Higher Education

Math for the Automotive Trade, 5th Edition

  • John C. Peterson Chattanooga State Technical Community College (retired)
  • William deKryger Central Michigan University
  • ISBN-10: 1111318239  |  ISBN-13: 9781111318239
  • 352 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 1995, 1989
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $112.00
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Overview

MATH FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TRADE, 5E is an up-to-date, highly practical book that helps your students develop a real-world understanding of math concepts and applications in the modern automotive repair trade. Written at a beginner's level, this book is a comprehensive instructional workbook that shows your students how to solve the types of math problems faced regularly by automotive technicians. Unique to MATH FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TRADE, 5E are realistic practice exercises that allow your students to determine if their answers fall within manufacturers' specifications and repair orders that are completed by finding the appropriate information in the professional literature and reference material, included in the book's valuable appendices.

Features and Benefits

  • Reviews basic mathematics skills, practical math applications for specific automotive situations, and both customary and metric systems of measurement as they apply to the automotive trade, immediately preparing students with math skills they will use on the job.
  • Covers personal and business finance examine discounts, profit and loss, commissions, interest and payments, and taxes, providing a well-rounded business review of the issues faced by today's automotive technician.
  • Provides manufacturer's specification data for real-world applications to problems ensuring a realistic experience for your students that will mirror what they'll encounter on the job.

Table of Contents

1. Whole Numbers.
2. Decimals.
3. Fractions.
4. Geometry, Angle Measurement and the Metric System.
5. Integers and Signed Numbers.
6. Ratios, Proportions, and Percentages.
7. Business and Statistics.
8. Completing Repair Orders.
9. The Automobile Engine.
10. Automobile Engine Systems.
11. Automobile Electrical Systems.
12. The Automobile Drive Train.
13. The Automobile Chassis.
14. Automobile Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
15. Measurement Tools.
Appendix B. Summary of Formulas in this Text-Workbook.
Appendix C. Answers to Odd-Numbered Practice Exercises.
Index.

What's New

  • Contains updated applications and examples that reflect changes in automotive technology.
  • New coverage of Statistics included.
  • Replaced the flat rate pages for the Corvette in Appendix A with pages for the Ford Fusion, Milan (2006–2009), Zephyr (2006), MKZ (2007–2009), and Milan Hybrid (2010), emphasizing new hybrid technology.
  • Contains updated coverage of automotive parts and equipment, new repair orders, additional questions that reflect current concerns with hybrid, electric, and other new technologies and updated gas prices, tax data, etc. that reflect "current" prices.
  • Contains content that is correlated with NATEF's Applied Academics and will help prepare your students for ASE Automotive tests.

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Instructor Companion Website for Peterson/Dekryger's Math for the Automotive Trade, 5th  (ISBN-10: 1111639191 | ISBN-13: 9781111639198)

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Interactive eBook  (ISBN-10: 1111318271 | ISBN-13: 9781111318277)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate. The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook. Interactive teaching and learning tools including: Quizzes. Flashcards. Videos. And more. Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

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The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate. The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook. Interactive teaching and learning tools including: Quizzes. Flashcards. Videos. And more. Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

List Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John C. Peterson

John C. Peterson is a retired professor of mathematics at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, where he received the college's Teaching Excellence Award. In addition, he is a past vice president of the American Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) and was co-director of the AMATYC project on Mathematics for the Emerging Technologies funded by the National Science Foundation. He also authored the project report, A Vision: Mathematics for the Emerging Technologies. Dr. Peterson's 90 professional publications include textbooks TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS and INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and a doctor of philosophy degree in mathematics education from The Ohio State University.

William deKryger

William J. de Kryger is a retired Professor of Automotive Technology in the Department of Engineering and Technology at Central Michigan University. He has been a certified ASE Master Technician for over thirty five years and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. During his career as a professional technician, he was employed by both automotive dealerships and independent garages in Michigan, California, and Hawaii. Other professional services have included: expert witness for automotive cases, automotive arbitration for the National Center for Dispute Settlement, annual study abroad leader to Vladimir State University, Vladimir, Russia, and annual Visiting Professor of Automotive Technology to Instituta Technologico Y de Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Toluca, Mexico. William J. de Kryger holds an Associate's Degree in Automotive Services and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Education from Ferris State University, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Central Michigan University.