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Copyright: 2007

Publisher: Delmar Learning

Published: 2007

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Introductory Technical Mathematics, 5th Edition provides current and practical vocational and technical math applications for today's sophisticated trade and technical work environments. Each unit delivers practical math concepts alongside step-by-step examples and problems drawn from various occupations. The plentiful examples and problem sets emphasize on-the-job applications of math. Enhancements to the fifth edition include improved algebra coverage, a new section on basic statistics, new material on conversions from metric to customary systems of measure, and a section that supplements the basics of working with spreadsheets for graphing.

**Features:**

- a new section on basic statistics features an all-new chapter on statistics and a chapter that consolidates all the statistical graphing techniques of bar, line, and circle graphs into one location
- clear explanations with easy-to-follow procedural steps for solving examples
- a straightforward writing style that begins with the simple concepts, enabling readers to work up to solving even the most complex problems
- illustrations accompany many of the problems and are modeled after those found in technical manuals and handbooks, emphasizing the relevancy of mathematics concepts on the job

**Section I: Fundamentals of General Mathematics**

Unit 1 Whole Numbers

Unit 2 Common Fractions

Unit 3 Decimal Fractions

Unit 4 Ratio and Proportion

Unit 5 Percents

Unit 6 Signed Numbers

**Section II: Measurement**

Unit 7 Precision, Accuracy, and Tolerance

Unit 8 Customary Measurement Units

Unit 9 Metric Measurement Units

Unit 10 Steel Rules and Vernier Calipers

Unit 11 Micrometers

**Section III: Fundamentals of Algebra**

Unit 12 Introduction to Algebra

Unit 13 Basic Algebraic Operations

Unit 14 Simple Equations

Unit 15 Complex Equations

Unit 16 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Graphs of Linear Equations

Unit 17 Systems of Equations

Unit 18 Quadratic Equations

**Section IV: Fundamentals of Plane Geometry**

Unit 19 Introduction to Plane Geometry

Unit 20 Angular Measure

Unit 21 Angular Geometric Principles

Unit 22 Triangles

Unit 23 Congruent and Similar Figures

Unit 24 Polygons

Unit 25 Circles

**Section V: Geometric Figures: Areas and Volumes**

Unit 26 Areas of Common Polygons

Unit 27 Areas of Circles, Sectors, Segments, and Ellipses

Unit 28 Prisms and Cylinders: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

Unit 29 Pyramids and Cones: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

Unit 30 Spheres and Composite Figures: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

**Section VI: Basic Statistics**

Unit 31 Graphs: Bar, Circle, and Line

Unit 32 Statistics

**Section VII: Fundamentals of Trigonometry**

Unit 33 Introduction to Trigonometric Functions

Unit 34 Trigonometric Functions with Right Triangles

Unit 35 Practical Applications with Right Triangles

Unit 36 Functions of Any Angle, Oblique Triangles

Unit 37 Vectors

APPENDIX A United States Customary and Metric Units of Measure

APPENDIX B Formulas for Areas (A) of Plane Figures

APPENDIX C Formulas for Volumes and Areas of Solid Figures

APPENDIX D Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

Summary

Introductory Technical Mathematics, 5th Edition provides current and practical vocational and technical math applications for today's sophisticated trade and technical work environments. Each unit delivers practical math concepts alongside step-by-step examples and problems drawn from various occupations. The plentiful examples and problem sets emphasize on-the-job applications of math. Enhancements to the fifth edition include improved algebra coverage, a new section on basic statistics, new material on conversions from metric to customary systems of measure, and a section that supplements the basics of working with spreadsheets for graphing.

**Features:**

- a new section on basic statistics features an all-new chapter on statistics and a chapter that consolidates all the statistical graphing techniques of bar, line, and circle graphs into one location
- clear explanations with easy-to-follow procedural steps for solving examples
- a straightforward writing style that begins with the simple concepts, enabling readers to work up to solving even the most complex problems
- illustrations accompany many of the problems and are modeled after those found in technical manuals and handbooks, emphasizing the relevancy of mathematics concepts on the job

Table of Contents

**Section I: Fundamentals of General Mathematics**

Unit 1 Whole Numbers

Unit 2 Common Fractions

Unit 3 Decimal Fractions

Unit 4 Ratio and Proportion

Unit 5 Percents

Unit 6 Signed Numbers

**Section II: Measurement**

Unit 7 Precision, Accuracy, and Tolerance

Unit 8 Customary Measurement Units

Unit 9 Metric Measurement Units

Unit 10 Steel Rules and Vernier Calipers

Unit 11 Micrometers

**Section III: Fundamentals of Algebra**

Unit 12 Introduction to Algebra

Unit 13 Basic Algebraic Operations

Unit 14 Simple Equations

Unit 15 Complex Equations

Unit 16 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Graphs of Linear Equations

