Schaum's Outline of Mathematics for Nurses [NOOK Book]


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Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

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  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge

  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field

  • In-depth review of practices and applications

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071425872
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/31/2002
  • Series: Schaum's Outline Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 856,820
  • File size: 39 MB
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Meet the Author

Larry Stephens, Ph.D., (Omaha, NE) is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska and is also the author of several books.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Whole Number Arithmetic 1
1.1 Number 1
1.2 The Base Ten System 1
1.3 Reading Numerals 2
1.4 Expanded Form 3
1.5 The Fundamental Operations 4
1.6 Order of Operations (for Addition and Multiplication) 4
1.7 Addition of Whole Numbers 5
1.8 Subtraction of Whole Numbers 7
1.9 Multiplication of Whole Numbers 9
1.10 Division of Whole Numbers 14
1.11 Divisors and Prime Numbers 16
1.12 The Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) 17
1.13 The Least Common Multiple (LCM) 18
Chapter 2 Working with Fractions 29
2.1 The Meaning of Fractions 29
2.2 Equivalent Fractions 30
2.3 Reducing Fractions 31
2.4 Building Up Fractions 32
2.5 Multiplication of Fractions 33
2.6 Division of Fractions 34
2.7 Complex Fractions 35
2.8 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions with a Common Denominator 37
2.9 The Least Common Denominator (LCD) 37
2.10 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions with Different Denominators 38
2.11 Mixed Numbers 40
2.12 Calculations with Mixed Numbers 42
2.13 Comparing Fractions 45
Chapter 3 Decimal Numerals 68
3.1 Decimal Notation 68
3.2 Rounding Decimal Numerals 69
3.3 Addition and Subtraction of Decimals 72
3.4 Multiplication of Decimals 74
3.5 Division of Decimals 74
3.6 Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of Ten 78
3.7 Problems Involving Decimals and Fractions 79
3.8 Comparing Decimal Numerals 81
Chapter 4 Metric, Apothecary, and Household Measurements--Dimensional Analysis 98
4.1 Weight and Volume 98
4.2 The Metric System 98
4.3 The Apothecary System 101
4.4 Roman Numerals 102
4.5 The Household System 103
4.6 Ratios 104
4.7 Dimensional Analysis 105
4.8 Metric Conversions 109
4.9 Conversions between Systems 110
Chapter 5 Oral Medication 126
5.1 Converting Medical Dosages 126
5.2 Oral Medication in Solid Form 126
5.3 Oral Medication in Liquid Form 130
5.4 Reconstituting Powders or Crystals to Liquid Form 132
Chapter 6 Parenteral Drug Administration 141
6.1 Drugs Administered by Injection 141
6.2 Injectables in Powder or Crystal Form 143
6.3 Intravenous Infusion 144
6.4 Insulin Administration 148
Chapter 7 Pediatric Dosages 162
7.1 Dosages Based on Body Weight 162
7.2 Dosages Based on Body Surface Area 165
Chapter 8 Percentages 178
8.1 Percentage 178
8.2 Changing Percentages to Equivalent Fractions 178
8.3 Changing Percentages to Equivalent Decimal Numerals 179
8.4 Changing Decimal Numerals to Equivalent Percentages 180
8.5 Changing Fractions to Equivalent Percentages 181
8.6 Percentage of a Number 182
8.7 Finding the Percentage Given the Part and the Base 182
8.8 Finding the Part Given the Percentage and the Base 183
8.9 Finding the Base Given the Percentage and the Part 184
8.10 Percentage Strength of Solutions 185
Chapter 9 Using the Electronic Calculator 198
9.1 Calculators for Nursing 198
9.2 Elementary Calculations 199
9.3 Extended Calculations 200
9.4 Working with Fractions on the Calculator 202
9.5 Dosage Calculations 203
9.6 The Percent Key 204
Chapter 10 Statistics for Nurses 214
10.1 Statistics for Nursing 214
10.2 Bar Charts and Pie Charts for Categorical Data 214
10.3 Histograms and Dot Plots for Numerical Data 215
10.4 Numerical Measures for Describing Numerical Data 217
10.5 Properties of Probability and the Binomial Distribution 219
10.6 The Normal Distribution 222
10.7 Population and Sample 224
10.8 Estimating Population Means and Percentages 226
10.9 Testing Hypotheses about Means and Population Percentages 228
Appendix A Temperature Conversions 253
Appendix B Some Commonly Used Medical Symbols and Abbreviations 256
Index 257
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