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Practical Problems in Mathematics for Information Technology, 1st Edition

  • Todd Verge
  • ISBN-10: 1428322000
  • ISBN-13: 9781428322004
  • 288 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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About the Product

Create a new approach to explaining the math and logic fundamentals required in the information technology industry. Practical Problems in Mathematics for Information Technology is an exciting new resource for building a solid foundation in the mathematical skills that are used in a number of areas, such as networking, systems administration, programming, database management, web programming, and computer repair. By presenting examples, problems, and exercises that are taken directly from these concentration areas, readers will not only build their mathematical know-how, but they will achieve the added benefit of being fully prepared for the types of challenges they are likely to encounter on the job. Real-world examples from the industry are included throughout this new book.


  • Step by step approach starts with basic concepts and progresses to more advanced topics to allow readers to build upon the information they have already learned

  • Numerous examples offer opportunities for repeated practice and increased knowledge retention

  • Thorough coverage makes this an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a practical understanding and proficiency in the mathematics of the information technology field

About the Author

Todd Verge

Todd Verge has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Dalhousie University, a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Carleton University, and a Diploma in Adult Education from the Nova Scotia Community College. He has worked as a technologist and teacher for over 20 years and is the author of several Course Technology titles on information technology and mathematics. In 2006 Todd received the NSCC’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Whole Numbers
Section 2 Common Fractions
Section 3 Decimal Fractions
Section 4 Statistics
Section 5 Units and Notation
Section 6 Exponential and Logarithms
Section 7 Matrices
Section 8 Numbering Systems
Section 9 Sets
Section 10 Logic
Appendix A Using a Calculator
Appendix B The Metric System
Appendix C Bits and Bytes
Appendix D ASCII Table


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
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