Basic Technical Mathematics eBook (11e) : 9780134508290

Basic Technical Mathematics eBook (11e)

Washington,A et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For courses in technical and pre-engineering technical programs or other programs for which coverage of basic mathematics is required.


The 11th Edition of Basic Technical Mathematics is a bold revision of this classic best-seller. The text now sports an engaging full-colour design, and new co-author Rich Evans has introduced a wealth of relevant applications and improvements, many based on user feedback.


The text continues to feature a vast number of applications from technical and pre-engineering fields–including computer design, electronics, solar energy, lasers fiber optics, and the environment–and aims to develop students’ understanding of mathematical methods without simply providing a collection of formulas. The authors start the text by establishing a solid background in algebra and trigonometry, recognising the importance of these topics for success in solving applied problems.

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Table of contents
  • 1 Basic Algebraic Operations
  • 2 Geometry
  • 3 Functions and Graphs
  • 4 The Trigonometric Functions
  • 5 Systems of Linear Equations Determinants
  • 6 Factoring and Fractions
  • 7 Quadratic Equations
  • 8 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle
  • 9 Vectors and Oblique Triangles
  • 10 Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions
  • 11 Exponents and Radicals
  • 12 Complex Numbers
  • 13 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • 14 Additional Types of Equations and Systems of Equations
  • 15 Equations of Higher Degree
  • 16 Matrices; Systems of Linear Equations
  • 17 Inequalities
  • 18 Variation
  • 19 Sequences and the Binomial Theorem
  • 20 Additional Topics in Trigonometry
  • 21 Plane Analytic Geometry
  • 22 Introduction to Statistics
  • Appendix A Solving Word Problems
  • Appendix B Units of Measurement 
Features & benefits
  • Flexible coverage that easily adapts to fit several courses allows for the chapter order to be changed. Additionally, sections may be included or omitted based on the course length and student major.
  • Relevant technical applications--including 300 applied examples and 2,000 applied exercises--relate to traditional fields such as aeronautics, architecture, automotive, business, chemical, civil, construction, energy, fire science, machine, refrigeration, as well as more up-and-coming fields such as computer design, solar energy, lasers, fiber optics, and the environment.
  • UPDATED! A student-friendly layout now features a full-colour design to bring the content to life for students. The layout makes the material easier to understand, as the authors specifically avoid breaking examples or important discussions across pages. Also, all figures are shown immediately adjacent to the material in which they are discussed. Finally, the authors avoid referring to equations or formulas by number when the referent is not on the same page spread.
  • The over 1000 fully-solved examples feature blue “help text” that explains each step of the solution.
  • Exceptional problem sets contain over 9,000 exercises that span from practice exercises, to writing exercises, to applications, to practice tests. Additionally, the first few exercises in most sections make reference to a specific example in the section, helping students to use the examples as a learning resource.
  • “Caution” and “Note” features point out common errors, topics where students frequently have difficulty, or material of particular importance.
  • Practice Exercises in the margin encourage students to become actively involved in the learning process. Answers to these exercises are given at the end of the exercise set for the section.
  • End of Chapter material helps students review and prepare for tests:
    • Key Formulas and Equations provide a handy reference for the chapter.
    • Chapter Review Exercises consist of (a) Concept Check Exercises (a set of true/false questions) and (b) Practice and Applications.
    • Practice Test mirrors what students might see on an actual test. Complete step-by-step solutions are given at the end of the text.
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