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Practical Problems in Math for Automotive Technicians, 6th Edition

  • Larry Sformo Pembrake Central School, NY
  • Todd Sformo Ilisagvik College
  • George Moore
  • ISBN-10: 1401839991  |  ISBN-13: 9781401839994
  • 240 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998, 1992, 1985
  • © 2005 | Published
  • List Price = $ 82.95
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About

Overview

Comprehensive and easy-to use, this updated edition covers every type of practical math problem that automotive technicians will face on the job. The subject matter is organized in a knowledge-building format that progresses from the basics of whole number operations into percentages, linear measurements, ratios, and the use of more complex formulas. Complete coverage of fundamentals, as well as more advanced computations make this book suitable for both beginning and advanced technicians. With a special section on graphs, scales, test meters, estimation, and invoices used in the workplace, this book is tailor-made for any automotive course of study!

Features and Benefits

  • A new section on conversion of measurements makes English-to-metric conversions quick and easy
  • Proficiency using fractions is encouraged to assist with real world math applications
  • Step-by-step instructions, diagrams, charts, and examples cultivate problem-solving skills that are crucial to success on the job
  • Problems proceed from the simple to the more complex so that readers have the ample opportunities to develop their skills and confidence
  • A solid understanding of the practical applications for each mathematical process fosters a strong foundation in fundamental principles for beginners and advanced technicians

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers.
Common Fractions.
Decimal Fractions.
Percent and Percentage.
Measurement.
Ratio and Proportion.
Powers and Roots.
Formulas.
Graphs.
Invoices.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair  (ISBN-10: 1401812341 | ISBN-13: 9781401812348)

Written by an ASE Master Technician and Master Machinist, the second edition of our popular Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair book has been thoroughly reviewed for technical accuracy to go along with the hundreds of all-new, full-color photographs that have been added to maintain the reader's interest and improve comprehension. The book begins by introducing readers to a number of automotive career options, shop management basics, plus necessary tools and equipment. Subsequent chapters examine the theories underlying the operation of vehicle systems while equipping readers with step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing all major systems of the modern automobile. Competency-based objectives, key terms lists, activities correlated to the companion Lab Manual, plus numerous review questions call attention to important concepts presented in each chapter. Shop Tips, Safety Notes, Case Histories, Cautions, and Notes are also included as helpful sign posts for readers working to acquire the system knowledge and the critical thinking skills needed to effectively inspect, maintain, and repair all make and model vehicles.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

TechOne: Basic Automotive Service & Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1401852084 | ISBN-13: 9781401852085)

Trouble-free operation of modern automotive equipment requires the use of proper maintenance procedures and safety checks on all vehicle systems. This book guides readers through the basic maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of all automotive systems, from tool and shop safety through the steps necessary to maintain a modern motor vehicle. Thoroughly up-to-date coverage spans the spectrum, examining basic systems such as electrical, lubrication, heating, cooling, exhaust, and transmission systems in depth. This provides readers with the foundation necessary to deal with the more complex maintenance problems of engine control computers, anti-lock braking systems, and emission controls. Supplemental restraints, tires, and drive shafts and axles are also highlighted.

List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

Student Supplements

Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair  (ISBN-10: 1401812341 | ISBN-13: 9781401812348)

Written by an ASE Master Technician and Master Machinist, the second edition of our popular Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance and Repair book has been thoroughly reviewed for technical accuracy to go along with the hundreds of all-new, full-color photographs that have been added to maintain the reader's interest and improve comprehension. The book begins by introducing readers to a number of automotive career options, shop management basics, plus necessary tools and equipment. Subsequent chapters examine the theories underlying the operation of vehicle systems while equipping readers with step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing all major systems of the modern automobile. Competency-based objectives, key terms lists, activities correlated to the companion Lab Manual, plus numerous review questions call attention to important concepts presented in each chapter. Shop Tips, Safety Notes, Case Histories, Cautions, and Notes are also included as helpful sign posts for readers working to acquire the system knowledge and the critical thinking skills needed to effectively inspect, maintain, and repair all make and model vehicles.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

TechOne: Basic Automotive Service & Maintenance  (ISBN-10: 1401852084 | ISBN-13: 9781401852085)

Trouble-free operation of modern automotive equipment requires the use of proper maintenance procedures and safety checks on all vehicle systems. This book guides readers through the basic maintenance, diagnosis, and servicing of all automotive systems, from tool and shop safety through the steps necessary to maintain a modern motor vehicle. Thoroughly up-to-date coverage spans the spectrum, examining basic systems such as electrical, lubrication, heating, cooling, exhaust, and transmission systems in depth. This provides readers with the foundation necessary to deal with the more complex maintenance problems of engine control computers, anti-lock braking systems, and emission controls. Supplemental restraints, tires, and drive shafts and axles are also highlighted.

List Price = $229.95  | CengageBrain Price = $229.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $173.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Larry Sformo

Larry Sformo is a retired teacher and principal who has taught mathematics and science from K-12 for over thirty years. He earned his B.A and M.A degrees and Certificate for Advanced Study from the State University of New York at Brockport. He is an adjunct instructor in education at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York.

Todd Sformo

Todd Sformo is currently a PhD student at the University if Alaska Fairbanks. He earned his B.A from John Carroll University, an M.A from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an M.F.A and an M.S from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

George Moore

George Moore is an experienced automotive technician and taught in all areas of automotive technology at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, for twenty years. An expert in the field, Mr. Moore has earned the titles of Certified Master Automotive Technician from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Now retired, he devotes his time to automotive consultant service, writing and teaching emissions classes for the Colorado Department of Health.