Essentials of Technical Mathematics

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Prentice Hall, Jun 1, 2001 - Mathematics - 785 pages
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This text includes the following free multimedia ancillaries:
  • Companion Website--includes numerous review questions for each topic covered in the text and provides immediate feedback for each section quiz.
  • StudyWizard--This CD-ROM, packaged with the text, includes multiple choice questions, a time-test option, and a glossary of important mathematical terms.

"Essentials of Technical Mathematics" is an introductory technical math text that covers arithmetic, algebra, statistics, geometry, and trigonometry. Topics in these areas are introduced and reinforced using a step-by-step approach and are supported by numerous examples. The approach to presenting the concepts, examples, and applications supports the standards set by AMATYC (American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges), NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), MAA (Mathematical Association of America), and the U. S. Department of Labor SCANS Report (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills).

Features of this text offer a holistic approach to learning mathematics through:

  • Workplace Applications--presented throughout each chapter in examples and exercises, these applications demonstrate how widespread math applications are in the workplace and world.
  • Career Applications--presented at the end of each chapter, these mini-units connect the concepts of the chapters with featured careers.
  • Six-Step Approach to Problem Solving--presented throughout the text, this systematic approach provides the framework for students to analyze, compare, estimate, and solve workplace applications.
  • Learning Outcomes--presented at the beginning of each chapter andagain in each section, these outcomes show students what to look for as they read through each section.
  • Learning Strategies--presented throughout the text, these strategies provide innovative ways for students to manage the learning of mathematics.
  • Glossary/Index--presented at the end of the text, this extensive glossary/index provides a lifelong reference tool to assist students in locating topics or concepts both during the formal course of study and for future review as needed.

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Cleaves-State Technical Institute at Memphis

Hobbs-University of Mississippi

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