Synopses & Reviews
An excellent refresher or reference source, this book provides HVAC technicians with a simple presentation of basic mathematical concepts--and how they apply in the field. Numerous figures help technicians visualize the practice problems presented in the book, all of which relate directly to HVAC. Detailed mathematical charts--for conversion equivalents, formulas, trig functions, and heat transfer multipliers--present critical field information at a glance, while a unit on bill writing helps technicians deal with the public.
Synopsis
Each workbook in this unique and practical series provides a step-by-step approach to applying the principles of mathematics to occupationally related problems.
About the Author
Russell B. DeVore was chairman of the Arts and Sciences Division at Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. He then taught in the physics department at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Devore was named in past editions of Who's Who in South Carolina and Outstanding Young Men of America. He currently is a Shift Technical Advisor and a Simulator Instructor at the training center of a nuclear power plant
Table of Contents
WHOLE NUMBERS: Addition of Whole Numbers. Subtraction of Whole Numbers. Multiplication of Whole Numbers. Division of Whole Numbers. Combined Operations with Whole Numbers. COMMON FRACTIONS: Addition of Common Fractions. Subtraction of Common Fractions. Multiplication of Common Fractions. Division of Common Fractions. Combined Operations with Common Fractions. DECIMAL FRACTIONS: Addition of Decimal Fractions. Subtraction of Decimal Fractions. Multiplication of Decimal Fractions. Division of Decimal Fractions. Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents. Combined Operations with Decimal Fractions. PERCENT, PERCENTAGE, and DISCOUNT: Percent and Percentage. Discounts. RATIO and PROPORTION: Ratio. Proportion. DIRECT MEASURE: Units of Length Measure. Equivalent Units of Length Measure. Length Measure. Angular Measure. Equivalent Units of Temperature Measure. COMPUTED MEASURE: Area Measure. Equivalent Units of Area Measure. Rectangular Volumes. Cylindrical Volumes. FORMULAS: Ohm's Law and Electrical Relationships. Gas Laws. Heat Load Calculations. STRETCHOUTS and LENGTHS OF ARCS: Stretchouts of Square and Rectangular Ducts. Stretchouts of Circular Ducts. Length of Arcs of Circles. TRIGONOMETRY: Trigonometric Functions. GRAPHS: Graphs and Graphing. BILLS: Estimates and Bills. Achievement Review A. Achievement Review B. Achievement Review C. APPENDIX: Denominate Numbers. Equivalents. Formulas. Table of Trigonometric Functions. Glossary. Odd Number Answers.