Exponents and the Metric System
  • Chapter 5: Algebra, Equations, and Formulas
  • Chapter 6: Geometry and Trigonometry
SUPPLEMENTS
  • Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-049227-2)
  • PH TestGen (ISBN 0-13-114157-0)
  • Companion Website: http://www.prenhall.com/cook
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Table of Contents

1. Fractions.

2. Decimal Numbers.

3. Positive and Negative Numbers.

4. Exponents and the Metric System.

5. Algebra, Equations and Formulas.

6. Geometry and Trigonometry.

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Preface

INTRODUCTION

Mathematics is interwoven into the very core of science, and therefore an understanding of mathematics is imperative for anyone pursuing a career in technology. As with any topic to be learned, the method of presentation can make a big difference between clear comprehension and complete confusion. Employing an "integrated math applications" approach, this text reinforces all math topics with extensive applications to show the student the value of math as a tool; therefore, if the need is instantly demonstrated, the tool is retained.

OUTLINE

After 14 textbooks, 21 editions, and 19 years of front-line education experience, best-selling author Nigel Cook has written Mathematics for Technical Trades as a complete math course for technology students.

  • Chapter 1: Whole Numbers and Fractions
  • Chapter 2: Decimal Calculation
  • Chapter 3: Positive and Negative Numbers
  • Chapter 4: Exponents and the Metric System
  • Chapter 5: Algebra, Equations, and Formulas
  • Chapter 6: Geometry and Trigonometry

SUPPLEMENTS

  • Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-049227-2)
  • PH TestGen (ISBN 0-13-114157-0)
  • Companion Website: http://www.prenhall.com/cook
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