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Ewen/Nelson's ELEMENTARY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS, Ninth Edition is a well-respected, extremely user-friendly text. It emphasizes essential math skills and consistently relates math to practical applications so students can see how learning math will help them on the job. The applications are drawn from a wide array of technical fields, making the text useful to a broad range of students. Annotated examples and visual images are used to engage students and assist with problem solving. Comprehensive and well-organized, this text engages students, providing them with a solid foundation in mathematical principles that will help them to succeed in the current course and beyond.

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List price: $309.95 Edition: 9th Copyright year: 2007 Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publication date: 6/2/2006 Binding: Paperback Pages: 608 Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 2.750 Language: English

AuthorTable of Contents

C. Robert Nelson, retired mathematics teacher, taught high school math for 33 years. He earned his Associate's degree at Norfolk Junior College and his Bachelor's degree from Midland College. He later received his Master's degree from University of Illinois.

Basic Concepts

Unit1A: Review of Operations with Whole Numbers

Review of Basic Operations

Order of Operations

Area and Volume

Formulas

Prime Factorization

Review

Review of Operations with Fractions

Introduction to Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Multiplication and Division of Fractions

The English System of Weights and Measures

Review

Review of Operations with Decimal Fractions and Percent

Addition and Subtraction of Decimal Fractions

Rounding Numbers

Multiplication and Division of Decimal Fractions

Percent

Part, Base, and Rate

Powers and Roots

Review

Review

Test

Signed Numbers and Powers Of Ten

Addition of Signed Numbers

Subtraction of Signed Numbers

Multiplication and Division of Signed Numbers

Signed Fractions

Powers of

Scientific Notation

Engineering Notation

Review

Test

Cumulative Review Chapters 1-2

The Metric System

Introduction to the Metric System

Length

Mass and Weight

Volume and Area

Time, Current, and Other Units

Temperature

Metric and U.S. Conversion

Review

Test

Measurement

Approximate Numbers and Accuracy

Precision and Greatest Possible Error

The Vernier Caliper

The Micrometer Caliper

Addition and Subtraction of Measurements

Multiplication and Division of Measurements

Relative Error and Percent of Error

Color Code of Electrical Resistors

Reading Scales

Review

Test

Cumulative Review Chapters 1-4

Polynomials: An Introduction To Algebra

Fundamental Operations

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

Multiplication of Monomials

Multiplication of Polynomials

Division by a Monomial

Division by a Polynomial

Review

Test

Equations And Formulas

Equations

Equations with Variables in Both Members

Equations with Parentheses

Equations with Fractions

Translating Words into Algebraic Symbols

Applications Involving Equations

Formulas

Substituting Data into Formulas

Reciprocal Formulas Using a Calculator

Review

Test

Cumulative Review Chapters 1-6

Ratio and Proportion

Ratio

Proportion

Direct Variation

Inverse Variation

Review

Test

Graphing Linear Equations

Linear Equations with Two Variables

Graphing Linear Equations

The Slope of a Line

The Equation of a Line

Review

Test

Cumulative Review Chapters 1-8

Systems Of Linear Equations

Solving Pairs of Linear Equations by Graphing

Solving Pairs of Linear Equations by Addition

Solving Pairs of Linear Equations by Substitution

Applications Involving Pairs of Linear Equations

Review

Test

Factoring Algebraic Expressions

Finding Monomial Factors

Finding the Product of Two Binomials Mentally

Finding Binomial Factors

Special Products

Finding Factors of Special Products

Factoring General Trinomials

Review

Test

Cumulative Review Chapters 1-10

Quadratic Equations

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring

The Quadratic Formula

Applications Involving Quadratic Equations

Graphs of Quadratic Equations

Imaginary Numbers

Review

Test

Geometry

Angles and Polygons

Quadrilaterals

Triangles

Similar Polygons

Circles

Radian Measure

Prisms

Cylinders

Pyramids and Cones

Spheres

Review

Test

Cumulative Review Chapters 1-12

Right Triangle Trigonometry

Trigonometric Ratios

Using Trigonometric Ratios to Find Angles

Using Trigonometric Ratios to Find Sides

Solving Right Triangles

Applications Involving Trigonometric Ratios

Review

Test

Trigonometry With Any Angle

Sine and Cosine Graphs

Period and Phase Shift

Solving Oblique Triangles: Law of Sines

Law of Sines: The Ambiguous Case

Solving Oblique Triangles: Law of Cosines

Review

Test

Cumulative Rev

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