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This tried-and-true text from Allyn Washington preserves the author's highly regarded approach to technical math, while enhancing the integration of technology. Appropriate for a one- or two-semester course, * BASIC TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS *shows how algebra and trigonometry are used on the job. It addresses a vast number of technologies including aeronautics, construction, energy, environmental, electronics, computer design, automotive, fire science and more! Known for its exceptional problem sets and applied material, the book offers practice exercises, writing exercises, word problems, and practice tests. This edition features more technical applications, over 1300 new exercises, and additional graphing calculator screens.

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Table of Contents

Each chapter contains: Equations, Quick Chapter Review, Review Exercises, Practice Test

**1. Basic Algebraic Operations**

1.1 Numbers

1.2 Fundamental Operations of Algebra

1.3 Calculators and Approximate Numbers

1.4 Exponents

1.5 Scientific Notation

1.6 Roots and Radicals

1.7 Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic Expressions

1.8 Multiplication of Algebraic Expressions

1.9 Division of Algebraic Expressions

1.10 Solving Equations

1.11 Formulas and Literal Equations

1.12 Applied Word Problems

**2. Geometry**

2.1 Lines and Angles

2.2 Triangles

2.3 Quadrilaterals

2.4 Circles

2.5 Measurement of Irregular Areas

2.6 Solid Geometric Figures

**3. Functions and Graphs**

3.1 Introduction to Functions

3.2 More about Functions

3.3 Rectangular Coordinates

3.4 The Graph of a Function

3.5 Graphs on the Graphing Calculator

3.6 Graphs of Functions Defined by Tables of Data

**4. The Trigonometric Functions**

4.1 Angles

4.2 Defining the Trigonometric Functions

4.3 Values of the Trigonometric Functions

4.4 The Right Triangle

4.5 Applications of Right Triangles

**5. Systems of Linear Equations; Determinants**

5.1 Linear Equations

5.2 Graphs of Linear Functions

5.3 Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations in Two Unknowns Graphically

5.4 Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations in Two Unknowns Algebraically

5.5 Solving Systems of Two Linear Equations in Two Unknowns by Determinants

5.6 Solving Systems of Three Linear Equations in Three Unknowns Algebraically

5.7 Solving Systems of Three Linear Equations in Three Unknowns by Determinants

**6. Factoring and Fractions**

6.1 Special Products

6.2 Factoring: Common Factor and Difference of Squares

6.3 Factoring Trinomials

6.4 The Sum and Difference of Cubes

6.5 Equivalent Fractions

6.6 Multiplication and Division of Fractions

6.7 Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

6.8 Equations Involving Fractions

**7. Quadratic Equations**

7.1 Quadratic Equations; Solution by Factoring

7.2 Completing the Square

7.3 The Quadratic Formula

7.4 The Graph of the Quadratic Function

**8. Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle**

8.1 Signs of the Trigonometric Functions

8.2 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle

8.3 Radians

8.4 Applications of Radian Measure

**9. Vectors and Oblique Triangles**

9.1 Introduction to Vectors

9.2 Components of Vectors

9.3 Vector Addition by Components

9.4 Applications of Vectors

9.5 Oblique Triangles, the Law of Sines

9.6 The Law of Cosines

**10. Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions**

10.1 Graphs of *y = a* sin *x *and *y = a* cos* x*

10.2 Graphs of *y = a* sin *bx* and *y = a* cos *bx*

10.3 Graphs of *y = a* sin (*bx *+* c *) and *y = a* cos (*bx *+ *c *)

10.4 Graphs of *y =* tan *x,y* = cot *x, y* = sec *x, y* = csc *x*

10.5 Applications of the Trigonometric Graphs

10.6 Composite Trignometric Curves

**11. Exponents and Radicals**

11.1 Simplifying Expressions with Integral Exponents

11.2 Fractional Exponents

11.3 Simplest Radical Form

11.3 Addition and Subtraction of Radicals

11.5 Multiplication and Division of Radicals

**12. Complex Numbers**

12.1 Basic Definitions

12.2 Basic Operations with Complex Numbers

12.3 Graphical Representation of Complex Numbers

12.4 Polar Form of a Complex Number

12.5 Exponential Form of a Complex Number

12.6 Products, Quotients, Powers, and Roots of Complex Numbers

12.7 An Application to Alternating-current (ac) Circuits

**13. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions**

13.1 Exponential Functions

13.2 Logarithmic Functions

13.3 Properties of Logarithms

13.4 Logarithms to the Base 10

13.5 Natural Logarithms

13.6 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

13.7 Graphs on Logarithmic and Semilogarithmic Paper

**14. Additional Types of Equations and Systems of Equations**

14.1 Graphical Solution of Systems of Equations

14.2 Algebraic Solution of Systems of Equations

14.3 Equations in Quadratic Form

14.4 Equations with Radicals

**15. Equations of Higher Degree**

15.1 The Remainder and Factor Theorems; Synthetic Division

15.2 The Roots of an Equation

15.3 Rational and Irrational Roots

**16. Matrices; Systems of Linear Equations**

16.1 Matrices: Definitions and Basic Operations

16.2 Multiplication of Matrices

16.3 Finding the Inverse of a Matrix

16.4 Matrices and Linear Equations

16.5 Gaussian Elimination

16.6 Higher-order Determinants

**17. Inequalities**

17.1 Properties of Inequalities

17.2 Solving Linear Inequalities

17.3 Solving Nonlinear Inequalities

17.4 Inequalities Involving Absolute Values

17.5 Graphical Solution of Inequalities with Two Variables

17.6 Linear Programming

**18. Variation**

18.1 Ratio and Proportion

18.2 Variation

**19. Sequences and the Binomial Theorem**

19.1 Arithmetic Sequences

19.2 Geometric Sequences

19.3 Infinite Geometric Series

19.4 The Binomial Theorem

**20. Additional Topics in Trigonometry**

20.1 Fundamental Trigonometric Identities

20.2 The Sum and Difference Formulas

20.3 Double-Angle Formulas

20.4 Half-Angle Formulas

20.5 Solving Trigonometric Equations

20.6 The Inverse Trigonometric Functions

**21. Plane Analytic Geometry**

21. 1 Basic Definitions

21.2 The Straight Line

21.3 The Circle

21.4 The Parabola

21.5 The Ellipse

21.6 The Hyperbola

21.7 Translation of Axes

21.8 The Second-degree Equation

21.9 Rotation of Axes

21.10 Polar Coordinates

21.11 Curves in Polar Coordinates

**22. Introduction to Statistics**

22.1 Frequency Distributions

22.2 Measures of Central Tendency

22.3 Standard Deviation

22.4 Normal Distributions

22.5 Statistical Process Control

22.6 Linear Regression

22.7 Nonlinear Regression

Appendix A: Solving Word Problems

Appendix B: Units of Measurement: The Metric System

B.1 Introduction

B.2 Reductions and Conversions

Appendix C: The Graphing Calculator

C.1 Introduction

C.2 The Graphing Calculator

C.3 Graphing Calculator Programs

C.4 The Advanced Graphing Calculator

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Quick Chapter Reviews

Solutions to Practice Test Problems

Index of Applications

Index of Writing Exercises

Index