## Technical MathematicsStudents preparing for technical, engineering technology, or scientific careers will benefit from the major projects and integrated use of calculators in this 3rd edition that allow them to solve problems in much the same manner as they will on the job! Thorough coverage of precalculus topics ranging from algebra and geometry to trigonometry and analytic geometry place an emphasis on how these topics are used in specific occupations. Written in an easy-to-understand manner, this comprehensive book provides numerous application-oriented exercises and examples that will help students learn to use mathematics and technology in situations related to their future work. A companion web page has additional material for both faculty and students. |

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### Contents

The Real Number System | 1 |

Algebraic Concepts and Operations | 62 |

Geometry | 111 |

Building Design | 168 |

An Introduction to Trigonometry | 230 |

Chip Away | 270 |

Factoring and Algebraic Fractions | 314 |

Vectors and Trigonometric Functions | 356 |

Complex Numbers | 616 |

An Introduction to Plane Analytic Geometry | 661 |

Bending Beams | 723 |

Systems of Equations and Inequalities | 753 |

Matrices | 786 |

Shaping Up | 816 |

Trigonometric Formulas Identities and Equations | 855 |

Roller Coasters | 884 |

Roll Em | 396 |

Graphs of Trigonometric Functions | 449 |

Exponents and Radicals | 506 |

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions | 534 |

Statistics and Empirical Methods | 575 |

An Introduction to Calculus | 886 |

APPENDIX A The Metric System | 926 |

ANSWERS TO ODDNUMBERED EXERCISES | 936 |

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