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Practical Problems in Mathematics for Welders, 6th Edition

  • Robert Chasan Gateway Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1111313598  |  ISBN-13: 9781111313593
  • 240 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 1995, 1988
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

Now you can combine a highly effective, practical approach to mathematics with the latest procedures, technologies, and practices in today's welding industry with PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR WELDERS, 6E. Readers clearly see how welders rely on mathematical skills to solve both everyday and more challenging problems, from measuring materials for cutting and assembling to effectively and economically ordering materials. Highly readable explanations, numerous real-world examples, and practice problems emphasize math skills most important in welding today, from basic procedures to more advanced math formulas and technologies. Readers leave equipped with the strong math tools they need for success in today's welding careers.

Features and Benefits

  • MEANINGFUL, CLEAR ILLUSTRATIONS--NOW MORE THREE-DIMENSIONAL—assist students in visualizing concepts. This edition's enhanced, numerous illustrations offer more dimensional images to help readers clearly visualize weldments, specific projects, and how key mathematical concepts apply to the trade.
  • LATEST EXAMPLES AND PROBLEMS provide a current snapshot of math concepts most important in welding today. Updated examples and practical problems throughout this edition help students master and apply the math skills required in today's welding industry. Students gain a realistic understanding of what to expect in the profession.
  • NUMEROUS, Step-by-step examples ensure student understanding. Proven, effective step-by-step examples throughout this edition encourage your students to follow each procedure closely, ensuring comprehension as they progress throughout the text.
  • EASY-TO-FOLLOW UNITS are helpful for learning at all levels of math proficiency. This book's easy-to-read, clear explanations and manageable units have earned praise from current users and reviewers. The book's presentation is ideal for learners who may struggle in math as well as accomplished math students who simply need a refresher in the necessary math skills.

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers.
2. Common Fractions.
3. Decimal Fractions.
4. Averages, Percentages and Multipliers.
5. Metric System Measurements.
6. Computing Geomtric Measure and Shape.
7. Angular Development and Measurement. 8. Bends, Strechouts, Economical Layout, and Takeoffs.
Appendix.
Glossary.

What's New

  • UPDATED EMPHASIS demonstrates how to use math to solve everyday challenges and ensure efficiencies. Today's welders rely on mathematics every day to solve problems from measuring materials for cutting and assembly to ordering product and planning ahead for the most economical use of materials. Clear, updated coverage of the latest technologies, procedures, and techniques for math in welding today helps prepare students to offer future employers exceptional skills.
  • NEW SECTIONS address math skills to maximize today's tools. This edition offers new, detailed coverage on use of calculators, micrometers and calipers, multipliers, and pipefitting take-offs to prepare today's learners for on-the-job success.
  • EXPANDED EXERCISES further emphasize effective measuring tape use. This edition provides additional coverage and expanded exercises highlighting the most effective use of common measuring tools -- including the measuring tape, which can be a frequent problem area for many students and practicing welders.
  • DETAILED EXPLANATIONS AND EXERCISES ON ANGULAR DEVELOPMENT further prepare students for today's work environment. This edition offers more detailed explanations and specific new exercises in Section 7 to address angular development and measurement and to ensure students have mastered important skills in these areas.
  • EXPANDED GLOSSARY ensures your students understand and can easily reference today's most current math and welding terms. This edition provides an expanded glossary that highlights today's most common terms, including metal properties and characteristics.
  • ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS AND EXERCISES throughout this edition provide more opportunity for practical application. In response to the requests of today's welding instructors and students, this edition now offers numerous extra or expanded real-world math problems and exercises to better prepare today's students for the work environment.
  • UPDATED QUESTIONS address math challenges specific to today's latest welding technologies. Today's welding technologies can quickly change and constantly evolve. In response to these developments, this edition highlights new questions that cover the challenges specific to today's newest technologies.
  • NEW HOMEWORK SOLUTION PROVIDES TIME-SAVING SUPPORT IN PLANNING AND GRADING MATH ASSIGNMENTS. To save you time and ensure your students have the understanding and necessary math support, this edition now offers CourseMate, a useful Homework Solution tool that corresponds specifically with this edition of the text.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert Chasan

As a math, highway construction, and OSHA safety instructor and coordinator for the Pre-Apprenticeship Training in Highway Construction program at the Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix, Arizona, author Robert Chasan combines practical experience with exceptional teaching abilities to bring you and your students this engaging text. Under his tutelage, Professor Chasan's program, funded by the Federal Highway Administration, has become a national leader. Mr. Chasan also coordinates his school's SCANS Lab (Secretary of Labor's Commission on Acquiring Necessary Skills), teaching math, blueprint reading, and SCANS skills to the welding and machine trades students and the school's other trades programs. In addition, Professor Chasan has led the school Safety Team and taught OSHA-10, OSHA-30, and SSTA-16. Professor Chasan specializes in areas of math instruction, ranging from developmental through trigonometry, including fractions and decimals, measuring instruments, tolerances, percentages, and metrics. He also focuses on geometry including area, volume and mass, angular development and measurement, and bends and stretch outs. A certified Arizona Community College instructor, Professor Chasan is well recognized for the quality of his vocational instruction.