Unit 17 Systems of Equations

Unit 18 Quadratic Equations

**Section IV: Fundamentals of Plane Geometry**

Unit 19 Introduction to Plane Geometry

Unit 20 Angular Measure

Unit 21 Angular Geometric Principles

Unit 22 Triangles

Unit 23 Congruent and Similar Figures

Unit 24 Polygons

Unit 25 Circles

**Section V: Geometric Figures: Areas and Volumes**

Unit 26 Areas of Common Polygons

Unit 27 Areas of Circles, Sectors, Segments, and Ellipses

Unit 28 Prisms and Cylinders: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

Unit 29 Pyramids and Cones: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

Unit 30 Spheres and Composite Figures: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

**Section VI: Basic Statistics**

Unit 31 Graphs: Bar, Circle, and Line

Unit 32 Statistics

**Section VII: Fundamentals of Trigonometry**

Unit 33 Introduction to Trigonometric Functions

Unit 34 Trigonometric Functions with Right Triangles

Unit 35 Practical Applications with Right Triangles

Unit 36 Functions of Any Angle, Oblique Triangles

Unit 37 Vectors

APPENDIX A United States Customary and Metric Units of Measure

APPENDIX B Formulas for Areas (A) of Plane Figures

APPENDIX C Formulas for Volumes and Areas of Solid Figures

APPENDIX D Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

Publisher Info

Publisher: Delmar Learning

Published: 2007

International: No

Published: 2007

International: No

Introductory Technical Mathematics, 5th Edition provides current and practical vocational and technical math applications for today's sophisticated trade and technical work environments. Each unit delivers practical math concepts alongside step-by-step examples and problems drawn from various occupations. The plentiful examples and problem sets emphasize on-the-job applications of math. Enhancements to the fifth edition include improved algebra coverage, a new section on basic statistics, new material on conversions from metric to customary systems of measure, and a section that supplements the basics of working with spreadsheets for graphing.

**Features:**

- a new section on basic statistics features an all-new chapter on statistics and a chapter that consolidates all the statistical graphing techniques of bar, line, and circle graphs into one location
- clear explanations with easy-to-follow procedural steps for solving examples
- a straightforward writing style that begins with the simple concepts, enabling readers to work up to solving even the most complex problems
- illustrations accompany many of the problems and are modeled after those found in technical manuals and handbooks, emphasizing the relevancy of mathematics concepts on the job

**Section I: Fundamentals of General Mathematics**

Unit 1 Whole Numbers

Unit 2 Common Fractions

Unit 3 Decimal Fractions

Unit 4 Ratio and Proportion

Unit 5 Percents

Unit 6 Signed Numbers

**Section II: Measurement**

Unit 7 Precision, Accuracy, and Tolerance

Unit 8 Customary Measurement Units

Unit 9 Metric Measurement Units

Unit 10 Steel Rules and Vernier Calipers

Unit 11 Micrometers

**Section III: Fundamentals of Algebra**

Unit 12 Introduction to Algebra

Unit 13 Basic Algebraic Operations

Unit 14 Simple Equations

Unit 15 Complex Equations

Unit 16 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Graphs of Linear Equations

Unit 17 Systems of Equations

Unit 18 Quadratic Equations

**Section IV: Fundamentals of Plane Geometry**

Unit 19 Introduction to Plane Geometry

Unit 20 Angular Measure

Unit 21 Angular Geometric Principles

Unit 22 Triangles

Unit 23 Congruent and Similar Figures

Unit 24 Polygons

Unit 25 Circles

**Section V: Geometric Figures: Areas and Volumes**

Unit 26 Areas of Common Polygons

Unit 27 Areas of Circles, Sectors, Segments, and Ellipses

Unit 28 Prisms and Cylinders: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

Unit 29 Pyramids and Cones: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

Unit 30 Spheres and Composite Figures: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights

**Section VI: Basic Statistics**

Unit 31 Graphs: Bar, Circle, and Line

Unit 32 Statistics

**Section VII: Fundamentals of Trigonometry**

Unit 33 Introduction to Trigonometric Functions

Unit 34 Trigonometric Functions with Right Triangles

Unit 35 Practical Applications with Right Triangles

Unit 36 Functions of Any Angle, Oblique Triangles

Unit 37 Vectors

APPENDIX A United States Customary and Metric Units of Measure

APPENDIX B Formulas for Areas (A) of Plane Figures

APPENDIX C Formulas for Volumes and Areas of Solid Figures

APPENDIX D Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises