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Basic Technical College Mathematics, 2/e

Len Mrachek
Charles Komschlies

Published August, 1993 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology

Copyright 1994, 322 pp.
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ISBN 0-13-891995-X


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Summary

This book has been fully revised and is suited for technical schools, community colleges and proprietary schools. It is intended to provide readers with the math skills essential to a wide variety of industrial, technical and trade areas and can be used a mathematics supplement in content courses in areas like Drafting, Machine Technology, and Automotive Technology. The coverage in this edition now includes a review of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Features


each mathematical skill is developed by a simple, easy-to- follow, step-by-step process.
all of the material is fresh and original, offering new and innovative methods in line with current trends of teaching mathematics.
presents authentic, “real-world” applications and problems.
improves coverage of scientific notation, powers and roots.
provides substantial number of practice problems.


Table of Contents
PART I. ARITHMETIC.

    1. Fundamental Operations of Arithmetic.
    2. Common Fractions.
    3. Decimals.
    4. Percentages.
    5. Powers and Roots.

PART II. BASIC ALGEBRA.
    6. Definitions and Basic Operations of Algebra.
    7. Simple Equations and Formulas.
    8. Formula Evaluation.
    9. Formula Transposition.
    10. Ratio and Proportion.
PART III. APPLIED GEOMETRY.
    11. Basic Definitions and Properties of Geometry.
    12. Perimeters and Areas of Plane Geometric Figures.
    13. Surface Areas and Volumes of Geometric Figures.
    14. Construction of Simple Geometric Figures.
IV. TRIGONOMETRY.
    15. Fundamentals of Trigonometry.
    16. Solution of Right Triangles.
    17. Solution of Oblique Triangles.
V. METRICATION.
    18. Fundamentals and Applications of the Metric System.
    Index.


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