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Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians, 9th Edition

  • Stephen Herman Retired, Lee College, Baytown, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 1111313474  |  ISBN-13: 9781111313470
  • 208 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2002
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00
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Overview

PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, 9E will give your students the math skills they need to succeed in the electrical trade. It introduces them to the important math principles through problems designed for the electrical profession and offers them an excellent opportunity to develop and practice problem-solving skills while at the same time providing a valuable review of electrical terminology. This new edition uses the same straightforward writing style and simple, step-by-step explanations that made previous editions so reader-friendly. It minimizes theory and emphasizes problem-solving techniques and practice problems. This new edition also includes updated illustrations and information for a better learning experience than ever before! The book begins with basic arithmetic and then, once these basic topics have been mastered, progresses to algebra and concludes with trigonometry. Practical problems with real-world scenarios from the electrical field are used throughout, allowing your students to apply key mathematical concepts while developing an awareness of basic electrical terms and practices. This is the perfect resource for students entering the electrical industry, or those simply looking to brush up on the necessary math.

Features and Benefits

  • This edition's enhanced; numerous diagrams, charts, and other illustrations offer more dimensional images to help students more clearly visualize how key math concepts apply to the trade.
  • Multi-step word problems encourage your students to apply what they have learned, allowing them to be active participants in the learning process.
  • Proven, effective step-by-step examples throughout this edition encourage students to follow each procedure closely, ensuring their comprehension as they progress throughout the text.

Table of Contents

1. Addition of Whole Numbers.
2. Subtraction of Whole Numbers.
3. Multiplication of Whole Numbers.
4. Division of Whole Numbers.
5. Combined Operations with Whole Numbers.
6. Addition of Common Fractions.
7. Subtraction of Common Fractions.
8. Multiplication of Common Fractions.
9. Division of Common Fractions.
10. Combined Operations with Common Fractions.
11. Addition of Decimal Fractions.
12. Subtractions of Decimal Fractions.
13. Multiplications of Decimal Fractions.
14. Division of Decimal Fractions.
15. Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents.
16. Combined Operations with Decimal Fractions.
17. Percent and Percentage
18. Interest
19. Discount.
20. Averages and Estimates.
21. Combined Problems on Percents, Averages, and Estimates.
22. Power.
23. Roots.
24. Combined Operations with Powers and Roots.
25. Metric Measure and Scientific Notation.
26. Length Measure.
27. Area Measure.
28. Volume and Mass Measure.
29. Energy and Temperature Measure.
30. Combined Problems on Measure.
31. Ratio.
32. Proportion.
33. Combined Operations with Ratio And Proportion.
34. Representations in Formulas.
35. Rearrangement in Formulas.
36. General Simple Formulas.
37. Ohms Law Formulas.
38. Power Formulas.
39. Combined Problems on Formulas.
40. Right Triangles.
41. Trigonometric Functions.
42. Plane Vectors
43. Rotating Vectors.
44. Combined Problems in Trigonometry.
45. Number Systems.

What's New

  • This edition's three-dimensional enhanced illustrations help students clearly visualize how key mathematical concepts apply to the trade.
  • To maximize the tools available on the job, new detailed coverage of calculator usage for solving problems has been added throughout the text as applicable.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Applied Math CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111313504 | ISBN-13: 9781111313500)

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Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1111539154 | ISBN-13: 9781111539153)

Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY delivers! Designed to train aspiring electricians, this text blends concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares students for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as updates to the 2011 NEC®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the tex.

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Electrical Safety  (ISBN-10: 1435481852 | ISBN-13: 9781435481855)

Can your electrical safety coverage ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY is an introductory text written for the novice student in an easy to understand manner. Electrical hazards that are associated with working around electricity and the precautions that must be taken for safety are covered to give the reader a general introduction to potential hazards. Filled with photographs and line art and, this text covers construction safety topics through the eyes of an electrical worker to make them aware of potential hazards that may be encountered on the job such as electric shock and arcing incidents. The text also covers in detail personal safety, tools and equipment safety, hazardous working environments and safety organizations standards for organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E, making this text the perfect choice for beginner electricians. The instructor's resource CD which contains the PDF of the instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and a test bank make it the ideal choice for instructors.

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Student Supplements

Applied Math CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111313504 | ISBN-13: 9781111313500)

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Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1111539154 | ISBN-13: 9781111539153)

Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY delivers! Designed to teach by blending concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares you for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as updates to the 2011 NEC®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the text.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25

Electrical Safety  (ISBN-10: 1435481852 | ISBN-13: 9781435481855)

Can your understanding of electrical safety ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY utilizes photographs, line art, and easy to follow language to stress the importance of safety when working around electricity. The text is written through the eyes of an electrical worker to give accurate scenarios of potential hazards such as electric shock and arcing incidents. Details on personal safety, hazardous working conditions and safety organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E make this book the perfect choice for beginner electricians.

List Price = $93.95  | CengageBrain Price = $93.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Stephen Herman

Stephen L. Herman is a retired electrician and teacher with more than 30 years of experience to his credit. A seasoned author, his reader-friendly textbooks on electricity and mathematics are popular with students and instructors alike. For two decades Mr. Herman was lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, N.C., for nine years and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. His additional publications include ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC/R, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS AND ROTATING MACHINES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.