Synopses & Reviews
Comprehensive and easy to use, the revised and updated seventh edition covers practical math problems that automotive technicians will face on the job. The easy-to-read and well organized chapters of Practical Problems in Mathematics for Automotive Technicians, Seventh Edition feature step-by-step instructions, diagrams, charts, and examples that facilitate the problem-solving process while reinforcing key concepts. The presentation builds from the basics of whole-number operations to cover percentages, linear measurement, ratios, and the use of more advanced formulas. With a special section on graphs, scale reading of test meters, and invoices found in the workplace, this text is tailor-made for students in any automotive course of study!
Comprehensive and easy-to use, this updated edition covers every type of practical math problem that automotive technicians will face on the job. The subject matter is organized in a knowledge-building format that progresses from the basics of whole number operations into percentages, linear measurements, ratios, and the use of more complex formulas. Complete coverage of fundamentals, as well as more advanced computations make this book suitable for both beginning and advanced technicians. With a special section on graphs, scales, test meters, estimation, and invoices used in the workplace, this book is tailor-made for any automotive course of study!
About the Author
Larry Sformo is a retired teacher and principal who has taught mathematics and science from K-12 for over thirty years. He earned his B.A and M.A degrees and Certificate for Advanced Study from the State University of New York at Brockport. He is an adjunct instructor in education at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. Todd Sformo is currently a PhD student at the University if Alaska Fairbanks. He earned his B.A from John Carroll University, an M.A from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an M.F.A and an M.S from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. George Moore is an experienced automotive technician and taught in all areas of automotive technology at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado, for twenty years. An expert in the field, Mr. Moore has earned the titles of Certified Master Automotive Technician from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Now retired, he devotes his time to automotive consultant service, writing and teaching emissions classes for the Colorado Department of Health.
Table of Contents
Preface Estimation Section 1 Whole Numbers Unit 1 Addition of Whole Numbers Unit 2 Subtraction of Whole Numbers Unit 3 Multiplication of Whole Numbers Unit 4 Division of Whole Numbers Section 2 Common Fractions Unit 5 Addition of Common Fractions Unit 6 Subtraction of Common Fractions Unit 7 Multiplication of Common Fraction Unit 8 Division of Common Fractions Section 3 Decimal Fractions Unit 9 Fractional Equivalents Unit 10 Addition of Decimal Fractions Unit 11 Subtraction of Decimal Fractions Unit 12 Multiplication of Decimal Fractions Unit 13 Division of Decimal Fractions Unit 14 Micrometer Reading: Application of Decimal Fractions Unit 15 Multiple Operations of Common and Decimal Fractions Section 4 Percent and Percentage Unit 16 Simple Percent Unit 17 Simple Percentage Unit 18 Discounts Unit 19 Profit and Loss, Commissions Unit 20 Interest and Taxes Unit 21 Percent of Error and Averages Section 5 Measurement Unit 22 English Linear Measurements Unit 23 Metric Measurements Unit 24 Scale Reading Unit 25 Scale Reading of Test Meters Unit 26 Circular Measurements Unit 27 Angular Measurements Unit 28 Area and Volume Measurement Unit 29 Time, Speed, and Money Calculations Section 6 Ratio and Proportion Unit 30 Ratios Unit 31 Proportions Section 7 Formulas Unit 32 Formulas for Circular Measurement Unit 33 Formulas for Efficiency Unit 34 Temperature Unit 35 Cylindrical Volume Measurements Unit 36 Horsepower Unit 37 Ohms Law Section 8 Graphs Unit 38 Use of Graphs Section 9 Invoices Unit 39 Repair Orders and Shop Tickets Appendix Glossary Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems