TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS provides a thorough review of pre calculus topics ranging from algebra and geometry to trigonometry and analytic geometry, with a strong emphasis on their applications in specific occupations. The book's breadth of coverage and practical focus will prepare you well for a technical, engineering technology, or scientific career, while integrated calculator and spreadsheet examples teach you to solve problems the way professionals do on the job. Written in an easy-to-understand manner, this comprehensive book complements core content with numerous application-oriented exercises and examples to help you apply your knowledge of mathematics and technology to situations you may encounter as a working professional. The Fourth Edition of this proven book includes abundant new material, including a new chapter on computer number systems, integrated coverage of spreadsheets, and new and updated examples and exercises throughout the book.
John Peterson (Chattanooga State Technical Community College)
, John C. Peterson
Delmar Cengage Learning
Country of Publication:
01 January 2012
Preface. 1. The Real Number System. 2. Algebraic Concepts and Operations of Equations. 3. Geometry. 4. Functions and Graphs. 5. An Introduction to Trigonometry and Variation. 6. Systems of Linear Equations and Determinants. 7. Factoring and Algebraic Fractions. 8. Vectors and Trigonometric Functions 9. Fractional and Quadratic Equations. 10. Graphs of Trigonometric Functions 11. Exponents and Radicals. 12. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. 13. Statistics and Empirical Methods. 14. Complex Numbers. 15. An Introduction to Plane Analytic Geometry. 16. Computer Number Systems. 17. Higher Degree Equations. 18. Systems of Equations and Inequalities. 19. Matrices. 20. Sequences, Series, and the Binomial Formula. 21. Trigonometric Formulas, Identities, and Equations. 22. An Introduction to Calculus. Appendix A: The Metric System. Appendix B: Table of Integrals Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises Index of Applications. Index. The following chapters are available in CourseMate: 23. The Derivative 24. Applications of Derivatives 25. Integration 26. Applications of Integration 27. Derivatives of Transcendental Functions 28. Techniques of Integration 29. Parametric Equations, Vectors, and Polar Coordinates 30. Partial Derivatives and Multiple Integrals 31. Infinite Series 32. First-Order Differential Equations 33. Higher-Order Differential Equations 34. Numerical Methods and LaPlace Transforms.
John C. Peterson is a retired Professor of Mathematics at Chattanooga State 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 industry. In addition to MATHEMATICS FOR MACHINE TECHNOLOGY, 8E, Dr. Peterson has authored or co-authored four other Cengage books: INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS, TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS, TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS, and MATH FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TRADE. 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 Ph.D. in mathematics education from The Ohio State University.