Students get the applied math skills they need for the modern farming industry with MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE, 2nd Edition. Invaluable in any area of agriculture-from livestock and dairy production to horticulture and agronomy -the text focuses on methods for solving problems students will encounter in the real world using math and logic skills. Clearly written and thoughtfully organized, the stand-alone chapters on mathematics involved in crop production, livestock production, horticulture, and financial management allow instructors flexibility in selecting the topics most appropriate to a given region, while line drawings, charts, graphs, case studies, examples, and sample problems help students grasp the concepts and hone their critical thinking skills.
Table of Contents
Part I: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS.
1. Mathematical Operations.
Whole Numbers. Fractions. Decimals. Ratio and Proportion. Percent. Estimating. Chapter 1 Test.
Conversions. Special Triangles. Perimeter and Area. Volume. Land Measurements.
Chapter 2 Test.
3. Special Topics.
Accuracy. Scale Drawings. General Formulas. Slope. Graphs. Introduction to Statistics. Chapter 3 Test.
Part II: MATHEMATCIAL APPLICATIONS IN CROP PRODUCTIONS.
Soil Preparation. Planting. Harvesting. Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 4 Test.
5. Wheat and Small Grains.
Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 5 Test.
Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 6 Test.
Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Housing. Performance Event. Chapter 7 Test.
Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Processing. Performance Event. Chapter 8 Test.
Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 9 Test.
Soil Preparation and Planting. Harvesting and Storage. Performance Event. Chapter 10 Test.
Part III: HORTICULTURE.
Greenhouse and Nursery. Fruits and Nuts. Vegetables. Home Gardens and Farmers’ Markets. Performance Event. Chapter 11 Test.
Turfgrass. Landscaping. Decks and Patios. Retaining Walls and Soil Conservation. Performance Event. Chapter 12 Test.
Part IV: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION.
Cows and Calves. Feedlot. Dairy. Performance Event. Chapter 13 Test.
Sows and Pigs. Feeders and Finisher Pigs. Performance Event. Chapter 14 Test.
Layers Broilers. Performance Event. Chapter 15 Test.
16. Other Animals.
Horses. Sheep and Goats. Performance Event. Chapter 16 Test.
Part V: MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS IN AGRIBUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. 17. Agribusiness.
Marketing. Fertilizer and Chemical Suppliers. Machinery and Equipment. Feed and General Supplies. Performance Event. Chapter 17 Test.
18. Finances. Agribusiness Finances. Personal Finances. Performance Event. Chapter 18 Test.
Appendix A: Quick Review of Arithmetic.
Appendix B: Quick Review of Applied Geometry.
Appendix C: Quick Review of Algebra.
Appendix D: Conversions.
Appendix E: Formulas.
Answers to Even-Numbered Problems.