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In print for over 75 years--and continually updated to reflect the contemporary work world and the changing needs of technical/trades workers--this book provides an accessible, comprehensive survey of all the practical mathematical skills required on the job in industry today. Using clear, uncomplicated explanations, an abundance of illustrations, and...
In print for over 75 years--and continually updated to reflect the contemporary work world and the changing needs of technical/trades workers--this book provides an accessible, comprehensive survey of all the practical mathematical skills required on the job in industry today. Using clear, uncomplicated explanations, an abundance of illustrations, and example problems drawn from the technical and trade professions, it helps readers gain competence and confidence in a broad range of mathematical problem-solving skills--from addition of whole numbers to problems concerning threads and gearing. Features convenient-reference comprehensive tables and formulas in the back of the book. Whole Numbers. Common Fractions. Decimal Fractions. Percentage. Ratio and Proportion. Practical Algebra. Rectangles and Triangles. Regular Polygons and Circles. Solids. Metric Measure. Graphs. Measuring Instruments. Geometrical Constructions. Logarithms. Essentials of Trigonometry. Strength of Materials. Work and Power. Tapers. Speed Ratios of Pulleys and Gears. Screw Threads. Cutting Speed and Feed. Gears. A reference and tutorial on practical mathematics for anyone in the technical trades.
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