Mathematics for the Trades: A Guided Approach, 11th edition

  • Hal M. Saunders, 
  • Robbie Carman

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Mathematics for the Trades helps you master the functional math skills required for electrical trades, automotive trades, plumbing, allied health, construction and other physical trades. Concepts are presented completely within the context of practical on-the-job applications, making the math tangible and relevant.

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137400034

Subject: Technical Math and Math for Trades

Category: Technical Math

Table of contents

How to Use This Book
1. Arithmetic of Whole Numbers
1-1 Reading, Writing, Rounding, and Adding Whole Numbers
1-2 Subtraction of Whole Numbers
1-3 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
1-4 Division of Whole Numbers
1-5 Order of Operations
Problem Set
Using a Calculator, I: Whole-Number Calculations

2. Fractions
2-1 Working with Fractions
2-2 Multiplication of Fractions
2-3 Division of Fractions
2-4 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Problem Set
Using a Calculator, II: Fractions

3. Decimal Numbers
3-1 Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Numbers
3-2 Multiplication and Division of Decimal Numbers
3-3 Decimal Fractions
Problem Set
Using a Calculator, III: Decimals

4. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
4-1 Ratio and Proportion
4-2 Special Applications of Ratio and Proportion
4-3 Introduction to Percent
4-4 Percent Problems
4-5 Special Applications of Percent Calculations
Problem Set

5. Measurement
5-1 Working with Measurement Numbers
5-2 U.S. Customary Units and Unit Conversion
5-3 Metric Units
5-4 Metric - U.S. Customary Conversions
5-5 Direct Measurements
Problem Set

6. Pre-Algebra
6-1 Addition of Signed Numbers
6-2 Subtraction of Signed Numbers
6-3 Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers
6-4 Exponents and Square Roots
Problem Set

7. Basic Algebra
7-1 Algebraic Language and Formulas
7-2 Adding and Subtracting Algebraic Expressions
7-3 Solving Simple Equations
7-4 Solving Two-Operation Equations
7-5 Solving More Equations and Solving Formulas
7-6 Solving Word Problems
7-7 Multiplying and Dividing Algebraic Expressions
7-8 Scientific Notation
Problem Set

8. Practical Plane Geometry
8-1 Angle Measurement
8-2 Perimeter of Polygons and Area of Quadrilaterals
8-3 Triangles, Regular Hexagons, and Irregular Polygons
8-4 Circles
Problem Set

9. Solid Figures
9-1 Prisms
9-2 Pyramids and Frustums of Pyramids
9-3 Cylinders and Spheres
9-4 Cones and Frustums of Cones
Problem Set

10. Triangle Trigonometry
10-1 Angles and Right Triangles
10-2 Trigonometric Ratios
10-3 Solving Right Triangles
10-4 Oblique Triangles
Problem Set

11. Intermediate Algebra
11-1 Systems of Equations
11-2 Quadratic Equations
Problem Set

12. Statistics
12-1 Reading and Constructing Graphs
12-2 Measures of Central Tendency
12-3 Measures of Dispersion
Problem Set

Answers to Previews
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
Protractor, Multiplication Table, and Metric Ruler
Index of Applications

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