Mathematics for Technical Education, 3/e
Dale Ewen, Parkland Community College
Joan S. Gary, Parkland Community College
James E. Trefzger, Parkland Community College
Published January, 1998 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology
Copyright 1998, 669 pp.
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This text provides the mathematics skills required for a successful
career in a technical or engineering technology discipline. It presents
topics in an intuitive manner with technical applications integrated
throughout whenever possible. The Third Edition has been carefully
reviewed and special efforts have been taken to emphasize clarity
and accuracy of presentation.
Includes an extensive review of basic algebra for those
who have weak backgrounds.
Features a special, easy-to-follow flow chart approach
to using a calculator with detailed step-by-step examples showing
the buttons pushed and the display at each step of the calculation.
Develops basic instruction on using a scientific calculator
throughout the text.
Offers basic instruction on using a graphing calculator
in Appendix D, allowing its possible integration throughout the text
as a faculty option.
Offers levels of language and mathematics that are cognizant
of and beneficial to most students in technical programs and supports
discussions with detailed examples worked out in a step-by-step format
with appropriate comments at various steps.
Contains over 5,000 exercises, including applications, providing
ample opportunity for student practice and mastery of material.
Includes a review of essential geometry concepts
in Appendix A as recommended by new AMATYC standards.
Offers numerous detailed, fully-illustrated examples to
provide a road map for student learning.
Closes chapters with review summaries and exercises to reinforce
and challenge readers' understanding of the chapter's material.
Highlights important formulas and principles to provide
an easy reference for users.
Provides comprehensive development and consistent use of
measurement and significant digits throughout the text.
1. Fundamental Concepts.
2. Fundamental Algebraic Concepts.
3. Right-Triangle Trigonometry.
4. Equations and Their Graphs.
5. Factoring and Algebraic Fractions.
6. Systems of Linear Equations.
7. Quadratic Equations.
8. Exponents and Radicals.
9. Exponentials and Logarithms.
10. Trigonometric Functions.
11. Oblique Triangles and Vectors.
12. Graphing the Trigonometric Functions.
13. Trigonometric Formulas and Identities.
14. Complex Numbers.
15. Analytic Geometry.
Appendix A: Review of Geometry.
Appendix B: Calculator: Degrees, Minutes, Seconds.
Appendix C: An Alternate Method for Evaluating Third-Order
Appendix D: Using a Graphing Calculator.
Appendix E: Tables.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Chapter Reviews.