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      Building a Foundation in Mathematics

      ISBN 13: 9781435488540

      ISBN 10: 1435488547

      Author: National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee; John C. Peterson

      Pages: 656

      Published: 04/09/2010

      Price: $99.95 Add to cart

      Real-world, on-the-job scenarios and a clear, straightforward approach bring to life the fundamental mathematical concepts that readers will learn with BUILDING A FOUNDATION IN MATHEMATICS, 2nd EDITION. This latest edition begins with deliberate and thorough coverage of the simplest topics, like whole numbers and fractions, before delving into more advanced areas. By the time the book has progressed to complex subjects like binary numbers and Boolean algebra, readers have been armed with such a solid foundation of the basics that comprehension is easy. Added value is found in the practical examples that encompass typical situations electricians face every day, providing a concrete context for learning and making this book an indispensable resource for anyone seeking the mathematical skills necessary for work in the electrical field.

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      • Expands student resources to include beginner-level electrical applications at the end of each chapter.
      • Provides practical, easily applicable tools like the newly updated appendix depicting usage of a T1-30XII calculator.
      • Packs content full of industry-specific examples and exercises that cater to the electronics field, offering a learning experience that is contextually meaningful and relevant.
      • Reinforces key concepts with the dynamic use of color and detailed graphics that provide useful visualization aids.
      • Facilitates the application of subject matter beyond confines of the book with handy appendices that include a guide to mathematical symbols, common percent, fraction, and decimal equivalents, geometry formulas, and more.
      Author Bio
      National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
      NJATC develops and standardizes training for National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents more than 780,000 members working in a wide variety of fields around North America.
      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.
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      Table of Contents
      1. Whole Numbers.
      Writing and Rounding Whole Numbers. Adding Whole Numbers. Subtracting Whole Numbers. Multiplying Whole Numbers. Dividing Whole Numbers.
      2. Fractions.
      Writing and Ordering Fractions. Converting Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Adding Fractions. Subtracting Fractions. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Reading a Customary Rule.
      3. Decimals.
      Writing and Rounding Decimals. Adding Decimals. Subtracting Decimals. Multiplying Decimals. Dividing Decimals. Converting Decimals and Fractions. Reading a Metric Rule.
      4. Integers.
      Introducing Integers. Adding Integers. Subtracting Integers.
      Multiplying Integers. Dividing Integers.
      5. Rational Numbers.
      Adding Rational Numbers. Subtracting Rational Numbers. Multiplying Rational Numbers. Dividing Rational Numbers.
      6. Exponents.
      Introducing Exponents. Applying Laws of Exponents. Using Scientific Notation. Simplifying Expressions with Powers of Ten. Using Engineering Notation. Introducing Roots and Fractional. Exponents.
      Finding Logarithms. Properties of Logarithms. Using Logarithms. Natural Logarithms. Applying Logarithms.
      8. Units and Measurements.
      Converting Units in the Customary System. Converting Units in the Metric System. Converting between Customary and Metric Units. Converting Measures of Temperature. Converting Measures of Area and Volume. Using the Mil.
      9. Algebra Essentials.
      Introducing Algebra. Using Properties of Addition and Multiplication. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.
      10. Equations, Formulas,and Inequalities.
      Writing Equations. Solving One-Step Equations. Solving Multi-Step Equations. Using Formulas. Using Equations to Solve Word Problems. Writing Inequalities. Solving Inequalities.
      11. Ratios, Rates, and Proportions.
      Writing and Simplifying Ratios. Writing Unit Rates. Identifying and Solving Proportions. Solving Direct Proportion Problems. Solving Inverse Proportion Problems.
      12. Percents.
      Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. Solving Percent Problems with Proportions. Solving Percent Problems with Equations. Solving Word Problems.
      13. The Cartesian Plane.
      Plotting Points on a Coordinate Plane. Graphing Linear Equations Using a Table of Values. Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts. Finding the Slope of a Line. Graphing Linear Equations Using Slope-Intercept Form. Writing Equations of Lines.
      14. Systems of Equations.
      Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing. Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution. Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination. Solving Systems of Equations for Three Unknowns. Using Systems to Solve Word Problems.
      15. Plane Geometry.
      Basic Concepts. Measuring and Drawing Angles. Angles, Angle Pairs, and Parallel Lines. Polygons and Their Properties. Finding Perimeter. Finding Area. Finding Circumference and Area of Circles. Cong...