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Practical Problems in Mathematics for Renewable Energy Technicians, 1st Edition

  • Russell B. DeVore
  • ISBN-10: 1285079337
  • ISBN-13: 9781285079332
  • 304 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Give students the essential quantitative skills they need to succeed in today’s exciting and rapidly growing field of renewable energy with DeVore’s PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNICIANS. This valuable text presents critical mathematical concepts in condensed, easily understood units. The author clearly illustrates every concept with memorable examples and practice problems drawn from tasks that technicians perform on the job every day. Loaded with helpful visual features and study aids, this book puts key information at your students’ fingertips with critical formula conversion charts, a glossary of the latest renewable energy terms, hands-on exercises, and an array of supplemental tools to help build your students’ skills and confidence. A comprehensive instructor's solutions manual, PowerPoint® presentation slides, and exam bank accompany the text to save you time in preparation and class presentation.

Features

  • LOGICAL ORGANIZATION BUILDS ON THE BASICS TO EQUIP STUDENTS FOR MORE ADVANCED CONCEPTS: The book begins with a clear introduction to the basics and gradually guides students toward more complex topics to challenge learners without overwhelming them.

  • HELPFUL ILLUSTRATIONS CLARIFY CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS: Realistic drawings throughout this edition visually reinforce topics and help students more clearly understand abstract concepts as they see how concepts apply on the job.

  • "PRACTICAL PROBLEMS" PRESENT A VARIETY OF ACTUAL CHALLENGES PROFESSIONALS FACE ON THE JOB: Throughout the text, examples and problem sets demonstrate how concepts apply to today’s jobs in renewable energy. The text incorporates examples from five different types of renewable energy.

  • HANDY REFERENCES CLARIFY IMPORTANT TERMINOLOGY AND KEY INFORMATION: A comprehensive glossary defines important terms, while helpful conversion charts present critical field information at a glance.

  • ROBUST SUPPLEMENTS SAVE TIME IN PREPARATION AND GRADING: A comprehensive Instructor’s Companion Website places essential resources at your fingertips, including a complete Solutions Manual, PowerPoint® presentation slides, and trusted test banks.

About the Author

Russell B. DeVore

Russell B. DeVore [retired] was a Shift Technical Advisor and Simulator Instructor at the training center of a nuclear power plant for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company. He is former Chair of the Arts & Sciences Division at Trident Technical College, and a former physics teacher at Bloomsburg University. Currently, he teaches on campus at a community college and online at a four-year state college. Dr. DeVore has worked in the energy and education fields for many years, contributing both academic and practical expertise to this book. He is also the author of PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR HEATING AND COOLING TECHNICIANS.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: WHOLE NUMBERS.
1. Addition of Whole Numbers.
2. Subtraction of Whole Numbers.
3. Multiplication of Whole Numbers.
4. Division of Whole Numbers.
5. Combined Operation with Whole Numbers.
SECTION II: COMMON FRACTIONS.
6. Addition of Common Fractions.
7. Subtraction of Common Fractions.
8. Multiplication of Common Fractions.
9. Division of Common Fractions.
10. Combined Operations with Common Fractions.
SECTION III: DECIMAL FRACTIONS.
11. Addition of Decimal Fractions.
12. Subtraction of Decimal Fractions.
13. Multiplication of Decimal Fractions.
14. Division of Decimal Fractions.
15. Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents.
16. Combined Operations with Decimal Fractions.
SECTION IV: AVERAGES, RATIO AND PROPORTION.
17. Averages.
18. Ratio.
19. Proportion.
SECTION V: PERCENT, DISCOUNT, MARKUP AND EFFICIENCY.
20. Percentage.
21. Discount and Markup.
22. Efficiency.
Section VI: Direct Measure.
23. Equivalent Units of Temperature Measure.
24. Angular Measure.
25. Units of Length Measure.
26. Equivalent Units of Length Measure.
27. Equivalent Units of Additional Direct Measure.
SECTION VII: COMPUTED MEASURE.
28. Length Measure.
29. Area Measure.
30. Volume Measure.
31. Equivalent Units of Area and Volume Measure.
SECTION VIII: FORMULAS.
32. Electrical Relationships I Ohm’s Law and Equivalent Resistances and Capacitances.
33. Electrical Relationships II Power.
34. Heat Transport.
35. Energy.
SECTION IX: TRIGONOMETRY.
36. Trigonometric Functions.
SECTION X: GRAPHS.
37. Graphs and Graphing.
SECTION XI: BILLS.
38. Estimates and Bills.
Appendix.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1285079515 | ISBN-13: 9781285079516)

Find everything you need for your course in one place. This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, solutions manual, and test banks.

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