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Mathematics for Machine Technology 7th Edition

John C. Peterson | Robert D. Smith

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  • ISBN-10: 1305545222
  • ISBN-13: 9781305545229
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  • ISBN-10: 1133281451
  • ISBN-13: 9781133281450
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Reflecting the latest technology and tools of the trade, MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TECHNOLOGY, 7TH EDITION emphasizes the mathematical skills and practice used on the job in machine trades and manufacturing fields. This comprehensive book combines math concepts with relevant machine applications through industry-specific examples, realistic illustrations, and actual machine applications. Problems and examples progress from general math to trigonometry and solid geometry. Coverage addresses electronic calipers, height gages, and electronic micrometers, as well as measuring in both metric and customary systems. Readers learn the vocational and technical applications of mathematical concepts to excel in machine, tool-and-die, and tool design.

John C. Peterson, Chattanooga State Technical Community College

John C. Peterson is a retired Professor of Mathematics at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award. His professional experience includes teaching at middle school, high school, and university levels, as well as work in the automotive industry. In addition to MATH FOR THE TECHNICAL TRADE, 6th Edition, Dr. Peterson authored or coauthored four other Cengage books: Introductory Technical Mathematics, Technical Mathematics, Technical Mathematics with Calculus, and Mathematics for Machine Technology. A member of the team that revised the 2015 College Board of Mathematical Sciences cross-sectional survey of undergraduate mathematical science programs, Dr. Peterson has also served as a vice president of The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. He has published more than 90 journal papers and given more than 200 presentations. Dr. Peterson earned his PhD in Mathematics Education from The Ohio State University.

Robert D. Smith, Chattanooga State Technical Community College (retired)

Robert D. Smith was Associate Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut. Mr. Smith has had experience in the manufacturing industry as tool designer, quality control engineer, and chief manufacturing engineer. He has also been active in teaching applied mathematics, physics, and industrial materials and processes on the secondary school level and in apprenticeship programs. He is the author of Delmar Cengage Learning’s Mathematics for Machine Technology.
  • An expansive Instructor's e-resource includes answers and solutions to all problems.
  • Ensuring your students are well prepared for real-world practice, the text provides thorough coverage of the emerging electronic and digital tools while also retaining instructions for using analog tools.
  • MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TECHNOLOGY, 7e provides general math as well as more advanced topics like compound angles and numerical control.
  • The text delivers thorough coverage of polar coordinates and hexadecimal and BCD (Binary Coded Decimal) numeration systems as well as detailed material conversion between metric and customary systems of measure.
  • Comprehensive scientific calculator examples are up to date, while sequencing is completely modernized and includes up-to-the-minute instructions on how to use this tool.
  • Problems and examples reinforce the book's student-friendly method of progressing from the simple to the relatively complex, underscoring its organized approach to learning.
  • Extensive use of realistic trade-related illustrations bring concepts to life.
  • Offering an up-close, realistic experience for what's required in the industry, the text emphasizes an analytical approach that is necessary in translating engineering drawing dimensions to machine-working dimensions.

