Synopses & Reviews
IT ALL ADDS UP: A GREAT NEW METHOD FOR LEARNING REAL-WORLD MATH Now anyone with an interest in the math of daily life can gain a deeper understanding. Everyday Math Demystified provides an effective, fun, and totally painless way to improve your understanding and mastery of the math you find in newspapers, on TV, at the bank or store, on vacation, in school -- and just about everywhere.
With Everyday Math Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide helps you decipher such topics as numbers and arithmetic, measurements, and fractions and graphs, and puts them into the context of real-life situations youre sure to encounter.
If you want to build or refresh your everyday math skills, here's a fast and entertaining self-teaching course that's specially designed to reduce anxiety. Get ready to:
* Review arithmetic, ratios, proportions, money issues, international units, and scientific notation
* Master equations, solve for unknowns, and figure odds
* Calculate size, shape, and volume
* Read and create graphs in two and three dimensions
* Conquer scientific and engineering math, such as logarithms, exponents, angles, magnitude and direction, and rates of change
* Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!
Simple enough for real beginners but challenging enough for math-savvy readers, Everyday Math Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on the mathematical aspects of daily life.
Synopsis
McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner, and is perfect for users without formal training or unlimited time. They're also the most time-efficient, interestingly written 'brush-ups' you can find.
About the Author
Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his electronics books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in mathematics and research makes him an ideal editor for professional handbooks. He is the author of the TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference" of 1996.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: EXPRESSING QUANTITIES
Chapter 1. Numbers and Arithmetic
Chapter 2. How Variables Relate
Chapter 3. Extreme Numbers
Chapter 4. How Things Are Measured
Test: Part One
PART TWO: FINDING UNKNOWNS
Chapter 5. Basic Algebra
Chapter 6. More Algebra
Chapter 7. A Statistics Sampler
Chapter 8. Taking Chances
Test: Part Two
PART THREE: SHAPES AND PLACES
Chapter 9. Geometry on the Flats
Chapter 10. Geometry in Space
Chapter 11. Graphing It
Chapter 12. A Taste of Trigonometry
Test: Part Three
PART FOUR: MATH IN SCIENCE
Chapter 13. Vectors and 3D
Chapter 14. Growth and Decay
Chapter 15. How Things Move
Test: Part Four
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions
Suggested Additional References
Index