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Elementary Technical Mathematics



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An Amazing Book!  July 27, 2011

This textbook is very well priced compared to similar textbooks. It was written to help students in their cl[censored] with minimal math background prepare for technical, trade, allied health, or Tech Prep programs. I highly recommend it.

Elementary Technical Mathematics: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Elementary Technical Mathematics Tenth Edition was written to help students with minimal math background prepare for technical, trade, allied health, or Tech Prep programs. The authors have included countless examples and applications surrounding such fields as industrial and construction trades, electronics, agriculture, allied health, CAD/drafting, HVAC, welding, auto diesel mechanic, aviation, natural resources, and others.

This edition covers basic arithmetic including the metric system and measurement, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics, all as they are related to technical and trade fields.

The goal of this text is to engage students and provide them with the math background they need to succeed in future courses and careers.

"I was pleased with the exercises overall. They correspond well to the sections covered, and the balance is good. Good graphics, good examples, good practical applications of geometry and trigonometry."

"I have always been impressed with Ewen and Nelson's writing style. It parallels very much how I teach the course, trying to be as short and as straight to the point as possible."

"My instruction time is filled with problem solving, and the authors' text is an extremely good fit to that teaching style."

"The three greatest strengths of this text are its simple, clear plan of presenting a concept, detailing several examples, and offering many additional exercises; its many application problems from a variety of technical fields; and its chapter design with reviews, tests, and the laminated sheet of conversions."

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts
Review of Operations with Whole Numbers
Review of Basic Operations
Order of Operations
Area and Volume
Prime Factorization Divisibility
Review of Operations with Fractions
Introduction to Fractions
Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Multiplication and Division of Fractions
The U.S. System of Weights and Measures
Review of Operations with Decimal Fractions and Percent
Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Fractions
Rounding Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Decimal Fractions
Part, Base, and Rate
Powers and Roots
Application Involving Percent: Personal Finance
Chapter 1: Group Activities
Chapter 1: Summary
Chapter 1: Review
Chapter 1: Test
Signed Numbers And Powers Of 10
Addition of Signed Numbers
Subtraction of Signed Numbers
Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
Signed Fractions
Powers of 10
Scientific Notation
Engineering Notation
Chapter 2: Group Activities
Chapter 2: Summary
Chapter 2: Review
Chapter 2: TeSt
Chapter 1-2: Cumulative Review
The Metric System
Introduction to the Metric System
Mass and Weight
Volume and Area
Time, Current, and Other Units
Metric and U.S. Conversion
Chapter 3: Group Activities
Chapter 3: Summary
Chapter 3: Review
Chapter 3: Test
Approximate Numbers and Accuracy
Precision and Greatest Possible Error
The Vernier Caliper
The Micrometer Caliper
Addition and Subtraction of Measurements
Multiplication and Division of Measurements
Relative Error and Percent of Error
Color Code of Electrical Resistors
Reading Scales
Chapter 4: Group Activities
Chapter 4: Summary
Chapter 4: Review
Chapter 4: TeSt
Chapter 1-4: Cumulative Review
Polynomials: An Introduction To Algebra
Fundamental Operations
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials
Multiplication of Monomials
Multiplication of Polynomials
Division by a Monomial
Division by a Polynomial
Chapter 5: Group Activities
Chapter 5: Summary
Chapter 5: Review
Chapter 5: Test
Equations And Formulas
Equations with Variables in Both Members
Equations with Parentheses
Equations with Fractions
Translating Words into Algebraic Symbols
Applications Involving Equations
Substituting Data into Formulas
Reciprocal Formulas Using a Calculator
Chapter 6: Group Activities
Chapter 6: Summary
Chapter 6: Review
Chapter 6: TeSt
Chapters 1-6: Cumulative Review
Ratio And Proportion
Direct Variation
Inverse Variation
Chapter 7: Group Activities
Chapter 7: Summary
Chapter 7: Review
Chapter 7: Test
Graphing Linear Equations
Linear Equations with Two Variables
Graphing Linear Equations
The Slope of a Line
The Equation of a Line
Chapter 8: Group Activities
Chapter 8: Summary
Chapter 8: Review
Chapter 8: TeSt
Chapters 1-8: Cumulative Review
Systems Of Linear Equations
Solving Pairs of Linear Equations by Graphing
Solving Pairs of Linear Equations by Addition
Solving Pairs of Linear Equations by Substitution
Applications Involving Pairs of Linear Equations
Chapter 9: Group Activities
Chapter 9: Summary
Chapter 9: Review
Chapter 9: Test
Factoring Algebraic Expressions
Finding Monomial Factors
Finding the Product of Two Binomials Mentally
Finding Binomial Factors
Special Products
Finding Factors of Special Products
Factoring General Trinomials
Chapter 10: Group Activities
Chapter 10: Summary
Chapter 10: Review
Chapter 10: TeSt
Chapters 1-10: Cumulative Review
Quadratic Equations
Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring
The Quadratic Formula
Applications Involving Quadratic Equations
Graphs of Quadratic Equations
Imaginary Numbers
Chapter 11: Group Activities
Chapter 11: Summary
Chapter 11: Review
Chapter 11: Test
Angles and Polygons
Similar Polygons
Radian Measure
Pyramids and Cones
Chapter 12: Group Activities
Chapter 12: Summary
Chapter 12: Review
Chapter 12: TeSt
Chapters 1-12: Cumulative Review
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Trigonometric Ratios
Using Trigonometric Ratios to Find Angles.
Using Trigonometric Ratios to Find Sides
Solving Right Triangles
Applications Involving Trigonometric Ratios
Chapter 13: Group Activities
Chapter 13: Summary
Chapter 13: Review
Chapter 13: Test
Trigonometry With Any Angle
Sine and Cosine Graphs
Period and Phase Shift
Solving Oblique Triangles: Law of Sines
Law of Sines: The Ambiguous Case
Solving Oblique Triangles: Law of Cosines
Chapter 14: Group Activities
Chapter 14: Summary
Chapter 14: Review
Chapter 14: TeSt
Chapters 1-14: Cumulative Review
Basic Statistics
Bar Graphs
Circle Graphs
Line Graphs
Other Graphs
Mean Measurement
Other Average Measurements and Percentiles
Range and Standard Deviation
Grouped Data
Standard Deviation for Grouped Data
Statistical Process Control
Other Graphs for Statistical Data
Normal Distribution
Independent Events
Chapter 15: Group Activities
Chapter 15: Summary
Chapter 15: Review
Chapter 15: Test
Binary And Hexadecimal Numbers
Introduction to Binary Numbers
Addition of Binary Numbers
Subtraction of Binary Numbers
Multiplication of Binary Numbers
Conversion from Decimal to Binary System
Conversion from Binary to Decimal System
Hexadecimal System
Addition and Subtraction of Hexadecimal Numbers
Binary to Hexadecimal Conversion
Hexadecimal Code for Colors
Chapter 16: Group Activities
Chapter 16: Summary
Chapter 16: Review
Chapter 16: TeSt
Chapters 1-16: Cumulative Review
Formulas from Geometry
Electrical Symbols
Exponential Equations
Answers to Odd-Numbered
Exercises and All Chapter Review and Cumulative Review Exercises
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