Synopses & Reviews
Take command of any building and carpentry project with the robust, construction-specific math skills you will get from the 9th Edition of PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR CARPENTERS. Divided into short units, this combination book/workbook explains the math principles essential to carpentry and building construction in straightforward, concise language, and then reinforces each concept with samples of problems common in the trade. Step-by-step solutions to the problems, as well as detailed illustrations, help you easily understand the math, visualize its application in everyday carpentry work, and perform functions yourself.
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"This text has many strengths. Good information, quality assignments, and it is easy for my students to use and understand."Kenneth N. Bowling, Associate Professor, Industrial Technology, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Harlan, Kentucky
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"... the text addresses the objects of my course better than any other text I have reviewed."Earl T.TorgersonReviewer's school/affiliation: Associate Professor, Transportation and Construction, Bismarck State College, Bismarck, North Dakota
Synopsis
This widely used text/workbook teaches the practical mathematics essential the building construction and carpentry trades. The book features short units that begin with a brief explanation of an important math principle followed by straightforward explanations and examples that are worked out in detail so readers can see first-hand how to perform the functions involved. Basic mathematical problems relevant to the construction trade are accompanied by clear-cut illustrations and together give readers the opportunity to apply and practice math principles common to carpentry.
Table of Contents
Preface. Section I: WHOLE NUMBERS. 1. Addition to Whole Numbers. 2. Subtraction of Whole Numbers. 3. Multiplication of Whole Numbers. 4. Division of Whole Numbers. 5. Combined Operations with Whole Numbers. Section II: COMMON FRACTIONS. 6. Addition of Common Fractions. 7. Subtraction of Common Fractions. 8. Multiplication of Common Fractions. 9. Division of Common Fractions. 10. Combined Operations with Common Fractions. Section III: DECIMAL FRACTIONS. 11. Addition of Decimal Fractions. 12. Subtraction of Decimal Fractions. 13. Multiplication of Decimal Fractions. 14. Division of Decimal Fractions. 15. Expressing Common Fractions and Mixed Numbers as Decimals. Section IV: PERCENT AND PERCENTAGE. 16. Simple Percent and Percentage. 17. Interest. 18. Discounts. Section V: MEASUREMENT: DIRECT AND COMPUTED. 19. Linear Measure. 20. Working with Feet and Inches. 21. Square Measure. 22. Surface measurement: Triangles. 23. The Framing Square. 24. Surface Measurement: Irregular Figures. 25. Surface Measurement: Circles 26. Volume Measurement: Cubes and Rectangular Solids. 27. Board Measure. 28. Volume Measurement. 29. Weight Measure. Section VI: POWERS AND ROOTS. 30. Applications of Exponents in Formulas. 31. Using Square Root to Find Sides of Right Triangles.