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Introductory Technical Mathematics, 6th Edition

  • John C. Peterson
  • Robert D. Smith
  • ISBN-10: 1111542007
  • ISBN-13: 9781111542009
  • 864 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2002, 1996
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

With an emphasis on real-world math applications, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS is essential for anyone considering a career in today's sophisticated trade and technical work environments. Practical, straightforward, and easy to understand, this hands-on text helps students build a solid understanding of math concepts through step-by-step examples and problems drawn from various occupations. Updated to include the most current information in the field, the sixth edition includes expanded coverage of topics such as estimation usage, spreadsheets, and energy-efficient electrical applications.

Features

  • Clear explanations pair with easy-to-follow procedural steps for solving examples.

  • Written in a helpful, straightforward style, this text begins with simpler concepts and helps students 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 relevance of mathematics concepts on the job.

  • Coverage of statistics includes basic statistics as well as the statistical graphing techniques of bar, line, and circle graphs.

About the Author

John C. Peterson

John C. Peterson is a retired Professor of Mathematics at Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award. His professional experience includes teaching at middle school, high school, and university levels, as well as work in industry. In addition to MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TECHNOLOGY, 8E, Dr. Peterson has authored or co-authored four other Cengage books: INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS, TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS, TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS, and MATH FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TRADE. A member of the team that revised the 2015 College Board of Mathematical Sciences cross-sectional survey of undergraduate mathematical science programs, Dr. Peterson has also served as a vice president of The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. He has published more than 90 journal papers and given more than 200 presentations. Dr. Peterson earned his Ph.D. in mathematics education from The Ohio State University.

Robert D. Smith

Robert D. Smith was Associate Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut. In addition to his teaching experience, Mr. Smith worked in the manufacturing industry as a tool designer, quality control engineer, and chief manufacturing engineer. He has also been active in teaching applied mathematics, physics, and industrial materials and processes on the secondary school level and in apprenticeship programs.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: FUNDAMENTALS OF GENERAL MATHEMATICS.
1. Whole Numbers.
2. Common Fractions.
3. Decimal Fractions.
4. Ratio and Proportion.
5. Percents.
6. Signed Numbers.
SECTION II: MEASUREMENT.
7. Precision, Accuracy, and Tolerance.
8. Customary Measurement Units.
9. Metric Measurement Units.
10. Steel Rules and Vernier Calipers.
11. Micrometers.
SECTION III: FUNDAMENTALS OF ALGEBRA.
12. Introduction to Algebra.
13. Basic Algebraic Operations.
14. Simple Equations.
15. Complex Equations.
16. The Cartesian Coordinate System and Graphs of Linear Equations.
17. Systems of Equations.
18. Quadratic Equations.
SECTION IV: FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANE GEOMETRY.
19. Introduction to Plane Geometry.
20. Angular Measure.
21. Angular Geometric Principles.
22. Triangles.
23. Congruent and Similar Figures.
24. Polygons.
25. Circles.
SECTION V: GEOMETRIC FIGURES: AREAS AND VOLUMES.
26. Areas of Common Polygons.
27. Areas of Circles, Sectors, Segments, and Ellipses.
28. Prisms and Cylinders: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights.
29. Pyramids and Cones: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights.
30. Spheres and Composite Figures: Volumes, Surface Areas, and Weights.
SECTION VI: BASIC STATISTICS.
Section VI: Basic Statistics.
31. Graphs: Bar, Circle, and Line.
32. Statistics.
SECTION VII: FUNDAMENTALS OF TRIGONOMETRY.
33. Introduction to Trigonometric Functions.
34. Trigonometric Functions with Right Triangles.
35. Practical Applications with Right Triangles.
36. Functions of Any Angle, Oblique Triangles.
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.

New to this edition

  • Spreadsheet coverage now includes basic instruction for calculations, solving equations, graphing, and statistics.
  • Estimation usage has been expanded throughout the text to help students understand whether or not an answer is reasonable.
  • Instruction and examples are included for using digital micrometers and calipers.

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