Introductory Mathematics

Introductory Mathematics

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For any "prep-math" or "quick-study" course in Trades/Technical Math; also appropriate as a supplementary text for any course where a math refresher is needed.Best-selling author Nigel Cook's new fourth edition of Introductory Mathematics is a complete "prep-math" text for technology students. Beginning with fractions and decimal numbers and proceeding on to build a solid foundation in exponents, the metric system, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, graphs, and binary math, this easy-to-understand text will give students the math skills needed for career training.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 208 x 272 x 14mm | 639.58g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • figures
  • 013045284X
  • 9780130452849
  • 2,069,018

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The 4th edition of best-selling author Nigel Cook's "Introductory Mathematics" is a complete "prep math" text for technology students. Beginning with fractions and decimal numbers and proceeding on to build a solid foundation in exponents, the metric system, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, graphs, and binary math, this easy-to-understand text will give students the math skills needed for career training. After 16 textbooks, 26 editions, and 20 years of front-line education experience, Nigel Cook knows how to make mathematics easily accessible, fully preparing students for success in their technical careers. Outline: Assuming no prior understanding, this text begins at the very beginning and then establishes a solid foundation in mathematics for all areas of technical career training. Fractions Decimal Numbers Positive and Negative Numbers Exponents and the Metric System Algebra, Equations, and Formulas Geometry and Trigonometry Logarithms and Graphs Computer Math Features: A unique set of features in this book fosters understanding and promotes an active involvement in the learning process. New: Geometry chapter New: Computer math chapter New: Double the math applications Conversational writing style Visually descriptive layout Humanistic vignettes Integrated math applications Worked-out examples Section self-test evaluation points Calculator sequence examples Extensive end-of-chapter problems Margin term definitions Integrated Math Applications: 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, and therefore, if the need is instantly demonstrated, the tool is retained. Electrical Automotive Printing Landscaping Law Enforcement Surveying Banking Personal Finance Aerospace Accounting Electronic Machining Administration Carpentry Painting Fire Fighting Meteorology Office Management Water Management Food Service Manufacturing Welding Plumbing Masonry Drafting Catering Retail Sports Health Care Full Ancillary Package Accompanying This Text: StudyWizard (packaged with the text) Companion Website: http: //www.prenhall.com/cook Instructor's Manual (ISBN: 0-13-045285-8) TestGen (ISBN: 0-13-114156-2) To view the website that accompanies this text, please go to http: //www.prenhall.com/cookshow more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Multiple Choice Questions, Practice Problems, Communication Skill Questions, CD-ROM Tutorial and Questions, and Website Questions).1. Whole Numbers and Fractions. 2. Decimal Calculation. 3. Positive and Negative Numbers. 4. Exponents and the Metric System. 5. Algebra, Equations, and Formulas. 6. Geometry and Trigonometry. 7. Logarithms and Graphs. 8. Computer Mathematics. Appendices. Index.show more