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Introductory Technical Mathematics

Introductory Technical Mathematics - 5th edition

Introductory Technical Mathematics - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9781418015435

ISBN10: 1418015431

Introductory Technical Mathematics by John Peterson and Robert D. Smith - ISBN 9781418015435
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Learning
International: No
Introductory Technical Mathematics by John Peterson and Robert D. Smith - ISBN 9781418015435

ISBN13: 9781418015435

ISBN10: 1418015431

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 07

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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.


  • 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

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