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Everyday math demystified

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Series: '">McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive overview of everyday mathematics, including terminology, numbers, measurements, fractions, graphs, and more. Includes exam questions with answers.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Gibilisco
ISBN: 0071431195 9780071431194
OCLC Number: 55676341
Notes: Includes algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, vectors, logarithms, math for physics.
" ... for people who want to refine their math skills at the high school level"--Preface.
"Self-Teaching guide ... understand and solve common math problems that come up in everyday situations ... drawings, tables, quizzes and a 'final exam'"--Cover.
Description: xvi, 439 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Expressing Quantities --
Numbers and Arithmetic --
Sets --
Numbering Systems --
Integers --
Rational, Irrational, and Real Numbers --
Number Operations --
More Principles Worth Memorizing --
Still More Principles --
Quiz --
How Variables Relate --
This versus That --
Simple Graphs --
Tweaks, Trends, and Correlation --
Quiz --
Extreme Numbers --
Subscripts and Superscripts --
Power-of-10 Notation --
In Action --
Approximation and Precedence --
Significant Figures --
Quiz --
How Things Are Measured --
Systems of Units --
Base Units in SI --
Other Units in SI --
Conversions --
Quiz --
Test: Part 1 --
Finding Unknowns --
Basic Algebra --
Single-Variable Linear Equations --
Two-by-Two Linear Equations --
Quiz --
More Algebra --
Quadratic Equations --
Beyond Reality --
One-Variable, Higher-Order Equations --
Quiz --
A Statistics Sampler --
Experiments and Variables --
Populations and Samples --
Distributions --
More Definitions --
Quiz --
Taking Chances --
The Probability Fallacy --
Properties of Outcomes --
Permutations and Combinations --
Quiz --
Test: Part 2 --
Shapes and Places --
Geometry on the Flats --
Fundamental Rules --
Triangles --
Quadrilaterals --
Circles and Ellipses --
Quiz --
Geometry in Space --
Points, Lines, and Planes --
Straight-Edged Objects --
Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres --
Quiz --
Graphing It --
The Cartesian Plane --
Straight Lines in the Cartesian Plane --
The Polar Coordinate Plane --
Some Examples --
Quiz --
A Taste of Trigonometry --
More about Circles --
Primary Circular Functions --
Secondary Circular Functions --
The Right Triangle Model --
Pythagorean Extras --
Quiz --
Test: Part 3 --
Math in Science --
Vectors and 3D --
Vectors in the Cartesian Plane --
Rectangular 3D Coordinates --
Vectors in Cartesian Three-Space --
Flat Planes in Space --
Straight Lines in Space --
Quiz --
Growth and Decay --
Growth by Addition --
Growth by Multiplication --
Exponential Functions --
Rules for Exponentials --
Logarithms --
Rules for Logarithms --
Graphs Based on Logarithms --
Quiz --
How Things Move --
Mass and Force --
Displacement --
Speed and Velocity --
Acceleration --
Momentum --
Quiz --
Test: Part 4.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series.
Responsibility: Stan Gibilisco.
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This unique self-teaching guide helps to decipher numbers and arithmetic, measurements, fractions and graphs, and puts them into the context of real-life situations you're sure to encounter.  Read more...

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