Synopses & Reviews
Boost our applied math skills--and rocket your career. Don't let weak or rusty applied math skills keep you from satisfying your technical career goals. Step by step -- and at your own pace--Mastering Technical Mathematics, Second Edition, by Stan Gibilisco and Norman Crowhurst, gives you the essential background you need to sharpen our algebra aptitude...wield quadratics...use mechanical math methods...perform trigonometry and geometry conversions...and harness the power of differentiation. You'll also get comfortable with calculus...learn to use complex quantities...apply logarithms...and more. Totally revised and updated with state-of-the-art coverage of logic and digital systems, this affordable expert tutor also provides helpful examples and illustrations, chapter self-tests--even a comprehensive final exam. It's the ideal prep tool for acing certification exams, earning a technical degree, or confidently tackling any engineering challenge.
Synopsis
A thorough revision of the classic tutorialof scientific and engineering mathematicsFor more than fifteen years, Mastering Technical Mathematicshas been the definitive self-teaching guidefor those wishing to boost their career by learning theprinciples of mathematics as they apply to science andengineering.Featuring the same user-friendly pedagogy, practicalexamples, and detailed illustrations that have made thisresource a favorite of the scientific and technical communities,the new third edition delivers four entirelynew chapters and expanded treatment of cutting-edgetopics.
About the Author
Stan Gibilisco (Deadwood, SD) write books, magazine articles, and technical papers about general science, mathematics, electronics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a radio engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stans books, Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA. In recent years, he has written 14 volumes for the McGraw-Hill "DeMYSTified" series.
Table of Contents
PART 1: WORKING WITH NUMBERSCh 1. From Counting to Addition
Ch 2. Subtraction
Ch 3. Multiplication
Ch 4. Division
Ch 5. Fractions
Ch 6. Area and Volume
Ch 7. Time as a Dimension
PART 2: ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, AND TRIGONOMETRY
Ch 8. First Notions in Algebra
Ch 9. "School" Algebra
Ch 10. Quadratic Equations
Ch 11. Some Useful Shortcuts
Ch 12. Mechanical Mathematics
Ch 13. Ratio and Proportion
Ch 14. Trigonometric and Geometric Calculations
PART 3: ANALYSIS AND CALCULUS
Ch 15. Systems of Counting
Ch 16. Theory of Progressions
Ch 17. Practical Progressions
Ch 18. Analyzing Motion
Ch 19. Developing Calculus Theory
Ch 20. Combining Calculus with Other Tools
Ch 21. Coordinate Systems and Graphs
Ch 22. Imaginary and Complex Numbers
PART 4: TOOLS OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS
Ch 23. Working with Series
Ch 24. Logarithms
Ch 25. Handy Formulas and Techniques
Ch 26. Calculation Aids
Ch 27. Digital Mathematics
Ch 28. Vector Quantities
Ch 29. Scientific Notation
Ch 30. Working with Statistics