Higher Education

Practical Problems in Mathematics for Industrial Technology, 1st Edition

  • Donna Boatwright Italy Independent School District, Italy, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 0827369743  |  ISBN-13: 9780827369740
  • 256 Pages
  • © 1996 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $90.25

About

Overview

This book covers a variety of topics in mathematics as they relate to industrial technologies including manufacturing, electricity/electronics, graphics, communication, transportation, industrial management, materials and related science principles. Organized by topics, the main objective is to develop strong, logical problem-solving skills. A brief description of each math principle is presented with step-by-step examples. The explanations are designed to emphasize the correct use and application of math principles. Graphs, drawings and charts relating to the applications reinforce the use of the skills developed.

Features and Benefits

  • Excellent coverage of a variety of industrial technology topics makes this a valuable supplement to many vocational texts
  • Explanations are used to give the reader a better working knowledge of math applications
  • The reader develops a strong logical approach through step-by-step examples and problems
  • Topics from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, to fractions, averages and estimates, powers and roots, measurement, graphs, ratio and proportion, formulas, and equations are covered throughout the book.
  • Quizzes help monitor reader progress

Table of Contents

Whole Numbers: Addition; Subtraction; Multiplication; Division; Review and Combined Operations. Common Fractions: Addition; Subtraction; Multiplication; Division; Review and Combined Operations. Decimal Fractions; Significant Digits; Rounding and Scientific Notation; Addition; Subtraction; Multiplication; Division; Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents; Review and Combined Operations. Percents, Averages and Estimates: Percent and Percentages; Interest; Discount; Averages and Estimates; Review. Powers and Roots: Powers and Order of Operations; Roots; Review and Combined Operations. Measurement: Length; Area and Pressure; Volume and Mass; Energy and Temperature; Measurement involving Time; Review and Combined Operations. Tables, Charts and Graphic Representation of Data: Line Graphs; Pie Graphs; Bar and Stacked Bar Graphs. Ratio and Proportion: Ratio; Proportion; Combined Problems. Formulas and Equations: Representation; Rearrangement; Formulas Common in Industrial Technology. Geometry and Trigonometry: Pythagorean Theorem; Trigonometric Functions.

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Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0827369751 | ISBN-13: 9780827369757)

This book covers a variety of topics in mathematics as they relate to industrial technologies including manufacturing, electricity/electronics, graphics, communication, transportation, industrial management, materials and related science principles. Organized by topics, the main objective is to develop strong, logical problem-solving skills. ..A brief description of each math principle is presented with step-by-step examples. The explanations are designed to emphasize the correct use and application of math principles. Graphs, drawings and charts relating to the applications reinforce the use of the skills developed.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donna Boatwright

Donna Boatwright is presently the Technology Coordinator and a teacher for Italy Independent School District. She has been an instructor of computer applications, engineering, machining, and welding at several universities.