Mathematics for the Technical Trades

Mathematics for the Technical Trades

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For vocational/technical, proprietary, or college courses in Mathematics for the Technical Trades. Mathematics for the Technical Trades is a complete "prep math" text for students in electrical, electronics, construction, automotive, machining, welding, drafting, plumbing, printing and many other technical career programs. Assuming no prior understanding, 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 203.2 x 269.24 x 17.78mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130452696
  • 9780130452696

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"Mathematics for Technical Trades" is a complete "prep math" text for students in electrical, electronics, construction, automotive, machining, welding, drafting, plumbing, printing, and many other technical programs. This easy-to-understand text begins with fractions and decimal numbers arid proceeds on to build a solid foundation in exponents, the metric system, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. 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 establishes a solid foundation in mathematics for all areas of technical career training. Whole Numbers and Fractions Decimal Calculation Positive and Negative Numbers Exponents and the Metric Systems Algebra, Equations, and Formulas Geometry and Trigonometry FEATURES: A unique set of features in this book fosters understanding and promotes active, involvement in the learning process. 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 definitionsshow more

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.show more