Synopses & Reviews
Now in its seventh edition, Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians contains 45 instructional units featuring updated materials, examples, and expanded mathematical operations for students and trainees of the electrical trade. Coverage begins with simple addition and subtraction of whole numbers and progresses through basic algebra and trigonometry, developing readers' awareness of electrical symbols, basic circuits, component terminology, and calculator use for success on the job. Word problems designed to encourage the use of logical deduction are just one of the hallmarks of this tried and true guidebook that provides the mathematical background students need to succeed in the electrical field. Explanations at the beginning of each unit foster a better understanding of the concepts being presented; while problems related to electricity help develop an appreciation for electrical terms and practices.
Synopsis
The Practical Problems in Mathematics series offers students and trainees of specific trades the opportunity to practice math principles in problems designed for each area of interest. Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians, 6th Edition contains 44 instructional units featuring updated material and the addition of new problems and examples related to electricity. The book offers an excellent opportunity to test and develop problem-solving skills, while at the same time providing a valuable review of electrical terminology.
Synopsis
The Practical Problems in Mathematics series offers students and trainees of specific trades the opportunity to practice math principles in problems designed for each area of interest. Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians, 6th Edition contains 44 instructional units featuring updated material and the addition of new problems and examples related to electricity. The book offers an excellent opportunity to test and develop problem-solving skills, while at the same time providing a valuable review of electrical terminology.
Synopsis
Now in its seventh edition, Practical Problems in Mathematics for Electricians contains 45 instructional units featuring updated materials, examples, and expanded mathematical operations for students and trainees of the electrical trade. Coverage begins with simple addition and subtraction of whole numbers and progresses through basic algebra and trigonometry, developing readers' awareness of electrical symbols, basic circuits, component terminology, and calculator use for success on the job. Word problems designed to encourage the use of logical deduction are just one of the hallmarks of this tried and true guidebook that provides the mathematical background students need to succeed in the electrical field. Explanations at the beginning of each unit foster a better understanding of the concepts being presented; while problems related to electricity help develop an appreciation for electrical terms and practices.
About the Author
Stephen L. Herman has been both an electrician and a teacher for more than 30 years and has authored numerous textbooks on the subjects of electricity and mathematics. For 20 years, Mr. Herman served as lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina, for nine years, and helped establish an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Table of Contents
PREFACE, 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, Unit 5 Combined Operations with Whole Numbers, SECTION 2 COMMON FRACTIONS, Unit 6 Addition of Common Fractions, Unit 7 Subtraction of Common Fractions, Unit 8 Multiplication of Common Fractions, Unit 9 Division of Common Fractions, Unit 10 Combined Operations with Common Fractions, SECTION 3 DECIMAL FRACTIONS, Unit 11 Addition of Decimal Fractions, Unit 12 Subtraction of Decimal Fractions, Unit 13 Multiplication of Decimal Fractions, Unit 14 Division of Decimal Fractions, Unit 15 Decimal and Common Fraction Equivalents, Unit 16 Combined Operations with Decimal Fractions, SECTION 4 PERCENTS, AVERAGES, AND ESTIMATES, Unit 17 Percent and Percentage, Unit 18 Interest, Unit 19 Discount, Unit 20 Averages and Estimates, Unit 21 Combined Problems on Percents, Averages, and Estimates, SECTION 5 POWERS AND ROOTS, Unit 22 Powers, Unit 23 Roots, Unit 24 Combined Operations with Powers and Roots, Unit 25 Metric Measure and Scientific Notation, SECTION SIX MEASURE, Unit 26 Length Measure, Unit 27 Area Measure, Unit 28 Volume and Mass Measure, Unit 29 Energy and Temperature Measure, Unit 30 Combined Problems on Measure, SECTION 7 RATIO AND PROPORTION, Unit 31 Ratio, Unit 32 Proportion, Unit 33 Combined Operations with Ratio and Proportion, SECTION 8 FORMULAS, Unit 34 Representation in Formulas, Unit 35 Rearrangement in Formulas, Unit 36 General Simple Formulas, Unit 37 Ohm's Law Formulas, Unit 38 Power Formulas, Unit 39 Combined Problems on Formulas, SECTION 9 TRIGONOMETRY, Unit 40 Right Angles, Unit 41 Trigonometric Functions, Unit 42 Plane Vectors, Unit 43 Rotating Vectors, Unit 44 Combined Problems in Trigonometry, APPENDIX, GLOSSARY, ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED PROBLEMS.