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Overview


TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS provides a thorough review of pre calculus topics ranging from algebra and geometry to trigonometry and analytic geometry, with a strong emphasis on their applications in specific occupations. The book's breadth of coverage and practical focus will prepare you well for a technical, engineering technology, or scientific career, while integrated calculator and spreadsheet examples teach you to solve problems the way professionals do on the job. Written in an easy-to-understand manner, this comprehensive book complements core content with numerous application-oriented exercises and examples to help you apply your knowledge of mathematics and technology to situations you may encounter as a working professional. The Fourth Edition of this proven book includes abundant new material, including a new chapter on computer number systems, integrated coverage of spreadsheets, and new and updated examples and exercises throughout the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111540463
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1184
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author


John C. Peterson is a retired professor of mathematics at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, where he received the college's Teaching Excellence Award. In addition, he is a past vice president of the American Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) and was co-director of the AMATYC project on Mathematics for the Emerging Technologies funded by the National Science Foundation. He also authored the project report, A Vision: Mathematics for the Emerging Technologies. Dr. Peterson's 90 professional publications include textbooks TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS and INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and a doctor of philosophy degree in mathematics education from The Ohio State University.
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Table of Contents


Preface. 1. The Real Number System. 2. Algebraic Concepts and Operations of Equations. 3. Geometry. 4. Functions and Graphs. 5. An Introduction to Trigonometry and Variation. 6. Systems of Linear Equations and Determinants. 7. Factoring and Algebraic Fractions. 8. Vectors and Trigonometric Functions 9. Fractional and Quadratic Equations. 10. Graphs of Trigonometric Functions 11. Exponents and Radicals. 12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. 13. Statistics and Empirical Methods. 14. Complex Numbers. 15. An Introduction to Plane Analytic Geometry. 16. Computer Number Systems. 17. Higher Degree Equations. 18. Systems of Equations and Inequalities. 19. Matrices. 20. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Formula. 21. Trigonometric Formulas, Identities, and Equations. 22. An Introduction to Calculus. Appendix A: The Metric System. Appendix B: Table of Integrals Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises Index of Applications. Index. The following chapters are available in CourseMate: 23. The Derivative 24. Applications of Derivatives 25. Integration 26. Applications of Integration 27. Derivatives of Transcendental Functions 28. Techniques of Integration 29. Parametric Equations, Vectors, and Polar Coordinates 30. Partial Derivatives and Multiple Integrals 31. Infinite Series 32. First-Order Differential Equations 33. Higher-Order Differential Equations 34. Numerical Methods and LaPlace Transforms.
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