Mathematics for Machine Technology


Unit 1. Introduction to Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 2. Addition of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 3. Subtraction of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 4. Multiplication of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 5. Division of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 6. Combined Operations of Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 7. Computing with a Calculator: Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Unit 8. Introduction to Decimal Fractions.
Unit 9. Rounding Decimal Fractions and Equivalent Decimal and Common Fractions.
Unit 10. Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Fractions.
Unit 11. Multiplication of Decimal Fractions.
Unit 12. Division of Decimal Fractions.
Unit 13. Powers.
Unit 14. Roots.
Unit 15. Table of Decimal Equivalents and Combined Operations of Decimal Fractions.
Unit 16. Computing with a Calculator: Decimals.
Unit 17. Achievement Review Section I.
Unit 18. Ratio and Proportion.
Unit 19. Introduction to Percents.
Unit 20. Basic Calculations of Percentages, Percents, and Rates.
Unit 21. Percent Practical Applications.
Unit 22. Direct and Inverse Proportions.
Unit 23. Achievement Review Section II.
Unit 24. Customary (English) Units of Measure.
Unit 25. Metric Units of Measure.
Unit 26. Degree of Precision and Greatest Possible Error, Absolute Error, and Relative Error.
Unit 27. Tolerance, Clearance, and Interference.
Unit 28. Customary and Metric Steel Rules.
Unit 29. Customary Vernier Calipers and Height Gages.
Unit 30. Metric Vernier Calipers and Height Gages.
Unit 31. Electronic Calipers and Height Gages.
Unit 32. Customary Micrometers.
Unit 33. Metric Micrometers.
Unit 34. Electronic Micrometers.
Unit 35. Customary and Metric Gage Blocks.
Unit 36. Achievement Review Section III.
Unit 37. Symbolism and Algebraic Expressions.
Unit 38. Signed Numbers.
Unit 39. Algebraic Operations of Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication.
Unit 40. Algebraic Operations of Division, Powers, and Roots.
Unit 41. Introduction to Equations.
Unit 42. Solution of Equations by the Subtraction, Addition, and Division Principles of Equality.
Unit 43. Solution of Equations by the Multiplication, Root, and Power Principles of Equality.
Unit 44. Solution of Equations Consisting of Combined Operations and Rearrangement of Formulas.
Unit 45. Applications of Formulas to Cutting Speed, Revolutions Per Minute, and Cutting Time.
Unit 46. Applications of Formulas to Spur Gears.
Unit 47. Achievement Review Section IV.
Unit 48. Lines and Angular Measure.
Unit 49. Protractors- Simple, Semicircular, and Vernier.
Unit 50. Types of Angles and Angular Geometric Principles.
Unit 51. Introduction to Triangles.
Unit 52. Geometric Principles for Triangles and Other Common Polygons.
Unit 53. Introduction to Circles.
Unit 54. Arcs and Angles of Circles.
Unit 55. Fundamental Geometric Constructions.
Unit 56. Achievement Review Section V.
Unit 57. Areas of Rectangles, Parallelograms, and Trapezoids.
Unit 58. Areas of Triangles.
Unit 59. Areas of Circles, Sectors, and Segments.
Unit 60. Volumes of Prisms and Cylinders.
Unit 61. Volumes of Pyramids and Cones.
Unit 62. Volumes of Spheres and Composite Solid Figures.
Unit 63. Achievement Review Section VI.
Unit 64. Introduction to Trigonometric Functions.
Unit 65. Analysis of Trigonometric Functions.
Unit 66. Basic Calculations of Angles and Sides of Right Triangles.
Unit 67. Simple Practical Machine Applications.
Unit 68. Complex Practical Machine Applications.
Unit 69. The Cartesian Coordinate System.
Unit 70. Oblique Triangles: Law of Sines and Law of Cosines.
Unit 71. Achievement Review Section VII.
Unit 72. Introduction to Compound Angles.
Unit 73. Drilling and Boring Compound-Angular Holes: Computing Angles of Rotation and Tilt Using Given Lengths.
Unit 74. Drilling and Boring Compound-Angular Holes: Computing Angles of Rotation and Tilt Using Given Angles.
Unit 75. Machining Compound-Angular Surfaces: Computing Angles of Rotation and Tilt.
Unit 76. Computing Compound Angles Made by the Intersection of Two Angular Surfaces.
Unit 77. Computing Compound Angles on Cutting and Forming Tools.
Unit 78. Achievement Review Section VIII.
Unit 79. Introduction to Computer Numerical Control.
Unit 80. Control Systems, Absolute Positioning, Incremental Positioning.
Unit 81. Location of Points: Polar Coordinate System.
Unit 82. Binary Numeration System.
Unit 83. Hexadecimal Numeration System.
Unit 84. BCD (Binary Coded Decimal) Numeration System.
Unit 85. Achievement Review Section IX.
Appendix A. United States Customary and Metric Units of Measure.
Appendix B. Principles of Plane Geometry.
Appendix C. Formulas for Areas (A) of Plane Figures.
Appendix D. Formulas for Volumes of Solid Figures.
Appendix E. Trigonometry.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Applications.

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